Echo360 Capture Systems
Create learning on-demand with Echo360. It's the industry-leading platform that automatically, affordably, and reliably captures class lectures and converts them into video, rich media, and more for anytime, anywhere playback.
Its built-in automation and integration capabilities make Echo360 easily scalable from one room to the entire campus. Create new possibilities, expand curriculum, and enable students to learn as they live-online, in contact, and on demand.
Gallaudet Technology Services (GTS) has made Echo360 Lecture Capture System available to the campus community for recording presentations with synchronized presenter video and computer display. This provides students with a powerful tool that can be used for review, or to supplement materials covered in the 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 and/or be downloaded to a computer or mobile device.
Instructors who would like to request publishing to the Echo360 streaming server may contact the Help Desk to request Echo360 publishing and provide their First Name and Last Name as well as course(s) ID. The Publish feature is required to convert your presentation to an Echo 360 user interface . We will need to create a "course" on the Echo server before you can fully publish content. Echo360 training required for Personal Capture publishing. Faculty are responsible for backing up and saving their content.
There are 5 components to the Echo360 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 special video cameras and press to sign buttons. There are currently 10 of these classrooms on campus. They are located in the following buildings/rooms:
If you are scheduled to teach in one of these classrooms, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to setup your lectures to be captured and posted in Blackboard for your students to review.
Echo 360 Personal Capture Software
This is a software application that can be installed on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mac OS X 10.7 and above. 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. Click here for the instructions (PDF). There is a computer in eLearning Lab where you can come and use Personal Capture Software with four different of background choices (chroma green, chroma blue, light neutral, and dark neutral).
Echo 360 Studio for Students (TBA)
This is studio for Echo360 to be used by Students in our main public computer lab. This system uses the same system as the Echo360 Classroom lectures but is adapted to stand-alone, ad-hoc recording of your PowerPoint presentation in a studio setting. The procedure on how to reserve the studio will be forthcoming.
The hours are:
Sundays: 12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Mondays - Thursdays: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fridays: 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturdays: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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. Help Desk request needs to be submitted by Faculty to request specific Blackboard Courses to be set up to use with the Echo 360 Lecture capture Classroom and/or Personal Lecture Capture Software, in the request, please include your event/course/organization, location, dates, and time.
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 deleted.
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