How To Record Training Videos In Microsoft Teams

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Recording training videos in Microsoft Teams is a great way to share knowledge and provide valuable resources to your team. As someone who frequently records training videos myself, I’ve found this feature to be incredibly helpful and user-friendly. In this article, I’ll guide you through the process of recording training videos in Microsoft Teams, sharing some personal tips and insights along the way.

Getting Started

Before you begin recording, make sure you have the necessary permissions to record meetings in Microsoft Teams. Check with your IT administrator or team lead to ensure you have the necessary settings enabled.

To start recording a training video, initiate a meeting in the Teams app. You can do this by clicking on the “Meet” button in the left-hand sidebar and selecting “New Meeting.” Alternatively, you can join an existing meeting or schedule a new one.

Setting up Your Recording

Once you’re in a meeting, it’s important to set up your recording properly. This includes adjusting your audio and video settings to ensure optimal quality.

To test your audio, click on the microphone icon in the meeting controls and speak into your microphone. Make sure the audio bar moves as you speak, indicating that your microphone is working correctly. If you’re using an external microphone, such as a headset, make sure it’s properly connected and selected as the audio input device.

Next, check your video settings by clicking on the camera icon in the meeting controls. A preview of your video feed will appear, allowing you to ensure that you’re properly framed and in focus. Adjust any necessary settings, such as brightness or background blur, to achieve the desired look.

Starting the Recording

Once you’ve set up your recording, it’s time to start capturing your training video. In the meeting controls, click on the ellipsis icon (three dots) and select “Start Recording.” You’ll see a notification at the top of the screen indicating that the recording has started.

During the recording, make sure to speak clearly and concisely, providing step-by-step instructions and explanations as needed. You can use screen sharing to demonstrate actions on your computer screen, which is particularly useful for software training or walkthroughs.

As you’re recording, don’t be afraid to add personal touches and commentary to make the training video more engaging and relatable. Sharing personal anecdotes or insights can help build a connection with your audience and make the content more memorable.

Wrapping Up the Recording

When you’re finished recording your training video, click on the ellipsis icon again and select “Stop Recording.” A notification will appear, confirming that the recording has ended.

After the recording, Teams will automatically process the video and make it available for playback. You can find the recorded video in the meeting chat, where it will be saved as a file attachment. Click on the file to open and play the recording.


Recording training videos in Microsoft Teams is a powerful way to share knowledge and provide valuable resources to your team. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily create engaging and informative training content. Remember to add your personal touches and commentary to make the videos more relatable and impactful. Happy recording!