Uploading Videos to Echo360 and Sharing

Filed in Announcements, Share by on January 30, 2020

You can use Echo360 to store videos that you’ve created through other mechanisms, like Zoom, Camtasia, iMovie, etc.

Once uploaded to Echo360, the files are stored in your personal library for you to share with students in a variety of ways. This post will cover three of the most popular.

Uploading a Video File
Sharing with a Link
Sharing in a Course Relevant Collection
Sharing in a Canvas Page

Uploading a Video File

You don’t need to use Echo360’s recording tools to upload a 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. Then click Create in the top menu as shown below. Next, click upload media.
When you click on Upload Media you’ll be prompted to select the video file you want to upload and then save it to Echo360. Once the uploading process is done, the video will be in your Echo360 library. You can access it by clicking on the library tab, as shown below.
The library shows a thumbnail sketch of all the videos you own on the Echo360 system, plus any that have been shared with you by someone else

Sharing with a Link

Once your video has been uploaded, if you hover over the thumbnail 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.

If in Canvas, you can share this link in a module. When you add an item to a module, choose external URL as the item type.


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.

Sharing in a Canvas Page

In Canvas, create a new page.

You’ll notice on the top menu bar an icon with the Echo360 logo. The arrow points to it, below.

 

 

Once you click the Echo360 embed button, your library holdings populate in the picker window. Choose the video that you want to embed in the page.

 

The embedded video looks like this.

 

 

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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