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echo360 - Lecture Capture

Overview: 

USC Upstate ITS is pleased to offer the Echo 360® lecture capture platform. The system provides for simple screen capture recording and editing (audio & video), media hosting (live and on demand streaming) and scheduled recording (in select classrooms). The technology supports creative blended, inverted or flipped pedagogy for distance and mobile classrooms and allows students to access course materials on demand from many popular devices. 


From Echo 360:
 
"Lecture capture is a teaching tool that records instructor voice and video, and supporting course materials. Despite the name, lecture capture is not limited to the classroom. It is used to create learning modules and tutorials from offices and other learning spaces. Students access educational materials on their own time and at their own pace on computers and other devices."  Learn more about Echo Capture Options.

Features:

  • Personal Capture:
    • Record content on a laptop, personal computer on or off campus.
    • Simple editing and upload functionality.
    • Publish content and share to Blackboard with a click of a button; or customize by sharing a link for anytime anywhere access by students.
       
    • Classroom Capture:
      • Record content within a classroom with no instructor intervention in CASB 117, CLC Ballroom, The George 260, HEC 2005, HEC 2039, Media 220, Media 320, or Smith 320. 
      • Same automated linking to Blackboard
    • Management of recordings
      • Control and manage availability of recordings
      • Choose Low, Standard or High Def recordings
      • Media upload capability for content not created in Echo
       
    • Captioning Services
      • Captioning of Echo 360 recordings is available upon request.
    • Echo Engage - a tracking service offered from all instructors to see which students are watching presentations. See here for more information.

        Eligible Users:

        Echo 360 is available to all USC Upstate faculty, staff and students.


        Cost:

        Echo 360 is provided at no additional cost to the faculty, staff and currently enrolled students at USC Upstate. Please note that Echo 360 is the recommended and only support lecture capture tool provided by ITS. Adobe Presenter or Camtasia may be purchased by departments directly.


        System Requirements:

        • Windows 7 or Newer (PC)
        • Mac OS X or Newer (Apple)
        • 2 GB RAM
        • Internet Connection (for downloading Echo client and uploading content)
        • 20 GB of free hard disk space
        • Windows Media Encoder 9 Series or newer(PC)
        • QuickTime 7.5.5 or newer (Apple)

        Please note: echo360 does not work on zero client computers in the classrooms. If you need to capture your lecture and are not using one of the lecture capture equipped classrooms listed below, we recommend bringing your University-provided laptop with built-in webcam into the classroom.You can store 60GB of data for as long as you work or go to school at Upstate.The Echo Server will email a user when they reach the 60GB limit. The user can then delete files by logging onto the ESS.

        Camera and Microphone requirements for capturing Audio or Video:
        Echo Personal capture can be used with a built-in (integrated) or external web camera (web cams). It uses Windows Media Encoder (WME) to recognize built in (integrated) web cameras (web cams) on laptops. WME does not recognize some webcams, causing some not to function. ITS recommends using the built in camera on USC Upstate issued laptops. If you do not have a USC Upstate issued laptop or if the laptop does not have a built in camera you can either check out a web cam from the Help Desk or purchase a recommended web cam.


        Getting Started:

        Automatic Recording:

        The following classrooms on campus are equipped with Echo 360 capture appliances for scheduled classroom recording: Media 220, HEC 2005, The George 260, Smith 320, Media 320, CLC Ballroom, CASB 117 and HEC 2039. These classrooms include cameras and microphones to record the faculty member (at the front of the room) and whatever is being displayed via projector. Fill out the form below to schedule an automatic recording. Specific arrangements to schedule a class in these rooms are handled through the office of the Registrar and are the responsibility of the faculty member and/or department.

        Schedule an automatic recording in an ECHO360 classroom


        Step-By-Step Tutorials


        echo360 Policies:

        Help Desk
        client support
        864-503-5257 
        Remote Assistance
        Report issues through email
          at helpdesk@uscupstate.edu

        Walk-In Hours of Operation

        Monday thru Friday
        8 a.m. -
        5:00 p.m.

        Contact Us
        USC Upstate
        Information Technology & Services
        800 University Way
        Spartanburg, SC 29303
        Phone: 864-503-5257
        Fax: 864-503-5065
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