Microsoft Stream

What is it?

Microsoft Stream is a video service that enables you to upload, view, and securely share videos within the University. You can share recordings of classes, meetings, presentations, training sessions, or other videos that aid your team's collaboration.

Stream works well for:

  • Creating Live Events
  • Sharing secure videos to internal colleagues
  • Organising content into channels or groups
  • Links to built-in Microsoft 365 apps like Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive and Yammer
  • Sharing comments on videos
  • Tagging timecodes in comments to refer to specific points in the video


Instructions for staff and postgraduate research students on how to install Microsoft 365 are available here:

Stream offers self-service support. To find out more about the most common topics and features visit the Microsoft Stream help page.

There are some specific help pages for Troubleshooting Live Events and Troubleshooting noise suppression.

Information handling

Continue to adhere to the Information Governance Office Best practice guidance on sharing and storing information and Records Retention Schedule whenever you’re working with data.

Need help on information handling? Contact your Information Governance Guardian.


Visit the Microsoft site to find out about stream service updates and known issues with playback and upload errors.

Learning about Stream

You can view step by step tutorials on How to use Stream.

Visit the Microsoft Education Centre to find online courses and webinars relevant to the education sector.

To keep up to date with the latest on Stream, visit Microsoft’s What’s new on Stream page.