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Welcome to the Echo 360 ‐ Universal Capture Resource Page

Echo 360- Universal Capture is the university's lecture capture software.

To learn more please watch demo video below:

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To locate Echo 360-Universal Capture, please follow these instructions:

Echo360 is embedded inside Blackboard. Click Course Tools/Echo360 Course Content.


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Now that you have located Echo 360- Universal Capture here are the instructions to download this software:

Note: You must have Windows 10 on your device to use Echo 360- Universal Capture

Upgrade to Windows 10 (if needed) if you require assistance please contact helpdesk@howard.edu

Instructions to install Echo 360- Universal Capture from inside Echo360 within Blackboard (Windows and Mac):

  • Enter Echo360- Universal Capture using the instructions above. If you followed those instructions, you should be at this point: Locate Echo360 in Blackboard
  • Click the Settings icon in the top right corner. It looks like a gear.
  • Select Downloads from the menu.
  • From the Echo 360- Universal Capture personal area of the Downloads page, select the link to download the installer. (Mac or Windows)
  • Download page showing navigation and Echo360 universal capture personal installation links.
  • Follow provided download steps.
  • After downloading, double-click the installer file and follow the prompts. Be sure to select local directories for installation or retain the defaults (as opposed to using a network or server drive/location).

Instructions to install on Howard Machine:

Instructions to install on Personal Machine:

Instructions to install on your mobile device:

  • *** Create an Echo360 Password for Direct Login or Mobile Apps ***
  • Enter Echo360 as you normally do, via a link to Echo360 from Blackboard.
  • Click the Settings icon (it looks like a gear) then select Account Settings.
  • Settings icon identified with settings menu open as described
  • In the password area of the User Info section, click CREATE PASSWORD.
  • user info section of account settings page with create password button as described
  • In the Create password dialog box that appears, enter your Echo360 password then confirm it. It can be the same as or different than your LMS or institution password, as long as you remember what it is and it meets the Echo360 complexity requirements (see above note).
  • create password dialog box with fields as described
  • When finished, click SAVE.
  • Search your app store for Echo360, download and install.
If anyone has issues with the installation please contact the helpdesk via email at helpdesk@howard.edu.

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Creating a Link to Echo360 in the left navigation

Some students may find it more convenient to access the Echo360 content if a link to it is more obvious. Creating a "link to the link" directly in the Course navigation list may help users engage with the Echo360 course content more readily.

Note that the above steps to create the Echo360 link in the Content area must have already been completed. The below steps simply provide a left-navigation shortcut to the same link.

To configure a left-navigation link to Echo360

  1. Log into Blackboard and navigate to the course where you want to add the left-navigation link.
  2. Click the Plus sign (+) located above the Course navigation list and select Course Link from the menu.
  3. From the Add Course Link dialog box that appears, select Browse next to the Location text box.

    A popup box appears showing all the course links available to select.
  4. Expand the Content folder, then select the Echo360 link created using the instructions at the top of this page.
  5. Edit the Name of the course link if necessary (this is the text that will appear for the link in the left navigation).
  6. Enable the Available to Users checkbox.
  7. Click Submit.

The link you created now appears in the left navigation for the course, as shown in the figure below. This allows users to navigate directly to Echo360 from the Course home page.

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How to Record

  • Launch Universal Capture.
  • Log in (if not already authenticated).
  • Select the inputs you want to capture.
  • Audio is always required. You can select to capture display and video, two display inputs, or two video inputs besides the audio. Universal Capture will initially preselect inputs for you based on any available devices and then remember the last inputs chosen. Desktop application UI with no selected inputs
  • Preview the inputs on the screen, to be sure they will record properly.
  • Click the pencil icon or title to launch the Capture Details dialog box. Enter a Title, add a Description or Tags, select a Publishing and Class location, and choose whether or not to Live Stream the recording if desired. Otherwise, the following default information will be used:
  • UC Personal Capture Details page
    • Title: Untitled
    • Description: Blank
    • Tags: Blank
    • Publish Location: Library
    • Your Library is the default publishing location when first using Universal Capture, afterward, it will remember the last Publishing location chosen.
    • Class: New Class
    • Class selection is only available when publishing to an active course/section.
    • Live: OFF
    • You MUST select a section for the capture if live streaming. Saving your Capture Details is disabled when Live streaming is toggled without selecting a publishing location. See Live Streaming with Universal Capture for more details.
    If applicable, enter a Duration for the capture. NOT for UC: Personal, see the section below. Managed UC Capture Details page NOTE that the Duration field is limited by upcoming scheduled captures. You will be warned of conflicts and ongoing ad hoc captures will automatically stop to allow any scheduled capture to occur.
  • Click Save to return to the Preview screen.
  • Click Record.

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How to Upload Media (Presentations, Videos, etc.)

  • Click Create.
  • Click Upload Media.
  • Echo Library page with create button identified for steps as described
  • In the FileStack window, use the location selection on the left to identify where the file you want to upload resides, then follow the prompts. Your local computer is selected by default.
  • Click the icon in the center of the screen to select the file(s) to upload.
  • Filestack dialog box with location selection and select files to upload icons shown as described
  • Select the file(s) you want to upload. You may select multiple files for upload, using the shift+select or ctrl/command+select functionality. You may also drag-and drop-multiple files to the FileStack window.
  • Once the file(s) you want to upload are listed in the FileStack window, click Upload.
  • List of files to upload in filestack as described

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How to Edit Your Recording

  • Click on a Video tile in your Echo Content Home page to open the Content Details page.
  • Click the Edit Media option located below the preview panel.
  • The video opens in the editor window. Media Editor page
  • Editing a video consists of the following basics (editing functionality is described in detail below):
    • Use the playback controls to find specific locations to mark.
    • Zoom in/out for a more precise view of the video.
    • Use the Top and Tail buttons to trim the ends of the video.
    • Use the Cut button to mark the location of the playhead.
    • Select a segment between cut marks (or between one end of the video and a cut mark), and use the Delete button to make that cut to the video.
    • Use the Trim Handles to edit segments of the video.
    • Undo/Redo to revert or restore edits.
  • Use the buttons across the top to complete your editing and process the video with your changes. These buttons apply to the video as a whole and work as follows:
    NOTE: After Save, the changes are applied to all published (and shared) versions of this video. Once processed, the edited version replaces the original version in all locations.
    • RESTORE - Reverts all changes ever made to the video and restores the original video file. This option is only active if you open a video that had previous edits applied to it.
    • SAVE - Applies the changes you've made to this video. These changes are reflected in the playback bar on the editing screen.
    • SAVE AS - Creates a COPY of the video based on your edits. In addition, you are now the owner of the edited copy, regardless of whether you were the owner of the original video or not. You also have the option to save a course copy which allows you to select a publishing location for the new video.
  • To exit without saving any changes, click the back arrow in the top left corner of the video editing screen. Any work in progress will be saved within the Editor, but not yet applied to the published media.

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