Getting started with Lecture Capture
Guide to logging on and general navigation of the Lecture Capture system as well as viewing and downloading recordings.
The Course page is where content, settings and analytics for your subject can be managed. If accessing Lecture Capture within the LMS, you will be automatically directed to the Course Page. Students will see a modified version of the Course Page when accessing the Lecture Capture system.
Courses > Classes
The Classes tab provides you with access to all available content for the selected course. From here, you can:
- View or download recordings
- Upload content
- See a list of scheduled recordings
- Change recording titles
For a detailed walkthrough of the Classes section, view the Echo360 guide to understanding the instructor's class list.
Courses > Polling
The Polling tab will display any polls you have added to a presentation file you have uploaded to your course. If no polls have been added it will display the message “No classes in this course contain polling questions yet”. See adding polling questions/activity slides to a presentation if you would like to add polls to your slides.
If polls have been added, you can review student responses to your polls on this polling tab.
For a detailed walkthrough of the Polling section, view the Echo360 guide to reviewing student responses to polling questions.
Courses > Analytics
The Analytics tab provides you with information and feedback regarding student engagement and classes participation.
Some of the reporting provided on this tab will not be fully available until certain features are activated. For example, reporting on features such as Questions will require the Q&A feature to be turned on.
For more information, view the Echo360 guide course analytics overview.
Courses > Settings
The Settings tab allows you to:
- View course Details
- View Instructors and Students that have accessed the course in Lecture Capture.
- Enable or Disable any available Features for the course.
The Q&A feature can be enabled from the Settings tab. For more information on using this feature, see the guide Lecture Capture – Q&A discussions.
Courses > Search
The Lecture Capture system gives you the ability to search for text that is used throughout the subject. Some examples of searchable information within the system are listed below:
- Slide deck content (if a slide deck has been uploaded to the system)
- Class or course names, descriptions or dates
For a detailed walkthrough of the search functionality, view the Echo360 guide to search across a course.
The Echo360 Home page
The Echo360 Home page is the Lecture Capture system's 'Home Screen' when accessing Lecture Capture directly, or by clicking the Echo360 icon in the top left if you access Lecture Capture from Canvas. The Home page provides you with an overview of your current courses, recent recordings and other information for each course you have access to.
From the Home page, you can navigate to each course for further information.
For more information, view the Echo360 guide to the Echo360 home page.
My Content (Library)
The My Content page is your personal library of all content you 'own'. The material on this page can include copies you have taken of lecture recordings, slide presentations you have uploaded and ad hoc recordings and media you have uploaded. Content in the My Content area is available only to the you, unless it is published to a course or shared.
For more information, view the Echo360 guide to Your Content Library.
Viewing and downloading recordings
Viewing lecture recordings
- While in the Lecture Capture system, navigate to the subject via the Home page or the Courses menu. Note: When accessing via the LMS you will be taken directly to the Class List.
- Click on the name of a recording (class) from the list provided. The icons shown in the table below may be displayed next to each class.
- Once you have clicked on the name, a video player will appear and playback will commence once the Play button is selected.
Lecture recording playback
Once playback commences, you will be presented with a screen similar to the one shown below:
Below is a brief overview of the Lecture Capture media player and its various functions.
The Lecture Capture system has the option to download lecture recordings as either video (.mp4) or audio (.mp3) files.
Note: Staff have the ability to disable content downloads. If the Class Content Downloads option in your course is disabled, the download content option will be greyed out and will not be accessible to students.
For more information, view the Echo360 guide to downloading content from a class.
Support and further guides
If you have issues viewing recordings or using the Lecture Capture system, please submit a support request.