Echo360 Adding Videos and Content to Canvas

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Embed Videos in Canvas (Recommended when using Modules)

You can add videos using the Echo360 embed button (plug-shaped icon) inside of the Rich Content Editor (e.g., Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus) within Apps (plug-shaped icon). Embedding content does not take up the Canvas course storage they are stored in Echo360.

If you are NOT recording in the classroom, live streaming, or utilizing the *Active Learning Platform (ALP) we recommend that you embed your videos. The embedded videos can be copied for future semester use without breaking and provide course-specific analytics.

An image: Embedded Media Analytics User Video Views

You can see user analytics by the course within your Echo360 Library. 

How to Embed

  1. Log into Canvas.
  2. From the Dashboard, open your course.
  3. Navigate to the location where you would like to post your embedded video. We recommend embedding within a Page, Discussion, or Announcement.
  4. Type in a short and descriptive title that describes your video.
  5. Click Apps (plug-shaped icon)An image: Canvas Rich Content Editor plug-shaped icon, Apps button.
  6. Click Echo360.

An image: Echo360 Embed button plug-shaped icon (Apps button) inside of the Rich Content Editor


Accessing a Video and Embedding Options

Embedding videos in the Rich Content Editor provides 3 tabs where you can select an existing video from your library, record a new video, and upload a video.

Choose From My Home

All media loads from your personal library. Choose the size and embedding options as appropriate using the Embed button in the Rich Content Editor.

echo30-Embed Button in Canvas Embedding Options

Create New Media

Launches Universal Capture Personal software for recording on your computer. If you have only recorded in the classroom and have not installed Universal Capture Personal on your computer, see our Universal Capture Personal Installation Guide. If are new learn how to get started with Echo360.

Upload Existing Media

Upload videos from your computer to your Echo360 library, After uploading to your Echo360 library you can use embed your video using the Echo360 embed button.

Embed a Video with Polling Questions (Check for Student Understanding)

To check for student understanding you can embed polls in your video, students must answer to continue watching, you can see usage analytics in your Library, and you can download the data. The process uses the Echo360 Embed button simply select the Interactive Media type.

Echo360 Active Learning Platform (ALP)

The (ALP) is a web-based platform that allows you to facilitate engagement and participation for asynchronous and synchronous class recordings using active learning tools. You can gather usage analytics for the content shared to a class, this can be a video, presentation, or both, with the ability to push points to the grade book. Instructors gain insight on whether students are succeeding, struggling, or not engaged. You MUST request Echo360 each term if using this method. 

How to share Echo360 content using the ALP? There are a few ways:

  • Echo360 Course Navigation Link: [MOST COMMON]. Students have access to all class recordings and presentations.
  • External Tool In a Canvas Module: Provides all classroom analytics.
  • Assignment in Canvas: A column is created in the Gradebook and points can be pushed to it.

IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL LINKS will need to be redone because they break during a course import.


Echo360 Course Navigation Link

Below is a sample image of the Classes List page. Classes are a container that holds media to be shared with your students. Classes should have a short descriptive title, learn more about renaming Classes in an Echo360 course.

An image: Echo360 Classes Page (Section Home Page)


Linking to a Specific Class in an Echo360 Course

There are two ways that you can link to a specific Echo360 class. They provide the same analytical data that you would have gathered from students clicking on the Echo360 link in Canvas. Both methods require the instructor to have already shared their media to their Echo360 course.

An image of a broken link notifies users that linking to a specific Echo360 class will break during course import in Canvas

Assignment in Canvas: Supports Grading 

Allows linking to a specific Echo360 class and creates a column in the Gradebook. A point value must be added to the assignment for the column to be created and for relevant Gradebook data to be received by Echo360. The metrics are sent as percentages, we recommend using 100 and Percentage. Learn how to add an Assignment link to a Module.

NOTE: You can change assignment details just like normal if you would like to add additional instructions or information. Learn how to edit the details of an Assignment in Canvas.

External Tool in a Canvas Module: DOES NOT Support Grading

Allows linking to a specific Echo360 class, and provides all classroom analytics; however, it DOES NOT support grading. Learn how to add an external tool as a Canvas Module item, just be sure to choose Echo360 from the list of external tools as shown in the image below.

An image: External Tool Canvas Module Item Echo360

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