Echo360 Capture Methods (Record, Live Stream, and Upload 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) 

View a list of what rooms are equipped with Echo360.

An image of the Classroom view through the student perspective

A classroom recording being viewed inside Echo360's classroom player. 
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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, presenter is recorded teaching (see sample image above)
  • can be scheduled by ITS (preferred method) or faculty can manage (start, pause, or stop) the recording
  • all videos are accessible by your students in 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

Set up the Capture Details for an ad-hoc recording on the podium computer.
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Classroom Capture Records

  • computer screen 
  • audio (USB microphone with directional 25 ft range)
  • NO CAMERA SUPPORT
  • 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.
A video recorded in our studio using a Lightboard being viewed in Echo360's classroom player.
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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. NOTE: Content won't be high quality, it may be difficult for students to see the content during playback.
In the studio, you can record class lectures in a variety of ways. Our recording studio is well-suited for writing equations, drawing diagrams, etc; located in SE142 (training and appointment is needed.) Email support@svsu.edu or call x4225.

Universal Capture Personal (recording on your computer)

Student viewing a video in Echo360
A recorded video with embedded polling being viewed in Echo360's classroom player.
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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. 


Create a Video from a PowerPoint

How to save a PowerPoint Presentation as an MP4 and then upload your video to your Echo360, view the different ways below on how-to upload media to Echo360.

Upload Content Created Outside of Echo360

IMPORTANT NOTE: Uploading content to does require a user account. To obtain an Echo360 user account you must attend the Echo360 Introduction (recording lectures) workshop. It is offered a few times each semester. Register at svsu.edu/workshops

There may be content (e.g., video, audio, or presentation) you have created in another platform/tool that you want to reuse/preserve and distribute to your students or other faculty. You can upload these materials to Echo360 in different ways. All content added to Echo360 will be available in your Library, which is the default location all content (recorded lectures, uploaded materials, slides, etc.). Once in your library, you can share your content with students by embedding in Canvas or publishing to an Echo360 course.

Uploading Media

Limitations of Uploading Content

IMPORTANT NOTE: There is a file size limitation of 20 GB when uploading media created outside of Echo360.​​ View the supported content formats


Uploading Videos using the Mobile App

The Echo360 Mobile app is a free app an extension of the Active Learning Platform where you can view lecture recordings, upload videos recorded on your mobile device, or record a video on demand from your device.

  • Upload your recording from your mobile device will import into your Echo360 Library, you will be notified via email when the video is available. NOTE: Processing times will vary and is determined by  the length of your video and where video is located on the Echo360 server.  View article on how to upload videos through the mobile app.
  • Recording on your mobile device. Record tutorials, lesson starters, or student feedback etc., just remember to keep your recordings short.
Available for 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. 

I have recorded or uploaded content to Echo360, how do I share with my students?

You can publish your media to an Echo360 course (utilizes the Active Learning Platform fosters student engagement) or you can embed your videos in Canvas.