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  • Instructors, TAs, and students can access Echo360 through a dedicated link in Moodle.  This page explains how to access Echo360 via this link, and provides links to instructions for adjusting your browser pop-up settings, if needed. Access Echo360 Through the Moodle Link Log in to Moodle....
  • If you used Echo360 Personal Capture software prior to Fall 2015, Echo360 recommends that you uninstall your existing copy of Personal Capture before installing the new version. If you want to keep any recordings you've made, you should manually copy files from the program folder to another place...
  • Echo360 lets you upload presentations to your personal library or to your class, then edit the presentation directly in Echo360 by adding or deleting slides/pages. For example, as an instructor, you could use Echo360 to share lecture slides after a recorded classroom session, or as a way to embed...
  • You are the "owner" of any content that appears in the My Content page of your Echo360 Library. You can delete this content if it is no longer needed. DELETING MY CONTENT MEDIA IS PERMANENT- you cannot recover either the media or the class data associated with it.   Items appearing in the Shared...
  • You can download content from your Echo360 library page if you need or want a local copy of the media. You have the option of downloading a standard or high-definition version in the .MP4 or .MPEG format, or downloading only the audio in .MP3 format. For recordings with multiple video feeds (i.e....
  • This document outlines the UMass Amherst Echo360 lecture recording policy.* Intellectual Property rights of the recorded material are in accordance with the UMass Amherst Intellectual Property Guidelines. Instructors must request a new Echo360 course section each semester they teach a class and...
  • Echo360 provides a basic online video editing function, allowing you to make cuts and trims to video content as needed. For instructions, see the Echo360 support article on Editing Videos. Note: Any changes you apply to a video in your library will also appear in ALL published (or shared) versions...
  • After your Echo360 content (presentations and video) is associated with a class (i.e., published), you can make it available or unavailable at a schedule you choose. For instructions, see the Echo360 article, Editing Availability Settings for Published Content.
  •   Viewer Participation Options In Echo360   While viewing a presentation or watching a video, there are several tools that instructors and students can use when they access the classroom toolbar.   Ask Questions:   To ask a question while viewing a classroom presentation:   From the...
  • If you are using Echo360 to grade student participation, you can also export engagement scores into your Moodle gradebook. To do so, you must first create a link in Moodle to your Echo360 content, and then you can export grades. This page explains how to configure the link to your Moodle course...
  • Through the Echo360 External tool activity, you can provide students with easy access to all of your recordings through a single link and/or through individual recording links. When a student clicks on an Echo360 integration link on your Moodle course page, Echo360 will automatically create an...
  • Echo360's engagement analytics feature is helpful if you are teaching a distance learning course, using a flipped classroom structure, or wanting to encourage students to review material outside of class. The Analytics tab in Echo360's active learning platform (ALP) can help you calculate ...
  • For Fall 2017, UMass Amherst Instructional Innovation is conducting a pilot of iClicker Cloud, iClicker's new cloud-based polling software. Note: The pilot is full and not enrolling additional participants. iClicker Cloud is an audience response system that works with both the i>clicker 2...
  • With classroom-based capture, you have the option to record activities on your computer desktop; room/system audio, including your voice; documents via a document camera; media playing through the classroom audio/visual rack; video of you, the lecturer. The classroom capture system will...
  • Echo360 is an active learning platform that enables instructors to record classroom sessions and share video content outside of class. Use Echo360 to make recordings in Echo360-equipped classrooms or with Echo360's laptop/desktop capture software (called "Personal Capture"), or to upload and share...
  • By completing a few simple steps, Apple TV (3rd generation or newer) can be used on the UMass Amherst campus to wirelessly share content via AirPlay from an iOS device (running 7.1 or later) or a Macbook (running OSX 10.x "Yosemite"). Connect the Apple TV Hardware In order to use the screen...
  • When you log in to Echo360, you will be able to navigate around your Echo360 Home page, Library, and Classes. This page provides an overview of these areas, and links to more information about them. Home Page The Home page appears by default when you log in, and contains a snapshot of the status...
  • The UMass Amherst classrooms currently outfitted with lecture capture, and those scheduled to be outfitted in the future, are listed below. If you are scheduled to teach in these rooms and would like to request lecture capture, please complete the Lecture Capture Request Form. IMPORTANT: Macintosh...
  • Upload Other Media to an Echo360 Library Although as an instructor you may primarily use Echo360 to record class lectures, you may also want to use it to preserve and distribute other materials, such as supplemental video or audio files that you or students have recorded elsewhere. You can upload...
  • Personal Capture is a stand-alone application designed to be used by Instructors on their personal computers to generate video recordings outside of the classroom environment. This section provides links to Echo360's instructions on configuring and using Personal Capture software for Macintosh OSX ...