Stream is Microsoft's video hosting platform that allows users to create, share, and interact with video content. 


This article documents how to create a Stream channel for your course or assignment and allow students to share videos. For information on using Stream to deliver your own videos, check out the Stream: Sharing Videos in Stream article.

Please advise students to follow the Uploading Video Assignments to Stream article instructions.

Step 1: Access Stream

Stream is part of the Office 365 suite available to all KU faculty, staff, and students. To access Stream, navigate to and login with your KU email address and password. 


Note: You will initially enter your email address on Microsoft's login screen. Once you've entered your full email address (including, you may be redirected to the KU login screen to complete login.


Select Stream from the list of available apps. If Stream does not appear in the main list click "All apps" to view the full list.



Step 2: Find the Unified Group for Your Course

Every course has a unified group in which the the course instructor is the group owner and the students are group members.

Unified groups are section-specific and do not represent merged sections in D2L.


  1. In the Stream navigation menu, click "My Content" and choose “Groups.”



  1. Locate the group for your course and click on the tile. Groups are listed using the following format:
    • Term = 2212 (Spring 2021)
    • Subject = Math (MAT)
    • Course/Catalog Number = 115
    • Section = 010
    • Group Name = 2212MAT115010

  2. On the group page, you'll be able to see any videos uploaded to the group, channels, and membership. 

Step 3: Create Channels to Organize for Your Videos

Similar to YouTube channels, channels are a great way to organize your videos by topics, modules, or assignments.


  1. On the group page, navigate to the “Channels” tab and click “+ New Channel.”



  1. Provide a name for your channel that helps to identify the subject of the videos. You can also add an optional description.


  1. Assign a group to your channel by searching for your groups. Remember, the automated unified groups are created in the following format:
      • Term = 2212 (Spring 2021)
      • Subject = Math (MAT)
      • Course/Catalog Number = 115
      • Section = 010
      • Group Name = 2212MAT115010



Step 4: Share the Channel with Students

Next you will need to share the channel link with your students.


  1. Click the “more actions” menu and choose “Share.”



  1. Copy the “direct link to the channel.” We recommend adding this link to your D2L course so students can easily access it throughout the assignment.



Once the channel has been created and shared, students can start uploading their videos to the channel.

Please refer your students to the Uploading Video Assignments to Stream article for instructions on uploading their videos to the Stream channel you created for the assignment.


If you also require students post the link to their video in D2L (Assignments, Discussions, etc.), please instruct them to do so.