Echo360 Collections - Share media with others at SVSU

Overview

Echo360 Collections is another way you can share media with others outside of a course. Anyone with an instructor role in Echo360 can create a Collection. The media added to a Collection is a way to organize media for a specific course or topics.  You can add members to a Collection with various permissions that you can assign to each member.  


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Features of a Collection

  • A Collection allows you to bulk add media to quickly share with others. 
  • The media in a Collection can be easily shared with other instructors or users with an Echo360 account. You can set permissions for what they can do with the media.
    • There are various preset roles that you can choose from or you can set custom permissions for each member you share a collection learn more about Roles and Member Permissions.
    • The Post permission means the member can post to an Echo360 section or embed in Canvas using the Echo360 embed button in the toolbar. Does not include: Library Collections cannot be embedded in Canvas yet, that is a feature that is coming in a future deployment.
  • Watch the demo video: "Collections will have new capabilities rolled out in future releases".

Creating a Collection

All instructors in Echo360 can create a Collection within their Library from the Collection tab. You become the manager of the Collection where you can choose who you want to share your media with. Type in a short and concise Collection Title (up to 200 characters), then type in a Description (up to 2,500 characters) so that users know what the Collection contains. See this Echo360 guide, Creating a Collection.

Echo360 Collections (Library interface)


Use Cases for Creating a Collection
• Share media with other instructors in your department or give users specific permissions outside of a Echo360 course. Choose from pre-configured or customize the Access level.
• Share media with students that need to take an incomplete and need access outside of term that has ended. Students will access outside of Canvas via echo360.org

Adding Members to a Collection

Click the Membership tab, and then click the + Member button (right of your screen) to add a user to a Collection. Remember, the individual you are sharing with must already have a Echo360 user account. The Add Member window opens, type in the username, and select their name from the list. After adding the member, choose the Access Level you want for them, and click Add Member. Do this for each member you want to add to the Collection. See this Echo360 guide, Adding Users to a Collection.

Roles and Permission within a Collection

Echo360 Collection Roles and Permissions table
*Permissions can also be custom set outside of the default settings for each role.

Adding Media to a Collection

The Collection manager and member(s) with Add & Upload permission can add media to a Collection. 

To add media to a Collection click the + Add Media button, a list of items in your Library will display by default or you can Upload New Media. You can add one or more pieces of media, click the empty checkbox to the left of the media name. You can search, sort, or use the scroll bar to locate your media, or use the filter (funnel icon) to isolate your search to specific media types or content. See this Echo360 guide, Adding Media to a Collection

Other ways to add media in your Library to a Collection
Thumbnail in your Library: Select any thumbnail (media tile) in your Library (three dot menu ), and select Add to Collection, then select the Collection you want to add it to. 
Media Details page: Click the Share icon, then choose the Collection tab. In the Share with box choose the Collection you want to share the media to. Alternatively, you can scroll to the bottom of the Media Details page and in the Share with box select the Collection from the menu.

Accessing a Collection (you own or that has been shared with you)

Your Collections of media that you own or has been shared with you will be seen in the Collection panel.

  • Instructors, TAs: Will have a Library tab that they can see their Collections of media within the Collections panel.
  • Students: Will access a Collection of media from the tab in the top menu.

Echo360 accessing a collection as a student

Echo360 course - New Class Group (formerly named Collections)
The former name Collections in a Echo course has been renamed New Class Group, it has the same functionality as before allowing you to place related media inside of it to organize your content.
Echo360 course New Class Group (formerly Collection)

Echo360 Collections Help Resources

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Article ID: 141323
Created
Thu 2/10/22 1:58 PM
Modified
Fri 2/3/23 12:37 PM

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