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 for a username and password. Log in using one these methods:

  1. Enter your Tufts email address and your native Echo360 password. (How do I set my Echo360 password?)
  2. If you don't have a native Echo360 password, use the generic device login and password. Instructors, TAs, and student AV assistants who have permission to record lectures should have this information for the devices in their classrooms. Classroom Support staff can find device login credentials in KB0013267.

If you have difficulty logging into a device with your native Echo password, check the device URL. If it ends with "/advanced," it is asking for the device's admin login and password. Delete the "/advanced" from the URL and try logging in again.

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

See if the projector feed, the camera and the audio are all working.

Click on the Captures tab and click the "Stop Monitoring" button.

Click on the green button for "Ad Hoc Capture."

Fill in the capture details.

Enter a lecture title and estimated duration. Be careful to give enough time for the duration -- you can stop a capture at anytime, but you can't extend a capture. When in doubt, overestimate.

Click the "Start Ad Hoc Capture" button.

Minimize the browser window.

Faculty can begin their presentation.

After the lecture, open the browser window and click "Stop Capture."