What is it?
Microsoft O365 Video offers a way of sharing videos within Glow. Staff can create channels, into which they can upload one or many videos which can then be viewed by other Glow users. It is up to the channel owner who can see the videos – this could be a class of pupils, every teacher in Scotland or any other combination of Glow users.
This introductory video is stored in O365 video. If it is not working for you then there may be local firewall changes required. Further help is available here.
Why would I use it?
O365 Videos allows video content to be shared across Glow without the concern of firewall blocks on other video alternatives such as YouTube. Videos can be embedded in other Glow content such as blogs and wikis and there are many educational uses including:
- Flipping of the classroom – learners can be provided with videos to watch outside of the classroom;
- Videos can be created from PowerPoint allowing pupils to re-watch lessons, reinforcing their learning;
- Teachers can use O365 video to share and re-watch learning experiences from the classroom;
- ‘How to’ guides for a range of curricular areas can be created by Glow users for Glow users and stored in O365;
- Channels can be created which allow users to collate similar themed content.
As with everything in Glow, content should be appropriate. If you are unsure then please check the Glow Community Rules which should be followed at all times.
How do I get started?
If you want to see a list of videos that you have permission to watch then click on the Video icon in your Launch Pad. Launch Pads can be personalised and therefore all look different, but it will be similar to this:
You will be taken to the home screen which presents you with an overview of video content which will change depending on who you are and what videos have been uploaded and are popular. You will see trending videos (most popular) and a breakdown of all videos, channel by channel. You can also search all video content and view a list of all video channels:
If you see any content that causes you alarm or distress please use Report a concern.
Creating a channel
All videos must be uploaded in to a channel. You can use a channel that you have permission to edit or you can create a new channel. To do this, select the ‘create a new channel’ option in the top right of the channel list page (for staff accounts in Glow only, not pupils).
When creating a channel:
- Search – Make sure (by searching) there is not already another channel for the same purpose;
- Name – Name your channel appropriately e.g. if it’s for your own school then call it LA name – School name – Channel name;
- View – Unless there is a need to keep your content private, consider giving viewer access to all so that as many Glow users as possible can benefit from the learning.
Once created, permissions have to be applied to the channel (similar to other permissions allocation within the rest of O365).
- Owners can manage and delete the channel, upload and delete any videos, and change the permissions of other users including other owners and the person who created the channel;
- Editors can upload and delete any videos in the channel but they cannot change the channel settings;
- Viewers can view videos only.
When you create a channel, the default permission to for viewers is ‘Everyone except external users’. With this setting, all videos in this channel will be visible to all Glow users, findable in Search results and displayed in Delve against the person who created the video.
Uploading a video
You can upload a video using the ‘Upload’ button on the top menu bar. This will present you with a list of channels that you have permission to upload to. Alternatively, you can upload from within any channel where you have these permissions. Further help from Microsoft is available here.
Remember to keep content appropriate for Glow and avoid information that could identify specific individuals such as names, addresses, email etc. In particular, exercise caution around the ‘People related to this video’ feature as this could be used to identify people in the video. You must also respect copyright.
How do I get more help?
- Visit the Microsoft Help Site – this is a general source of help and guidance maintained by Microsoft;
- Read this Microsoft article on the uses for Office 365 video in education;
- Search Yammer for Office 365 video-related discussions and links.