Oct

2

Increase Student Engagement and Assess Student Learning in your Course

Learn how to engage your students using built-in Classroom Tools and Polling.

Oct

16

Echo360 Introduction (first-time use)

Learn how to create video lectures and share them to Canvas.

Oct

22

Embedded Polling in a Video

Learn how to embed polling and quiz questions in a video.

Oct

30

Manage and edit media in your library before publishing to your course

Learn how to edit your video using the video and transcript editor.

Nov

11

Increase Student Engagement and Assess Student Learning in your Course

Learn how to engage your students using built-in Classroom Tools and Polling.

Nov

12

Echo360 Introduction (first-time use)

Learn how to create video lectures and share them to Canvas.

Brand New to Echo360? The system provides lecture capture solutions for recording inside and outside of the classroom as well as built-in tools to engage students and support instructors.

To obtain a license and implement Echo360 in your courses and be successful in teaching the tool, SVSU Faculty and Staff need to complete the introductory workshop. You will learn best practices for creating video lectures and gain a full understanding of the benefits of using Echo360 both as an instructor and as a student. Register for an introductory workshop at svsu.edu/workshops

Echo360 is a comprehensive lecture capture and video hosting system that allows SVSU faculty to record video lectures for students to view on a computer or through the mobile app. It is used inside or outside of the classroom. Echo360 stores your recorded lectures in the cloud, you can manage and edit your media before publishing and sharing with your students in Canvas. Echo360 has an integrated active learning platform that lets you monitor the students that are confused or least engaged, to increase student engagement and success.

Learn more about what Echo360 is, how to benefit from using it in your teaching, different ways to record and share your lectures with your students, and how widely it is used at SVSU, view this Echo360 FAQ article.

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Training and Help Guides

SVSU Pre-Recorded Workshops

Lecture Capture offers the ability to record supplemental materials covered in a face to face class or deliver teaching fully online. The captured recordings are published to your course and accessible in Canvas or from the Echo360 mobile app. Providing online lectures for playback improves student learning outcomes and boosts student gratification. With the built in-analytics inside of Echo360's Active Learning Platform (ALP), you can predict problem areas before student grades are impacted. View our pre-recorded workshops.

Official Instructor Training Webinar Series

Learn how to create a capture, manage your media, engage your students with the classroom tools, and use video embedded polls a recently released feature. Engage your students with video-based learning for blended and hybrid delivery. Learn how to teach both on-campus and online students as recommended by Echo360 presenters Jason Gildner & Dr. John Couperthwaite original air dates Aug. 25-27, 2020. 

 


Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR)

ASR can automatically create text transcripts from your Echo360 videos delivered by Amazon Web Services. You can edit your transcript for accuracy directly in the browser, search and replace words, and more. If you are reusing content you must use ASR. Register for a workshop Manage/Edit your Media and Transcript Before Publishing to your Course

Help Documentation: Using the Transcript Editor

Media Editor

Echo360's browser-based editor makes it easy to edit videos from anywhere, with no complicated tools required. Available directly from the user’s library, the editor allows the user to simply make and save changes, and the published version is automatically updated. 

Help Documentation: Using the Media Editor 

Embed Polling in a Video

Check for student understanding and create Interactive Media with Polling. Students must answer the poll before they can move on to the next section of the video. Polling responses are generated in your Library via the Media Details page. Register for a workshop and learn more about Embedded Polling in a Video.

Help Documentation: Embedded Polling in a Video

 


Create a Live Stream from your university or personal computer (Mac or PC) with Universal Capture and publish your recording to your course. See who is actively viewing your live class, review discussion posts, Q&A, and poll students in real-time. Learn more about starting a Live Stream.

There are network and bandwidth requirements (upload speed is most important):

  • ~ 2MB of available upload speed to Live Stream your screen and audio
  • ~ 3MB is advised for computer screen, audio, and webcam. 

NOTE:  Run a speed test at https://www.speedtest.net/ it is imperative to choose a server close to (your city). 

 

How do I Lecture Capture in the Classroom?

Log into the podium and turn the touch panel, prepare your screen, and or documents and teach. Depending on the room your teaching in the device instructions will vary, see the Echo360 Classroom List. TIP: Don't have multiple applications open, clean up your desktop.

Where does my recording upload?

Your class lecture will upload to your Library if you have scheduled class sessions it will also display in your course in Canvas.

How do I see who is watching the Live Stream?

In Canvas, click the Echo360 tab then the class session indicated by a LIVE green badge. Learn how to Monitor a Live Stream Class.

