Microsoft Stream (On SharePoint) Tutorial

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Microsoft Stream (On SharePoint) is a video tool available to you through the Microsoft 365 suite. It is incredibly useful for video creation, editing, and management.

Recording a Video

Microsoft Stream allows you to create a video through its user-friendly interface by either recording your screen, recording yourself through your camera, or a combination of both!

How to Use the Screen Recording Option

Step 1: Once on the Stream start page, select the Screen recording option.

Step 2: If prompted to give access to your camera and microphone, click Allow. On this page, you can quickly enable or disable your camera and mic as needed using the icons in the top right corner. Additionally, you can adjust and test your camera and microphone settings through the menu.

Step 3: Once you have prepared your needed resources to commence the video, click on the button to Select a screen to record. If you wish to only record yourself, you can do so by clicking on the Record with camera only button at the bottom left corner of the screen.

Step 4: Select the screen you wish to start recording and click on Share. A 3-second countdown will appear before the recording commences. (Note: You’ll only be able to record your camera and other content by choosing to share your entire screen. Make sure the “Also share tab audio” option is toggled on if your resource plays any audio.)

Step 5: Continue to record as needed. You can choose to take breaks by clicking on the Pause recording button and continue by clicking on Resume recording. (Note: Stream will let you record up to 15-minute clips at a time. You’ll see the time left to record on the top of the Stream screen.)

Step 6: Once you’ve finished recording your clip, click on Stop recording.

Step 7: Edit the video you just recorded by trimming, splitting, adding music, or deleting as you see fit.

How to Use the Camera Recording Option

Step 1: Once on the Stream start page, select the Camera recording option.

Step 2: If prompted to give access to your camera and microphone, click Allow.

Step 3: Before recording, you can edit your camera view in many ways.

  • You can set a background by pressing on the Backdrop button.

  • You can choose to Record your screen simultaneously. Clicking on the Record screen button will prompt you to choose what you want to share. Please refer to the previous section for further instructions on this option. If you wish to go back and only record with your camera, click on the Record with camera only button on the bottom left.

  • Additionally, you can add text, stickers, filters, frames, images, a board, or freehand draw on your screen using the side menu.

Step 4: If you wish to start recording from your camera, click on the recording button in the middle.

Step 5: Once you’re done recording you can click on the stop recording button in the middle.

Step 6: You’ll be prompted to either Record again or Review your recording.

Step 7: If you choose to review your recording, edit the video by trimming, splitting, adding music, or deleting as you see fit.

Step 8: If you want to keep recording, click the Back button at the bottom left corner and choose Keep Clips.

Step 9: Repeat Steps 3-8 as needed. Click on the Review button whenever you want to edit your recorded clips.

Step 10: Once you’ve finished with your video, select Finish. Wait a few minutes for Stream to prepare and upload your video.

Step 11: Once your video has been uploaded, it will be displayed in the Stream web app. Here, you’ll be able to edit or review other settings, such as the:

Click on each option to learn more about its use.


Uploading Videos to Stream (on SharePoint)

There are a few different options for uploading videos to Stream (on SharePoint).

Option 1: Upload directly to OneDrive (recommended)

OneDrive is the default save location for all Stream (on SharePoint) videos. When uploading to Stream (on SharePoint), it saves it to the top level (a.k.a. root folder) of OneDrive. This could cause some organizational issues. We highly recommend visiting OneDrive and saving your videos in your desired folder.

For more help uploading files to OneDrive, click here.

Once logged into OneDrive:

1. Click on Add New from the top toolbar.
2. Select either Files Upload or Folder Upload.
3. Please navigate to the file or folder and select it.
4. Click on Upload.

Option 2: Drag and Drop to Stream (on SharePoint)
From the File Explorer, choose the file, and with your mouse (left click and hold), drag it from the File Explorer to Stream. This will automatically upload to your OneDrive (main folder).


Transcript and Captions

Stream (on SharePoint) allows you to generate the captions for your videos if needed. While you have to enable the transcripts manually, Microsoft is currently working on automatic captions.

1. Locate and open the video and click on Video Settings.
2. Expand Transcript and captions.
3. Click on Generate.
4. Select the Spoken language from the drop-down menu.
5. Click Generate.
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Edit Transcripts
1. Once you have opened the video and have already generated the captions, click on Transcripts.
2. Locate the error in the transcripts and click Edit.
3. When you are finished making your edits, click on Done.

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Sharing Videos

If you have just uploaded a video or opened a video shared with you, it will open in the Stream Web App.

Click on the Share  button inside the More options menu for the video you wish to share. Select one of the following as needed:

  • Copy link – will create a link to access the video with.
  • Email – will send the video via email. You can also set permissions as you would with the Copy Link Option.


Make sure to edit your link-sharing settings by clicking on Settings. Set the options to match the following image:

  • People in Pacific College of Health and Science
  • Can view

Click on Apply. The link that you just edited will be copied automatically to your clipboard. These settings will ensure that faculty will be able to access your video through the link created. Failing to apply these settings might result in sharing problems and assignment failure/deductions.

For additional information, please consult this help article.


Deleting a Video File from Stream (on SharePoint)

You can delete any Stream (on SharePoint) videos from your OneDrive page.
1. Locate the file you wish to delete in OneDrive.
2. Click on the More options (three dots) menu and select Delete.