In the race for constant content creation, YouTube is by far in the first place with millions of videos getting uploaded every day and thousands of viewers at any given time. Using YouTube as your main video hosting platform is very common among many course creators out there. Let us show you how you can create an RSS URL from your YouTube channels and playlists and then, how to add them to your school’s Live Feed.
YouTube Channels & Playlists
There are three different kinds of YouTube Channels IDs:
a. The Username ID:
b. The Channel String ID:
c. The Playlist ID:
All three options have a different URL, however, the process is similar for all, so let’s start with the Username ID.
1. Copy the Username ID.
2. Navigate to Settings → Learning Apps → Daily News.
3. Click on the Add feed button at the top of the page.
4. In the side menu that appears, copy the following URL and replace the USERNAME with the Username ID you copied: https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?user=USERNAME
5. Don’t forget to activate the feed in your school. You can do that by hovering over the feed you want and then click on the Start Fetching news button.
For option B, you will have to follow all the steps from above but in step 4 you will have to use this URL: https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=CHANNEL_ID
For option C, you will have to use the following URL: https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?playlist_id=PLAYLIST_ID
Note: After doing all of the above, soon after your videos will start appearing in your Daily Newsfeed.