Official Echo360 Help Guides




What is Echo360 for Students?

Echo360 is a lecture capture system that provides students the ability to view lectures in real-time or watch/review pre-recorded lectures. 

How Do Students View Content and Use the Classroom Tools?

Echo360 comes with an integrated Active Learning Platform where students can ask questions, participate in discussions and polling, indicate areas of confusion, take notes, bookmark specific areas of a recording, and more. Learn more and view our Echo360 Student Guide.

 


Echo360 FAQs

Echo360 is a video hosting system with an integrated Active Learning Platform (ALP) that allows a faculty or staff an easy way to capture, edit, upload, and publish media inside or outside of class. The system has three types of capture types: ApplianceClassroom, and Universal Capture Personal (Mac or PC) that you can use to record your lectures. All capture solutions allow you to record asynchronous or synchronous class lectures, supplemental lesson materials, an exam review, and more. Your recordings are stored in your Echo360 library and shared to your course in Canvas. Echo360 allows students to rewatch content, it has collaborative Classroom Tools and Polling features to engage your students.


There are 3 capture systems for Echo360, view a detailed comparison of the types of Lecture Capture Systems that you can use inside and outside of the classroom.

Inside the Classroom: You can request scheduled class sessions or create a recording in an ad-hoc fashion.

  • Pod/Appliance rooms: All content sent to the projector will record as well audio, and yourself via the classroom camera. 
  • Classroom Capture rooms:  All screen content will record; audio, doc camera (via Image Mate software), there is NOT a camera.

Outside of the Classroom: You create new recordings from your work or personal computer. Downloadable software for your Mac or PC, view the installation guide. You must have an Echo360 user account, register for an Echo360 Introduction workshop.

  • Universal Capture Personal: All screen content will record; audio, doc camera (via IPEVO software), webcam (optional), are recorded. 

 


Many rooms are equipped with Echo360 view the equipped room list

To use Echo360 in your course, each term please fill out the Echo360 Semester Request Form

NOTE: Departmental faculty and SVSU staff will need to be trained before you can use Echo360.


Each semester we offer several workshops for faculty and staff who want to learn how to teach online using Echo360. The recordings can be asynchronous or synchronous it all depends on how you want to teach your course. Echo360 lecture capture technology provides the ability to record screen content, audio, webcam, (optional applies to Universal Capture Personal software only), video of the instructor teaching at the podium. The recordings are available to your students in Canvas via the Echo360 tab.

To obtain a license and implement Echo360 in your courses and be successful in teaching the tool, faculty and staff need to complete the Echo360 Introduction workshop. You will learn best practices for creating video lectures and gain a full understanding of the benefits of using Echo360 both as an instructor and as a student you can sign up for an introductory workshop here.


You can record your class lectures inside or outside of the classroom in real-time or decide to record asynchronously. Recordings are posted online in Canvas via the Echo360 tab where student can watch and listen at their own pace or attend a live class. The Echo360 video hosting system comes with an integrated Active Learning Platform that provides Classroom Tools and Polling to engage your students. They can ask questions, participate in discussions and polling, indicate areas of confusion, take notes, bookmark specific areas of a recording, and more. All classroom activity is time-stamped with robust viewer analytics so an instructor can predict problem areas before student grades are impacted, learn more, and register for Echo360 training at http://svsu.edu/workshops.

Get students started with Echo360 and allow students to watch a lecture live one day and online another day. Hybrid taught classes meet social distancing requirements, reduce the impact of sick days, inclement weather, and helps students with different learning styles. Class lectures can be viewed on a computer or on the mobile app. 


Echo360 in Canvas

Teaching can be effective when Echo360 is used in your LMS course whether you are teaching physically or remotely. Benefits of using Echo360 include:

  • Build relationships with your students
  • Refine student learning (confidence)
  • Personal learning experience rather than a textbook
  • Encourages peer discussion
  • Catch up on missed work
  • Assess student learning

In order for students to access Echo360 content, their user access needs to be authenticated. Authentication occurs automatically when an instructor’s Canvas course is linked directly to their Echo360 course. Student authentication provides several benefits including the collection of user analytics and the capability to use student and instructor collaborative tools known as classroom tools or use polling questions to engage your students. View the Echo360 Student Guide.


Student View in Canvas does not work with Echo360. When clicked on it will display an error that instructors can disregard. The test student is not an actual student and does not have login credentials for Echo360 so it cannot view the Echo360 content. Rest assured that if you logged in and can see your Classes list in Canvas the media is available for your students.  


