How Do I Add Links to Videos in My YouTube Channel?

Published On: October 7th, 2016·By ·

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Would your students benefit from seeing some additional information in your video tutorials? Take a look to learn how to add links to your YouTube videos.

How Do I Add Links to Videos in My YouTube Channel?

Add links to videos in your YouTube Channel via the free editing tools inside your account.

In the above 3-Minute Classroom Problem Solver video, SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community trainer Jerry Swiatek explains how you can add annotations to your YouTube videos.

YouTube has certainly come a long way in the last few years. Now, you have access to many video editing tools right inside your YouTube Channel.

Jerry shows step-by-step how simple it is to edit an existing video and add links via the annotations tool. This allows you to add hyperlinks or other text directly in your videos to take your students to additional helpful resources.

To some educators, YouTube may seem to be nothing more than a bunch of sometimes pointless videos, but don't dismiss it too quickly. YouTube is full of amazing, educational video clips that can be used to “hook” students at the beginning of a lesson or used to bolster the understanding of a particular lesson.  To take advantage of all that YouTube has to offer, watch this video, Hook Your Students with One of Their Favorite Sites – YouTube. This session focuses on some of the fantastic tools that make YouTube easier and safer to use in the classroom. For those of you who don't have access to YouTube in your classroom, you'll learn some options to deal with that as well.

What do you like to use YouTube for? Are you experienced with YouTube's editing tools? Share your experiences in a comment on this article.

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About our How Do I Add Links to Other Videos in My YouTube Channel? Presenter:
Jerry Swiatek is a Google Certified Innovator, as well as a Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer. He works with teachers and students helping them integrate technology into their classrooms. Click here to look at more videos from Jerry.

About the Author
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at

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