Share Echo360 Media to Canvas (embed or publish to course)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Student View does not work with Echo360, you will see an LTI error this is normal and can be disregarded.

Overview - Publishing Media in Echo360

No matter how you made your video lectures the media stores in your Library and can be published in Canvas, it just depends on how you want to publish them for student access. 

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  • Embedding media in Canvas (recommended when using Modules): It allows faculty to embed media (recorded video) using the embedded player or use a secure link to share media stored in Echo360. Videos embedded import successfully to other Canvas courses, analytics can be viewed in your library. There is no need for an Echo30 course.
  • Active Learning Platform (publishing to an Echo360 course): This allows you to share videos or presentations, use the classroom engagement tools, gather student analytics, and can push Assignment points to the Canvas Gradebook. This method is used for either asynchronous or synchronous classes. You can control the availability of your published media. Students access content by clicking on the Echo360 tab in Canvas's course navigation.
  • Create an Assignment in Canvas (link to an Echo360 class): Supports Grading: This allows you to create an Assignment and link to a single class in your Echo360 course. Points can be pushed to the Canvas Gradebook. Students will access the class within the Assignment.
  • Linking to a Specific Echo360 class in a Module (DOES NOT Support Grading): This allows you to link to a single class using the External Tool, which involves several steps. Use this method if you using the active learning components and desire to streamline ease of access for your students when using Modules. This method does not support grading. OLD METHOD - We recommend to embed media in Canvas.

View the different ways you can publish your media to Canvas, and expand the topic(s) below (as appropriate) by clicking on the row.

Embedding media in Canvas (recommended when using Modules)
Active Learning Platform (publishing to an Echo360 course)
Create an Assignment in Canvas (link to an Echo360 class): Supports Grading 

Start by creating or editing an assignment as normal. A point value must be added to the assignment for the column to be created and for relevant Gradebook data to be received by Echo360 and pushed back to Canvas. Echo360 recommends using 100 as the point value and Display Grade as "Percentage" because the metrics are sent as percentages from Echo360.

This method involves linking to a specific class and provides the same experience for students. You are simply creating a link to the content in your Echo360 course.

NOTE: Before proceeding, your lesson must already be added to your Echo360 course. It is important you named your lessons specific to the content being taught.

  1. In the Submission type of the Assignment, select External Tool, next in the list, choose Echo360 and click the Select button.
  2. Set your Availability Dates for your Assignment as normal. Click Save or Save and Publish to save your Assignment.

Linking to a Echo360 Classroom

  1. Choose your Term.
  2. Choose your Course.
  3. In Step 3, you will see two radio buttons to choose how you want students to view your Echo360 content.
  4. Click the bottom radio button “A lesson (a specific lesson in the section).”
  5. Next click the drop menu to see a list of your lessons (formerly named classes), you may need to scroll then, select your lesson.
  6. Click the blue Connect button (sample image below). 

Linking to a Classroom in Echo360

Add instructions or expectations to the Assignment. Learn how to edit the details of an Assignment in Canvas.
Linking to a Specific Echo360 class in a Module (DOES NOT Support Grading)

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Article ID: 133148
Thu 6/10/21 12:29 PM
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