AV Studio: Available Technologies (Lightboard)


Book time in our Studio by filling out the reservation form.

Our studio is located in Science East 142 and offers another way to use Echo360 Universal Capture to create short video demonstrations. Use our Lightboard for drawing technical diagrams or use our Microsoft Surface Studio desktop computer; its multi-touch device that tilts like a drawing pad allowing you to annotate screen content using a stylus.

 IT Studio entering the room

In the article:

Studio FAQs

Who can use the video studio? 

Its available for SVSU faculty and staff. 

I'm interested! How do I record videos?

The room uses Echo360 technology, training is required, please email support@svsu.edu or contact us by phone at 989.964.4225(x4225).

I've been using Echo360, do I still need to be trained?

Yes, the room has a specific setup and technologies in place.

What can I use the Lightboard for? 

Our Lightboard is a made of glass pumped with light on each side so when using a fluorescent dry erase marker, the ink glows and becomes visible. The Lightboard will let you draw as you lecture, it mirrors content so written words are readable, while keeping you visible behind the glass facing your audience. A video is produced using an Echo360 Appliance (Pod) that you can control (e.g., start, pause, stop) your lecture. The video quality is great with some to none post-production editing.

IT Studio Close up of Lightboard

Lightboard examples:

  • Technical diagrams
  • Sketches
  • Complex topics
  • Equations
  • Programming Languages

What can I use the Microsoft Surface Studio for?

Our Surface Studio is a touch screen device that sits upright and tilts allowing you to draw naturally. You can record your screen content with Echo360 Classroom Capture producing a video and saves to your Library. The Surface Studio allows you to draw concepts, annotate slides, create photos of your screen content, use the Surface Dial for precise drawing, and access editing tools with the Surface Pen, and more.

Studio desktop tilts

Surface Studio examples:

  • Use to demonstrate a step-by-step walk throughs.
  • Annotate or highlight presentations as you teach.
  • Use the Draw tab within Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote draw and teach lessons.
  • Use the Whiteboard app via the Microsoft 365 app launcher or use it in a Teams meeting.  
  • Snap photos of your screen using the editing tools from the Surface Pen.

How can I make edits to my video?

If you need to edit your video you can use Echo360's Media Editor there is no software to download it works in your browser, Firefox and Google Chrome (latest versions) are recommended for best experience.

How are videos shared with students or viewers?

Videos are produced with Echo360 and available in your personal library, they can be shared in a Canvas course allowing your students to view your videos or can be downloaded and shared outside of a Canvas course to Microsoft Stream or OneDrive.

What do students see?

During playback of a video, the student will see their instructor teaching and drawing on the glass board while facing the camera.

Lightboard example in the Echo360 Course Player

How do I reserve time to record in the studio?

If you have had previous training you can book an appointment by filling out our studio reservation form. If you need training, please email support@svsu.edu or contact us by phone at 989.964.4225(x4225).


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