MS Teams Meeting Video Recording

What Can I Use It For?

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Microsoft Teams is a chat-based collaborative work space that brings together people, content, and conversations. MS Teams  Meetings can be used to hold classes or record webinars for both synchronous and asynchronous online learning and virtual meetings.  Any recordings made with MS Teams Meetings is stored in OneDrive or SharePoint, depending on where the recording originated, and can be shared with colleagues and classes.

Special Notes

Notes about Recordings

Hosting: Microsoft has phased out the saving of recordings from MS Stream to OneDrive or SharePoint.

Captioning: Live captioning is available during a meeting; however, it is not retained afterward. If you enable Transcription together with recording, you will be able to toggle on captions while viewing in OneDrive or Sharepoint.

These captions are not editable. If you need to correct them you will need to download the recording to your computer, then upload to MS Stream.  You may also wish to consult Captioning Videos for more information.

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How to Get Started

Microsoft Teams is a chat-based collaborative work space that brings together people, content, and conversations.

How to Use This Tool

MS Teams  Meetings can be used to hold classes or record webinars for both synchronous and asynchronous online learning and virtual meetings.  Any recordings made with MS Teams Meetings is stored in OneDrive or SharePoint, depending on where the recording originated, and can be shared with colleagues and classes.

Accessing Teams Meetings

Teams Meetings can be accessed online or by downloading the MS Teams App.  To access Teams:

  1. Log in to your Outlook/UTmail+ account
  2. Click on the waffle in the top left-hand corner
  3. Select the Teams tool.
  4. To download Teams, log in to the online version and click on the computer icon in the bottom left-hand corner.

Set Up a Teams Video Meeting or Class

To learn about starting MS Teams Meetings, please see  Microsoft Team Meetings

Instructions

  • Record a Teams Session

    Record a Session

    NOTE: The recording will be saved to the OneDrive of the person who started the recording. To ensure that faculty or TAs receive the recording,  restrict the ability to record to the meeting organizer or selected individuals. This can be enabled when setting up a meeting under Meeting Options.  Once in a meeting, organizers can select the 3-dot menu > Meeting Options.  Change Who can present? from Everyone to Only me or Specific people. Consult Roles in a Teams meeting External Link icon for more details.

    Meeting Options

    Enable Meeting options 

    1.  After joining the session, select More options … (the 3 dots) in the top menu.
      Select more options ...
    2. Select Start Recording in the drop-down menu.
    3. Everyone will be notified with an on-screen message that the recording has started.
    4. A red dot on the screen indicates that recording is on.
    5. When finish recording, open the menu again and select Stop Recording.
      Stop recording
  • Recording Notes

    Recording Notes

    • Only the Meeting Organizer or someone from within University of Toronto can start a recording. External guests and those attending anonymously will not be able to record or stop recording.
    • Recording will continue even if the person who started it leaves the meeting.
    • The recording will stop automatically when everyone leaves the meeting.
    • If someone forgets to leave the meeting, the recording will stop after 4 hours.
  • Enable Transcription

    TranscriptionUse menu options to Start Transcription  

    1. The Meeting organizer can open the Meeting Controls bar by selecting the 3-dot menu.
    2. Select Start transcription during your live meeting to start the transcription which will be saved with the recording. Transcriptions will appear in a separate pane beside the main screen for everyone logging in with a UTORid.
    3. Everyone will be notified that a transcript is available.
    4. The transcript’s text includes the speaker’s name and a timestamp.
    5. Participants can turn off name display by selecting their Teams user icon > Manage account > Captions and transcripts. Opt out of speaker attribution by toggling off Automatically identify me in meeting captions and transcripts. Speaker 1, 2, etc. will now be displayed.Start transcription, Stop transcription
  • What is captured in Teams Meetings Video Recordings?

    What is captured in Teams Meetings Video Recordings?

