How do I start an ad hoc recording?

Turn on the camera, microphone and display.

In most lecture halls, touch the Crestron panel and select Desktop to warm up the projector. Touch the More Sources button and Camera to wake-up the video camera. If the instructor is using a handheld or lapel microphone, turn it on.

Log into the Echo device.

At the podium computer, open the bookmark or shortcut to "Echo360 capture." If there is no bookmark or shortcut, see KB0013267 in TechConnect.

You will be prompted to enter your Tufts username and password. If you are already logged into Canvas or another Tufts system, you will be passed through without having to log in again.

If you have difficulty logging into a device with your Tufts username and password, check the device URL. If it ends with "/advanced," it is asking for the device's admin login and password. Those device login credentials can be found in KB0013267.

After logging in, the interface you see will depend on what kind of device is installed in your classroom and whether you used the admin login. You will either see the Universal Capture interface or the Legacy interface.

 

Capturing with Universal Capture

Check the sources for the audio and video inputs.

Using the dropdown menus, select the inputs you would like to record. You can choose to capture up to two display and video inputs (e.g. a computer screen and the room camera). You can also make an audio-only capture.

Click on the pencil icon.

Fill in the capture title and other capture details.

In addition to a title, you can choose a class to publish the capture to when it is complete. If  you don't see the appropriate class in the Publish To... menu, select Library.

Click Save when you are done.

Press the red Record button.

After a five-second countdown, the application will minimize and recording will begin.

Adjust the length of the recording.

The default length of a recording is one hour. To add time to the recording, click the Plus (+) and select the number of minutes by which you would like to extend the recording.

If using an attached laptop for delivering slides/content, select that device from the Crestron display.

Echo360 will record audio, the classroom camera, and whatever is displayed on the room projector.

When class has ended, return to the browser window on the podium computer.

If you closed the window after starting recording, click on the Echo360 icon on the desktop.

Click the white Stop button to end the recording.

The recording will be finalized and uploaded to Echo360.

Capturing with the Legacy interface

Select the Monitor tab and click the green "Start Monitoring" button.

 Select the Monitor tab and click the green "Start Monitoring" button.

Check that audio and video inputs are working correctly.

Check that your audio and video inputs are working correctly.

Turn on the microphone and check to see that colored bar to the left of the screen moves when you speak. Look at the two video inputs: one will show the classroom, and the other will show whatever is being projected to the class.

When you’ve confirmed that the inputs are working, click the red “Stop Monitoring” button.

When you’ve confirmed that the inputs are working, click the red “Stop Monitoring” button.

Select the Captures tab. Click on the green button for “Ad Hoc Capture.”

Select the Captures tab. Click on the green button for “Ad Hoc Capture.”

Fill in information about the capture.

Fill in information about your capture.
  • Enter the lecture title or description. Include information like the course number and date that will make it easy to find later.
  • Fill in the time you expect the lecture to take plus ten minutes. You may stop the capture whenever you choose -- however, the recording will stop automatically when this time limit is reached.
  • Choose the class and section that the capture is for. If you do not see the class in the dropdown list, select "Personal Library" to save the recording to your library.
  • Under “What do you want to capture?”, choose the first option in the list (Display/Video).

Click the Start Ad Hoc Capture button to start the capture.

The application will count down for 5 seconds and start the capture automatically. 
Do not close the browser window on the podium computer.

If using an attached laptop for delivering slides/content, select that device from the Crestron display.

Echo360 will record audio, the classroom camera, and whatever is displayed on the room projector.

When your class has ended, return to the browser window on the podium computer.

If you accidentally closed the window after starting recording, click on the Echo360 icon on the desktop.

Click the red Stop Capture button.

Click the red Stop Capture button.

Wait until the green Ad Hoc Capture button reappears before logging out.

Wait until the green Ad Hoc Capture button reappears before logging out.

The recording has been saved and will be uploaded to Echo360.