Record a Teams Class/Meeting Session

Instructors: Use the Microsoft Teams software for recording (not a web browser).

Recorded sessions are best done from a Teams site for your class, as the resulting video will have restricted permissions. If your students are members of a Team site, the video can be limited to Team site members.

How to Request a Team Site for Your Class

Go to CheckMarq and select Faculty Center. Click or tap the Create Microsoft Team button for each class section needing a Teams site.


  1. If you don't have a Teams site, you still can record now and request a Team site later. When the future Team site is available, you would modify the video permissions to allow student members of the future Team site to access your recordings.
  2. So you've created the online session. And you've just successfully joined the online class session. Now it's time to record the session.
  3. If you plan to share your screen, click or tap the Share icon on the control task bar.

    Share on Control task bar in Microsoft Teams

  4. Select a sharing option: Desktop, Window, PowerPoint or Whiteboard. Learn more about these four sharing options. Note that the Whiteboard cannot be recorded, but the final version will remain as part of the meeting. 

    Select sharing option

  5. Click or tap the three-dots icon for More Actions on the control task bar.

    Select More Actions for the Control Task Bar

  6. A menu appears. Select Start Recording.
  7. Announce to participants that the session will  be recorded. Teams will prompt you to do this.
  8. A red "recording" dot will appear on the left side of the control task bar, next to the elapsed meeting time. This record icon indicates your meeting is being recorded. 

  9. Once you are done recording, click or tap the three-dots icon for More Actions on the Control Task Bar.
  10. From the menu, select "Stop Recording." You will be asked to confirm. Click or tap Stop Recording. Just hanging up on the session does not stop the recording.
  11. A message will appear telling you that the recording is being saved to Microsoft Stream and will be added to the meeting chat. Processing can take some time depending on the length of the video. You will receive an email from Microsoft Stream when your recording is ready.
  12. Go to Microsoft Stream.
  13. Faculty and staff accessing from off-campus may need to verify their identity further with a Duo Security prompt. Select and act upon your Duo method (Send Me a Push, Call Me or Enter a Passcode) to continue.

    Duo Security prompt

  14. Click or tap My Content > Videos.
  15. You see your list of videos. Note that Microsoft Stream allows you to trim from the beginning and/or end of the recording
  16. Choose a specific video and click or tap the Pencil icon to update video details.
  17. If needed, adjust the permissions. Here is where you can grant permission to a future Team class site if you lack one now. If you make changes, be sure to click or tap the Apply button above the permissions section.
  18. Click or tap the Share button. Copy the direct link to the video and add it to your D2L course site.