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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...
  • Universal Capture: Personal 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 information and links to Echo360's instructions for configuring and using Universal...
  • 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.* Instructors using Echo360 at UMass are expected to read the UMass Amherst Echo360 lecture recording policy before using the Echo360 service.  Intellectual Property rights of the recorded material are in accordance with...
  • 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. This page explains how to configure the link between your Echo360 and Moodle courses using the External tool activity and then how to export grades. To learn more, contact the...
  • As you may know, in summer 2017, the CATME team began charging a user license fee of $2.00 per year per unique student.  We know that this might represent a hardship to those of you who are invested in this tool, so UMass Amherst IT will continue to provide the licensing for the 2018-19 academic...
  • This page provides information on getting started with Echo360 for instructors who have received email confirmation that their Echo360 accounts have been created, their lecture capture request has been processed, and/or their Echo360 course has been created. For questions or help with Echo360...
  • Overview of Perusall Perusall is a collaborative reading and annotation tool. With Perusall, faculty can assign textbooks, articles, or PDFs. Students can then annotate the readings and asynchronously respond to each other's comments and questions about the readings in context. Perusall...
  • UMass Create Overview UMass Create, a service currently in pilot at UMass Amherst, allows members of the campus community to manage a hosted web space and install powerful, commonly-used web applications including Wordpress, Omeka, and Drupal. Users can name their own web space (example: myname....
  • Overview of VoiceThread VoiceThread is a tool for engaging students in asynchronous media-rich conversations via text, audio and video that can be integrated into Moodle at UMass Amherst. 1000 student and instructor "seats" are available annually on a first-come, first-served basis. For more...
  • You can provide students with easy access to all of your Echo360 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...
  • 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...
  • Echo360 provides many options for managing content in your Echo360 courses, and sharing your content with students. Manage Presentations and Interactive Activities in Echo360 Echo360 lets you upload presentations to your Content area to store and work on or to your class to share with students....
  • 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...

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