Using the echo360 Web Interface
First make sure you have set up a Content Area for your course in Blackboard. Then go to one of the classrooms already setup for lecture capture (HEC 2039 and Smith 320, with more to follow) to complete the following steps:
Step 1: Double-click the icon on the desktop named “Echo 360 Web Interface.”
Step 2: You will be directed to a "Certificate Error" page. You should select “Continue to this website (not recommended).”
Step 3: Enter your USC Upstate username and password, and select "OK."
Step 4: Once the web interface loads, select “Ad Hoc Capture.”
Step 5: Fill in the following information to appropriately record and post your capture:
- Type a description of your capture (i.e. BIO201 Lecture 2/29/2012)
- Select the length of time in minutes
- Choose the format you want to capture (the default is Display/Video – All Formats – Medium Quality). You have a range of choices from very low quality to extreme HD, which will effect the download speed for users viewing the capture.
- Finally, click on “Start Ad Hoc Capture"
Step 6: The recording will start and stop automatically, unless you click on “Stop,” “Pause,” or “Extend.”
Step 7: Once the recording has finished, you will need to process it, so it can be viewed or uploaded to Blackboard. The following steps can be completed on any computer and do not need to happen at the classroom lectern. Simply visit https://upitsecho1:8443 in your Internet browser, then log in with your USC Upstate username and password.
Step 8: Select “Ad Hoc Captures” under the “Echoes” tab.
Step 9: Find your capture and select “Process.”
Step 10: Select the Term, Course, and Section your lecture corresponds with and select “Next”.
Step 11: Select your name from the list of Presenters. Then select “Process”. Once this has finished, your recording should be published to Blackboard.
Step 12: If you need to go back and make changes to your recording, select “Echoes” under the “Echoes”tab.
Step 13: Select your recording. You can choose view, play mp3, play mp4, edit, download (as zip), closed caption (download mp3 for CC), copy or delete. Once you have made changes, you can click on the file and select “Reprocess Media” to publish it to Blackboard again.