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.

If asked, log in with your Tufts username and password.

If you are already logged into Canvas or another Tufts system, you will be passed into Echo without having to log in again.

After logging in, the interface you see will depend on what kind of device is installed in your classroom. 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 would like to review your capture before publishing it, or 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.

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

Click the white Stop button to end your 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 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 uploaded to Echo360.