It can be difficult to know if you're allowed to use a video that you've found, as simply downloading or copying the video into your presentation, training material or Moodle course is usually a breach of copyright law.
Some of the options for sharing an online video are:
Example of a link to an online video: https://youtu.be/cj1p5ITOdmc?t=4m4s
Example of an embedded video:
NOTE: Both the embedding and linking options require the user to have internet access in order to view the video.
Seeking permission from copyright owner
When acknowledging the source of a video (also called a citation or an attribution) you should follow the bibliographic style you are using for your text e.g. APA, MLA, Harvard. (See our Referencing Help Guide for more information about bibliographic styles.)
At the very least, you should cite the name of the video, the creator and / or the website where you found it. For example:
IV Catheter Insertion Nursing Skills Video, Angelina Koch, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWQ3NXh5tUE
Downloading / copying of YouTube videos is explicitly prohibited by the YouTube Terms of Service unless you see a ‘download’ or similar link displayed on the video.
There are two ways that you can legally use/share a YouTube video i.e. linking and embedding.
To link to a video:
To link to a specific part of a video:
To embed a video:
- How to embed in a PowerPoint Presentation
NOTE: YouTube recently (September 2017) discontinued support for the Adobe Flash Player, which PowerPoint 2010 uses behind the scenes to play a YouTube video when it is embedded on a slide.
As a result of this change, you can no longer play a video in PowerPoint 2010. This feature will still work in newer versions of PowerPoint.