Category: Video & Lecture Capture

Creating Closed Captions with WPI’s Video Systems

The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination in the places of public accommodation – such as schools – and failing to transcribe or provide closed captions for your educational videos can be seen as a violation of the ADA. So transcripts and captions have legal significance. But beyond that, they help your students access your…Continue Reading Creating Closed Captions with WPI’s Video Systems

Sharing Echo360 link in Canvas Module

This post was updated 1/19/2024. Echo360 users can share their videos in Canvas in a variety of ways. This post explains how to share your video in a Canvas module as an External URL item and from the Echo360 App inside of Canvas. You can share a video in a Module from your Echo360 Library…Continue Reading Sharing Echo360 link in Canvas Module

How Transcripts and Captions Work in Echo360

The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination in the places of public accommodation – such as schools – and failing to transcribe or provide closed captions for your educational videos can be seen as a violation of the ADA. So transcripts and captions have legal significance. But beyond that, they help your students access your…Continue Reading How Transcripts and Captions Work in Echo360

Flipping Video with OBS

OBS – short for Open Broadcaster System – is an open source software for video streaming and recording. Downloads for OBS are available at obsproject.com.   OBS is free and works well on Windows, macOS and Linux systems. That being said, as an open source tool, there isn’t a customer support hotline you can call…Continue Reading Flipping Video with OBS

Reaching Viewers with Echo360

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 in a Canvas page…Continue Reading Reaching Viewers with Echo360

Submitting an Assignment with Canvas Studio

Greetings WPI Students, Your Professor may assign a video project as an assignment. Here are the steps that you take to submit it using Canvas Studio, a content management and creation tool embedded in Canvas. First, you click on the assignment and click submit. Once you click submit, you see some choices. Choose Studio.  …Continue Reading Submitting an Assignment with Canvas Studio

Studio: How to Upload Video

Greetings WPI Video Producers: Canvas has a video content management system. It’s integrated into Canvas. It’s called Studio. Studio is also a content creation tool, but you can upload videos to Studio that weren’t created by it. This is nice because uploading videos to Studio (as opposed to the files area of your Canvas site)…Continue Reading Studio: How to Upload Video

Editing with Canvas Studio

Greetings Educational Media Producers! Did you know Canvas Studio has an editing feature? Here’s the caveat. It has to be used right after recording and BEFORE you upload the video. After you upload, you won’t have the chance to edit the video unless you download it and bring it into a separate editing program.  …Continue Reading Editing with Canvas Studio

Production Tools: Recording Your Lectures

Did you know that WPI has three tools that can be utilized for recording videos? Those tools are Echo360, Zoom, and Studio.     Like a choose-your-own-adventure, you may be wondering where to start. Asking yourselves these questions may help you decide. Q. Where are you producing these videos? A1. In the classroom? Use Echo360…Continue Reading Production Tools: Recording Your Lectures

Recording Videos in a Pandemic

Hello WPI Community! This post will cover options for creating educational videos during situations – such as the current COVID 19 pandemic – where it’s not possible to come to campus. WPI has two primary tools which allow for communication with students via video. One is Echo360¬†and the other is Zoom. Both of these tools…Continue Reading Recording Videos in a Pandemic