Teachers often like to include videos they've found on YouTube (and other video sharing sites) in their lessons for reinforcement or rewards. Before a YouTube video can be imported into VizZle, you first need to save it to your computer using a download application.
There are several free online download applications that can do the trick. Here are a few we recommend:
Note: For Mac users, we've had success installing YTD Video Downloader (http://download.cnet.com/YTD-Video-Downloader/3000-2071_4-75894811.html).
All these applications work in much the same way, so for this tutorial we'll go through the process of downloading a YouTube video using Savevid.com. Here are the steps:
- First, find the YouTube video you want to download. In the URL bar, use your mouse to highlight the entire website address and copy it. (To copy press Control+C for PC users, or Command+C for Mac users.)
- Open another browser tab/window, and go to the video download site.
- In the URL Download box, paste the YouTube link you had just copied. (Paste the link by pressing Control+V for PC users, or Command+V for Mac users.)
- After you've pasted the YouTube link, click Download.
- Savevid.com will process your request and present you with several file download options.
- There are two things to look for before selecting which video file to download:
- VizZle accepts FLV, 3GP, MP4, and MOV video files. (The preferred file type for VizZle is FLV.)
- The maximum file size you can import into VizZle is 25MB. The higher the quality of the video, the larger the file will be.
- Once you've identified the video file type and size that suits your needs, click the file icon.
- The file should start downloading to your computer. (If your browser prompts you to open or save the file, select Save.)
- When the download is complete, you can now import that video file into VizZle. To learn how to import a video file into VizZle, please read the article here.