Educational Technology User GuidesEcho360AdministratorsHow do I start an ad hoc recording or live stream?

How do I start an ad hoc recording or live stream?

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 Echo360 and switch your role to "Administrator."

Click on the Rooms tab.

Find the tile for the classroom you plan to record.

You can use the dropdown menus at the top of the screen to filter by campus and building.

On the room tile, click on the camera icon.

You will see the Universal Capture interface.

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.

Check the sources for the audio and video inputs.

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. Select your course from the Publish To... dropdown menu. If you don't see the appropriate class in the menu, or you don't want to publish your recording immediately, select Library.

Fill in the capture duration. The default is 60 minutes. The maximum is eight hours, unless another recording is scheduled within that time.

To live stream your class, check the Live Stream box. (In order to live stream, you must select your course from the Publish To... menu.)

Click Save when you are done.

Press the red Record button.

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

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.

To stop or extend the recording, 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.

If needed, adjust the length of the recording.

Click the Plus (+) and select the number of minutes by which you would like to extend the recording.

Click the white Stop button to end the recording.

The recording will be finalized and uploaded to Echo360.