The Echo360 Resource Center is a place where you can learn more about instructional capture technology and how to integrate the techniques into your curriculum.
If you are interested in using Echo360 for your classes, please fill out a HelpDesk Ticket.
Echo 360 has been updated to a cloud server with a brand new User Interface.
To access this please go to echo360.org, Click "Log in via Institution" click North Park University and log in.
Here is some more information regarding the new echo360:
Getting Instructors Started
This guide helps you use Echo360 to enhance the learning moment whether it happens before, during, or after class.
To get started, your administrator must create an Echo360 user account for you. Complete your registration by following the link in the email you receive.
When you log in to Echo360, you see the DASHBOARD and can start working with your course material and engaging your students.
REMINDER: Instructors and students may already be populated in your courses based on LMS integration. Or you may create and/or link your Echo360 courses to your LMS yourself.
When you first set up a course in Echo360, your administrator must add you to the course. You can then add students to the course.
Typical Workflow for an Instructor
Here is a high-level summary of how to start using Echo360 as an instructor:
Personal Capture Guides
Echo360 Personal Capture is a stand-alone application that runs on either Windows or Mac, and allows you to create recordings to supplement your in-class materials.
Our goal is to keep the application simple and clean. Creating recordings is as simple as selecting the inputs and clicking Record. You can edit the recording if you want, then publish the recording to a class. YOU select which recordings are published, meaning you can create as many recordings as you want, select the best one for class, and delete the rest.
Once published, the recording is available to students, or you can configure availability on a schedule if you prefer.
Please refer to the following topics as appropriate for further information and instructions:
IMPORTANT: You must have a direct Echo360 login to publish PCAP recordings. If you typically access Echo360 through an LMS or by logging in through your Institution's portal, you may need to establish a direct Echo360 login to use the App.
A network or internet connection is NOT necessary to use Personal Capture to record or edit a capture. You will, however, need connectivity to upload and publish any captures to Echo360.
When you select to publish a recording, you are asked for your Echo360 login credentials. Once provided, these tells Personal Capture who you are and what courses you can select to receive the published capture. In addition, all uploaded personal captures appear in your LIBRARY page, for future use or sharing with other classes or individuals.
If you require direct access to the recorded media files, they can be found at:
Working with Class Content
Classroom content includes not only the captures generated during classes, but can also include other presentations or videos uploaded for students. This content can be added or removed, or can be made available or unavailable on a pre-determined schedule.
For information and instructions, see the topics in this section, which include:
In addition, you may want to review the following topics for additional information about working with classroom content:
Understanding Course and Student Analytics
The ANALYTICS tab for a course/section provides information and feedback regarding student engagement and classroom participation. Hover over a metric label for a brief description of the value being shown.
Instructors can view analytics for all classes in a course, for individual classes, and student engagement information about students for the whole course, or students for a single class. These analytics are filtered by engagement, attendance, content views, questions asked, notes taken, and overall participation.
Instructors customize what engagement means to them. They can select preset engagement profiles or customize individual metrics to achieve meaningful engagement scores.
See What do the analytics mean? for a detailed description of each of the tracked metrics, and how to view and interpret them for both classes and students.
Analytics for LIVE classes - There are some student participation statistics that cannot be applied or are tracked differently for live-streamed classes, because Echo360 has no concept of a "time stamp" of a live-stream. For example, "video views" apply to a processed video, not to a live-stream. If the student views the capture of the class again later, they will get credit for a video view. The graph (shown below) identifies time or location stamps for student activity in the class, but a live-stream doesn't have a trackable "time" until the capture is processed and published as a video. Notes word counts are tracked, as well as questions and responses. Activity participation and Presentation views are counted for any presentation also published to the class.
To access course and student analytics:
Clicking Engagement lets you customize the "importance" of certain aspects of participation, depending on what is most important to you as the instructor. This can help you identify which students are not active in the way you want them to be.