Instructors and students can view a graphical overlay on what segments are watched the most and displays above the playback bar.  The video view heatmap works in the Echo360 classroom and in your library. The heatmap button is a toggle, click it to turn it on, then click it again to turn it off. For more details viewing videos with the Video Heatmap see this article. 

NOTE: Echo360 has indicated that video heatmaps are not available when using public links, or when a video is embedded.


With Echo360’s classroom tools, polling, and quizzes you will know which students are the least engaged or might be confused. The classroom tools give student's a voice in their learning and assesses what they have learned or what they haven’t. The system provides you with rich analytics to increase student engagement and sets them up for success. Learn more in Getting Students StartedHow to use Classroom tools and Add Polling Questions to Presentations.

NOTE: If an instructor uses public links or embedded videos the online classroom tools will not be seen. 


ACCOUNT AND LOGIN

If you are new to Echo360, departmental faculty and SVSU staff will need to be trained before they can use Echo360 Lecture Capture, you can sign up for an introductory workshop here.

If you are an existing user, you can access your Echo360 library by visiting https://www.echo360.org

Access Echo360 in Canvas

*Alternatively, you can access Echo360 from your Canvas course once it has been linked to Echo360.

  1. Log in to Canvas
  2. Click your Dashboard and open your course
  3. Click on Echo360

From there, you can add videos to your Echo360 classroom where students can ask questions, participate in discussions, mark confusing content, and take notes during a lecture. 

UNIVERSAL CAPTURE

Universal Capture is Echo360's newest desktop app for recording your screen, audio, and video. Universal Capture has replaced legacy apps Personal Capture and Classroom Capture. 

If you have not already done so, download and install the Echo360 Universal Capture app to your computer. View the Echo360 Universal Capture Installation Guide

  1. Log into Echo360
  2. Click the gear icon in the upper-right of your screen, from the context menu.
  3. Select Downloads
  4. On the Downloads screen, under the heading Universal Capture: Personal click the installation file that is appropriate for your computer.

Image of Echo360 interface on how to access downloads

 

 

 

 

MOBILE APP

Watch your class lectures no matter where you are, at any time when you download the Echo360 Lecture Capture app.

The Echo360 mobile app is available:

  • At no cost and fully supported for all SVSU staff, faculty, and students.
  • For mobile and tablets iOS, Android, Windows 10, Xbox One, and Amazon Kindle. 

Students can:

  • Watch or listen to class lectures while on the go
  • Ask questions, participate in discussions and polling activities
  • Take notes and create bookmarks.
  • Mark a segment of a class lecture or slide as confusing

Access Echo360 In Canvas First

Students must click the Echo360 tab in the Canvas course navigation (just once) to establish the connection to the Echo360 section before they can use the mobile app.

Cellular Data

We encourage you to use Wi-Fi or mobile hotspot when possible. Data charges may occur from your cellular company.

Get the Echo360 Mobile app

 View the Mobile App Quick Guide

Apple App Store logo iOS 9.1 or later 
Google Play logo Android 5 and higher
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Video

Watch the video and learn more about the Echo360 mobile app available for instructors and students.

 

LIGHTBOARD

Use Echo360 Capture in our recording studio in a variety of ways. This recording studio is well-suited for writing equations, drawing diagrams, etc.  Sign up for a workshop to learn more.

 Our studio is located in the Dow Doan Science East building and features:

  • Lightboard: Record a video to communicate technical diagrams or content.
  • Surface Studio: Record using Classroom Capture and annotate your screen content.
  • Whiteboard: Record using a webcam to lecture class content.

An image of faculty members using the Lightboard.



 

HELP GUIDES

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Echo360

Learn more about what Echo360 is, how to benefit from using it in your teaching, different ways to record and share your lectures with your students, and how widely its used at SVSU, view this Echo360 FAQ article.

 

Universal Capture

Universal Capture is Echo360's newest capture app start using it to record your lectures. It has a simple one-button record, to create, pause, and stop videos, all recordings are automatically published to your library or course. 

View the Echo360 Universal Capture Installation Guide

 

Online Help Guides and Student Videos

Getting Started with Echo360 (e.g., browser requirements, mobile app, and more)

Student Online Help Videos

Viewing and interacting with media

Create captures, slides, activites, and more

Editing, sharing, publishing, and groups

Instructor analytics on classes and students

Manage course features for your class sessions