How do I start a classroom recording?

The Medical School, the Dental School, and Cummings Veterinary School schedule and initiate the recording of most lecture courses. At all other Tufts schools, lecture recording is available to instructors via self-service. See How do I get access to Classroom Lecture Capture?

Click on the Echo360 icon on the desktop of the podium computer.

If there is no icon on the desktop, open a browser on the podium computer and look for a bookmark.

Log in with your Tufts email address and your native Echo password.

Log in with your Tufts username and password.

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

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

Check that your audio and video inputs are working correctly.

Check that your audio and video inputs are working correctly.

Turn on your 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 your 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 your 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 want to share the capture with a course immediately, 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.

Proceed with your lecture as usual. Echo360 will record your 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 your 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.

Your recording has been saved and will be sent to the queue for processing. The capture will be ready for review in 24 hours.