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Access Echo360 lecture captures

What is Echo360?

Echo360 is primarily used as our Lecture Capture system and allows tutors to digitally record lectures (as audio/video, screen captures or over PowerPoint slides) and to make the recordings available for you to view online through Moodle. Please note that not all lectures will be recorded and available online. For more information on which modules are available, please speak to your department directly.

In this guide:

Each of the summaries below links to more information on the comprehensive Echo360 support pages. You can go directly to these using the links in the box on the right.

Echo360 Lecture Capture Support Pages

Viewing classroom content
Taking notes
Flagging and bookmarking
Study Guide
Polling
Please note some Echo360 tools are not available at Warwick.

Accessing lecture recordings

Warwick Business School students should access lecture recordings via MyWBS. Access the lecture capture recordings via the module homepage via the "Lecture recordings" tab.

You can access the recordings in Moodle through the Lecture Capture block which appears on the right-hand side of the Moodle module space.

The lecture capture block that appears in moodle

Click on the lecture capture block to open the Echo360 classroom. This shows you the list of recordings (Classes) that have been made available to you for this module.

Each recording has a name and a date and they are usually listed in chronological order, though your tutor may change the order if necessary.

The lecture capture classroom containing a list of recordings

Recordings that are available for the module have a play button to indicate the status of the recording.

If there is NO play button shown for the class, then there are no recordings to view in the classroom. The lecture may not have been recorded yet or the video has not been made available to students. Please contact your tutor if you think a recording should be available.
Green arrow ready to watch indicator
The green icon indicates the recording is ready for you to view. Simply click on the recording and it opens in a player.
Grey arrow already  watched indicator
The dark grey icon is displayed for captures that have previously been viewed by you. You can click to view the recording again.
Pale grey arrow recording scheduled indicator
The light grey icon indicates the recording has been scheduled (for the future) but is not currently ready to view.

Click on one of the available class recordings to open it in the Echo360 viewer and use the play , rewind and fast-forward buttons at the bottom to control playback.

Lecture capture viewer window showing control icons at the bottom, and annotate icons at the top

If you are experiencing problems with lecture captures taking a long time to buffer and start playing, please click on the options icon at the bottom right and change the video quality settings from high definition to standard definition. You can also try moving closer to your wireless router, or connecting using a cable instead. If you are still experiencing problems with playback, check your internet speed, get some support details and contact us via the HelpDesk.

Interacting with lecture captures

Lecture Capture offers a number of active learning tools to help you engage with the captures which include note-taking, bookmarking and flagging.

The annotate icons for notes, flagging and bookmarking

Taking Notes

When viewing a video, you can take notes directly in the browser which will appear with timestamps making it easier for you to return to specific points later on. You can also download your notes.

  1. Access the capture you wish to take notes for via the Echo 360 block on the module's Moodle page.
    Once viewing a specific capture at the top of the window there are three icons. One for note-taking, bookmarking and flagging confusion.
  2. Click the note-taking button, a tab will open on the right of the page for you to type your notes in. You can also place bookmarks using the bookmark button at the top of this panel.
  3. Click on the Download link which appears at the top of the notes section to save a copy of your notes. Note that the download is in .txt format and includes the capture title, date and timestamps for all notes and bookmarks making it easier to revisit points.

Bookmarking

Use the bookmark icon to bookmark a video location or slide. The bookmark will appear in your Study Guide allowing you to return to a specific location and review the materials later.

Flagging

Use the flag to record that you are confused by what was discussed in the recording or to indicate that you have a question about the presentation to support your tutor in providing clarification later.

If the class has both a video and a presentation, you can select which one you found confusing. Click the flag a second time to mark both items.

Using the confusion flag is anonymous and is used to indicate to the teacher that a student is having difficulty with a specific point in the lesson.
  1. Access the capture you wish to take notes for via the Echo 360 block on the courses Moodle page
  2. Click the flag button found at the top of the page.
Note that use of the confusion flag is dependent on teachers checking this manually so it is possible they may miss your flag. If you require direct feedback from your teacher follow the preferred method of contact they offer.

Polling

Teachers may embed questions in videos which they will expect you to answer. Questions will pop up during playback of the video and you will be required to choose and submit your answer in order to continue watching.

Study Guide

Echo360 organises your notes and bookmarks into a smart study guide that you can use to review and study for an assessment.