The #1 task of a moderator is reviewing and approving videos to prevent unwanted and inappropriate content from being hosted on SchoolTube. Moderators also are the primary source of identifying information associated with each video: its name, description, public/private setting, and content tags (grade, subject, etc). As such moderators help keep SchoolTube safe and make it easy to find videos on our site through their proper identification and description.
Approving Your Own Videos. As a moderator, videos that you personally upload to SchoolTube are automatically approved and hosted. They are ready for use as soon as the upload process is complete and will appear under the MyVideos area of your account as well as under the Approved tab on the Moderate page of your account.
Approving Student Created Videos. If you are approving videos created by students or other 3rd parties, please carefully review them in their entirety to ensure that the content is appropriate and relevant throughout the entire video. You can use the scroll bar in the video player to fast forward through a video to quickly scan for any impropriety. You will be notified by email when there is a video pending for moderation.
- Log in to your account.
- Click the Circle/Person icon in the menu bar.
- If you have new videos to moderate you will find them under the Pending tab. Click the Approved or Denied tab to moderate previously approved or denied videos. As noted, all videos personally uploaded by a moderator will appear under the Approved tab.
- To approve or change a video’s status, click on the yellow Moderate button under a video. This will open the video player. Press play to watch the video. You can use the video scroll bar to scan the video quickly. Click Approve or Deny accordingly.
- If a video is already approved, the only action possible is to Deny. If a video is already Denied, the only action is to Approve.
- To edit a video’s description, privacy or other settings, click the Edit button under a video. Make changes as necessary and then click Save.
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