Reaching Viewers with Echo360

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Greetings, WPI Producers!
This post will cover how to get the videos you produce with Echo360 in front of your students.

These videos can be produced in a classroom, at home with Echo360 Universal Capture or through the Echo360-Zoom integration.

Three popular ways to share Echo360 videos with students are:
  • Sharing as a Collection through the Echo360 Button on Canvas
  • Sharing as a Publicly Accessible Link
  • Sharing as a Module Item in Canvas

SHARING AS A COLLECTION THROUGH the ECHO360 BUTTON

The first step to sharing an Echo360 video with students is to go to your Echo360 library. You can find the library either through going directly to the Echo360 platform at https://echo360.org or through Canvas.

 

 

Once in your library, find the video you want. Click on the blue box on the lower right and from there click Share.

 

 

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.

 


SHARING AS A PUBLICLY AVAILABLE 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 MODULE ITEM IN CANVAS

To share an Echo360 video as a module item in Canvas, first click on the plus sign above the module in which you’d like to add the video.

 

 

Then Canvas asks you what kind of module item you want. Select External Tool.

 

 

Click Add Item.

Now, you’ll go back to your modules and find the Echo360 Class Capture module item. Click on it.

 

 

To tell the system which of your Echo360 videos to add, you go through a 2-step process.

First we select the course section to which the video belongs. (You can see below that I have a lot of sections to choose from and you may too!)

 

 

Once you’ve selected the section, scroll down.

Now we get to step 2. Here, select Link to a Classroom.

You may be thinking, “A Classroom?”

Yes. A Classroom. (Echo360 thinks of videos as being like classrooms.)

So you select Link to a Classroom and then you select the video that you want. I’ve selected “Echo360 – Sharing a video to Canvas”, which is a video I made. Click Link Content.

 

 

The last step is to go back to your Canvas module and give the module item a proper name by editing the item details. Click update.

 

 

If you have any questions about sharing your Echo360 videos, 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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