echo360 personal capture - Colorado State University

echo360 personal capture - Colorado State University
ECHO360 PERSONAL CAPTURE
Echo360 - Personal Capture allows a User an easy way to capture, edit, publish, and view
lectures from their personal computers. Users and/or Instructors can use Echo360 to capture and
record their lectures in real time and post them on a website for viewing by those who have
access. Recorded lectures are stored on the server and can be accessed 24/7. Echo360 provides
a great learning tool for students so they can review recorded class material anytime - anywhere,
as long as they have internet access.
Getting Access to Echo360
In order to use Echo360, a user must be granted access with a user name and password.
Request access to the Echo360 services by visiting:
http://help.echo.colostate.edu/Getting-Started.aspx
Download Echo360
Once you have access to the Echo360 server, download the software to your local computer.
Visit https://echo.colostate.edu to download the software.
Login with your CSU ename and
epassword
Tip: The echo 360 software is available for download on a Mac or PC.
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Once logged in, download the appropriate software by clicking on the Downloads tab.
Contact your College IT staff if you encounter an error while downloading the software.
View the College IT Staff Support List at: http://help.echo.colostate.edu/Contact.aspx
Video on How to Install Echo for Windows:
https://echo.colostate.edu/ess/echo/presentation/f83dc4e1-31cc-4025-bc738f82f578ca7d?ec=true
Video on How to Install Echo for a Mac:
https://echo.colostate.edu/ess/echo/presentation/05d9c86f-9c2c-4a4e-9812450f04d21ecb?ec=true
Verify Echo Settings
Prior to recording your first video, verify the settings are configured correctly in Echo. Access
the settings by selecting the Gear icon in the upper right window of Echo.
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Setup/Configure
1. If this is your first time using Personal Capture, configure the Microphone, Primary Display
and Webcam options. The settings are located on the left side of the Echo window. Note,
settings will vary depending upon the microphone and webcam you are using. Webcam is
optional.
Microphone (USB Audio Device): Make sure you have some type of microphone connected while
Echo is running or the program will error. If you have more than one Microphone attached to your
computer, select the appropriate audio device from the Microphone drop down menu.
Primary Display: if your computer has multiple screens, select the screen you wish to record.
WebCam: - select your webcam. If you do not have a webcam, then choose None.
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From the Echo window, verify that the device settings you plan to use are selected. If you enabled
your audio device, then you will see a green bar on the top side of the window displaying the audio
level as you speak. If you enabled your webcam device, then the camera view will display on the
right side of the window. In the example above, the webcam is disabled.
1. Recording Options:
a. You can record audio only (no screencast or webcam) by having the Microphone on
and the rest of the options set to None Selected
b. You can record audio and screencast only (no webcam) by having the microphone
and display turned on, and Webcam set to None Selected.
c. You can record audio, screencast and webcam by having all three options turned on.
d. You cannot record only audio/webcam without the screencast.
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Create a New Recording
1. Open the Echo360 Personal Capture application on your computer.
2. Click the Record button..
Recording
1. Once all the configurations for screen capture are set, start your recording by clicking on the
Record Button.
Tip: It helps to stay focused and reduce editing if you have all of your presentations, websites
and lecture materials already open and easily accessible on your computer prior to clicking the
Record button.
2. You will get a 5 second countdown window to prepare, then your recording will begin. An
Echo360 icon will appear in your system tray (Windows, in the lower right of your monitor
or Mac, in the upper right of your monitor).
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Shortcut Keys:
You can use the Stop and Pause buttons in the Echo window or you can use the
keyboard shortcuts as follows:
Windows:
Pause/Resume toggle: Alt+F5
Stop: Alt+F6
Mac:
Pause the recording
Resume the recording
Stop the recording
Command + 6
Command + 6
Command + 8
3. Conduct your demonstration, lecture, etc. as you would like it recorded. Note: Pause and
Resume your recording, if necessary. Echo will make the transition between Pause and
Resume seamless.
Tip: If you mess up or have a long delay while you “think” during the recording, then just
leave the capture running. You can easily edit and cut out these mistakes and pauses.
Tip: recordings must be longer than 15 seconds in order to be saved.
4. Click on Stop Recording from the Echo icon in your system tray or use the shortcut keys of
Alt F6-Windows or Command+ 8-Mac.
5. Your video will now appear in the Recordings area, the bottom portion of the Echo window..
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Editing a Recording
Once you stop a recording, Echo will place your video in the Recordings section of the Echo Screen.
Mouse over a recording and a tool bar will appear with a Publish icon, Edit icon, and a Delete icon.
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Play back your video by selecting the Edit icon. The Echo window will change to display the video.
The video Play, Stop, Audio control, and editing tools will display at the base of the window
Exit the video tools and navigate back to the Recordings by selecting the Cancel/Home button in the
lower left side of the Echo window.
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1. To Trim the Beginning, End or segment of the Recording:
a. To trim your recording, drag the White Slider left arrow to the location where you wish to
start the trim. Position the right White Slider arrow to the position where the trim should
end. Select the Make Cut button in the lower right corner of the toolbar.
To Cancel the Trim after the Make Cut has been applied, select the Clear Cuts button.
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2. Give the Recording a Title:
a. Next to Title field, located in the upper left corner of the screen, type in the title of your
recording. Select the Save title button on the right side of the screen. To Edit the Title,
just click on the title, type the new title, and select the Save title button.
3. To review all changes and your final recording prior to publishing, press the Play button.
4. After all edits have been applied to your recording, click on the Apply Edits button.
5.
You should now be located at the Total Recordings window within Echo. Navigate to this
screen by clicking on the My Recordings button. The last step is to Publish your recordings
so that others can view them.
Publishing a Recording
All of the recordings created thus far live on the computer on which they were made. In order for your
students and/or others to view these recordings, they must be published to the Echo360
Server. Note: this requires an Internet connection and an Echo360 account.
1. From the Echo window Recordings section, mouse over the video to publish. Highlight the
recording you wish to publish and click on the Publish Recording icon.
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2. The Echo360 Login screen will appear. Login with your ename and epassword. Select the
Login button to continue.
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3.
Verify and/or edit the Title, Select the Course, and Output. Select the Upload button.
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4.
Once published, you will receive an email from Echo360 Help notifying you when the file is
available. In the email, you will have a URL that you can use to access the file or you can
login to the Echo360 server and access it from there. https://echo.colostate.edu
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Sharing and Managing Recordings
Once you have uploaded your Echo360 lectures you can share, delete and manage the recordings via
the Echo360 administrative interface.
1. Using a web browser go to https://echo.colostate.edu
2. Login using your CSU ename and epassword, click Log In.
3. Click on the Echoes tab to see a list of all of your personal capture lectures.
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4. Mouse over the recording title to review the options for each of your captures. Options will
display to the right of the capture title.
a. View: plays the full recording including audio, screencast, and video if applicable.
b. Play mp3: plays back only the audio. This is what would be used by students with mp3
players.
c. Play m4v: plays back only the screencast and audio even if webcam video was
recorded. This is what would be used by students with a mobile device.
d. Edit: edit the recording and set the recording controls such as:

