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Using Universal Capture (Personal)

You can mix and match the configuration settings based on the equipment available to you or to suit the recording style or content you want to convey. For example, the input and display options include:

  • Single display with audio (slides and narration)
  • Single display with webcam and audio (slides, narration, and you/document)
  • Two displays with audio

For example, you could record your slides and narration or record your slides, narration, and annotate a document recorded using your webcam (like an in-classroom visualiser).

Universal Capture (Personal) can be used to make recordings offline (without an internet connection). You must have logged into UC whilst connected to the internet before you can record offline. Find out more about Working Offline with UC: Personal.

Configuring and Recording with Universal Capture (Personal)

  1. Open Universal Capture (Personal).
    • If you have not yet installed Universal Capture please follow the installing Universal Capture guide for instructions on installing and logging in to Universal Capture (Personal).
    • If prompted, log in using your full University email address and Echo360 password.
  2. Once you are logged in to the application, click Edit capture details .
  3. Enter a Title, Description (optional) and Tags (optional).
    • If your software is updated to the latest version, you will see an option to Live Stream. Live stream should only be used when absolutely necessary. There is no difference between a student watching a recording at any time and them watching a live stream as there is no interactivity with participants.
  4. Under Publish to... select the Echo360 section (folder) where you would like to publish the recording once completed.
    • Unless specified, recordings will be stored in your private personal Library by default.
    • If the recording is for a module, and you want the recording to be accessed via the Moodle module space, select the module from the list.
    • If you cannot see a section (folder) listed for your module or Moodle space, contact lecturecapture at warwick dot ac dot uk.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Select the inputs you would like to record using the drop-down menus above each screen preview.
    • Select No input, Display X, or webcam (depending on the available inputs).
  7. Select the default microphone input in the centre of the screen.
  8. When ready, click on the record button .
    • There will be a 5-second countdown and then the recording will start
    • The Echo360 user interface will shrink and appear on the toolbar at the bottom of the screen.
  9. To stop, pause or cancel the recording, click on the Echo360 icon on the toolbar to open the user interface or use the keyboard shortcuts.
  10. Once you have stopped the recording, it will be added to a queue for processing and upload. If you are recording offline (without an internet connection), your recording will be queued and uploaded the next time you have an internet connection.

Universal Capture gets the display numbers from computer settings. If you have multiple monitors, switch between Display inputs to preview or check the monitor number in your display settings. (Windows 10)

Shortcut keys to control your capture (Desktop Applications only)

Shortcut keys will not work with your numeric keypad, instead, use the numbers that are a part of the typewriter keys.

Action Mac Keyboard Shortcut Windows Keyboard Shortcut
Pause & Resume (toggle) Command + 6 Control + 6
Finish (Stop) the Recording Command + 8 Control + 8
The information on this page relates to Echo360s Universal Capture and was last updated March 2020.


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