EchoVideo: Universal Capture Personal - Software Installation Guide

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Universal Capture Personal (UC Personal) software allows you to record/Live Stream personal lectures on your computer PC or Mac in your office or anywhere off-campus.  The software records your entire screen, audio, and video from your internal webcam or connect use a USB webcam. Students access your recordings in Canvas. 

You can install UC Personal on your university-owned or personal machine PC (Windows or Mac (OS X 10.14 or higher). If you have a university-owned Mac, follow the directions for installing it on a personal machine.

Record videos without Universal Capture Personal software. Record videos while online with Browser Capture web app, works on any computer, choose to record your browser tab, an open application window, or your entire screen, your chosen audio (microphone) and video inputs (webcam). Explore how to record with EchoVideo Browser Capture.

Download Universal Capture for a University-owned Computer (Mac)

Mac Devices

  •  You can install supported software applications through the software portal for Macs. Learn how to use the SVSU Mac Self Service
If you are unable to install the software using SVSU Mac Self Service, please Create a Ticket and someone from ITS will follow up with you.

Download Universal Capture for your University or Personal Computer (Windows)

  1. Login to EchoVideo at
  2. Click the Create button, and select New Software Capture.
  3. Next, choose the appropriate for your computer.
  4. Windows Download
  5. Mac Download (there are 2 different installation files, Intel and Apple Silicon, choose what is appropriate for your computer).

Downloading Universal Capture Personal

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System Requirements

  • Windows (64-bit)
  • Mac (OS X 10.14) or higher.


There are 2 ways to access/download Universal Capture Personal software.

How to access Universal Capture after installation

On your Windows or Mac computer

  • Windows: Open the Windows Start menu, you can find it in Recently used; click EchoVideo Universal Capture. Or type in EchoVideo in the Search box.
  • Mac: Open the Applications folder and click EchoVideo Capture.
  • You will need to login to the software, type in your SVSU email address and your password, it is not synced with your SVSU password.

Accessing EchoVideo within Canvas or

  • Library: click the blue Create button, click New Capture.
  • The software will launch automatically, now you can record/Live Stream your class lectures using Universal Capture software. Allowing you to record your entire screen, audio, and yourself or another video input such as a doc camera or another screen.
Browser Capture is available to use on any computer while online, it provides a few methods for screen sharing. Click the blue Create button then click New Browser Capture or launch it from the embed media tool in Canvas (located in the toolbar, plug-shaped icon).

EchoVideo Help

Visit our EchoVideo Help page to access a variety of instructor resources, learn what's new, and more.

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EchoVideo (formerly Echo360) is a system used for lecture capture at SVSU allows instructors to record their lectures in a classroom or on their computer, edit and publish to Canvas. If you need help or are new to EchoVideo please fill out this help request form. IMPORTANT: If you need EchoVideo course(s), please fill out the Semester Course Request form located on our EchoVideo Help page at click the blue Create ticket button. You must be logged in to see and fill out the form.