Echo360 Capture Methods (Record & Stream Your Video Content)

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In this article, you will see the different ways lectures can be recorded inside a classroom (view what equipment is installed in each classroom), in our recording studio, (Lightboard or Surface Studio), or outside of the classroom (on your computer). If you have recorded lectures in another system, you can upload them to Echo360.


IMPORTANT: Do not check grades, email, or anything confidential. All content is recorded and will be available to students. If you need to trim or cut sensitive information, you can use Echo360's online media editor.

Capture Appliance (Pod, Pro, or SCHD) 

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Student watching a recording/Live Stream from a Pod room. 
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Capture Appliance Records

  • all content sent through the projector
  • audio (USB microphone with directional 25 ft range)
  • pan-tilt-zoom camera installed on the side or back wall
  • can be scheduled by ITS (preferred method) or faculty can control the recording
  • all videos are accessible via Canvas
  • can record asynchronously, and synchronously (live stream)  
If projecting a guest laptop, it will be recorded. 


Classroom Capture (installed on the podium)

Classroom Capture Details page

Classroom Capture Details Page |  Example of Setting up an Ad-hoc recording in a Classroom
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Classroom Capture Records

  • computer screen 
  • audio (USB microphone with directional 25 ft range)
  • document camera captured through the computer (ImageMate)
  • can be scheduled by ITS or faculty can control the recording
  • all videos are accessible via Canvas
  • can record asynchronously, and synchronously (live stream)  
Have a guest laptop? If using a guest laptop, you won't be able to use the classroom peripherals (mic, doc cam, or camera) you will need to hook up your own and use Universal Capture Personal.  

Recording Studio

Student viewing a video in Echo360 of an Instructor using the Lightboard in our recording studio.
Student watching a video that was recorded using the Lightboard.
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  • Lightboard: Record a video to communicate technical diagrams or content.
  • Surface Studio: Record using Classroom Capture and annotate your screen content.
  • Whiteboard: Record yourself standing and writing on a whiteboard (physical) via webcam.
In the studio, you can record class lectures in a variety of ways. It is well-suited for writing equations, drawing diagrams, etc. Our studio is located at SE142 (appointment and training needed x4225).

Universal Capture Personal (recording on your computer)

Student viewing a video in Echo360
Student watching a video (with a PowerPoint) and polling slide created with Universal Capture Personal.
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Personal Capture Records

  • computer screen
  • audio (via microphone) system audio is optional
  • webcam (optional)
  • USB document camera (via software such as IPEVO)
  • you control the start and stop of your recording
  • all videos are accessible in Canvas
  • can record asynchronously, and synchronously (live stream)  
What are the system requirements? PC (Windows 10 64-bit) or Mac (OS X 10.14 and higher) ​​​
Have a Chromebook? Universal Capture Personal will not work on a Chromebook. 

Echo360 Upload Existing Content

All content uploaded will be available in your Echo360 library, ready for you to edit or share with your students. You can upload from your computer or use the Echo360 mobile app.

Upload Existing Video, Audio, or PowerPoint

You can upload video, audio, and/or presentations made on another platform to Echo360. Learn how to upload content to Echo360 and view supported content formats.  NOTE: There is a file size limitation of 20GB.

Uploading Videos using the Mobile App

Upload videos from your smartphone or tablet. For mobile and tablets iOS, Android, Windows 10, Xbox One, and Amazon Kindle. The app supports video uploads in these supported formats MP4, M4V, 3GP, and AVI file formats. Download the Echo360 mobile app. 

Available for instructors, teaching assistants, and students.