Uploading Videos to Echo360 and Sharing

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This blog show you how to use Echo360 to upload and then share your videos. First we’ll cover how to upload a video. Then we’ll cover how to generate a link for it or connect it directly to your Canvas site.
UPLOADING A VIDEO FILE
You don’t need to use Echo360’s recording tools to upload video to the platform. If you have a video file and want to share it, follow these directions.
First, click on the Echo360 button on the left side menu of the Canvas course site. You’ll then have access to the Echo360 platform by clicking on the small Echo360 logo on the upper left.
Once you’ve clicked on that small Echo360 logo, you’ll be in the Echo360 system, specifically your Echo360 home page. You’ll see the upload button here, as shown below. You can use it to upload your video. Once the video is there, if you hover over the video you’ll see a blue box with three dots on the bottom right. This will release a drop down menu, from which you can select share.
SHARING WITH A LINK
From the share options, select links. You can add a new link. And then copy it. You can share this link as long as the button for public link is toggled on.
SHARING AS A COLLECTION THROUGH the ECHO360 BUTTON
To share the video as part of a collection of videos for your class, in the share settings window, choose to share with a class.

Use the course drop-down list at the top of the modal to select the course to which you want to share this media.

Use the term and section drop-down lists (which become active after selecting a course) to select the term and section where you want to share the media. (Note: if you haven’t informed atc-ttl@wpi.edu, your course may not be available. Please contact atc-ttl@wpi.edu to let us know that you need a course set up in the back end of Echo360.)

The next step is to select a New Class to “hold” this media. The word “Class”, in this case, means something like a folder.

To name the “class”, I just enter the video’s title.

While there are availability options you can choose, I usually tell people to just make it available now. That seems easiest.

When finished, scroll to the bottom of the Sharing modal and click Share.

  1. NOTE: If the Share button is not active, review the fields in the modal and be sure you have completed all the necessary items.
  2. Repeat the above steps to share to a different course.

The content now appears for the selected (or created) class on the Class List page for the course.

 

If you have any questions about this process of uploading to Echo360 and then sharing, please email atc-ttl@wpi.edu.

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Sophie Jagannathan is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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