Stream (on SharePoint): Transcribing Audio Files that Have Been Submitted in Canvas

Important Note: Microsoft Stream Classic is retiring and being replaced by Microsoft Stream (on SharePoint).

SVSU ITS will migrate Steam Classic videos from the last two years to Microsoft Stream (on SharePoint). 
Videos that have been embedded on pages, or links to videos shared to Canvas, mySVSU, etc. will continue to work until February 15, 2025. However, you should update the links now to avoid disruptions later. Content created within other O365 apps (Teams, OneDrive, Yammer) are all accessible and stored in the new Stream on SharePoint.  Alternatively, did you know that all media that you own or that has been shared with you can be accessed at

Audio files submitted as assignments in Canvas can be uploaded to Stream for transcription.

  1. In Canvas, open SpeedGrader to view the file, then click the download icon.

  2. Find the file in File Navigator.
  3. Right click the file and select Rename.

  4. Remove the three letters of the filename that make up the file extension and replace them with m4v.  You should end with a filename like “file.m4v” .
  5. Click Yes to confirm that you would like to change the file extension.

  6. If you are not logged into your Microsoft account, open a browser and go to
  7. Click the app launcher menu (waffle shaped icon) to select All apps, click Stream.
    M365 app launcher (known as the waffle menu) click Stream
  8. Click Upload

    Stream (on SharePoint) upload tool
  9. Navigate to the m4v file and select Open.
  10. The m4v file should be seen in your list of media, click the recording to open it, then click Video Settings. Under the Transcript and captions section, click Generate.
    Stream (on SharePoint) Transcript and Captions, click Generate
  11. Select language, the default is English, click Generate.
    Stream (on SharePoint) Transcript Generate choose Spoken language from the drop down menu
  12. The transcript starts generating your transcript. Be patient the time to generate a transcript varies based on the length of your media file.
    Stream (on SharePoint) Transcript Processing
  13. After the transcript has processed click the refresh button in your browser, or on your keyboard press F5 to refresh your screen. You will see your transcript in the right panel of your screen.
    Note: To edit the transcript click the pencil icon to make changes.
    Stream (on SharePoint) Transcript edit text

    Click Done when your finished.

    Stream (on SharePoint) Transcript Done Editing

  14. To Download the transcript file, click Download. Then, select Download as .docx
    Stream (on SharePoint) Transcript Download vtt file
  15. A file is downloaded that is in Word format.
  16. Navigate to the Word file and choose Open.
  17. Word is open with the spoken text with the time stamped cues.


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