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Echo360 is an active learning platform (ALP) that enables instructors to record classroom sessions and share video content outside of class.

For more information, see Echo360 Lecture Capture. For additional help with Echo360, contact the Instructional Media Lab at or 413-545-2823 to set up an appointment.

Request Lecture Capture in SPIRE

Please review the following information before submitting your Echo360 request through SPIRE:

  • Only the primary instructor of record can request Echo360 Lecture Capture. Requests for courses are processed through SPIRE.
  • You must request a new Echo360 Lecture Capture section for each term that you wish to use it. New course requests are necessary for each subsequent new term, including if you want to continue sharing recordings published in previous semesters.
  • You will receive a confirmation email when your Echo360 course is ready to use. Wait to receive this email before logging into Echo360 or linking to your LMS course page (i.e., Moodle or Blackboard Learn).
  • For information on enrolling students, TAs, or co-instructors in a Moodle course, see Access Echo360 Through Moodle.

To request lecture capture:

  1. Log in to SPIRE using your IT Account NetID and password.
  2. On your Spire home page, select NavBar (compass icon). The SPIRE Menu will appear.
  3. The SPIRE Menu options will appear, select Navigator. Next locate and click Faculty Home. A menu list will appear.
  4. From the menu list, select Echo360 Request. The Echo360 Request page will open displaying a list of eligible class sections.
  5. Click Select for the class section you want to request, opening the request form.
  6. Confirm the course details for your request, then, under the Select Echo360 lecture capture use heading, check the box(es) based on how you intend to use Echo360 lecture capture:
    • Make new recordings on my computer with Echo360 Universal Capture software - you want to create recordings using Echo360's Universal Capture software on your computer.
    • Upload recordings from another screen capture program (e.g., Camtasia, Jing) - you want to take recordings from other sources and upload them manually.
    • Re-use recordings from prior class - Specify class below - you want to use recordings from another class. When selected, you must also select which course you want to copy from the Class with prior recordings drop-down menu.
    • [Only for Echo-enabled rooms] Automated Classroom Capture - you want class meetings to be automatically recorded, capturing both the classroom A/V display, front-facing camera, and microphone.
  7. Use the Comments box to provide any additional information you want to communicate to the Echo360 administrators.
  8. Click Save to submit your request.

Request Echo360 Recordings for Special Events

Representatives of academic departments or campus offices can request recordings of special events held in Echo360-equipped classrooms. If you are an instructor requesting an a change to your recording schedule, or requesting additional recordings (e.g., a review session), please contact the Instructional Media Lab at

To request an Echo360 recording of a special event:

  1. Log in to Apps at UMass Amherst.
    Note: For assistance with logging into and/or activating Apps at UMass Amherst, contact IT User Services.
  2. Fill out the Echo360 Special Event Request Form.
    Faculty support staff will verify your account setup and send you important information to get started, schedule your event to be recorded, and how to download and share your recording after your event.