* About: Stream (on SharePoint)


Service overview | Who can use it | How to request & access | Cost | Availability | FAQs | Best practices & policies | Training & documentation | Support

Service Overview



Stream (Classic) is being replaced by the new Stream (SharePoint). Learn more about MS Stream (SharePoint).


As part of the Microsoft 365 offering, this service provides McGill with a secure platform for posting, sharing and discovering video content. Microsoft Stream is a powerful communication medium that can be used for purposes as diverse as distributing messages from university executives, promoting departmental programs, recording video training, and so on.

Microsoft Stream provides adaptive smooth streaming technology, optimized video playback, and secure data storage. 

It is easy to use, and seamlessly integrates with applications across Microsoft 365:

Who can use it

This service is for use by active McGill students, faculty and staff members.

How to request & access the service

Access Microsoft Stream

Web Interface:

  1. Log into the Microsoft 365 site using your McGill Username and Password here: https://www.office.com/
  2. Once logged in, you will be brought to the Office 365 apps menu.
  3. Select Stream.

    By default, you will land on the new Stream (on SharePoint).

    MS Stream (SharePoint)

    You can change back to the Stream (Classic) by clicking on the click here link.

Mobile Devices:

  1. Go to the App store (for iOS devices) / Google Play store (for Android devices) and search for Microsoft Stream
  2. Install the app on your device.
  3. After the installation is complete, open the app.
  4. When prompted, enter your McGill Username. Next, select Organization account and enter your McGill Password.

Learn more about Stream (on SharePoint)

With Stream (on SharePoint), users can:


Quick steps to upload a video

Simply drag and drop your video files into the web user interface (or upload from your mobile device), enter a title and description, and let the service take care of the rest.

You can upload a wide variety of video file types. The service then generates a standardized set of playback files for fast, easy viewing.


There is no cost to use this service.


This service is available 24 X 7. Check the Microsoft 365 website for announcements of any maintenance or unexpected downtime.

Frequently asked questions

Best practices & policies

Your usage of Microsoft Stream is governed by:

Training & documentation

Find the user guides on Stream (on SharePoint) on the Microsoft Support site.


For access/authentication issues, contact the IT Service Desk