Echo360 (EchoVideo): Compare Methods of Publishing Media to Canvas


Important Notes
  • Publishing to an Echo360 course? A Echo360 course should be requested if you are recording in a classroom or if you desire to use the Active Learning Platform, which provides various class and student engagement tools. You must fill out the Echo360 Semester Request form because only an Echo360 admin can set up and configure your Echo360 section(s) to Canvas.
  • Embedding your media in Canvas? You do not need to request a Echo360 course or ITS involved because your media will import successfully to other Canvas courses.

All students and users enrolled in your Canvas course(s) can access your media stored in Echo360 if your Canvas course is published. It does not matter how you share the media with them. There are two methods for publishing your Echo360 media, you can use both or just one. 

View a comparison of Echo360 video players (see table below)

Echo360 Course (Active Learning Platform) Embedding Echo360 Media in Canvas

ITS recommends requesting a Course when recording/Live Streaming in a classroom. A course utilizes the Active Learning Platform with various tools to engage your students.

Media types that can be published to a course are:

  • Audio
  • Video
  • Videos with embedded polls (interactive media)
  • PowerPoint presentation/PDF

Instructors can access their Echo360 course as well as their account (Library, previous Courses, Collections, etc.) when clicking on Echo360 in Canvas course menu.

Media published to a course is accessed via the Echo360 tab in the Canvas course navigation menu and it is where students will see a list of all class lessons including accessing a Live Stream class(es). Published media to a course can only be accessed by students in the current term because an Echo360 section has the same semester end date as Canvas.

Learn how to publish your Echo360 media to a course.

Echo360 Video Player - Sample inside of Course Class

When students access the Classroom video player they will see the active learning tools in the top-middle of the video player which are not on the embedded media player.

ITS recommends embedding media in a Page, Discussion, or Assignment content type. If you are using Modules, you can add them as a module item.

Media types that can be embedded in Canvas are:

  • Audio
  • Video
  • Video with embedded polls (interactive media)
  • PowerPoint presentation/PDF (not a feature yet)

Instructors can embed any media from their library, by searching and filtering for the media they want to embed. They can embed a video or a secure link.

Media embedded in Canvas can be accessed within the content type that you embed your media. When media is embedded, it will always be accessible by students enrolled in your Canvas course or future courses because the link you are creating is a secure access link to your Library which has no expiration date.

Learn how to embed your Echo360 media in Canvas.

Echo360 Embedded Video - sample.

When students access embedded media in Canvas, they will not see the active learning tools. There is a discussion panel (bottom-left) students and instructors can use for questions and engage in conversation.


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