    • Recordings: Currently MS Teams Meetings records audio, video, and screen sharing activity. Whiteboards and shared notes are not currently captured in meeting recordings although they can be accessed in the chat.  (per Microsoft Teams documentation). External Link icon
    • Live Captions are individually enabled by participants during a session but are not retained with the recording.
    • Transcripts are only saved with the recording if the meeting host selected “Start Transcription” during the live meeting.
      • If Transcripts are generated with a recording, viewers can select  CC to toggle on or off Closed Captions during recording playback.
      • Transcripts can be downloaded as a text file or .vtt (captions) file.  The transcript file only contains information beginning when the “Start Transcription” option was turned on, not when the meeting started. They are not editable. Refer to Captioning Videos for more information.
      • Captions can be generated once recordings are saved to OneDrive/Sharepoint. See Office 365 – OneDrive for more information.
  • Record Breakout Rooms

    Breakout Rooms

    Breakout Rooms can be recorded; however, the recording must be started by a participant active in the breakout session and ended while the Breakout Room is in progress in order for it to appear on the chat for the room.

  • View and Download Recordings

    View and Download Recordings

    1. Once the recording finishes processing, an image will appear in the meeting chat. If a Transcript was generated, it will appear underneath the video.
    2. Select More actions … beside the recording.
    3. Choose Open in OneDrive if it was a chat meeting or Open in SharePoint if it was a channel meeting.

    Recordings will be saved based on who starts the recording and the type of meeting. Check the Permissions or Role-Based Access chart External Link icon for information on locations and access. Individuals can access recordings by going directly to the appropriate storage location in OneDrive or SharePoint.

    Type of Meeting Where Recording is Saved Example
    Non-Channel meetings One Drive of the person starting the meeting recording (not the Organizer). Recorder’s OneDrive for Business /Recordings
    Channel meetings Team’s SharePoint site documentation library in a folder named Recordings, in the Files tab for the channel (in SharePoint) Teams name – Channel name /Documents /Recordings in the Files tab

     

  • Locate Breakout Room recordings

    Breakout Room recordings

    Breakout Room recordings are kept in the OneDrive of the person who initiated the recording, in OneDrive>Recordings. The meeting organizer has access to the recording through the Chat.  Recordings must be ended while the Breakout Room is in progress in order for it to appear on the Chat for the room.

  • Who has Permission to View and Share the Meeting Recording?

    Who has Permission to View and Share the Meeting Recording?

    • For non-Channel meetings, all meeting invitees, except for external users, will automatically get a personally shared link. External users will need to be explicitly added to the shared list by the meeting organizer or the person who started the meeting recording.
    • For now, guests and external attendees can only view the recording if it’s explicitly shared with them. Only the meeting organizer  or person who recorded the meeting can share recordings. Other people can share, but will need to be approved.
    • While you can control whom you share with, you won’t be able to block people with shared access from downloading the recording.
    • For Channel meetings, permissions are inherited from the owners and members list in the channel.
    • Only the organizer of the meeting and the person who started the recording will be able to edit the recording. Everyone else invited to the meeting will be able to view it.
  • Playing a Recording

    Playing a Recording

    Your video will play in the video player of OneDrive or SharePoint.

    Options are currently limited to sharing, downloading, deleting or viewing the history. Clicking the “i” in the top right will display current access and activity.

    At the bottom, you can play the recording, toggle the audio, expand the screen or adjust some settings by selecting the cog to change the quality of the recording.

    If a Transcript was generated, the viewer can select CC to view captions. If a transcript was not generated, the CC button will not appear.

     

     

    Recording interface - thumbnail of video

  • Hosting and Sharing Downloaded Recordings

    Hosting and Sharing Downloaded Recordings

    Team Recordings can be shared from OneDriveSharePoint, saved to one of University of Toronto’s hosting sites or downloaded to your computer.

    A disadvantage of leaving the recording on OneDrive is that the transcript, if Transcription is enabled, is not editable.

    The University of Toronto supports two media hosting sites: MyMedia and MS Stream.  Please refer to these pages for information on hosting and sharing videos.

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