Friday, August 21, 2009

Start YouTube Videos at a Specific Time in the Movie

I know many of you use YouTube videos in your courses. When playing videos in class or having students view a video online, rather than having it start at the beginning, you may want to have the video start later in the movie. To have a YouTube video start at a specific time in a video follow these steps.

  1. Edit the URL you already have for the video.
  2. Go to the end of the URL and add the time code for the specific time in the video you'd like the viewer to start watching.

    For example, if you'd like the viewer to start watching the video at four minutes and fifty-five seconds into the video, you'd add the following time code to the end of the URL: #t=4m55s . The URL with the Deep Link should appear this way:

Speaking of YouTube videos for your students, below is one I hope every one of our students sees. If you can find a way to fit it into your curriculum, please do. It very graphically illustrates the dangers of using a phone while driving. Click the image below to play it or view it at .

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