Stream (on SharePoint): Getting Started

QR Code to install the appDownload the Stream app

Record or upload content from your device then share with others. Download the mobile app, or simply scan this QR code. Learn more on how to Upload and Record Videos on the Go with the Stream Mobile App - Microsoft Community Hub. Stream (on SharePoint) is recommended for student presentations.

Overview - Stream (on SharePoint)

Stream (on SharePoint) is a new version of Microsoft Stream that allows you to create (maximum 15 minutes recording time), upload, share, and manage videos. No matter how videos were created or how they were shared across Microsoft 365, you can access them. Newer features include external sharing, virtual backgrounds, among several other enhancements. Stream (on SharePoint) is available for all faculty, staff, and registered students.

 Important Note: As of October 15, 2023, Stream Classic was disabled by Microsoft. SVSU ITS has migrated your Steam Classic videos to Stream (on SharePoint), they are located in a folder titled "Stream Migrated Videos." For ease of access, we recommend to bookmark in your browser.

Article Sections
*Related articles can be found on the right side of this page.

Getting Started

Manage Your Videos

Sharing Your Media

Stream (on SharePoint) Resources

Who can use Stream (on SharePoint)?

Stream (on SharePoint) is available for all Saginaw Valley State University faculty, staff, and registered students.* Helpful tip: Stream is recommended for student presentations.

*If you are faculty there is no record limit with EchoVideo (integrates with Canvas, Teams and OneDrive). Create video lectures from a classroom, your computer, or in our studio.


Stream (on SharePoint) Record screen

Click the sample image to view the options available when recording a video.

Stream (on SharePoint) Playback screen

Click the image to view the options available in managing your video settings. 

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  • Record a video, the recording limit is 15 minutes. If you are faculty and require more recording time, we recommend to use EchoVideo
    • Add virtual backgrounds.
    • Add preset templates for filters, boards, and images.
    • Add a script via the Teleprompter option or mirror video.  
  • Upload Video or Audio files to Stream (on SharePoint) from your computer.
  • Edit your Video (applies to new videos recorded in Stream on SharePoint only)
    • Trim (beginning and end of your video)
    • Split 
    • Add music (preloaded audio only)
  • Video settings, options to add: 
    • Thumbnail (preview image for your video).
    • Title, description, or subtitle for a video.
    • Transcript and captions, viewers can search by keyword.
    • Chapters so viewers can jump to a specific point.
    • Comments and collaborate, similar to any other Microsoft 365 document.
    • Noise suppression.
  • Embed and Analytics, view and get analytics per video.
  • Share videos with others, inside and outside of SVSU (it's just like sharing a file from any Microsoft 365 app). Make sure that only the people who need access have it. 
  • Play and search for videos in Microsoft 365 stored in a Teams channel(s), Yammer, and OneDrive, all within Stream (on SharePoint)

View: Stream (on SharePoint) Get Started Guide - Microsoft Support

Accessing the web app

For quick access to Stream (on SharePoint), you can bookmark

Click the waffle (Microsoft 365 app launcher).

M365 app launcher (known as the waffle menu)

Click the Stream icon.
 Microsoft Stream logo 

You will see all videos you own including those that have been shared with you including videos migrated over from Stream Classic

Start page - Web app

Stream (on SharePoint) is simple to use and integrates with apps across Microsoft 365. On the Stream start page, you will see all videos stored in OneDrive or SharePoint including videos that were migrated over from Stream Classic. Users will see recently watched videos that they own or those that have been shared. Users can Record videos, Upload (audio or video files), and create a Playlist from the the start page itself, as well as see all media, and search for specific media across Microsoft 365. 

Stream (on SharePoint) start page with sections annotated

The new Stream (on SharePoint) allows you to share videos internally or externally outside of SVSU, learn how to share videos.

Create a recording in Stream (on SharePoint)

You can record a new video from the main page click Screen Recording or Camera Recording. Both methods provide features, viannotation tools and a teleprompter for a script. Note: there is a 15-minute recording limit. After you stop the recording, you can review the clip and playback the video. You will also be able to edit (trim, delete, or add music) the video before processing. 

