Microsoft Stream is a video-sharing platform that lets you create, watch, and share videos with your students and colleagues. In addition to housing your Teams Meeting recordings, Stream can be used to create presentations of digital content through screen recording. This is great for creating explainer videos for your audience to watch on-demand. Staff can also upload videos from your device or other sources for the purpose of housing them online and sharing with others.

We are excited to share some of the new, amazing features now available in Microsoft Stream. These include enhanced screen recording tools, improved camera recording …

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Have you dug into Canva yet? Canva, a cloud-based graphic design platform, is a game-changer for both professional designers and beginners. Canva can be used to create a plethora of multimedia products including flyers, infographics, posters, social media posts, mind maps, presentations, videos, web pages, whiteboards, and more. Need a quick newsletter post or flyer for your audience? With Canva, you can jump in and out in just 15 minutes and walk away with an amazing product and quickly share it online.

Canva is not limited to staff, it’s also a valuable tool for teachers. Design engaging lesson plans, educational posters …

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Screen Recording is great for making video tutorials and instructional videos for colleagues or students. This can be accomplished using Microsoft Stream or even by a simple Teams Meeting recording. But guess what, screen recording is now available in Flip (formerly Flipgrid), a staff favorite for video-based collaboration. Teachers have used Flip over the years to engage students and boost their voice through video-based reflections. But now it’s even better!

That’s right – you can now make screen recordings within Flip to create explainer videos, instructional videos, and more. Your screen recordings are published to the Flip website and can be …

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Microsoft has now added avatar functionality to Teams Meetings! Am I referring to the movie, Avatar? Well, not quite. Avatars is a new feature where you craft an animated version of yourself to enable during meetings. Avatars have a ton of customization options, emotions, and reactions you can play with. And, you can create multiple Avatars to use, depending on your mood or the situation. Using an avatar can help boost engagement and be useful when you are unable to turn on your camera.

Wondering how to create your first avatar and use it during a Teams Meeting? I thought you …

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stream 2.0

Microsoft Stream is the YouTube of our organization. We can upload videos onto Stream and share them with colleagues, students, or the whole organization. We also appreciate the ability to create screen recordings right on the Stream website. It’s been a great ride and it will continue, but we wanted to let you know that the interface is changing due to the migration of the Stream videos over to SharePoint. With this move, you will notice that the process of sharing your videos is exactly the same as sharing a Word, Excel or PowerPoint file.

You may not be seeing …

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