SafeShare lets you deliver any YouTube video with zero distractions – there are no suggested videos at the end. It is super easy to use … you just paste in a YouTube video URL, click on “Generate Safe Link” and you get a SafeShare URL where it can be watched with no distractions (here is an example of a video delivered using SafeShare: http://safeshare.tv/w/rUfRCaMGwK). Note that you cannot see or access the original video URL. However, you have to provide the SafeShare URL, which can obviously be shared, and you can't embed SafeShare content, so the privacy issue isn't really addressed through this tool. However, there are a couple other cool things it lets you do, though, that are worth knowing about.
Crop Videos is a couple clicks! Another cool feature of SafeShare is that it lets you easily crop videos before you deliver them. You can cut off as much of the beginning and/or end of a video as you want, and what remains is all students will see. It's easy to use … after you paste in a URL and click “Generate Safe Link”, use the Customize Video function, then click on “Full” (next to “Play Length”) it you will bring to you an interface where you can play some of the video and click to tell it where you want to to start.
Download: SafeShare also lets viewers download videos as either mp3 or mp4 files, which can be very useful, but it is important to comply with copyright laws. I wish they would allow this function to be turned off (like they do for the social media ‘share' function). To use, simple go to: safeshare.tv and create a free user account. Copy then paste your youtube url into SAFESHARE. To show video to students, simply use the SAFESHARE url.