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Stream is the College’s video streaming service that is included in the Microsoft 365 suite. To access Stream you will need to log in online through Office 365 with your College credentials. Stream videos are only viewable by College users; they are not able to be shared with the public.
- Visit the information below for topics and solutions
- See our Microsoft Stream for Video Documentation (a Word document with screenshots)
- Visit our support videos in our Stream channel
- Visit Microsoft’s Stream Official Documentation
- Learn how to increase interactivity with your videos by adding a Microsoft Form or quiz to your Microsoft Stream video.
- Watch a sample video in Stream- Logging in to Colleague Self-Service
|Issue to Address||Possible Solutions|
|Upload videos||See Upload to Stream and Share to Groups video or Stream Basics below|
|Share my video||See Sharing Videos below or Upload to Stream and Share to Groups video|
|Set permissions to watch||See Who Can See My Videos? below|
|Make my videos accessible||See Transcripts below for information about accessibility|
Converting Stream Caption Files to Readable Text
|Create a screen recording||See Screen Recording below and page 14 of our Stream documentation|
|Use Stream Mobile App||See Stream App and page 10 of our documentation.|
|Add a Stream Tab to a Class Team||See Add Stream Tab to Class Team Video|
- To learn about uploading videos, see page 2 of our documentation on Stream.
- Watch Upload to Stream and Share to Groups video
- Not sure where to start? Visit Microsoft’s Stream Get Started page
- For general info on how to use Stream, visit Microsoft’s Stream Docs
Stream does not offer a share link such as “anyone with the link can view.” The share link only works if the video’s Permissions have been set to allow access.
- When sharing videos, each video will need to have its permissions set individually
- Channels only organize the videos you’ve uploaded; it is different from YouTube
- To learn about sharing content with your students, see pages 3-7 of our Stream documentation.
- The entire campus (students, faculty, & staff) can see my video, see page 3 of our Stream documentation
- Only my class can see my videos, see page 6 of our Stream documentation
- Only my class can upload and see each other’s videos, see page 7 of our Stream documentation
Who Can See My Videos?
Uploaded a video
- on the Stream homepage: all members of the Wooster community unless you edit permissions to restrict viewing to explicitly named individuals or groups.
- to a class group in Stream: all members of the class group can see it under My content > Groups > Class Name
Teams meeting recordings
Recorded Teams meetings are now stored in OneDrive or SharePoint. Meeting recordings are no longer stored in Stream.
*For Meetings recorded before Fall 2021*
- Recorded a Teams meeting scheduled to a Teams channel:
- all members of the Team can see the video in the Team channel and in Stream
- if in the class group: in Stream, go My content > Groups
- Recorded a Teams meeting scheduled to a meeting in Outlook/Teams calendar (but not in a Teams channel):
- only the people invited to the meeting as required or optional will be able to see the meeting in Stream.
- Search by the name of the person who clicked Record. From Stream, go Discover > People > enter name of owner/recorder.
Watch our video to see how to add a link to your class Stream group in Moodle or your Team.
Groups and Stream
- Create a private group to allow students or others to share video content just within the context of the group
- Creates an Office 365 group which will have a shared inbox, shared calendar, and shared document library, see pages 6 on our Stream documentation
- Stream autogenerates a caption file when enabled while uploading your video.
- You can download the autogenerate caption file and convert it to a readable plain text file.
- If you already have a caption file for your video, you can upload it with your video.
Add a survey or quiz to a Stream video
You can add a Microsoft Form (survey or quiz) to a video at a specific time stamp.
- See the Add a survey, poll, or quiz to a Microsoft Stream video Microsoft support page
- See our Ed Tech video in Stream
- Record directly from Stream
- Record up to 15 minutes
- Use your webcam for picture-in-picture while screen recording
- Use your microphone to record your narrations
- No extra software needed
Learn more on creating a screen recording from Microsoft and page 14 of our Stream documentation.
Screen Recorder works on the following browsers:
- Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 Microsoft Edge- version 79 and above on Windows 10 and MacOS
- Google Chrome-version 74 and above on Windows 10 and MacOS
- Microsoft Stream Mobile on iOS and Android is recommended for smartphones and tablets
- Smartphone and tablet browsers are NOT supported
- Safari browser for MacOS is NOT supported
- Recording system audio is available only on Windows, not macOS
- Including the camera in the recording is available only when recording the entire screen, not when recording an application window or browser tab.
- Screen recordings are limited to a maximum length of 15 minutes. For longer content, break up your video into shorter segments.
Stream is available for iOS (11 or newer) and Android (5.0 or newer). You can stream videos, record yourself, and upload videos directly from your smartphone or tablet. For more information on the Stream app visit page 10 of our documentation and Microsoft support.