Title

Description

Add presenters

Change the term and course/section

Change the start time (availability)
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Change the playback options
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Add a text transcript or a closed caption file
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Edit the recording (Edit Media)
e. Download: download the recording to your computer.
f. Closed caption: download an mp3 audio file for use in creating closed caption files.
g. Copy: copy the entire recording.
h. Delete: delete the entire recording.
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Sharing
Echo Recordings will automatically be shared so that others can view them. The Sharing status can be
changed for any video from the Echoes tab as long as they are still on the server. Follow the steps
below to change the status of your recording.
1. From the Echoes, Available tab, click on the link for the video you wish to modify the
sharing status for.
2. To stop sharing a capture, you must make a video unavailable.
a. From the Available tab, select the check box next to the video you wish to unshared
and/or make unavailable.
b.
From
the Actions
drop-down
menu located
at the base of
the window,
select the
Make
Unavailable
option.
c. Once a capture is made unavailable, anyone attempting to access the link will receive the
message “This Echo is not being made available at this time.”
d. You can make the capture available again by switching to the Unavailable tab, selecting
the check box for the capture to make available again, and selecting Make Available
from the Actions drop-down menu.
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Deleting
1. From the Echoes tab mouse over the video to delete and click on the Delete link.
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2. At the prompt choose Yes to delete and No to cancel the delete.
3. If you choose Yes, the recording will be moved to the Deleted tab.
4. To Reinstate the Recording
a. From the Deleted tab, check the box next to the video to reinstate.
b. From the Actions drop-down menu, select Reinstate Selected.
5. To Permanently Delete the Recording
a. From the Deleted tab, check the box next to the video to delete permanently.
b. From the Actions drop-down menu, select Delete Permanently.
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Tips
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When recording, determine where you are going to look (either at the camera or at the screen)
and try to stay with that decision. Looking around can be distracting for the viewer.
Remember that these initial recordings are being stored on your computer so make sure you
have enough available drive space. To help you estimate the required space here are a few
guidelines for a 10 minute recording::
Recording Configuration
File Size
Video and Screencast - Actual Size
163.6 MB
Video and Screencast - Quarter/Smaller Size
82.19 MB
Audio only and Screencast - Actual Size
129.56 MB
Audio only and Screencast - Quarter/Smaller Size
47.49 MB
When recording screencasts with small text, such as webpages and/or Word documents, record
the screen at Actual Size. Quarter/Smaller size makes the text unreadable.
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