How-To: Upload your video from the iPad to YouTube & embed it in your blog

I was working with Coach Brown’s biology class a few weeks ago on uploading the videos they created to YouTube and then embedding them in their blogs. I figured I’d write out the steps we went through and share them here in case others were interested. As we move more and more into students posting their content to their eportfolios, this is a great process to get comfortable with.

Uploading to YouTube from the iPad

For a video shot using the camera and NOT using iMovie:
Go to the Photos app
Locate the video to be uploaded and tap on that one
In the top right corner, there is a box with an arrow in it. Tap on that.
Select YouTube
Enter username/password to login to your YouTube user account

(NOTE: If it fails to let you login, this means you probably have never setup your YouTube channel yet. You will need to use a computer and go to Login. Click Upload. Follow the prompts to setup the channel. You know it will be complete when you click Upload and it goes straight to the Upload page.)

Enter a title, description, tags, etc. Select a Category for the video to match the project/class.
Tap Publish. (the video will process and then upload)
A box will pop up asking you if you wish to View the Video. Tap that option.
A browser opens with the YouTube video on it.

(NOTE: If the browser is in Mobile mode you will see a little icon of three horizontal bars in the top left corner. Tap that and select Desktop.)

From the Desktop mode, you will see the option to Share beneath the video window. Tap that.
Then Tap Embed.
Copy that embed code. (This will require you to tap it once to activate that window. Then tap again. Tap on Select All. Tap on Copy.)

Embedding Your YouTube Video to Your Blog

Go to and log in on the right.
At the top of the page is a link to your site. Tap on that.
Once your blog is loaded, click on the +New at the top of the page and select New Post. (If you are on an iPad, when you tap new, it goes to new post by default.)
Type in your title.
Click/tap on the HTML tab in the post window.
If you want to type anything in the post window (like a description of the video/project) type it now. Then, double space to make space between this text and the next step.
Paste the embed code in the post box.
Click Publish.
The page will save and refresh. You can click on View Post at the top of the page to view your post to make sure it looks like you want it.

3 thoughts on “How-To: Upload your video from the iPad to YouTube & embed it in your blog

  1. Pingback: Using your iPad to shoot video & upload to YouTube plus QR Code | Tech Tutorials

  2. What website do you recommend for the QR code? I don’t have an account for your school. Could I just do it through my email? Thank you

  3. These directions will work with any GMail account. As for QR codes, I recommend It will let you create a smaller, custom URL to give out as well as a QR code. It will then save them all for you if you create an account there.

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