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Give Students Access to Echo360 Recordings through Moodle

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 account for them and add the student to your Echo360 course section.


To create a link between your Moodle course and Echo360 recordings, first you will need to add the Echo360 External tool activity to your Moodle course.

Add the Echo360 Link to Your Moodle Course

  1. Request your Echo360 course.
  2. Log in to Moodle.
  3. Navigate to your Moodle Course Page. Click Turn Editing On. The Moodle course page editing options will appear.
  4. In the main Moodle course section at the top of the page (if linking to all recordings for a course), or in a section of the Moodle course where you want to add an individual recording link, select Add an activity or resource.
  5. Select External Tool from the Activity list and click Add. The Add a new External tool page will open.
  6. On the Add a new External tool page, enter an Activity name that clearly identifies this as the Echo360 ALP tool. (For example, Fall 2016 Biology 100 Echo360 Recordings.)
  7. In the External tool type list, select ECHO360 ALP. (Note: DO NOT enter a Launch URL in this screen or change the Launch container setting from Default.) Click Save and return to course. You will return to your Moodle course page, which should now display the Echo360 External tool link you just created.
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  8. On your Moodle course page, click Turn Editing Off. The Moodle course page editing options will close.

Note: After you have added an Echo360 External tool activity link to your Moodle course, you will need to configure it to connect to your recordings. You have the option to configure a link to connect to all of the recordings associated with your course, or to individual recordings.


Configure the Echo360 Link to Provide Access to All Recordings

  1. Click the Echo360 integration link that you just added to the top section of your Moodle course page. The Echo360 External tool for your course will open in Moodle, with the message, "Let's Connect your content on Echo360." You might be prompted to enter your Echo360 password when you click on the link.
  2. Click on the Section drop-down menu. A list of available sections will appear in the format of "academic term-SPIRE course ID." (e.g., 1167-12345) Select the section for your course. 
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  3.  A Link Content button will highlight on the upper right of the page. Click the Link Content button. The Classes page for your Echo360 course will appear, showing all of the content for your course.

Configure the Echo360 Link to Provide Access to Individual Recordings

  1. Click the Echo360 integration link that you just added to the section of your Moodle course page. The Echo360 External tool for your course will open in Moodle, with the message, "Let's Connect your content on Echo360." You might be prompted to enter your Echo360 password when you click on the link.
  2. Click on the Section drop-down menu. A list of available sections will appear in the format of "academic term-SPIRE course ID." (e.g., 1167-12345) Select the section for your course. 
  3. Click on the Select a Term drop-down menu. A list of academic terms will appear. (e.g., Fall 2016) Select the academic term for the course section you want to link to.
  4. Click on the Section drop-down menu. A list of available sections will appear in the format of "academic term-SPIRE course ID." (e.g., 1167-12345) Select the section for your course.
  5. Click on Link to specific content in your section The content for your course that you can link to will appear.
  6. On the list of available recordings, click the individual recording you want to link to. The recording will become highlighted, and a Link Content button will appear on the upper right of the page.
  7. Click the Link Content button. The Classroom page for your individual recording will appear. Your recording is now linked to Moodle. To exit the Classroom page and return to your Echo360 Classes page, click the classes list icon (upper left), and then click Exit classroom.
  8. To add additional individual Echo360 recording links to Moodle, repeat steps 1-8 in the Add the Echo360 Link to Your Moodle Course instructions (above), and steps 1 to 6 in this section.