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 any of these materials to Echo360 where you can edit and manage them like any other recording, and publish them to a course. You can upload video, audio, and/or slides and presentations to Echo360 both from your computer and from popular cloud options such as Dropbox, GoogleDrive, Box, and OneDrive.
Any content you add to Echo360 will be available in your Echo360 Library, which is the primary location of all content (recorded lectures, uploaded materials, slides, etc.) you have access to. You can share any content available in this tab with students by publishing it to a course or using the Share option to share content with an individual.
Upload a file to Echo360
- Navigate to echo360.umass.edu and log in with your NetID and password. The Echo360 Library page will open.
- On the Echo360 Library page, click Create, then select Upload Media. The Select Files to Upload pop-up window will open.
- Drag a file from your desktop or a file folder into the upload area, or click Select Files to Upload to select the file using a system dialog window.
- After selecting a file, the window will display an upload progress message and close when the upload is complete. Content uploaded to Echo360 will be processed by the system, and will be unavailable until it is complete. Processing time depends on the length and type of file uploaded. You will receive an email notification when any content you add is ready to be viewed and shared.
For further instructions on uploading other content to Echo360, see Echo360's article on Uploading Content to your Library.
Note: Echo360 is designed for unique instructional content and should not be used for streaming copyrighted content. If you wish to assign copyrighted materials for your course, consider requesting Digital Reserves through the UMass Amherst Libraries. For instructions on how to integrate Digital Reserves with your learning management system, see the UMass Amherst Libraries Course Reserves' Information for Instructors. For any problems with UMass Library Course Materials, including copyright questions, problems configuring the semester, or using items from previous courses, please email Reserves staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.