YouTube Will Allow Course Creators to Charge for their Content

IBL News | New York

YouTube announced this week a feature called Player for Education, an embedded player that will show paid course content and programs without ads, external links, and recommendations.

In the beginning, this feature will roll out in EDpuzzle, Purdue University, and Purdue Global. The existing YouTube player embedded in Google Classroom will include this functionality as well.

The video streaming platform disclosed that qualified creators in the U.S. and South Korea will be able to offer paid courses next year. These courses will feature ad-free videos, with the possibility of playing them in the background.

In addition, in the coming months, YouTube will roll out in beta mode Quizzes to allow creators to post questions related to concepts taught in videos.