The quickstart guide to YouTube

The quickstart guide to YouTube

Let's get started! We'll show you how to quickly set up your channel, upload videos and align your branding. Plus, we'll walk you through some important guidelines for being part of the YouTube community.

First, sign in, then finish the lessons at your own pace and pass the course exam with 75% to get your letter of completion.

Let's get started! We'll show you how to quickly set up your channel, upload videos and align your branding. Plus, we'll walk you through some important guidelines for being part of the YouTube community.

First, sign in, then finish the lessons at your own pace and pass the course exam with 75% to get your letter of completion.

  1. Brand your channel

    Learn how to use visual elements on your channel to create a consistent brand that your audience will identify.

  2. An introduction to YouTube policies and guidelines

    We know that most creators follow the rules, but you can look here in case you have questions about specific YouTube guidelines or policies.

  3. Welcome to YouTube

    Welcome to YouTube! We're here to help you learn – with inside tips and expert advice for creators like you. This Quickstart guide covers all of the essentials to get your channel up and running. We know that you're excited to explore your creative potential, so let's do it!

  4. YouTube basics

    Learn more about how things work on YouTube and what the terminology means.