  • Screen recording:  Allows you to record a single brower tab, an open window on your computer, or your entire screen. Choose to add a script to the Teleprompter. Note: You also have the ability to record with camera only (bottom-left). 
  • Camera recording: Allows you to record audio or your webcam. You can add a virtual background, add a script to the teleprompter, and use the annotation tools.

Stream (on SharePoint) - Create a video

  1. In the upper-left click the type of video you weant to create.
  2. When prompted give the browser permissions to access the microphone and camera.

    Stream - Allow input permissions in your browser
  3. How to record a video see this article from Microsoft Support: Microsoft Stream screen recorder

Upload Videos to Stream (on SharePoint)

To upload videos to Stream on Sharepoint app, you need to:

  1. Select the Upload button, browse to the location on your computer.

    Stream - Create New - Upload
  2. Next select the OneDrive location where you want your video stored.

    Stream - Create New - Upload - OneDrive Location
  3. Once your video is uploaded it can be shared with others within SVSU or outside of SVSU. View how to share videos (bottom of this page).
New for September 2023: In the Stream mobile app, you can now record and upload content from your phone. Videos will upload and be available to share via the mobile app or from the Stream web app.

Download the Stream mobile app. Learn more on how to Upload and Record Videos on the Go with the Stream Mobile App - Microsoft Community Hub

How to view, sort, and filter videos

There are several options available to manage your video, click the three dots to choose them. The options available will vary:

Recommended (top section)

Shows your most recent recordings based on activity. Click the three dots... to view the video options (e.g., Open, Share, Add to, and Remove from List) available, refer to the sample image below.

Stream (on SharePoint) Video Options menu - Recommended section

"All" Video Options Toolbar (bottom under Recommended)

You can view a list of all your media whether you own the recording or were a participant in a meeting. You can filter and sort the media in various ways.

Stream Sharepoint - All Media Options - Toolbar

How to Manage Media (favorite, tag, hide, etc.)

Hover over the video, click the three dots () to open the More Options menu. These features are described below:Stream on SharePoint menu - Favorite, Tag, and Hide

  • Add to: Allows you to add the media to your Calenar or Microsoft To-Do.
  • Favorite: Click on the star icon next to the video title in the Stream web app. This adds the video to your favorites list, all videos added as a favorite can be accessed from the left navigation pane.
  • Tag: In the menu, click Tag, then type in keywords or phrases to in the text box. Tags help you and other users you've shared with find the video easily when searching. 
  • Hide: Media name is hidden from your list. You can search a video after its been hidden, there isn't a way (at this time) to unhide it.
  • Download - The media is downloaded to your computer.
  • Delete - Removes the media to your Recycle bin, you can restore it up to 93 days.


Not the Owner? You will not see Download and you are not able to Delete the media.

Stream - Media as participant

How to download media

There are a few different ways you can download a audio or video file from your Microsoft 365 account. 

Download media from the Stream app

*Important Note: You can also access a Teams meeting recording from the Meeting chat, click the three dots, then choose Open in Stream. 

Access a Teams meeting recording and open in Stream

  1. Open the media recording in the Stream web app. You can access from the app launcher (waffle menu), or go directly to*

  2. There are a few ways to locate your file:

Recommended section: You will see most recent media in the Recommended section.

Download media from Stream (on SharePoint)

All section: or you will see all your media listed, you can scroll and sort the list, or filter them by specific types, like "Created by me, Meetings, Playlists, Shared, Favorites, and more. You will always see the most recent recording at the top of the list.

Download your media from All section.

  1. Once you locate your media to download, click the three dots (More Options menu), then click Download as shown in the sample images above.

