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


All classrooms have Classroom Capture installed on the podium computer it will record your screen content (records 2 screen sources) and audio. There is not 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.

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 EchoVideo.

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 EchoVideo 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 EchoVideo course.
 Cancel your recording: Your recording will not publish anywhere.

Check the sources for video and audio inputs - 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. Log into the podium PC.
  2. On the desktop, click classroom capture software icon to launch. 
  3. Enter with your SVSU email and your EchoVideo password, as a reminder it is not synced with your SVSU login credentials.
  4. Once logged in, you will notice the Universal Capture window auto detects the default inputs, including the microphone (the green bar should go up and down as you speak.) Note: You will not see yourself at the podium, unless you are in a classroom with a camera installed on the side or back wall.
  5. If the microphone is not working, or not showing in the drop-down menu, please call x4225 from your classroom.

    echovideo - universal capture main window

If you prefer visual steps please explore this article - EchoVideo: Creating an Ad Hoc Capture using Universal Capture Software – Support (

Did you know that you can record with Universal Capture Personal software and install it on your university or personal computer. Recommended for recording lectures, supplemental lessons, exam reviews, feedback on an assignment(s) and more.

Fill in the Title and other Capture Details

Click the pencil icon  (upper-left of screen or below the Record button) to open the Capture Details window.

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See the sample image below, fill in the title and other fields as needed. Choose the Capture duration from the drop down menu or type in the number, the default is 60 minutes (1 hour). On the left choose the Publish to location, Library is selected by default. You can also select your current course, if you don't have a current course the semester, you will need to request it. When finished, click Save. 

Alternatively, you with Browser Capture in any classroom, record a screen in various ways including your entire screen. Browser Capture simply just needs an internet connection to work, Live Stream, recording system audio, or recording offline are not features like it is with the installed software Universal Capture Personal.

Capture Details page - sample

You are returned to the main window, click the Record button. You will see a short countdown timer, when it finishes the recording will begin. The capture will record for the duration you set for the class recording.

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Note: Viewing your recorded lecture takes time and depends on a number of factors, the length of your recording and time of day, and other factors. Once processed you will see the finished recording in your Library.

Need IT Help?

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

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