Echo360 Sharing Your Media/Content

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There are several methods to share Echo360 content it depends on how and where you want to share them. View the article links below.

Embed Videos in Canvas (Recommended if using Modules)

The Echo360 embed button is a quick way for you to post individual videos from your personal library instead of publishing them to an Echo360 course/section which uses the Active Learning Platform. This button allows you to embed a video into a Canvas content window (e.g., Page, Announcement, Discussion, etc.) and uses the embedded player which provides Q&A/Discussion for students or instructors to participate in if they wish.

Embedded media does not use Canvas course storage and provides user analytics in your library.

Embedded Media can be Reused. It can be copied for future semester use without breaking links and provide user-specific analytics viewable in your library and does not take up the Canvas course storage they are stored in Echo360. 
Transcript Missing from Embedded Media? If the media was embedded prior to the transcript panel feature being released, or if it is embedded prior to the media having a transcript applied, it may need to be re-embedded to show the transcript.
Did you know? You can embed polling questions directly into a video to check for student understanding without using the Active Learning Platform

How to Embed an Echo360 Video into a Content Window

Go to the content area where you would like your video, the Echo360 embed button is located in the toolbar (look for the plug-shaped icon). Click Echo360, or if you don't see it click View all then Echo360. 

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

TIP: You can add additional directions in the content window before embedding your video.

The embedded dialog box displays on your screen and provides 3 tabs where you could select an existing video from your library (Choose From My Home), create new media, or upload a video made outside of Echo360.

Choose From My Home

The Choose From My Home tab is active and lists the videos that you own. NOTE: Only 20 of the most recent will display at a time.

  • You can find your video that you want to embed in a few different ways: use the scroll bar, type in the name of the video in the Search Content text box, or use the funnel icon to filter your search, see the example image below.
  • If you are using the funnel icon, choose Video in the Type drop-down menu and click Apply. Find the video you want to embed then select the size and embedding options as appropriate refer to Step 9 in the following article on using the Embed button in the Rich Content Editor.
echo30-Embed Button in Canvas Embedding Options
Descriptive Video Title. It is highly encouraged to name your video a short/descriptive name so it's easier to find in your Library, this is especially important if your videos are automated classroom recordings, the title also displays at the top of the embedded video. You can edit the media name so it's easier to find in your library and displays a proper title when your students view the embedded video.


Create New Media

You can create new media when clicked it 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 and can only answer once, you can see usage analytics in your Library, and you can download the data. The process uses the Echo360 embed button (the plug-shaped icon within Apps) using the Interactive Media type. This method functions the same way if you were just embedding a video without polls (view an image of the embedded player). Learn more about using the embedded player.

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 (Classes List page)

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)
Share a Video (recording) from your library and publish it to your course.

Add a Video to a Class allows you to add a video to the classes list 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.

Did you know? 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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