Lecture Capture - Getting started guide for staff
Guide to logging on and general navigation of the Lecture Capture system as well as viewing and downloading recordings.
Accessing the Lecture Capture system
The Lecture Capture system can be accessed through any LMS subject with an available Lecture Capture link, directly via https://echo360.org.au or through the Echo360 mobile application.
|Term used in Lecture Capture||Term used in LMS|
|Section or Course||A subject or community|
|Class||A single Lecture Capture recording or uploaded video for a course|
|Classroom||Page with list of recordings or classes for the subject (course)|
Accessing Lecture Capture via the LMS
A new Lecture Capture page has been added to all 2018 subjects in the LMS. Access Lecture Capture via the Lecture Capture link in an LMS subject. This link will direct you through to the the classroom page of the corresponding subject in Lecture Capture.
Tip: Want to upload slides or pre-recorded media? The Lecture Capture system can be used in any LMS subject even if your lectures are not recorded. For more information see Lecture Capture extended guide for staff.
- Navigate to your LMS Subject.
- Select the Lecture Capture page from the subject menu
- Click on the 'Lecture Capture' link that appears on the content page.
- Lecture Capture will open in a new window in your browser. You will be presented with all of the current Lecture Capture recordings for the selected subject, as well as any scheduled recordings.
Accessing Lecture Capture Directly
To log in to Lecture Capture directly, you can download the "Echo360" mobile app, or navigate to https://login.echo360.org.au/login?appId=c08c41ee-50e3-45e8-a6e6-e9579b28f620&afterLoginUrl=/home
- Enter your University email address
- Enter your University of Melbourne Username and Password
Making the Lecture Capture link visible to students
To allow students access to the Lecture Capture system you will need to make the Lecture Capture page visible in the LMS.
- Ensure you are logged in to the LMS with staff access and Edit Mode is ON
- Select the drop-down arrow next to the Lecture Capture menu item and select Show Link
For more information, please see the guide to creating links to Lecture Capture in the LMS.
The Course page is where content, settings and analytics for your subject can be managed. If accessing Lecture Capture via 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 > 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 to Understanding Course and Student Analytics.
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. Please note that the use of this feature is at your own discretion. Learning Environments will be rolling out support and Self Help Guides for this feature later in 2018.
Courses > Search
The Lecture Capture system gives you the ability to search for text that is used throughout the course. 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 Section.
The Dashboard is the Lecture Capture system's 'Home Screen' when accessing Lecture Capture directly. The Dashboard provides you with an overview of your current courses, recent recordings and other information for each course you have access too.
From the dashboard, you can navigate to each course for further information.
For more information, view the Echo360 guide to Understanding the Instructor's Dashboard.
The Library page is the repository for all content a user 'owns'. The material on this page can include copies of lecture recordings, slide decks, ad hoc recordings and uploaded media. Content in the Library is available only to the owner unless it is published to a course or shared.
For more information, view the Echo360 guide to Understanding the Instructor's Library Page.
Viewing and downloading recordings
Viewing lecture recordings
- Navigate to the subject via the Dashboard screen or via the Courses menu in the Lecture Capture system.
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.
Issues and support
If you have issues viewing recordings or using the Lecture Capture system, please submit a Lecture Capture support request.
This guide was last updated 06 Nov 2018.
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