  2. You media is downloaded to your computer, most commonly found in your Downloads folder.

Download media from OneDrive or SharePoint

  1. Log into OneDrive or SharePoint.
  2. You can use the top search bar inside of OneDrive or SharePoint to find your media. Or you can navigate to the file, where you have your media stored most common is My Files > Recordings as shown in the sample image below. 
  3. Hover the three dots and choose Download.

Screen shot of how to download media in OneDrive

How to edit a video

Microsoft Stream on SharePoint includes basic video editing. As a reminder, you will only see the trim feature when you have recorded a video using the recording tool inside of Stream (on SharePoint). If you are staff or faculty and looking for further capabilities, you can use:

  • Echo360 (EchoVideo) trim, cut, combine, add custom thumbnails. Also, record in a classroom or on your computer.
  • Adobe Premiere Rush (advanced editing, including transitions, fixing audio, and more). There is not a screen capture feature, but the mobile app allows you to record a video and sync it to the desktop app for editing.

Edit Controls

There are a few different options to edit your video, choose to trim the beginning or end of your video, split your video or add music. If you are not satisfied with your video, you can delete it.

Stream on SharePoint edit controls

How to trim a video

Select the Trim icon or this will open the Trim window (applies to new videos recorded in Stream on SharePoint only). Next, you will notice at the end of your video there are vertical rectangle sliders at each end.

  • Trim the beginning: Drag the slider in to the right.
  • Trim the end: Drag the slider to the left.
  • Click Confirm when you are finished.

Stream on SharePoint edit controls - trimming a video

How to share a video

Once the video is seen in Stream on SharePoint (any videos uploaded, recorded from Teams meetings, or created directly in Stream). You must own the video or have edit permissions, you can generate a link to provide viewing access. View the instructions below:

  1. From the main page, you can find your most recent video in the Recommended section. If you don't see it, you can locate it in the section, "All" videos.Stream - main page accessing the Share settings
  2. From the three-dot menu, click Share then click Copy Link.
    Microsoft Stream click three dots then Share then click Copy Link
  3. A custom link is generated. Directly underneath, you can change permissions for viewing. The default option is "Anyone with the link can view by can't download." Which means that the link is public, the link expires after 30 days. They would need to change it if they don't let the link expire or want people outside of SVSU to view their video. Click the arrow to change the permissions as shown in the image below:

    Stream - Share Settings - Anyone can view your recording (30 day expiration date)
  4. We do encourage you to change the view permissions. You will see the Share Settings window open; we recommend changing it to People in Saginaw Valley State University, then click Apply (see sample image below).

    Stream - Share Settings - Change from Anyone to People in Saginaw University

Now that the permissions are changed to People in Saginaw Valley State University with the link can view, click the Copy button. Now the link is copied and can be shared and only those with an SVSU email address will be able to view it.

Stream - Share Settings - People in Saginaw Valley University - Copy

Embedding code for Recordings

Choose embed code from the Share drop-down menu, only users that have access to recording will be able to access it. Learn more about Embedding Stream content - Microsoft Support. Faculty can use the easy embed tool with EchoVideo inside of a Canvas content type, allows all users access that are enrolled in a Canvas course to playback the video(s). Note: Student view doesn't work with EchoVideo.

How do I delete a video from Stream (on SharePoint)?

  1. Click the link directly under the video title that want to remove, this will redirect you to your OneDrive where your videos are stored.
  2. You will automatically be redirected to the folder in this example I am inside my folder Stream Migrated Videos > Recordings.
  3. You will see a list of your videos in this folder.
  4. Hover the video name, and select the three dots, choose Delete from the menu.
    * Alternatively, you can select the the video and check it to the left of the video name as shown in the sample image below. Note: If you select Open, your video opens up in Stream (on SharePoint)

OneDrive a Delete Video

Important Note: Once deleted the video will store in your Recycle bin for up to 93 days, you can restore it up to that point. After 93 days, the video is automatically deleted.

Stream (on SharePoint) Resources

If you have questions, need assistance, or need training submit a support ticket or call x4225.

Learn Stream (on SharePoint) - Microsoft Support

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