Microsoft Stream Classic - Instructor's Guide (ARCHIVE)

Note: Microsoft is retiring Stream Classic and moving to Stream (on SharePoint). Please see this TWU article for the new Stream on SharePoint version. 

TWU has provided access to Microsoft Stream, which is like our very own YouTube, but accessible only to members of the TWU community. You can click/tap to a topic of interest below or keep scrolling down to view the entire guide. 

Table of Contents

Signing In

Accessing Groups & Channels

Groups vs Channels, What's the Difference?

Creating a Channel

Uploading a Video

Trimming a Video

Video Permissions

Embedding Multiple Videos in Moodle


Signing In

To sign in, Visit and sign in with your TWU Pass credentials, including your full TWU email address.

Once signed in, you will have the ability to to view university-wide content, access videos from courses you are participating in (groups), or upload videos of your own.


Accessing Groups & Channels

  • Click the title of the group you'd like to access.


  • On the group main page you can see videos, channels and members


Groups vs Channels, What's the Difference?

Groups and channels are used within Microsoft Stream to organize videos.


  • Videos that are added to an MS Stream group are available only to members of that group (unless specified within the video permission settings).
  • You can also create your own private groups and invite members to join.
  • Videos can be added to more than one group.


  • Unlike groups (Which control who can see videos), channels are intended to help organize videos.
  • Channels can be private (within a group) or company-wide (available to the entire university).


Creating a Channel

Creating a channel within a group will enable you automatically share videos to Moodle. If you wish to embed more than a single video at a time, you will need to create a channel. Learn more about groups and channels.

Create a Channel

  • Click 'Channels' in the group, then 'Create a new channel'.

 Important: Click Membership to ensure your class list is accurate.

 Warning: If you have already created a companywide channel in Stream, unfortunately, there is no way to make it private. You will have to delete the original channel and follow the instructions below to create a new one connected to your group. Deleting the channel will NOT delete the videos within the channel, but it might change the privacy of the video.


  • You can also click 'Create a channel' on the splash page.


Enter the channel details.

  • Give your channel a descriptive name, likely one that matches your course, and an optional description.
  • Keep the channel access limited to your course group.
  • Upload a picture of your cat
  • Click 'Create'.


Uploading a Video


Uploading a Video (University-wide)



Uploading a Video to a Private Group

  • Sign in to MS Stream.
  • From the 'My content' dropdown. click 'Groups' and click the group you'd like to upload your video to.



  • On the group page, drag and drop video files from your computer.
  • Your video files will automatically begin to upload. If you have additional videos to add, drag them on to the page.


Add Video Details

  • Name the video to make it easy to find, including the date of the recording.
  • Include a description or hashtags (optional)
  • Choose a thumbnail (optional)
  • Once the file has uploaded and has been processed, click 'Publish'.
  • For now, don't change the permissions or options.



Trimming a Video

Learn how to trim a video in Microsoft Stream.


Video Permissions


Video permissions allow a video owner to control who has permission to view a video or control access to it.

  • An owner can change video permissions at any time.
  • A video can be assigned to multiple owners, groups or channels.
  • Only owners can download a video.


Adding/Removing Permissions

  • Under the 'My content' tab click on an option to begin searching for the video you want to change permissions for. If you recently uploaded your video, click 'Videos'.

  • Click on the 'pencil' icon to the right of the video you wish to change permissions for.


  • If you wish to add an individual you can search for people in the search box.
  • Under the 'Permissions' tab you can check or uncheck who can control (Owner) or view (Display) your video.


  • If you wish to add a group or channel, select it from drop down menu first, then search for the group or channel. You can then check or uncheck which group or channel can control (Owner) or view (Display) your video.



Embedding Multiple Videos in Moodle


Once you have uploaded your video to MS Stream, you will want to share it with your learners.

  • Go to your channel in MS Stream and click the ellipsis beside the title of the channel, then choose 'Share'


Generate and Copy the Embed Code

  • Choose 'Embed' at the top of the window.
  • Change the sort order to 'Publish date'
  • Set 'Responsive' to 'On'
  • Click 'Copy'


Open Moodle

You now need to paste the embed code into Moodle. We recommend that you paste the MS Stream channel on its own tab.

  • Turn editing on by clicking the gear in the top right corner.


Select an Empty Tab

Choose one of your tabs that doesn't have any content. If you don't have any empty tabs, click the '+' sign once.

  • Click the 'Edit' link then choose 'Edit section'.


Edit Tab Details

  • Select 'Custom' and edit the title to 'Zoom Recordings' (or similar)
  • Toggle the toolbar to show more tools
  • Click the '<>' button to edit the HTML source



Paste Code

Use 'CTRL V' (Command V for macOS users) to paste the embed code, then click 'Update'. Then scroll down and click 'Save changes'.


Your Videos are in Moodle

Once you have embedded the channel into your course, all videos that you add to the channel will automagically be visible in your course.

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