Ohio University

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.
  • 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."

Features

Feature Microsoft Stream YouTube
Streaming from Microsoft Teams Stream is the technology used to power video in Microsoft Teams and is used for the streaming and playback of Teams meetings and live events Not available.
Live Stream Scheduling Scheduling of future streaming events or ability to stream on demand. Scheduling of future streaming events or ability to stream on demand.
Event Recordings Events can be recorded for future playback. Events can be recorded for future playback.
Advertisement-Free Viewing Yes Yes, when using your OHIO account.
Direct Video Access via Link Yes Yes
Embed in a Webpage Code snippet provided; must be embedded by OIT via service request at this time. Code snippet provided; can be used in Web CMS. Embedding requires creation of a Google AdSense account, but does not require displaying ads.
Privacy Settings Automatically restricted to users with an OHIO ID. Can be further restricted to groups and specific users. Public by default, but can be restricted in two ways:
• Private: Only available to specific people by email address
• Unpublished: Users must have the link to view.
Viewing Controls Controls to pause or rewind the event and return to the live stream. Controls to pause or rewind the event and return to the live stream.
Broadcast Delays Not available Broadcast delays of 30 seconds or 60 seconds.
Tracking of Views Yes Yes
Live Chat During Streaming Yes, when using the Microsoft Teams Live Events interface. Yes, when viewing via the YouTube interface.
Comment Moderation Moderation, filtering and ability to turn comments on or off. Moderation, filtering and ability to turn comments on or off.
Video Captions Automatic and manual captioning of videos. Manual captioning of videos via third-party software.
Multiple Language Support Support for titles, descriptions, and captions. Support for 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.

Eligibility

Microsoft Stream is available to all users with an active OHIO ID and is enabled by default. Only faculty and staff can upload videos to Stream. 

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.