Microsoft Stream

Microsoft Stream is a video-streaming service where people in the Missouri State University network can securely upload, view, organize and share videos. Stream can be used by people who are interested in using videos in the workplace to connect, collaborate, learn and share information. You can share videos within an organization or with a specific person or people, watch and share videos from your mobile device, and start and attend live-streaming events.

One of the most useful features of Microsoft Stream is the auto-captions generated for each video, and you can fully edit and customize these captions to create a video transcript.

Step-by-Step Guide

How to Use Microsoft Stream

Please Note: You will need a video file to begin (.mp4 is recommended). Make sure the video is fully edited and its final form before uploading it to Stream.
  1. Log in in to your Missouri State Office 365 account.
  2. Select the Stream app. If the Stream app is not listed on your Office 365 portal, click Explore all your apps to locate Stream.
    microsoft stream icon
  3. Select the + Create menu and click  Upload video.
    create menu options
  4. Locate your video file and either drag and drop it onto the upload page or select Browse to choose the file from your computer. Most video file formats are compatible, but .mp4 is recommended.
    file upload options
  5. While your video is uploading, you can edit the details, set permissions, and set options for it.
    video details
  6. By default, your uploaded video can be viewed by anyone in the Missouri State network who has an Office 365 account. If you would like to keep your video private, un-check the box next to Allow everyone in your company to view this video.
    permissions options
  7. Select the Options menu and make sure the box next to Autogenerate a caption file is checked.

  8. Click Publish 
    publish button
  9. To view and manage your video, select the My content menu and click Videos.
    my content menu
  10. Click the title of the video you want to create captions for.
    video title
  11. Allow some time for the video to be analyzed. You will then see an auto-generated transcript to the right of your video. If you don’t see the transcript, make sure you followed Step 7 and give it a few minutes to load. 
  12. The auto-generated transcripts is fairly accurate, but you will need to make corrections. Locate the Edit button at the top right of the transcript and select it to make changes to the captions. You can watch your video while making corrections to the transcript.
    Select the pencil next to the video's transcript to make corrections to the transcript.
  13. After you have corrected any errors in the transcript, make sure to watch your video from start to finish to ensure the transcript is accurate.
  14. Click on the three-dot ellipses menu and select Update video details to download the transcript file.
    update video details link
  15. You can make changes to the video details, permissions, and options on this page (as done in Step 5). In the far-right column, locate the Captions option and select Download file to download a copy of the transcript in .vtt format. 
    download file link


Please Note: 

WebVTT (.vtt) files can be added to PowerPoint files, attached to YouTube videos, and opened as text files. To add the transcript file to a Mediasite presentation, email the .vtt file to Eric Taylor with the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.


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