YouTube is a video sharing site used for uploading, viewing, streaming and sharing videos online. The Office of University of Communications oversees the creation of official University of Houston-Clear Lake YouTube accounts. Review the UH System Social Media Policy for official policies for all UH System campuses. To help you get started, the following recommendations serve as a guideline to managing your social media site. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Fill out the UHCL Social Media Account Request to begin the process of creating a UHCL YouTube Channel.
Unlike other social media sites that display the most recent content you have shared, the content a user sees on YouTube is based on the user’s viewing history, video recommendations and video popularity. So, your content may not be seen by a user as soon as you post a new video. Check your channel regularly to see if your content is still being watched and shared. Videos on your channel for longer than two years should be archived using the "Private" setting. The view settings on YouTube are as follows:
- Public – Videos and playlists can be seen and shared by anyone
- Private – Videos and playlists can only be seen by you
- Unlisted -Videos and playlists can be seen and shared by anyone with the link and do not show up in search, related videos and recommendations on YouTube.
Thumbnails display an image from your video, and is the first thing users encounter when they view your channel’s videos. First impressions are important, so think of it as the cover to a book. An attractive thumbnail can draw users to watch your video.