Feb 14 2020 09:04 AM - last edited on Nov 09 2023 11:10 AM by
Feb 14 2020 09:04 AM - last edited on Nov 09 2023 11:10 AM by
Our office computers are PC so we don't have the handy free and easy to use features to record how-to videos on our screen or edit them in a free easy to use editing software. Training and Development is looking for a tool for employees to use to de-centralize video tutorials of how to do their job within a framework and guide they are creating. Is there a technology we can use or recommend within Office 365? We used to be able to have employees create Skype for Business meetings with themselves and record them, they could then use the screen share option and create these quick easy self tutorial videos. Looking for a new solution!
Feb 14 2020 09:15 AM
Feb 14 2020 10:08 AM
Feb 14 2020 10:48 AM - edited Feb 14 2020 11:05 AM
@Christopher Hoard thanks, I have created videos and channels in steams by creating a Teams meeting and recording it. The trouble I run into is I can't seem to figure out how to record if the employee is not in a meeting with someone else, what if they are wanting to record a how-to tutorial sharing their screen alone? They were able to do this in Skype for Business but can't figure it out with the new Teams set up. It seems we can only record if a meeting is booked with someone else.
That's really exciting that it's on the roadmap to bring some video editing features into Microsoft steams, the types of features we are looking for are simple really easy to use ones. Thanks so much for sharing!
Feb 14 2020 10:55 AM
@Chris Webb this looks really interesting! I have a Mac at home so I wonder if this would do similar features that I have on my mac with the basic screen recording and imovie basic edit options. Or perhaps a few more! I'll check this out as perhaps something like this could be used across the company. Thanks!
Feb 14 2020 11:05 AM
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Feb 18 2020 05:03 AM
@stephanieserblowskiI am surprised that no one else has mentioned this but we use the Recording feature of PowerPoint to produce many of our videos (previously known as Office Mix).
No, it is not a full-blown video editing tool but it provides the ability to mix screen recordings, audio, video etc. synchronized with PowerPoint content (you can highlight areas of your video with ppt's text-boxes, as an example).
Also from a maintenance point-of-view, you can split your recording over a number of slides so that when content has to be changed, you do not have to reshoot the whole sequence
The video can then be published directly to Stream.... all from within a tool that most of us are using already.
Don't know if Microsoft is moving away from this by adding recording/editing features to Stream though??
Feb 18 2020 08:12 AM
@Colin_83 thanks so much! Your tip regarding maintenance is especially helpful as that's important with our training videos. We are constantly changing and updating content!
Feb 18 2020 10:09 AM
I second this. Most of my coworkers do not have access to Camtasia or the Adobe suite so I recommend PowerPoint as it's familiar and gets the job done. @Colin_83
Mar 18 2020 10:01 PM
@Colin_83 - Microsoft isn't moving away from anything, just adding more tools to your toolkit for screen recording.
For PowerPoint Recording and publishing to Stream, Mike Tholfsen's Twitter post at https://twitter.com/mtholfsen/status/1239226905137569792?s=21 is a fast introduction. For a full how-to training, see this Microsoft course: https://education.microsoft.com/en-us/course/8ebc6daf/overview.
Mar 22 2020 09:10 AM
Hoping this isn't counterproductive, we do this in Teams with a "dummy" student account that you log in to using an incognito/inprivate window in your browser so that you have someone to "present" to. Create a meeting, invite the "dummy" switch to clean browser window, login (as dummy) and join team, back to "you" present and record, then meeting is saved to Stream on completion. You may need to talk to your Admin staff to get an account you can use, we just provision it and deprovision it as necessary. Though I also recommend the PowerPoint (old Office Mix) solution.
Mar 25 2020 08:58 AM
@stephanieserblowski Hey there while trying to find a similar solution myself, I found that in the desktop application you can go to Calendar, if you select Meet Now you can join the meeting by yourself, invite others if you want, and record. After recording if finished/meeting ended, it will automatically upload it into MS Stream where you can trim, edit, add captions, share, and download videos.
I explored several options mentioned here, but I don't have the licensing for many of them so I will be using this option.
Wanted to give back to a helpful thread.
Apr 06 2020 07:16 PM
@ellenniles Thank you! I was looking for a workaround to the minimum participants to enable the "start recording" in a Teams Meeting. When I tried the "meet now" from a channel, it did not work, but when I tried the "Meet Now" launched from the Calendar within the Teams app, it did! ;)
I was looking to solve for same question posed by OP, trying to use MS Teams and Stream, for recording audio overlaid to screen capture recording of selected window/display, as we would do for short training/tutorial how-tos and quick tips videos. The other solutions offered above did not work for me - except for the suggested third party route of OBS, which I will still look into :)
Apr 18 2020 05:28 AM - edited Apr 18 2020 10:22 AM
@stephanieserblowski You could just send yourself an invite via Team and start the session and record yourself, tried and tested. To record your screen the feature is within Powerpoint/ Insert/Screen recording. On the Mac this option is not available, you will need to use Quick Time screen recording. Just confirming the amount help.
Apr 18 2020 12:59 PM
Apr 19 2020 11:41 AM
I haven't read all the answers, so problably I'm repeating some ;)
I gave already a lot of webinars on how making movies with just the tools you find in W10 and 365:
- use the camera-option to record yourself
- use the record function in powerpoint
- use Teams to record a meeting
- use the video-editor to edit your recorded movies
May 05 2020 12:17 PM
I am new to teams, so I apologize if my question seems trivial. In step 2, how do i "join the team"? I don't think I am on or have any teams. @Christopher Hoard
May 05 2020 12:23 PM
@CarlitaLopezIt is probably your admin who will make the teams and add you to it.
Once your in a team, you can use all the possibilities mentioned above.