Echo360 Collections - Share media with others at SVSU


Echo360 Collections (formerly Groups) allows you to create a folder in your Library to add media you want to share with other instructors or students outside of an Echo360 course term.  NOTE: This requires others to have a user account in Echo360. The media in a Collection is a link that others have permission to access, with various roles and permissions that you can assign to each member.  


  • The media is in both places, your Library and the Collection you created.
  • In your Library, (Media Details page) you can see the name of the Collection(s) if you have added that media to a Collection.
  • The media in a Collection can be easily shared with other instructors that you can set permissions for what they can do with the media (e.g., Add & Upload, Copy Media & Add Polls, Edit, Post, Download, Add & Edit Transcripts, and Remove). 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.

Sharing a Collection can be done within the Collection or from the Collection panel in your Library. Watch the demo video: "Collections will have new capabilities rolled out in future releases".

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.

Creating a Collection

All instructors in Echo360 can create a Collection, 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

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.

Echo360 course - New Class Group (formerly named Collections)

This change has impacted the former name Collections in a Echo course to be renamed to New Class Group, it still has the same functionality as before allowing you to place related media inside of it.

Echo360 course New Class Group (formerly Collection)

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