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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....
  •   Echo360 General Questions   What Is Echo360 Classroom Capture? Echo360 is a lecture capture system, which allows the recording of classroom lectures, meetings, speeches, and other events. The recordings can be made available for students to review on their own or shared with others. You can...
  • 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)...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • Depending on how the recordings are created or edited, they may constitute educational records that are protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) -- the federal student privacy law. This page explains acceptable practices for utilizing video and audio recordings in the...
  • Windows To locate and publish Echo360 Personal Capture recordings:  Make your recording(s) using the Personal Capture software. When you are done, click the gear icon in the Personal Capture software. This will open the settings page. Click Browse next to the Storage Location Field. The Browse...
  • 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 (ALP) that enables instructors to record classroom sessions and share video content outside of class. If you are teaching in an Echo360-equipped classroom, request automatic recordings of all class meetings, capturing both the classroom A/V display and front-...
  • Echo360 is an online learning platform that many instructors use to post recordings of in-person lectures, or to share course content for flipped or team-based learning classes. You can use Echo360 to review past lectures in preparation for an exam, view presentation slides at your own pace, or ask...
  • 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. Dashboard The Dashboard page appears by default when you log in, and contains a snapshot of the...
  • 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...

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