Incorporating YouTube videos into your lesson plans is a simple and interesting way to enhance student engagement and promote class discussion. However, navigating with a mouse or track pad by pointing and clicking can be tricky and slow.
Guess what! There are keyboard shortcuts that make it easier and faster to navigate any video on YouTube. You can use keyboard shortcuts to easily fast forward a YouTube video, mute, turn on or off closed captions and a lot more.
|f||Enter or exit full screen|
|k or Spacebar||Toggle play/pause the video|
|c||Turn on/off closed captions|
|+||Increase cc font size|
|–||Decrease cc font size|
|j||Move backward 10 seconds|
|l||Move forward 10 seconds|
|← (Arrow left key)||Move backward 5 seconds|
|→ (Arrow right key)||Move forward 5 seconds|
|↑(Arrow up key)||Increase volume 5%|
|↓(Arrow down key)||Decrease volume 5%|
|Number keys (1, 2, 3…)||Skip to a particular section of the video
(e.g. 1=10%, 5=50% or video midpoint, 9=90%)
|Shift >||Speed up a video|
|Shift <||Slow down a video to watch in slo-mo|
|0 / Home key||Return to beginning of video|
|End (for MAC fn ▶)||Go to end of video|
Hi! I’m Kim Murry and I’m the INFOhio Coordinator for Northern Buckeye Education Council. As the INFOhio Coordinator, I’m responsible for day-to-day and on-site support to media specialists at our member school districts and other schools in the region. In addition, I provide training on INFOhio tools and resources, as well as assist teachers, students and administrators with integrating technology into the classroom.