We want to allow youtube edu videos for everyone on our network, but still block youtube for students. Youtube has a set up walkthrough that helps, but I need some assistance thinking this through. So any assistance would be helpful. I have posted the directions below... Prerequisites In order to access YouTube for Schools you will likely need help from your school's network administrator so please share this information with him or her. This sign up process should only take minutes! Before you begin, make sure your school meets the following requirements: Instructions Make sure YouTube is actually inaccessible from your school. If students can visit YouTube.com, you can access the educational content simply by visiting YouTube.com/education and there is no need to sign up for YouTube for Schools. If YouTube is blocked at your school, it must be blocked at the domain level for YouTube for Schools to work. YouTube for Schools will not work if YouTube is blocked at the IP level. Your hardware filter or proxy server must support either HTTP header modification or URL parameter modification. Follow the three steps below and your school will have access to thousands of free educational videos in minutes. Once you are finished with the set-up be sure to read our our additional resources listed at the end of this page. Step 1 Choose one of the following two options, depending on which works for your school's network: Option A: Add new HTTP header rule Please modify your hardware filter or proxy server settings so that all outgoing traffic to youtube.com contains the following custom HTTP header. The ID to use in the HTTP header configuration, written below, is unique to your school's network only. If your school is blocked at the district level, this HTTP header is then unique to the district network. X-YouTube-Edu-Filter:4gvIYKewE7DDa88P7XzQTw Option B: Create URL parameter rewrite rule If your firewall or filter does not support HTTP header modification, please rewrite all outgoing URLs to youtube.com by appending the parameter “edufilter” at the end. Example: http://youtube.com/?edufilter=4gvIYKewE7DDa88P7XzQTw http://youtube.com/watch?v=gM95HHI4gLk&edufilter=4gvIYKewE7DDa88P7XzQTw Exclude the &edufilter parameter from these file types: .css, .gif, .png, .js, .xml Step 2 Remove YouTube domain blocks Ensure the following top-level domains are not blocked: youtube.com ytimg.com Step 3 Adjust Settings and See Additional Resources Your network should now be able to access the YouTube for Schools version of YouTube.com. You can grant unrestricted access to additional YouTube accounts (such as teachers) and approve additional videos for viewing in your school. To Add More Videos for Viewing Within your School Simply add each video you want to make accessible from within your school to a playlist on the administrator account. You can create as many playlists as you need and all playlists created on the school administrator account will be accessible for viewing within the school network. To learn more about playlists, including how to create them, visit this page. To Propose Additional Channels to Add to YouTube EDU We'd love to hear from you if you find a great educational channel you think schools around the world should be able to access as part of YouTube for Schools. Please first check YouTube EDU to confirm that the channel is not currently included in our corpus of educational. If it's not, please let us know more about the channel by filling in this form. To Access Additional Information on YouTube for Schools Please visit our FAQ, which we update regularly. If you're interested in connecting with other schools that are part of YouTube for Schools, please join the Google Group. If you have any questions or problems, please see our help forum.
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