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Echo360 Lecture Capture


Echo360 lecture capture technology allows instructors to record course content in classrooms outfitted with Echo360 hardware, or on their desktop and laptop computers using the Echo360 Personal Capture software. Students can view recordings through their Moodle or Blackboard courses.

Use Echo360 lecture capture to provide students with a "flipped" classroom experience, where content is delivered outside of class and the classroom becomes a place for active learning. You can also use Echo360 to allow students to repeat course content on an as-needed needed for reinforcement (especially for students who have been sick), post snow-day lectures, or supplemental lecture material.


Classroom Capture

With classroom-based capture, you can schedule and automatically record your classroom lectures, including:

  • Activities on your computer desktop
  • Video of you, the lecturer
  • The room/system audio, including your voice
  • Documents via a document camera
  • Media playing through the classroom audio/visual rack

For a list of classrooms that currently have integrated lecture capture, see UMass Amherst Classrooms Equipped With Lecture Capture.

IMPORTANT: Macintosh OSX users, see Use Echo360 Classroom Capture with an Apple Laptop for information about using your Mac with Echo360 Classroom Capture.


Personal Capture

Laptop ComputerUse Echo360 Personal Capture software on your Macintosh or Windows computer to capture audio, video, and screen action focused on specific topics that you choose to create. For instance, you could provide content for students who need improvement in a given subject, create a screencast to cover a topic you weren’t able to get to in class, or even cover course content in the event of a snow day.

Personal Capture allows you to record anytime/anywhere, and have full control over the start/stop and publishing process.


Upload Other Content

You can still use Echo360 if you make recordings with another screen casting application (e.g., Camatasia, Jing), or have other multimedia you'd like to share with students. Simply request Echo360 for your course and upload your files!


Lecture Capture Recordings Policy

Please see our Lecture Capture Recordings Policy document for important information on how Echo360 recordings are made, managed, and removed from the system.


Request Echo360 Lecture Capture

To request Echo360 classroom capture or Personal Capture software, see our Request Lecture Capture page.

To learn more, contact the Instructional Media Lab (413-545-2823 | instruct@umass.edu).

Costs: 

There is no charge for the use of Echo360.

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