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Classroom and Event Recording Using Echo360

Faculty and staff can request classroom and event recordings from a range of digital recording types using Echo360.

audio plus content
camera plus content
audio only
camera only

Audio Plus Content recording captures sound from microphones along with frame-grabbed video of any visual materials shown on the projector (e.g. laptop, Wolf Visualizer or classroom computer). 

Camera Plus Content recording captures full motion video of the instructor side-by-side with any visual materials shown on the projector (e.g. laptop, Wolf Visualizer, or classroom computer).  

Audio Only recording captures sound from microphones, classroom computers, and DVD players. 

Camera Only recording captures video and audio from the camera or cameras in a classroom for full motion video of the instructor.

Gaining Access to Your Recording

All the digital recording types, (e.g. Audio Plus Content) are streamed and require an active Internet connection for viewing.  Echo360 also allows for video and audio-only versions to be downloaded for offline use. Note that the offline video download for Camera Plus Content does not have the side-by-side videos.  Instead, faculty can request that the offline download include either the camera video or the content video but not both.  Faculty may opt to disallow these downloads.

After a class is finished recording in Echo360, the video needs to be processed by the streaming server.  Depending on the time of day and load on the system, recordings are generally available within a few hours after the end of class.  Depending on the use and the instructor’s preference the links can be added to UBlearns via a Classroom Recordings page or they can be sent by email to the instructor to distribute as desired. 

Order Recording

To request a recording for current or future use, choose one of the following:

After the initial order is placed a Network and Classroom Services (NCS) staff member will contact you.

Most video recordings require use of a room outfitted with appropriate technology and some recording types require a Student Assistant to operate the equipment. Sufficient advance notice is therefore required when requesting video recording services. Rooms are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Suggested Lead Times for Ordering

Class related: Submit your recording request when your class is scheduled or when seating a class becomes available. If changes are needed throughout the semester, please try to give at least 2 weeks’ notice so that we can accommodate schedule changes.

Event related: We require a minimum of 2 weeks advanced notice for any recording requests or any changes to existing recordings.

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