YouTube is the biggest video sharing platform that is present in the world. This video sharing site is introducing various features on its platform for the creators as well as institutions who are creating educational contents.
Yesterday, in a blog post, YouTube says that it is launching an embeddable video player for the apps that are for education purpose. Furthermore, in this special video player ads will be removed, along with external links and recommendations. This will ultimately avoid distractions for those students who will be consuming educational content on the platform.
This type of video player without recommendation algorithm built to keep watching you and serving you new content is very good for the students. Moreover, the recommendation-free and ad-free player will be open to select partners to begin.
This includes education tech companies like Purdue University, Purdue Global, Google classroom and EDpuzzle. The video sharing company has also announced new tools that will help those creators who are making educational contents that includes methods to charge viewers for their videos.
Starting from the next year, some creators will be able to create Free or Paid Courses based playlists that will be made for the audiences. In addition to that, if the viewer purchases a course, then they will get the educational content ad-free plus they will be able to play those videos in the background.
This beta feature will come first to the United States and South Korea. Furthermore, YouTube has also announced a quiz feature, in which creators can create quizzes in the community tab on their channel. This will help the creators to assess their students.
The firm will introduce quizzes in beta in the coming months. And the creators will get the access to the feature in the next year.