EchoVideo: Instructor How-to Videos


EchoVideo is a system that records your lectures (e.g. classroom, our studio, or on your computer), even upload content made in another platform. EchoVideo ​​​​​provides tools to promote active learning during a Live Stream class or pre-recorded class. Videos can be shared by embedding them in Canvas or publishing to a EchoVideo course.

Watch how-to videos, review recommended tips, and access links to articles to help you get the best use out of using EchoVideo. NOTE: The videos labeled by SVSU, you will need to be logged into your Microsoft 365 to view the videos. Any asterisks * shown in this article indicate how-to videos are coming soon.

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Creating and Uploading Content

Editing Video Media

Using EchoVideo's video editor

Regardless of where you recorded your video or uploaded your video you have the ability to apply edits to your video before sharing with students.

Editing a Video Transcript

Edit your Video Transcript (edit for accuracy or apply CC)  

508 Accessibility Compliance at SVSU

  • SVSU requires all videos being reused to be transcribed, once your videos have transcripts you do not need to request ASR, the transcripts remain on your video unless you delete them.
  • You must request Automatic Speech Recognition for the courses you are reusing videos in, transcripts are automatically produced for all recordings, it takes ~ 30 minutes for a video to receive its transcripts, it can take longer if there are other requests happening at the same time. 

Sharing Media to a Course Class and Embedding in Canvas

Embedding videos
  • At SVSU, you can find the EchoVideo Easy Embed button, (look for the plug-shaped icon) within toolbar of the Rich Content Editor.
  • If you are reusing content and using Modules this is an easy way to share videos with your students (does not require an EchoVideo course), you can view video views in your Library.

Engage Students and Check for Understanding with Polls

Polling in EchoVideo
  • Polling slides added to a presentation can be hidden and controlled during class. Adding a presentation to a class session is a way to provide supplemental content and check for student learning. Students can change their answer until you close the poll.
  • Embedding polls in a video allows you to gate student learning, they must answer a poll before they can continue watching your video, students cannot edit their answer. 

Viewing Analytics

Course Analytics

Sharing Media with other Instructors or Teaching Assistants

  • *Copying media from a Course Class (feature can be turned on a course level)
    • Instructors and TA's enrolled in a course can create a duplicate of content which copies to the person's library (they now own) allowing the added benefits of editing the media, transcript, add polls to a video, and more.
  • *Create a Collection in your Library
    • Allows you to share your content within a group of colleagues and add specific permissions on what they can do with the media.  A major feature we are excited for is the ability to embed playlists.

Enabling or Disabling Course Features

* Toggle on or off Course Features

Turn on or turn off specific features in your course, such as Q&A, ASR, Class content downloads (affects students and teaching assistants), and more.

Integration with Microsoft Teams and OneDrive

EchoVideo now integrates with Microsoft Teams and OneDrive so if you record your class meetings with MS Teams, you can enable automatic copying of your meetings to EchoVideo from your OneDrive. The EchoVideo app can also be accessed within Microsoft Teams from the left menu or from a Teams Channel.

  • *Teams
  • *OneDrive

Instructor Use Case Videos

The videos in the link below highlight how other faculty use EchoVideo in their teaching at other universities, we encourage you to watch them. There may be some aspects or methods you've been wanting to try. A wide range of tips and printable handouts can be found in this article.

Faculty Use Case Videos - by EchoVideo

As a reminder, to maximize student focus and learning, we recommend:

  • Personal lectures: Keep video content current and keep it short (~6-15 minutes) on a single topic or related set of topics. Short video lectures make content easier for students to retain.
  • Classroom lectures: Request for a scheduled Live Stream of your classes or create a ad-hoc Live Stream from your computer using Universal Capture (Classroom or Personal) to reach students who are unable to attend class in-person, then make your Live class sessions interactive by adding interactive polling questions in a video or a presentation to check for student understanding.
  • Manage your media: Trim longer lectures into shorter segments with EchoVideo's Video Editor. If your videos have a transcript (required when reusing content), you can edit them with EchoVideo's Transcript Editor.
  • Analytics: All usage data is gathered and available in your course or library depending on how you post (publish) your content in Canvas, ability to push points to the gradebook.
  • Integrates with: Canvas, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, and Zoom (you must have both a Pro account and an EchoVideo account).


We offer workshops each semester to help you get the best use out EchoVideo and our other supported tools Canvas, Teams, OneDrive, Bookings, and more.

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