YouTube joined the expanding list of available Google Apps for the University of Minnesota on Friday, August 3. The addition of YouTube also enables the Google Hangouts On Air broadcast feature.
When publishing content to YouTube or broadcasting a Hangout On Air, please be mindful that these are public environments where private or protected content, such as Protected Health Information (PHI), should never be shared. Read more about Acceptable Use and Data Security on the UMN Google Apps website.
YouTube provides a platform to share and showcase your videos. YouTube's features enable easy and intuitive uploading and viewing. Now that YouTube is integrated with Google Apps, sharing content with individuals and/or distribution lists is made easy with contact list integration. Access to videos can be shared globally, with a limited audience, or kept private. To access YouTube from your Google Apps start page, select "even more" from the menu bar. Learn more about YouTube.
Hangouts On Air
Accessed through Google+, Google Hangouts enable you to videoconference with up to nine other individuals. Hangouts On Air enable you to take that same conference and broadcast it to the world via your YouTube Channel, Google+ page, and/or any website where you've embedded it. Learn more about Hangouts On Air.
Broadcast a hangout: Invite circles or individual people to join you in a hangout, then click "start broadcast" to go on air. After a five-second countdown, your hangout will start broadcasting to the public on your Google+ profile, your YouTube channel, and/or on any website where you've embedded it. Recording starts when broadcasting starts. A live player of your hangout will be posted to your Google+ homepage and YouTube channel.
Edit and share the recorded hangout: Your hangout will be recorded as a public video and will be available on your YouTube channel once it has ended. You will be able to edit the recording when the hangout is over. If you edit your video, your post (including the video URL) will be automatically updated to show the edited version.