A new feature which allows you to record your screen directly within Microsoft Stream is currently rolling out to all schools.
I’m not luckily enough to have access to it at the moment, so I’m reliant on the information Microsoft is putting out, but this looks like the perfect addition for any school using Microsoft 365.
Until now, if you wanted to record your screen and share it, you had to do it through a Microsoft Teams meeting or break out into another app, such as Flipgrid. Now, everything can be done within Microsoft Stream and shared with students in Teams, no uploading required.
To record your screen just open Microsoft Stream in either the latest version of Edge or Chrome, and click Create > Record screen.
Screen recording doesn’t need any app or extension to be installed, it just works directly from the browser. As soon as it’s available for your school, every teacher and student can use it, no software installs required. You can also use options to record any window or screen, add mic or system audio, and include webcam.
Screen Recorder works on the following browsers:
- Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 Microsoft Edge, version 79 and above on Windows 10 and macOS
- Google Chrome, version 74 and above on Windows 10 and macOS
- Safari on MacOS is not supported
- Microsoft Stream Mobile on iOS and Android is not supported in mobile browsers
But there are a few limitations:
- Recording system audio is available only on Windows, not macOS
- Including the camera in the recording is available only when recording the entire screen, not when recording an application window or browser tab.
- Screen recordings are limited to a maximum length of 15 minutes. For longer content, break up your video into shorter segments.
According to Microsoft, the feature will be rolling out to all schools over the next week. Let me know if you get access first!
For more information and instructions on how to record your screen, take a look at the documentation.