Answered By: APUS Course Materials
Last Updated: Aug 13, 2014     Views: 497

It's easy to share videos you've found on YouTube. Simply click the Share button underneath any video on the Watch page, then select any of the following options:

  • Link to this video - a shortened URL to the video, which you can copy and paste elsewhere, such a in an email message or IM window. Check the HD URL box, if available, to have the link direct to a high-definition version of the video.
  • Email this video - have YouTube send an email to the email address(es) you enter.
  • Embed - generate code allowing you to embed the video in your own website or blog.
  • Social networks - click the Facebook or Twitter icon, or click the show more link for more options, including orkut, StumbleUpon, and tumblr. Then simply sign in and follow the instructions to share your video.


"Saving" a copy of a YouTube video is a bit more involved because of copyright compliance.

The only way to save a video (and not just share a link to it) is to contact the owner and ask permission to save a copy for academic use, and then upload / save a version on the APUS server to share. This can and should be done through an APUS Copyright Specialist in the Electronic Course Materials Department.

If you have any questions about the fair use of YouTube videos please contact copyright@apus.edu.