Best practices for using YouTube videos

In this article

  1. Supported YouTube settings
  2. Don't place interactions at the very beginning or the very end of the video
  3. Manually fetch the auto-generated caption

Supported YouTube settings

The YouTube video must meet the following requirement to be used in PlayPosit.

  • Public or Unlisted
  • No age restrictions
  • Embeddable
  • Viewable on learners' internet environment

Don’t place interactions at the very beginning or the very end of the video

Due to loading and initializing, the timing pass back from the YouTube video might be slightly inaccurate. The difference will not affect the interactions in the Bulb but may cause the interactions placed at the beginning or end of the video segment not to display correctly. To prevent this issue, please leave around 0.5 seconds at the beginning and the end of each YouTube video segment in the bulb when inserting interactions.

Manually fetch the auto-generated caption

PlayPosit will automatically fetch the available captions from the YouTube video when building the bulb. However, instructors must manually fetch the caption to the bulb if the video only has an auto-generated caption. Please follow the steps in this article to fetch the caption manually.


NOTES: To enable the transcript functionality in PlayPosit, instructors must manually download the captions. Please follow the instructions in this article to download the caption.

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