Echo360 (EchoVideo): Ad-hoc (non-scheduled) Classroom Capture Guide


All rooms have Classroom Capture installed on the podium computer it will record your screen content and audio, but it doesn't have a camera installed in the room. View our Classroom Equipment and Technology Article. This article demonstrates creating an ad-hoc recording with Universal Capture Classroom software.

Check your Recording Inputs

It is recommended before you create an ad-hoc recording with Classroom Capture to ensure that your Display and Microphone are selected from the drop-down menus.

  1. Launch Echo360 capture software, click the shortcut on the desktop.
  2. Login with your SVSU email and your Echo360 password, as a reminder it is not synced with your SVSU login credentials.
  3. Once logged in, you will notice the computer screen and microphone are auto-detected.
  4. If the computer display or microphone are not auto detected, you should be able to select the Display or Microphone from the drop-down menu's (sample image below). NOTE: If you cannot select the display or microphone please call x4225 from your classroom.

Echo360 Universal Capture Classroom Inputs for Recording

This is the same interface as Universal Capture Personal software install it on your university or personal computer. Recommended for recording supplemental lessons.

Set Up Your Capture Details

Click the pencil icon  (upper-left of screen) to open the Capture Details window, to add your video title, set your publish location, and set up Live Stream (if applicable).

Echo360 Access the Capture Details page

The image below shows you an example of how to set up your class recording including how to Live Stream your class.  If you are simply recording your class, do not check Live Stream. Learn more about Live Streaming your Classes with Echo360

Left Side

Capture Details Page

Right Side

Give your classroom lecture a title, describe your video contents, and provide searchable keywords.

  • Title: Type in a concise title, we don't recommend Week 1, or Module 1 etc. as a name for your video. 
  • Description (optional): Tell your students what the lecture will be about.
  • Tags (optional): Type in keywords on what you lectured about in the video.
  • Capture Duration: Choose how long you want to record your class, click the arrows or enter it manually.  Note: You can add more time or stop it as needed.

Classroom Capture

Note: To Live stream your class, you must publish to course (current semester only) otherwise the checkbox will not clickable. If you do not see your course, you will need to request a Echo360 course for the current semester.

Select a publish location, a course/section, a class, and set up Live Stream (if applicable).

  • Selecting a Publish location: Choose where you want to publish your lecture, your Library is the default (recommended if you need to make video edits). Choose your course from the list or type in your course name. 
  • Selecting a Class: New Class will be selected by default. If you have an existing class title choose it from the drop-down menu.
  • Setting up Live Stream: Select your course in the Publish To... ​​​next click the Live Stream check box. 
  • Save: Click the blue Save button to continue.

Recording Sensitive Information

While recording your class lectures, do not check grades, email, or anything confidential which violates FERPA policy. All content is recorded and will be available to students whether scheduled to start automatically or started and stopped manually. 
Need to trim or cut out sensitive information? You can edit your video directly in your browser, view a library of help articles on using the Media Editor in Echo360.

Pause or Stop your Classroom Recording

A recording can be paused, stopped, or canceled using hotkeys or keyboard shortcuts:

Pause your recording: Ctrl F6 or click the Echo360 icon on the desktop. Click it to resume the classroom recording.
Stop your recording early: Ctrl F8. Your recording will be published automatically to the selected Echo360 course.
 Cancel your recording: Your recording will not publish anywhere.

Need IT Help?

For technical assistance, call the Support Center at 989.964.4225 (x4225), or by email at


Article ID: 115988
Thu 9/10/20 3:06 PM
Mon 9/25/23 3:26 PM

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