Tech Tips for Teachers: How to Play a Series of YouTube Videos in an Infinite Loop

A teacher came to me this past Monday with an interesting request. For an upcoming program, she wanted to run three YouTube videos on a loop over and over again as people were looking through the exhibition.

There are a number of relatively simple ways to loop YouTube videos. My favorite is http://www.infinitelooper.com/ which works just as well on an iPad as on a computer. This website even lets you loop only a part of a YouTube video which is a pretty nifty trick. Here is an example of a Flipped Classroom video that I created for Yonah Chapter 2 which I looped with Infinite Looper: http://www.infinitelooper.com/?v=KAMMxIHNp08&p=n

This method works for looping one video at a time. In order to loop multiple videos, one must first create a playlist.

Here is how to do this.

1. Logged in YouTube select the first video for your playlist, click "Add to", give a name for your playlist, and click Create playlist.


2. Next go to another video, click "Add to" and select the existing playlist to add to.


3. Repeat this for all of your videos in your playlist.

4. When you are done with your playlist, you will need to navigate to the playlist. Do this by clicking on the 3 bars on the top left hand side of the YouTube screen and select Playlists.


5. You should now be able to navigate to the playlist you want and select it. Here is my playlist for my three Yonah Flipped Classroom videos: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF-arHe1tBLzqq7Am0gsGYoMN0VaB2tzw 

6. After selecting your playlist, click Play All.



7. You will then be able to loop the playlist on the player screen simply by clicking on the Autoplay button on the top of your playlist.