Live Streaming Video
OIT offers two platforms which allow users to broadcast live University events in real-time over the internet from a webcam or mobile phone:
Microsoft Stream for videos restricted to users with a valid OHIO login. Stream powers Teams Live Events, a more user-friendly way to manage your Stream live events.
- YouTube for publicly available videos
These platforms provide hosting and playback interfaces for live video content produced by University users.
How to Access
- Microsoft Stream: https://web.microsoftstream.com - Sign in with your full OHIO email address and OHIO password.
- For best results, we recommend using Microsoft Teams to manage your live event.
- YouTube: https://youtube.com - Sign in with your full OHIO email address and OHIO password. If prompted to choose between multiple account types, choose "Organizational G Suite Account."
|Streaming in Microsoft Teams||
Stream is the default for Teams meetings and live events
Must play the stream in a web browser while sharing your screen/audio via Teams.
|Live Stream Scheduling||Yes||Yes|
|Stream On Demand||Yes||Yes|
|Record for Future Playback||Yes||Yes|
|Advertisement-Free Viewing||Yes||Yes, when using your OHIO account.|
|Direct Video Access via Link||Yes||Yes|
|Embed in a Webpage||
Code snippet must be embedded by OIT via service request.
Web CMS editors/publishers can embed the code snippet themselves.
Requires a Google AdSense account, but does not require displaying ads.
Private by default.
Owner can modify to share with:
Public by default.
Owner can modify to make video:
|Viewer Controls: Pause, Rewind, Return to Stream||Yes||Yes|
|Broadcast Delays||No||Yes, either 30 seconds or 60 seconds.|
|Tracking of Views||Yes||Yes|
|Live Chat During Streaming||
Must use the Microsoft Teams Live Events interface.
Must use the YouTube interface.
|Moderation and Filtering||Yes||Yes|
|Video Captions||Yes: Automatic and manual.||Yes: Automatic and manual.|
|Multiple Languages||Yes: Titles, descriptions, and captions.||Yes: Titles, descriptions, and captions.|
|Accessibility Compliance||Playback interface meets accessibility requirements.||Playback interface meets accessibility requirements.|
|Ability to Add Copyrights||Original content can have a copyright applied with proof.||Original content can have a copyright applied with proof.|
Microsoft Stream is available to all users with an active OHIO ID and is enabled by default.
YouTube is available to faculty and staff. It is not available to students or student organizations. Contact the IT Service Desk to request a YouTube account for your OHIO ID.