Downloading the Latest PCAP

Filed in Announcements by on January 9, 2019

At this time of year, many people express interest in recording short videos for their courses. Sometimes they already know how to use Echo360 personal capture (aka PCAP) and sometimes they’ve never used it before. Whatever the situation, the first step for everyone is to download the latest version of the software, if they don’t already have it. This post will cover how to do that.

To begin, go to your Canvas course site.

Click on the Echo360 button on the left side (mine has two – yours will have one).

Now, you’re in the Echo360 platform, within Canvas. It’s kind of like a room inside a room.

At this point, you should see an Echo360 menu ribbon with a gear wheel on the right. When you click on it, a dropdown menu is released. Choose downloads.


Voila! Here were have installers for Universal Capture: Personal and Personal Capture. What is Universal Capture? It’s the replacement for Personal Capture. has tested it on a Mac and found it reliable. But the windows version is still in beta. That’s why EdMedia still recommends Personal Capture (PCAP) to everyone first. When it’s time to go to Universal Capture, we’ll let you know.

So for now, just choose the flavor of PCAP you want, Windows or Mac, and install.

Happy Capturing! As always, if you have any questions about the topic of this blog, or about educational media in general, email



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

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