Echo360 Browser Capture

Browser Capture can be used to record and edit video content from your computer in a browser window. These screen capture videos can then be made available to students easily in the LMS.

Chrome is the recommended browser for Echo360 Browser Capture. Some features may not be available with other browsers.

Log in to Echo360

First, go to the Echo360 homepage and log in with your University of Melbourne credentials. Important: Use your username@unimelb.edu.au email address when logging into Echo360

Location of Create drop-down menu

Click on Create to see a drop-down menu showing the options for creating or uploading new videos.

Clicking on New Browser Capture opens a new tab where you’ll be asked to allow Echo360 to use your camera and microphone. Click Allow.

Location of Allow button in Chrome browser

The Browser Capture interface

Camera preview

A preview of the camera view sits next to a menu with your recording options and controls.

Step 1: Prepare your recording

  1. The title of the video will default to the start date and time of the recording. To rename this to something more meaningful to you and your students, simply type your preferred title into the Title textbox.

Location of Title textbox

  1. If you have more than one camera, clicking on the camera name will reveal a drop-down menu with all your camera options for recording.

Location of Camera selection drop-down menu

  1. Similarly, you can choose your microphone from a drop-down menu by clicking on Microphone Array.

Location of Microphone Array selection drop-down menu

  1. If you want to record your screen, click on Add Screen.

Location of Add Screen button

  1. A pop up will provide a range of options. Tabs across the top give you options to record a whole screen, a window or a browser tab.

Selecting a screen to share

  1. Clicking on the one you want to record will create a new view in your preview window, with the chosen screen next to your camera view.

Previewing camera and screen capture

Step 2: Start the recording

  1. Click on the red REC button. A three-second countdown timer will display, and then the recording will begin.

Location of Record button

Step 3: Control the recording

Once the recording has begun, the right-hand menu will be replaced with options to Stop, Pause or Cancel the recording.

Browser Capture recording indicator

  • Clicking Stop will finish the recording and begin processing it and uploading it to your Echo360 library
  • Clicking Cancel will stop the recording and permanently discard anything recorded to that point

Step 4: Reviewing, editing and downloading the recording

Once the recording has stopped, you will see a preview of the recording with a blue play button for you to view it.

Browser Capture recording preview

  • Click on the blue play button to watch your recording
  • Click Start Another Recording to go back to the recording interface
  • Click Download to see your download options. At this stage, you can download the recording as separate .webm files for the screen and the camera captures

Browser Capture download options

Once the recording has finished uploading, you will be able to see it in your Echo360 library.

Browser Capture recordings in the Echo360 library

From here recordings can be edited, shared and added to subjects. See our Lecture Capture staff guides for more information.

This guide was last updated 25 Nov 2022.
Please report any errors or omissions in this guide by submitting an LMS support request.

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