Versions Compared

Key

  • This line was added.
  • This line was removed.
  • Formatting was changed.
Panel
titleBGColorlightblue
titleEcho360 Updates

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.

Update:

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:
http://help.echo360.org/#t=Instructor_Guide%2FWorkflow_Overview.htm

http://echo360.com/learning-center

 

Info
titleLinking to Canvas

There is also a very easy way to link your class in Canvas to your class in echo 360:

Once in your Canvas course:

1. Locate Echo360 link in the course menu.

2. click on it and choose your course, Term, and Section

3a. If you want to link to your course select "Section Home"

3b. If you want to link to a single video select the name of the video

4. Select "Link Content"

Info
titleImportant

To make sure echo is on and recording please turn on the classroom either by plugging in your laptop or selecting a source on the rooms ipad controller

Info
titlePersonal Capture

To use Personal Capture you will need to uninstall your current version, and follow the instructions for Windows or for Mac

Download Links:

Mac

Windows

Info
titleAd Hoc Capture
For information regarding AdHoc Captures, click Echo360 Capable Rooms (Ad Hoc Capture)
Info
titleVideos

Widget Connector
urlhttps://vimeo.com/156590259

Echo360 Explained

Echo360 Blended Learning

Echo360 Distance Learning

Echo360 For Instructors

Info
titleLinking to Moodle

There is also a very easy way to link your class in moodle to your class in echo 360:

Once in your Moodle course:

1. Turn editing on.

2. Click Add Resource and click on General tool under External tools.

3. Enter an Activity name

4. For External tool type select Echo360 Active Learning Platform.

5. View the rest of the options.

6. Click Save at the bottom.

7. After the link has been created, click on it and choose your course, Term, and Section

8a. If you want to link to your course select "Section Home"

8b. If you want to link to a single video select the name of the video

9. Select "Link Content"

 

 

Panel
titleGetting Started in Echo

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.
If you're not sure, contact your administrator for more information about the LMS integration at your institution.

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:

Panel
titlePersonal Capture

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.

Network considerations

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:

  • Windows: C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Echo360\Personal Capture\recordings
  • MacOS:
  • Recordings: /System/Users/{user}/Documents/Echo360/Personal Capture/recordings
  • Backgrounder binaries and input/output folders: /System/Users/Shared/echo360
Panel
titleWorking with Content

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:

 

Panel
titleAnalytics

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:

  • From the DASHBOARD, click ALL CLASSES for the course you want to see, then click the ANALYTICS tab.

The selections on the left side of the page allow you to select to view analytics for Classes or for Students.

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.

top section of analytics tab with left menu selections as described