Finding Courses and Content
This article describes how to access all your Echo360 media directly as an instructor
You can access your Echo360 recording from the link on Blackboard, or directly from Echo360. Your Echo360 Home page provides access to courses and sections as well as to the media you have access to, based on recordings you have completed.
How do I get to the Echo Home page?
Click the Echo logo in the top left corner of whatever page you are on, identified in the below figure. The Echo Home page appears, with the Courses tab active by default.
Sorting and Finding Your Courses
The Courses tab lists the courses/sections you are enrolled in.
Sorting and Finding Your Content
The All Content tab lists all the Content you have access to (both stuff you own and media that has been shared with you). The Sort by options, Text Search, and Filter options at the top will help you find the media you want.
Use the Search field and/or Filters to narrow the list of items on the page. They can be used separately or in combination. You can Filter to get a subset of items (such as in a particular Term), then enter Search text to search just the filtered subset.
Notice that the owner of the media is also shown along with the title, a thumbnail of the item, the length (or number of slides), and when it was added to your content. If YOUR name appears there, it is media you own. If someone else's name appears, it is media that has been shared with you, and also appears in the Shared With Me tab. You can view shared media, and sometimes download or copy it, depending on certain settings in the system.
Editing a video
Echo360 provides a basic video editing function, allowing you to make cuts and trims to video content as needed. In addition, you can make changes and save them to the original video, or you can make changes and Save As, to create a new version.
- See full details on editing a video on https://support.echo360.com/customer/portal/articles/2862496?b_id=16610&t=790020
Editing a video name and description
Echo360 allows you to edit the media details as needed, providing a more descriptive title, and making the content easier to find in your Echo Content home. You can also add a description and keyword tags.
- See full details on https://support.echo360.com/customer/portal/articles/2964745?b_id=16610
Adding/Publishing a Presentation to a Lecture recording (or class)
You can add your powerpoint or pdf of your lecture also, for students to access directly.
- See full details on how to add your presentation to your lecture capture recording/class https://support.echo360.com/customer/portal/articles/2871832?b_id=16610&t=790020
Classes and Collections - An Overview
Classes are the logical sub-divisions of course-sections. Classes act as containers for the media presented to students,such as recordings of lectures and uploaded presentations, as well as discussions or Q&A sessions about the class.
Collection sare containers for Classes, designed to allow instructors or teaching assistants to organizelectures with similar subject matter, or to group several pieces of media (contained in classes) together that pertain to a single topic. Collections do not contain media themselves; the classes within a collection contain the media for students to view.
Classes exist to hold content that students can view. If your course-section has a regularly recorded class schedule (i.e., 1920-MD120 at 1pm), your administrator may have a capture schedule set up, which automatically records your lectures and posts them to the pre-generated class in the section. Each class can contain one video and one presentation. For scheduled classes/captures, the video placeholder is (or will be) occupied by the recorded capture for the class.
If you have additional media that pertains to the class, you can create a new class to hold the supplemental content.
When you first open the media details page for a video, the Info panel is shown by default, containing sharing information about the media; individuals it is shared to, the classes/sections where it is published, and any URL links that may have been created for it. Next to the Info tab is an Analytics tab, that provides Video View information and statistics for the video. This data is not currently available for presentations. The Analytics tab is also not visible to students.
Interactive Activity slides or Polling Questions are used to engage the student regarding specific topics and concepts from the presentation.
Turning Section Features On and Off
The Features tab of the Settings page for a section, shown below, provides the ability for instructors to enable or disable certain features surrounding the content published to classes in the section. Each feature setting has a toggle with a brief description, but for additional information, see the help articles linked below.