Echo 360®

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What is Echo 360®?

Echo 360 is a Lecture Capture System.  The system enables faculty to record audio, course visuals, and optional video for students to review in digital format. This provides students with a powerful tool that can be used for review, or to supplement materials covered in class, or to provide instruction that is entirely web-based.  Students will have the ability to seek forward or back in a presentation to particular segments of the captured session.  The captures can be viewed via a web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari), and/or be downloaded to a computer or mobile device.

There are 4 components to the Echo 360 system.

  • Echo 360 Lecture Capture Classroom.   This is a classroom that has been equipped with special hardware to accommodate the digital capture of an instructor led class.  The classroom includes an installation of the Echo 360 Personal Capture Software on the podium computer, along with special microphones and cameras to record the faculty member and any materials displayed through the projector.  There are currently 3 of these classrooms on campus.  They are located in the following buildings/rooms:  Daniel 100B, P&A 174, and Brackett 100.  If you are scheduled to teach in one of these classrooms, you can email ITHELP@clemson.edu to learn how to setup your lectures to be captured and posted in Blackboard for your students to review.  Faculty can initiate the lecture capture in these rooms manually using the AdHoc feature or schedule lectures to be captured automatically.
  • Echo 360 Personal Capture Software.  This is a software application that can be installed on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2007 and Mac OS X.  This software application allows instructors to record audio, webcam video and screen sharing video.  Screen sharing video captures the movements and activities on an instructor’s computer. 
  • Echo 360 Blackboard Plug-in.  This is a plug-in for Blackboard Learn that allows for the automatic publishing of Echo 360 Lecture Captures to selected Blackboard Courses.  A form can be completed online by faculty to request specific Blackboard Courses to be setup to use with the Echo 360 Personal Lecture Capture Software.
  • Echo 360 Server.  The Echo 360 server is where the files created with the Echo 360 Lecture Capture Classroom and the Echo 360 Personal Capture Software will reside.  The Echo 360 files/recordings will be archived at the end of each semester.  Faculty will be able to store files for up to 1 semester on the Echo 360 server.  At the end of the semester the files will be archived and deleted.  Each faculty member will have 5 GB per class.  For example, if a faculty member has 3 classes, the faculty member will be able to upload up to 5 GB of lecture capture per class.

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Is there a cost associated with Echo 360®?

To setup an Echo 360 Lecture Capture Classroom in your department, email ITHELP@clemson.edu

This service is currently funded by CCIT and is waived for academic use. CCIT will be developing a model for cost sharing.  To gain access to the Echo 360 Personal Lecture Capture software, faculty must attend the required training.  During class you can complete the Echo 360 Account Request form to have an account setup.

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Can I download Echo 360®?

Once faculty have attended the required training for the Echo 360 Personal Lecture Capture software a link will be provided where they can download the Personal Lecture Capture application. 

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How do I use Echo 360®?

Echo 360 has documentation and tutorials on their website that provide the basic information needed to learn how to use the Echo 360 Personal Lecture Capture software.

  • Personal Capture Echo 360 Training (.M4V)
  • Personal Capture for Academic Staff (.HTM)
  • Steps for Creating a Recording with Personal Capture (.HTM)
  • Steps for Reviewing and Editing a Recording (.HTM)
  • Supported Web Cameras (.HTM)
  • Manage Echoes for Academic Staff (.HTM)
  • Edit Classroom Capture Echoes (.HTM)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Review the Echo 360 Knowledge Base articles for answers to frequently asked questions regarding Echo 360.

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Do we offer Instructor-Led training for Echo 360®?

Yes. CCIT currently offers instructor-led training for employees. Please view our training calendar to register for these available classes.

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System Requirements

Review the Echo 360 System Requirements for Personal Lecture Capture.

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Known Bugs/Issues 

  1. Server has not been defined
  2. No audio card present
  3. Echo has stopped working 
  4. Windows Media Encoder 9 series could not be downloaded
  5. Unable to publish files to Echo 360 server 
  6. Application appears tiled/duplicate buttons
  7. Unable to install Echo 360
  8. Dual Video Player Error 
  9. Disk image couldn't be opened error -4960 

Additional Resources for Echo 360®

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Articles

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