Skip to Content

Uploading a Video to Microsoft Stream

Microsoft Stream is a Video Hosting service within the Wittenberg University Office 365 service.

This page assumes you already have a video ready, that you wish to upload to Microsoft Stream

Table of Contents:


Policy and Guidelines for Microsoft Stream

Policies

Guidelines

Do These

  • Consider your audience: global, professional, time-constrained, and future viewers as well as now
  • Post short videos: Respect the time the viewers are giving to your video and try not to waste it
  • Protect your brand: nothing is anonymous so be aware of what the content will say about you
  • Keep private content private: If it does not need to be seen by everyone, restrict it to only those who should see it
  • Abide by the policies: See the above policies
  • Ask if you have any questions: Please ask the Solution Center if you have any questions or concerns

Avoid These

  • Violating Copyright: If you or Wittenberg University do not own the rights, don't post the content, period.
  • Solicitations
  • Profanity or obscene content
  • Oversharing: Microsoft Streams is not a personal service, Wittenberg University owns the content.


Uploading a Video to Microsoft Stream

1. Open a web browser of your choice, and navigate to https://portal.office.com
Navigate to Portal.office.com
2. Sign in with your campus email address and password
Signin
3. Click the Stream button.
If you do not see the Stream button click the Office 365 Apps menu, then All apps and scroll down to the Stream option
Stream Icon
-OR-
all Apps
Stream listing
4. Select the Create button, and then select "Upload Video"
Create Button
4. Select the Create button, and then select "Upload Video"
Create Button
5. You can either drag the video to the web page or select the browse link to browse to the video
Create Button
6. If prompted to select a default language select "English" and click Save
Create Button
7. The video file will now start uploading and processing. At this point give the video an appropriate name and description
Create Button
8. Scroll down a bit and select the Permissions heading
Create Button
9. DO NOT check the box labeled "Allow everyone in your company to view this video"!!!
Create Button
10. Change the "Share with" option to People.
Create Button
11. Type in the name of the course, or username of the person, you wish to share the video with, and select the name from the pull down menu

Note it will auto correct to help you find the proper course or person

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not check the "Owner" box for anyone else. Checking this box gives that group or person the ability to edit and even delete the video!

Create Button
11. Once the video has finished processing, you can click the Publish button, and the video will now be available for those select users to view on the Microsoft Stream site.
Create Button
12. For others to view the video, they just need to click the Discover menu and select Videos
Create Button

back to top

How to use Microsoft Stream in Moodle

1. Sign into https://portal.office.com and go to the Stream Service.
If you do not see the Stream button click the Office 365 Apps menu, then All apps and scroll down to the Stream option
Stream Icon
-OR-
all Apps
Stream listing
2. Select the My Content menu and select Videos
My Content
3. Click the More Actions button to the right of the video you want to use, and click Share
Stream More Actions
4. Select the Embed tab

5. Set the Video Size to the size you want

We recommend that you leave the Autoplay option to OFF

6. Click the Copy button to copy the link

Embed Tab
7. In Moodle create the page resource as you would normally

8. Click the Show More Button

9. Then click the HTML button and paste the link you copied earlier

Moodle HTML

We have several Tutorial Videos on our Microsoft Stream service:

back to top

This document last reviewed April 6th, 2020

Wittenberg ITS Solution Center:

E-Mail: solution@wittenberg.edu
Phone: (937) 525-3801
Walk-in support: Located on the Thomas Library Main Level
Walk-in support Hours
Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Fridays: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sundays: 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Walk-in support Hours
Summer
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays: Closed
Back to top