This blog is part of a series on Teams. For more articles, check back often. Written: 09/12/2019 | Updated: N/A Last week, we looked at video quizzes for the team. It was whilst making this blog that I started thinking about series. A series of instructional videos, a video subscription service, videos which are arranged … Continue reading Teams Real Simple with Pictures: Adding Video and Podcast Series for the Team using Teams, Forms and Stream
Some months ago, we looked at setting up a video channel for the Team. We then looked at pinning Stream to the Teams App Bar for personalised video watchlists as well as playing video in meetings which leveraged the shared system audio function. Today, we'll look at Stream Video Support and the ability to insert a Stream video into a form. This can be a YouTube video or an internal video. The ability to add video's to forms, and therefore, quizzes, makes formative assessment significantly richer and more valuable. From the managers or trainers perspective, it's not just about answering a simple set of multiple choice questions which recur in the same format - team members can be more rigorously tested to show mastery of the content where they must use higher order skills such as evaluation and synthesis in order to complete the quiz
After blogs on setting up a video channel for the Team and using Teams and Stream for personalised video watchlists the natural conclusion is to now illustrate how to play video during a meeting. In July, Microsoft released share system audio (Featured ID: 50692 on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap) allowing members of the team to stream their computer audio to meeting participants through Teams. What is absolutely amazing is that there was no fanfare about this new functionality - it was simply added like any other feature and, from memory, didn't even make that great an impact on social. There are dozens of reasons why a member of the team would use video - instruction, demoing functionality, marketing, analysis, even playing back another meeting - and the organizer is no longer restricted by trying to run video with audio playing through the speakers. Whether the video is in YouTube, or in Stream, this can be done all within Teams to show the power of this application
A few months ago, we looked at setting up a video channel for the Team. Integration between Teams and Stream is powerful - and another way we can leverage this is to promote on-demand video watchlists for individual members. Scenarios where this may be effective include personalised learning, self-paced development, or to have those assets readily to hand for either demo purposes, or to play and share with others during a meeting. Accessible videos makes it more likely that they will be utilised and valued as assets. It's also a great solution if our Team members are members of several teams which means they can harvest assets from other Teams which colleagues may not yet be part of
Teams is the collaboration hub for our needs. We can chat, we can share files and we can create wiki's to share our knowledge to the Team. Another way we can collaborate is with video. As a Microsoft Certified Trainer, I can add sites such as Pluralsight and Udemy as Web Tabs within the Team, but I can also build video channels with my own content and make this easily available. Creating channels are also effective in scenarios such as introductory videos, meetings and if I saw a great video on a site like YouTube, but don't want the team members to go specifically to that site. It's all about bringing the rich content to them.