• YouTube in PISD

  • Approving Videos

    Approve Videos

    Teachers, you can approve videos/channels for students to see. You DO NOT need to approve videos for you to watch them yourself. It's for students to be able to see them from their device (mobile/Chromebook/desktop) when logged into their PISD account.
    Read more on our Tech-tastic blog: Teachers Can Approve Educationally Appropriate YouTube Videos For Students in Plano ISD

    approve button on youtube

    How to Approve

  • Activate Your YouTube Channel

    How to Activate

    Did you know that every Plano ISD educator has their own YouTube channel? You just have to "activate" it. 

    1. Sign in to YouTube. Go to youtube.com and click the Sign in button. Enter your PISD email address and password. 

    2. Click on your profile image on the top right of the screen and select Creator Studio or it might say "YouTube Studio"

    youtube creator studio


    3. Click on "Create a channel" and follow the prompts to activate it. 

    What is it?

    Now that you have your PISD YouTube channel ready, you can:

    • create and upload original videos for your students and parents to access (think tutorials, informational, announcement videos).
    • create Playlists on certain topics and add YouTube videos that others have created to them and/or your own videos. Then refer your students to that Playlist for a specific unit of study.

    Please contact any member of the Digital Learning Team for help with any of this!

  • Hotspot YouTube Channel

    Hotspot YouTube

    Subscribe to our Hotspot YouTube channel of instructional how-to videos on a plethora of topics!

    youtube hotspot

  • Troubleshooting

    Your Video Won't Play

    Problem: You uploaded a video to your channel and when you try to play it, it just "spins". 

    Solution: Turn off sync in Chrome. 

    1. At the top right of your Chrome browser, click Profile > Sync is on.
    2. Click Turn off.

    Google Support page - How to turn off sync

    Video Unavailable

    Problem: The following message appears when you try to watch a video on YouTube. "Video unavailable. This video is restricted. Try signing in with a Google Apps account."

    YouTube Error: Video unavailable. This video is restricted.

    Solution: Sign into YouTube. Some videos require that you sign in with your PISD Google account in order to watch the videos.

    1. Go to https://www.youtube.com
    2. Click the Sign In button in the upper-right corner of the browser.
    3. Login with your PISD email address and password.
    4. Your video should play now.

    Other Troubleshooting Tips:

    Turn OFF Pop-up Blocker

    If you have activated the pop-up and redirect blocker in your Google Chrome setting, turn it OFF.

    1. Go to Chrome Settings.
    2. Search for "content".
    3. Expand the Content Settings section.
    4. Click Pop-ups and redirects.
    5. Turn the slider for Blocked (recommended) to OFF.
      turn off pop-up blocker Chrome screen shot

    Check your Cookies

    1. Go to Chrome Settings.
    2. Search for "content".
    3. Expand the Content Settings section.
    4. Click Cookies.
    5. Turn the slider for Blocked third-party cookies to OFF.
      Chrome setting screen shot to unblock third-party cookies.