Echo360 Student Guide

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Learn about what Echo360 is and how to view recordings/Live Stream or presentations in your course. Click the links below to take you to a specific section in the article.

Are you new to Echo360?

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View this video on "How to use Echo360 as a Student" created by a NEST Student Ambassador.

Student Classroom Tools (a basic overview)

How do I access Echo360?

All students in a Canvas course have access to Echo360 content. Students will not have a separate log-in outside of their SVSU network password. Students can access Echo360 in a variety of ways in Canvas depending on the instructor; for an entire term of lecture recordings/presentations or by the individual class session in an assignment or module.

Supported Browsers

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Internet Explorer and Safari DO NOT work well. The recommended browsers are Chrome and Firefox to view media and participate in polling questions. 

Google Chrome and Firefox may need to have Cookie settings configured (help guides below): 

Accessing media through Echo360

  • Echo360 LTI (Canvas Side Bar Navigation): You will be directed to the Classes page with a list of all the media your instructor has shared with you.
  • Assignment link (1 single video)
  • Embedded on a page, discussion, announcement, etc. in Canvas (can be individual or multiple videos) view more about the embedded player and its features. 

Echo360 tab in Canvas course navigation

Access Echo360 in the course navigation in Canvas, the location of the Echo360 tab will depend on your instructor. To enter the class session, click the class row to enter the virtual classroom.

Icon colors are defined below:

  • Green: Content is available to view.
  • Gray: Content has been viewed.
  • No icon: Content is not available (instructor has made it unavailable)

Click Echo360

Echo360 Classes List (Overview)

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How do I join a Live class?

  1. Click the Echo360 tab in the Canvas course navigation, (left menu).
  2. You will see a LIVE green badge next to the class name. If the class is happening now, there is a green dot to the left of the class name, as shown in the below figure.
  3. Click the class row to enter the virtual classroom.

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How do I see who is Attending the Live Class?

At the top-right, you will see a Live Attendance button (two-person icon) that displays the number of participants actively viewing the LIVE class. To see who is watching click the button.

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How do I view the Live Class?

Live streams will not autoplay. Click Show Live Stream (bottom-left corner) to view the Live Stream. 

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Watching a live class cannot be rewound/fast-forwarded, it's real-time. If you find the Live Stream becomes out of sync due to your network connection, the Live Stream will provide a "catch up button" and you will be able to view playback.

How do I Use the Classroom Tools?

When you are viewing classroom media, you can ask questions, participate in discussions and polling activities, take notes during a lecture, bookmark or flag video or slide locations for future review, and exit a class and enter another class. Learn more about the functionality of using the student classroom tools (top-right of the media player).

Classroom Tools Quick Links

How do I Use the Video Player?

Classroom media can be played back and watched as often as you need. See an overview of the Echo360 Classroom Player.

How do I Respond to Polling?

Instructors may post polling questions in presentation slides to gather feedback and assess your learning.

Responding to Activity/Polling Slides

How do I View and Respond to Embedded Videos with Polling?

Viewing a Video with Embedding Polling. Plays like a normal video but prohibits viewing sections of the video until the polling question has been responded to.
Poll markers. The video will play until the first poll marker, prompting the student to respond to the poll before they can continue watching.
Responding to an Embedded Poll. Once a student responds to a poll they are locked and cannot be edited. Learn how students respond to a poll.

How do I Create a Study Guide?

Any notes you have taken and bookmarks you have made from a class session will allow you to create a study guide for easy review of the class material. You can even download a text version of your notes which includes timestamps corresponding to the class session.

View Echo360's support article's on taking notes and using the Study Guide

How does my Instructor Grade Online Participation with Echo360?

Echo360 does track the classes you watch and participate in. It would depend on your instructor how they grade your participation.

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is very important that you click the blue SUBMIT button when participating in polls in Echo360, or your response will not be recorded.

Some may grade on the following metrics:

  • Attendance: Whether you opened a class session during the specified day and time.
  • Video and Presentation Views: The lecture recording was viewed in its entirety or you've clicked through the slide presentation. You can pause at any time, Echo360 will remember where you left off.
  • Q&A: Questions can be asked during a class session or you can reply to the class discussions. Questions you post can be public or anonymous to the entire class.
  • Notes: The built-in note-taking feature allows you to take notes, they are time stamped. Notes can be downloaded in a text version (time-stamps are included).
  • Activities: Slide presentations may include activities (embedded quiz questions) that you need to participate in such as multiple-choice, ordered list, short answer, image quiz, and numerical value. They may even provide you an external video to watch right in Echo360. ​​​​ 

Download the Free Echo360 Mobile App

View recorded lectures and presentations on the go with the Echo360 Mobile app, and ask questions/participate in the discussion via your smartphone or tablet.

  • NO DIRECT LOGIN: Users who log into a Learning Management System (LMS) like Canvas access Echo360 and therefore do not log directly into Echo360 would need to establish their own Echo360 password. You can use the same password as your SVSU email, or create a new password for Echo360. Your Echo360 password MUST meet the following specifications see help guide Creating an Echo360 Password for Direct Login or Mobile Apps.
  • NO LIVE STREAM SUPPORT: Currently the Echo360 mobile app does not work with viewing Live Stream class sessions. You can use the native browser on your mobile device. However, it is best practice is to log into a computer.
  • APP LIMITATIONS: There are some limitations to the mobile app. Students can watch recordings or view presentations from a tablet or phone. 

Echo360 Mobile App Guides

Echo360 Mobile App Limitations

  • Live Streaming is not available, however, students can watch a Live Stream through a mobile browser. For the best experience, we recommend viewing a Live Stream class on a computer.
  • Interactive media cannot be viewed on the Echo360 mobile app. A computer browser or mobile browser must be used to view or respond to interactive media polls.
  • Other limitations of the Echo360 mobile app


Last updated: 6/8/21


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