Microsoft Stream Classic (retires October 15, 2023)

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Changes are coming to Microsoft Stream

Microsoft will be retiring the current Stream app known as Stream Classic on February 15th 2024, and will no longer be accessible. On May 15, 2023 users will no longer be able to upload to MS Stream Classic. The new Stream platform is known as Stream on SharePoint and is now available and built into OneDrive. Several new features have been added including virtual backgrounds, filters, images, and more. The videos uploaded to Microsoft Stream on Sharepoint will store in your OneDrive just like any other file and can be shared via the Share icon within SVSU or with external users. Watch this video 12:57 from Mike Tholfsen (Microsoft Education, Product Manager) on the new Microsoft (on SharePoint).


Microsoft Stream Classic is an online video-sharing platform that allows registered students, faculty, and staff to watch and share videos within SVSU via  Microsoft 365 apps, email, Teams, Canvas, or other places. NOTE: You cannot share videos externally outside of SVSU but you can with Stream (on SharePoint) the new Stream app.

Stream is recommended for students. Students can record biographies, presentations, and other projects. 
Available for: Windows and Mac users, supported browsers most recent versions of Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari.


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How do I access Microsoft Stream Classic?

MS Stream Classic is available from the link in the upper-right of your screen it is no longer available from the app launcher (waffle). 

Stream Classic link access in the upper-right of your screen until Oct. 15, 2023

NOTE: You will be able to access Stream Classic until October 15, 2023, after that date it will be retired from Microsoft and no longer accessible. 

Microsoft Stream (on SharePoint) available in your 365 account

Go to Stream (on SharePoint) available for staff, faculty, and registered students. The Stream app has been enhanced with new features that include virtual backgrounds, filters, images, and more. Record new videos, find videos recorded in Teams or upload existing media to Stream (on SharePoint). Discover all videos you own or that have been shared with you. 

Edit Your Stream Recording

Need to trim your video? MS Stream can trim the beginning and end of existing videos already stored in Stream Classic.  You can no longer upload videos to Stream Classic to trim content. 

Faculty/Staff only: Need to do more advanced editing? Download your video and use a video editor such as Adobe Premiere Rush; available through our Adobe licensing. Install the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app

Video Permissions and How to Share

Setting Video Permissions

You can decide who can watch your videos by setting various permissions whether that is for a specific individual(s), a Group, or everyone at SVSU.

To allow viewing company-wide check the box "Allow everyone in your company to view this video." By default, you are the owner of the video and it is not shared with anyone. You must click on the Permissions tab to control (share) who can see your video. 

Sharing with your instructor or a specific person?
 Type in the person's or username then click the search icon. Click "Apply" and select "Share". If you have not published your video the person or individuals' will not be able to view your video. 

Set video permissions to be viewed by everyone with an SVSU account or you can limit the video viewing permissions. You are the owner of your videos and you control the permissions for watching (and modifying) your videos. Modifying permissions can be set for newly uploaded videos or existing ones.

The Share with drop-down menu provides permission options for your video such as:

  • People: Individuals that are allowed to view your video or modify (must be an owner). Click in the People box and enter a person's name or username click the search icon.
  • Channel: Individuals in a specific channel can view your video, including company-wide channels. 
  • My groups: Individuals in a specific group can view your video.
    IMPORTANT NOTE: If the group is public your private video is now public.

Video Permissions - Allow everyone to view your video

Click the Permissions section then click the checkbox "Allow everyone in your company to view this video." All staff and registered students can view the video.

Allow everyone in your company to view this video.

An image: Microsoft Stream Permissions Allow everyone in your company

Video Permissions - Allow viewing to specific people

  • Click to the right of the People box.
  • Type in the username, last name, etc. then click the magnifying glass icon.
  • From the search results select the individual's name, the individual will have viewer permission to the video.
  • Do this for each individual you want to provide viewing permissions for your video.

Allow only specific people to view your video.

Stream Permissions Limited Individuals

Limiting Video Viewing to a Group

  • Select the drop-down menu, then choose My groups.
  • Click to the right of the Group box.
  • Type in the dept name or Teams class then click the Search icon. 
  • From the search results select as appropriate, all members in the group will have viewer permission to the video.
  • Do this for each group you want to provide viewing permissions for your video.

Video permissions for Group (Microsoft 365, Teams group)

Stream Permissions Limited Video Permission to a Group

Sharing your video in MS Stream

If you are the meeting organizer, Teams site owner, you can share the video with others this can be newly uploaded videos or existing videos. Click the three dots then click the Share icon. Choose how you want to share by Link, Email, or Embed see this helpful article "Share your video stored in Stream."

Edit or Download the Transcript of Recording in MS Stream

Transcripts from meeting recordings can be edited in a transcript window directly in MS Stream or transcripts can be downloaded for offline use.

*Faculty and Staff Only

Make Your MS Stream Video Interactive

Watch this YouTube video by Microsoft on how to add a quiz or poll to a video stored in Stream. View documentation on how to add a survey, poll, or quiz to an MS Stream video.

Are you faculty and a current user of Echo360? If so, you can download your video from MS Stream and upload your video to Echo360 and utilize the engagement tools such as embedding media, polling in a video, or using the Active Learning Platform.
New to Echo360? Register for introductory training and find out more about Echo360's video hosting system and its integrated active learning components. 


MS Stream Help Resources

Use the following resources to manage, use, and modify your Microsoft Stream Channel. An asterisk symbol * indicates for faculty and staff only.

Need I.T. Help?

For additional assistance contact the I.T. Support Center by phone at (989) 964-4225 or email


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