Production Tools for WPI Video Producers

Filed in Announcements, Create by on February 27, 2021

Greetings, Educational Video Producers!

Did you know that WPI has three tools that can be utilized for recording your educational 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. Do you want to create video learning objects that can be re-used for more than one section or course?

A. Use Echo360 or Studio.

Q. Do you want to record a class discussion or a guest speaker?

A. Use Zoom from your home or office computer. A guest speaker can be recorded in a classroom using Echo360 if the guest joins via a webconference that you route to the projector in the room. However, classrooms do not have microphones for student audio. Student questions aren’t recorded in a classroom unless they are repeated by the instructor.

Q. Do you want to stream live and record at the same time?

A. Use Echo360 if in a classroom; if you want to facilitate remote student interaction, use Zoom from your home or office computer.

Q. Do you want to record in WPI classrooms?

A. Use Echo360. Classrooms do not have built-in Zoom capabilities.

Q. Do you want to integrate in short quizzes into your video?

A. Use Studio.


Video Production

To learn more about how to create videos with Echo360, Zoom and Studio, check out these links:

Recording your Screen with Canvas Studio

Recording your Webcam with Canvas Studio

Recording at home with Echo360

Recording on campus with Echo360

Recording with Zoom


Video Post-production

To learn more about editing with Echo360 and Studio, check out these links:

Editing with Echo360

Editing with Studio*
* Please note that editing options are only available after you record but BEFORE you upload the video. You will not be able to edit the video after this point.


Video Distribution

To learn more about sharing your videos, check out these links:

Embedding Videos with the Rich Text Editor

Sharing Echo360 Videos as a Course Relevant Collection

If you have any further questions about the video tools at WPI, please email

About the Author ()

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

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