There are a number of new features for creators on the platform.
In a post on its website today, YouTube said it was launching an embedded video player for education apps that would remove ads, external links, and recommendations so viewers could avoid distraction. It is a good idea for students to use the platform for school if the player does not have a recommendation system. Extreme content and misinformation have been the subject of scrutiny for a long time.
The ad- and recommendation-free player will be open to selected partners, including education tech companies.
There are new ways for creators to make educational content on the platform. Some creators will be able to make free or paid courses in the future. If a viewer buys a course, they will be able to watch the content without ads and play the videos in the background. The courses will be available in the US and South Korea.
There is a new quiz that creators can set up in the community tab on their channel that relates to educational content. The company will give creators access to the feature next year, when they will be able to take a quiz in the upcoming months.
A $20 million fund for creators making education videos and recommendation-free playlists for topics like math, science, and music are some of the features that have been introduced by YouTube.