Please note that the current video upload service for Northwestern YouTube will be migrated to NUIT A&RT's Mediaspace platform in the near Future.

Submit Your Video

NUIT Academic Technologies YouTube Upload Form

If you have been supplied an account by NU University Relations, you may continue to the

YouTube Upload Page

*Please Use Firefox or Safari for the Upload Form*

To request approval to upload content to the official Northwestern University YouTube Channel, please contact University Relations at

Video Specifications

Please make sure your video file is within a ".mov" or ".mp4" wrapper and meets the following specifications before uploading:

Resolution: 640x480
Codec: H.264, Main Profile
Framerate: 29.97
Bitrate: 950 kbps
Audio: AAC Stereo, 44.1khz, 128kbps

Metadata Specifications

You will need to provide the following metadata along with your video:

Title: 60 characters max
Short Description: 715 characters max
PLEASE NOTE Certain characters must be escaped for inclusion in the description field
Filename: Ending in .mov extension
Keywords: Space separated tages
Selected Playlist(s): Selected from University Relations determined categories
Filesize: In bytes
Date: Date that the video was released or recorded

Useful Files


NU University Relations provides the following subject and talent release forms for photography and video and audio recording.

Content Branding

To aid in the branding of Northwestern University-produced content, we encourage you to use the following files in the creation of your videos.



Mac Users: hold control and click the link, choose "Download Link to Disk" (Internet Explorer), "Download Linked File As..." (Safari) or "Save this Link as..." (Netscape), then choose a location on your computer to which to save the file. After it has finished downloading, navigate to the file via the "Finder" and double-click on the file.

PC Users: right-click on the link, choose "Save link as..." (Internet Explorer) or "Save target as..." (Netscape), then choose a loction on your computer to which to save the file. After it has finished downloading, navigate to the file via "My Computer" and double-click on the file.