Category: Miscellaneous

Echo360: Recording from Home or Office

Echo360: Recording from Home or Office Echo360 can be used to create video from your home or office. If you go to the Echo360 area of your Canvas course site, you’ll notice a blue Create button.     If you click on New Browser Capture, you can create a recording with the browser based version of…Continue Reading Echo360: Recording from Home or Office

Create a Link to Your Echo360 Section

For the times that you want to share your Echo360 lecture captures outside of Canvas to viewers outside WPI, create an access link to the section. The first step is to log into Echo360 with https://echo360.org Then from the landing page, go to your courses. Find the course for which you want to pull a…Continue Reading Create a Link to Your Echo360 Section

Sizing Echo360 Videos in a Page

Greeting, Lecture Capturers! When you have video stored on Echo360 that you’d like to embed in a page in Canvas, you can affect the look of the page by selecting its size. In the Canvas page editor, click the Echo360 E-Z embed button, as shown in the image below. Clicking the E-Z embed button opens…Continue Reading Sizing Echo360 Videos in a Page

Lecture Capture Contingency Planning

Instructors at WPI are being asked to be agile in order to accommodate students who may not be able to attend in-classroom lectures. If you’re an instructor who is not accustomed to lecture capture, this blog post will guide help you initiate a lecture stream using Echo360 or Zoom. Echo360 Zoom Planning   Echo360 At…Continue Reading Lecture Capture Contingency Planning

Feature Comparison: Echo360 and Studio

Feature Access Via cloud platform (https://echo360.org) or Canvas. Via enrollment in an active Canvas course site, only. Organization Course section (i.e., folder); user library; collection  Course folder; user library; collection  Storage Cloud platform Cloud associated with Canvas Captioning Yes Yes Quizzes Yes. Question types: multiple choice, ordered list, short answer, numeric activity, image quiz, T/F. …Continue Reading Feature Comparison: Echo360 and Studio

Editing Your Thumbnail with Echo360

Like a manicure, a good thumbnail will do wonders for your video’s appearance. What is a thumbnail? A thumbnail is small image hyperlinked to the playback of your video. It should communicate the gist of your video. But sometimes it doesn’t. This blog post will show you how to remedy that situation in Echo360. First…Continue Reading Editing Your Thumbnail with Echo360

Welcome back WPI faculty!

It’s been another busy summer here at the Academic Technology Center. We’ve been going non-stop this Spring and Summer to prepare for all possible unknowns, and make the Fall term go as smoothly as possible despite the unpredictability! We just had our annual New Faculty Orientation today, and although it was “virtual” it was great…Continue Reading Welcome back WPI faculty!

Embedding Videos with the New Rich Text Editor

Canvas recently upgraded its rich text editor. What this means for you is that if you are embedding Echo36 or Studio videos in pages, the look and workflow has changed slightly. Here’s what the row of buttons at the top of the rich text editor looks like.     You’re going to click on the…Continue Reading Embedding Videos with the New Rich Text Editor