Making Lecture Captures Using a Classroom Computer

Echo360 Classroom Capture

NOTE: To use Echo360 on a classroom computer, please first contact your AV department to ensure your classroom has the software and a microphone installed. 

Step 1: Launching Echo360 Classroom Capture
Step 2: Checking Inputs & Audio Levels 
Step 3: Starting a Capture 
Step 4: Stopping & Publishing a Capture 

Advanced Features
Troubleshooting


LAUNCHING ECHO360 CLASSROOM CAPTURE 


  1. To start, access the Desktop of the computer in the classroom and click on the desktop Web Link named "Echo360" or "Echo360 Classroom Capture". Note: the Web Link could be saved as a Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Firefox link.
     
  2. In the address field of the browser, check to ensure the following URL is present https://localhost:8443. If not, please type in the URL and press Enter.

     
  3. Depending on the Web Browser you use (e.g. Chrome or Firefox), you will see a security certificate warning. UIS is aware of the message and are working to eliminate this step. Depending on the Web Browser, different action maybe required to continue past this step. When using Chrome, clicking on the "Advanced" and then "Proceed to localhost" buttons will take you to the Echo360 login screen.  If you have questions on how to proceed, please contact the UIS Service Center (202) 687-74949 or help@georgetown.edu.



     

  4. In the resulting window, type in your NetID and NetID Password.

     

  5. Once logged in, the Echo360 Ad Hoc Capture window pops up displaying the Captures tab.


CHECKING INPUTS & AUDIO LEVELS 


  1. Click on the Monitor tab.

     
  2. Click on Start Monitoring.

  3. You will see the various inputs that Echo360 will capture. Speak into the microphone to check the volume level by watching the green/yellow/red microphone meter (there is typically a slight delay in the Monitoring meter). 

  4. Once you have verified the appropriate inputs and microphone volume, click on Red Stop Monitoring button.

  5. Click on the Captures tab to return to the main capture page.


STARTING A CAPTURE 


  1. Click on Ad Hoc Capture.

  2. On the resulting page, enter the following in the corresponding fields:

  • Title this capture:

    Enter a Title for your capture session (please be sure to enter a correct title as you CANNOT edit the title until after the recording is published). It is very important that the title be accurate before you start recording. NOTE: See ESS instructions on how to edit title after publishing (coming soon!).

  • How many minutes is the capture?:

    Enter a liberal number for the number of minutes (e.g. if your class is 90 minutes, enter 180).

  • Which section is this capture for?:

    Select the corresponding course section from the drop down menu.

  • What do you want to capture?:

    Select the desired format for the capture (e.g. Display - Stream Only - High Quality; this selection will offer your         students that ability to only stream your capture, they cannot download the video file). See Here for a list of all               possible formats (coming soon).

 3. Click on the Start Ad Hoc Capture button.

 4. After capture begins, you will see the capture window displaying the following options:
Stop Capture, Pause Capture, and Extend Capture.

5. You can minimize the capture web page by clicking on the Minimize icon of the browser window and open another application such as Power Point, etc, or another web page for your class presentation needs.

 


STOPPING & PUBLISHING THE RECORDING


  1. To stop the capture process, click on the Stop Capture button.

  2. A dialog box will ask for your confirmation: Stop capture? All capture data will be saved and uploaded. You cannot resume after stopping a capture. Click OK.

  3. Once Stop Capture is clicked on, you will see a brief Status: Completing Capture message. Note: that the captured media gets uploaded onto the server automatically, and starting another capture session right away will NOT interfere with the upload or recording process of the preceding session.

  4. After the brief Status: Completing Capture message, the page will display the initial Ad Hoc Captures page.

  5. Since you have already stopped the capture process, you can click on the Logout button and you will be finished with the capture part or click the Ad Hoc Capture button to start another recording. 


PAUSING OR EXTENDING THE CAPTURE


  1. If, for any reason, you need to pause the capture during the recording process, you can click on the Pause Capture button.

     
  2. To resume the paused capture process, click on the Resume Capture button.

     
  3. If you realize that you have not set the duration of the capture correctly in the initial steps of the capture setup, you can click on the Extend Capture button to extend the capture time.

     
  4. You can add time to your capture session in up to 30 minute increments. In the popup window type a number between 5 and 30. Click OK (if you need to add more than 30 minutes, repeat this and the above steps).

     
  5. A message appears confirming that your capture time has been extended.

     

VERIFYING THAT YOUR RECORDING IS BEING UPLOADED & PUBLISHED 


  1. You can verify that the upload is in progress by going to http://lecturecapture.georgetown.edu and logging in with your Georgetown NetID and NetID Password.
    Please note that you do not have to use the Classroom Capture computer in the classroom to verify the upload of your capture session. The verification can be done on any computer.

  2. Once logged in, click on the Monitor tab.

  3. From the Monitor tab page, scroll down and click on the Processing tab.

  4. Look for your session by time or course name, and verify its progress status. The green indicator bar will show when your lecture capture processing is completed. Please allow up to 24 hours for a capture to be processed.


IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENTAL WEB BROWSER CLOSURE OR LOGOUT OF ECHO360


In case you accidentally quit or close the Web Browser or logout of Echo360 while a recording is in progress, note that the recording will not stop and you will not lose any of your content.

Simply log back in to Echo360 by accessing the Desktop of the computer in the classroom and clicking on the Echo360 Classroom Capture desktop shortcut. Once you log in again, you can access the recording options as in the above steps.