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Homework Submissions

Throughout the course you have the opportunity to submit homework, like videos, photos, and written assignments. In total, from Module 1 to 19 you will be uploading approximately 5 hours of video content and several class plans covering more than three hours all together.

Homework submissions are NOT mandatory to be allowed to access the final exam but will help you greatly if you are a beginner. You will always receive feedback in some form for your homework, it does not necessarily need to be submitted before any Zoom call. You will receive feedback only for the homework assignments; if you wish to receive feedback on your general practice, please arrange a one-on-one private session.

In order to be eligible for the group Zoom call feedback, the assignment should ideally be submitted at least several days before the upcoming Zoom call.

Text and photos can be messaged directly to the trainer after you have added them to your connections.

The video content will have to be uploaded to YouTube (if you don’t want anyone else to see these videos, we recommend choosing “unlisted” video setting). With the video uploaded, copy its shareable link and send it to your assigned trainer (don’t forget you need to have them in your connections).

Video or written instructions?

Sometimes the instructions given in the video will not be the same as the instructions written underneath it. This is because we can update the written instructions much faster that the ones that we have already captured on video, edited, and uploaded online. If you ever wonder which is more current – written instructions are always the ones to follow.

Video submissions

A lot of your submissions will be recorded on camera. The duration of the video submission will be given in the homework assignment.

Your alignment and technique will always be assessed first, followed by additional assessment criteria mentioned in the homework assignments.

To make the assessment as useful as possible:

  • Make sure to place the mat in front of the camera in a diagonal angle, front facing forward. Your alignment should be visible, hands and feet should not leave the camera view either in upward- or sideways-extended poses.
  • Make sure your voice is clear and well audible
  • If you have students available, make sure to engage them, and look at them
  • If you do not have anyone to teach, you will need to pretend and do a little bit of acting, showing that you have the required teaching skill

Naming your homework

Before submitting your homework to the teacher or student coordinator, please name all your homework in a uniform manner:

[Module number]-[Class topic]-[Your name and surname]

e.g. Module 2-Sun Salutations-Wissam Barakeh

Using YouTube

To create an account on YouTube, you will first need a Google account. If you have Gmail, skip this step, as it serves as a Google accounts. If not, follow the steps in this video:

To create a YouTube account, follow these steps:

  1. Go to YouTube.
  2. In the top right, click Sign in.
  3. Click Create Account.
  4. Choose For myself or To manage my business.

Once you’ve signed in to YouTube with your Google Account, you can create a YouTube channel on your account. YouTube channels let you upload videos, leave comments, and create playlists. 

Uploading and video privacy

What does unlisted mean on YouTube?

An unlisted YouTube video can be viewed by people who have the video link. It will not appear in public places, such as search results, your channel, or subscriber feeds. However, YouTube unlisted videos will appear publicly if shared in playlists or embedded on a website.

Why use unlisted YouTube videos?

  • Sharing videos with friends and family
  • When you have a webinar or other video content you want to share
  • At times, you want to clean up your YouTube page and get rid of old videos, but still want access for people who embedded the video
  • Getting video feedback from co-workers (in this case, your teacher)
  • Online resumes and portfolios to share during job applications

How To Upload an Unlisted Video to YouTube

  1. Log in to YouTube account.
  2. Click to upload the video button.
  3. Select Unlisted from the drop-down.
  4. Fill Title, Description, and Tag detail.
  5. Click the Publish button.

Change video privacy settings

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Videos.
  3. Hover over the video you’d like to update. To see your live uploads, select the Live tab.
  4. Click the down arrow under “Visibility” and choose PublicPrivate, or Unlisted.
  5. Save.

If you expect to mostly be uploading videos only to share with your trainer, set the default video upload setting to “unlisted”. This will ensure you do not accidentally upload a public video.

Choose default upload settings:

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Settings.
  3. Select Upload defaults.
  4. Choose your default settings in the Basic info and Advanced settings tabs.
  5. Select Save.

Default upload settings only affect videos uploaded through your web browser on youtube.com/upload. If you upload videos through mobile, Hangout On Air, or video editor, they won’t respect your default settings.

Child protection

YouTube algorithm is protecting the safety of young audiences by asking you to confirm whether the video is made for children or not. This means videos that specifically target the children. In your case the video is not created specifically for children, so you will choose accordingly. You can select the setting every time you upload a video or set your channel’s default audience setting:

  1. Sign in to studio.youtube.com.
  2. On the left menu, click Settings.
  3. Click Channel.
  4. Click the Advanced Settings tab. 
  5. Under Audience, select:
    1. “Yes, set this channel as made for kids. I always upload content that’s made for kids.” 
    2. “No, set this channel as not made for kids. I never upload content that’s made for kids.”
    3. “I want to review this setting for every video.” 
  6. Click Save.

Sharing a private video

Unlisted videos and playlists can be seen and shared by anyone with the link. Your unlisted videos won’t appear to others who visit the “Videos” tab of your channel page. They won’t show up in YouTube’s search results unless someone adds your unlisted video to a public playlist.

You can share an unlisted video’s URL with other people. The people you share the video with don’t need a Google Account to see the video. Anyone with the link can also re-share it. 


Verifying your account

When your videos are longer (such as you might expect to produce in this course), you are required to verify your channel, you’ll be asked to enter a phone number. YouTube will send a verification code by text or voice call to that phone number.

Once you’ve verified your account, you can:

You may also be asked to verify your account when you sign up. How to verify your account on YouTube

Why does YouTube ask for my phone number?

YouTube takes spam and abuse seriously. Using phone numbers to verify identity is one way to protect YouTube’s community and combat abuse.

They use the phone number to send you a verification code. They also make sure the phone number is not being used on a large number of accounts.

Note: YouTube does not sell your personal info to anyone.



Responses

  1. Hello Reshma!

    Yes, please upload them on YouTube. Make sure to make use of the “private” video status if you wish for the videos to stay completely hidden. In such case,

    Sign in to YouTube Studio.
    From the left menu, select Videos.
    Click the video you’d like to edit.
    Click the Visibility box and select Share privately.
    Enter the email addresses of people you’d like to share your video with, then select SAVE.

    – only you and them will be able to see it.

    Much love

  2. So if I understand correctly I don’t need to submit all homework assignments to access the final exam, and I will still be able to certify with Yoga Alliance in this case?

  3. Hello Yana! Yes, you are correct. The final exam is assessed rather strictly and beginner yoga teachers would benefit from the feedback of homework assignments. But it is completely optional. Much love!

  4. Not sure if this is the correct thread to comment on – however in the instance that you were to fail your final exam (I am sure this won’t happen but it is still good to know!) – are you able to have a second attempt? I intend to complete assignments and coursework however I sometimes can feel nervous at exams – wanted to check with you! Warm wishes xx

  5. Hi Abbey,
    Regarding practice exam video; I suggest you to reach out to your group teacher to consul all the preparation. When you are ready kindly send the final exam video to her.

    If you failed, the teacher will reach out to you with the feedback and will ask you to re-do it.

    Written exam; Final exam is in module 19 and 20. In module 19 has the practice exam, and Module 20 has written.
    Each part has 50 questions, for a total of 200 questions separated in 4 parts. Questions are 90% same as in the quizzes throughout the modules, so if you have completed them before, the multiple-choice final exam will be easier. The student needs to take one part entirely in one go, but the four parts can be completed at any time, separately. The student can take the multiple-choice exam as many times as they wish, it is based on the same rules as the quizzes. This means that one part of the exam will take about 10 times as long as a simple quiz would.