Echo360 Getting Started for Instructors

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This article is a quick guide for faculty that are new or are existing user of Echo360 Lecture Capture.

Echo360 is cloud based (accessed in your browser) it supports the creation of lecture videos (classroom, your computer, or our AV Studio), it is a system that promotes active learning/student success and provides instructors usage analytics. Echo360 provides Automatic Speech Recognition with captioning capabilities and supports screen readers. Echo360 integrates with Canvas, Microsoft Teams, and OneDrive.

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New to Echo360? 

  • Register for the "Introduction" workshop to obtain your user account. This workshop will show you the fundamentals of using Echo360,  how to record on your computer, and the different methods of publishing your videos in Canvas. This training is essential when you are new; register at
  • Echo360 is a system used at SVSU for recording asynchronous/synchronous lectures. You can record PowerPoint slides, screen actions, supplemental lesson material, exam reviews, and more. All content is stored your personal cloud Library.
  • Echo360 has different capture methods. Faculty can create video lectures in the classroom, in our AV Studio, their office, or at home and publish to an Echo360 course or embed videos in Canvas.
  • Echo360 provides an engagement platform used by students and instructors. The system provides various tools that promote student engagement and increase student learning. Usage analytics are gathered with the ability to export engagement points to the Canvas grade book.
What happens after training? You will receive an email invitation (~24 hours), titled "You've been invited to create an Echo360 account" click "COMPLETE REGISTRATION". You are redirected to create a password for Echo360, it is not synced with your SVSU login credentials.

If you already have an account and don't remember your password, see the instructions in the Existing User section below.

Existing User? Log in to Echo360

When you have a user account for Echo360, you can record classroom lectures, create personal recordings on your computer with Universal Capture: Personal software, and upload media made from other sources. Your videos are stored in the cloud Library at 

  1. Enter your SVSU email address,(example 
  2. Choose Saginaw Valley State University from the drop-down menu (if prompted). 
  3. Enter your password
  4. If you forgot your password you can reset it here

Download and Install - Universal Capture: Personal software

UC Personal software allows you to use (university-owned or personal) PC or Mac to create recordings in your office or at home and publish them to the Echo360 system. Use it to record a class lecture, quick reference of concepts students could be struggling with, supplemental lesson material, and more. Allows the ability to Live Stream or record offline.

For a step-by-step walk through, please view the Universal Capture Installation Guide

Record Online with Browser Capture

Create a video on any computer Windows, Mac, Chromebooks, and Netbooks, you just need a supported browser (e.g., Chrome, Edge, and Firefox). Allows you to record your screen (entire screen, an application window, or your browser tab), microphone, and yourself.

For more details, view our Browser Capture guide.

Request an Echo360 Course

Each semester if you intend to use Echo360 to record/Live Stream in the classroom, or want to foster student engagement utilizing the *Active Learning Platform (ALP) you need to request an Echo360 course. Reminder emails are sent out approximately ~6-8 before the upcoming semester. 

Reusing videos?  SVSU requires Automatic Speech Recognition to be enabled in your course. You are responsible for the accuracy of the transcript. Once your videos have transcripts they remain on your video unless you were to delete them. 

Embedding videos in Canvas? If you ONLY embed your videos, you DO NOT NEED to fill out the form. Your videos reside in Echo360, you only need an Echo360 account.

Echo360 Workshops

Echo360 can be used whether you are teaching in a classroom, hybrid, or online with various ways to increase student engagement and enhance their learning. Learn how you can record in the classroom/computer (pre-record or Live Stream your lectures) manage/edit your media, add polls to check for student understanding or just gather their feedback, and publish content to Canvas in multiple different ways. You can view all analytics (video views or poll responses) in your Library or Echo360 course.

Each session builds on one another, we offer several workshops each semester multiple times (listed below). Visit for all helpful resources, tips and tricks, keep up to date with Echo360 latest enhancements and what's coming soon.

* Recommended workshops, others are encouraged. Sign up at
  • *Echo360: Introduction
  • *Echo360: Manage and Edit Your Content

Create Innovative Videos in our Studio with Echo360

Looking for a new way to create engaging videos for your students? Visit our AV Studio it features a Lighboard and Microsoft Surface Computer (multi-touch screen).

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