Echo360 Lecture Capture

Echo360 lecture capture is SVSU's chosen a video capture system. Echo360 provides faculty a simple way to record their lecture inside or outside of the classroom and share with their students in Canvas. Echo360 engages students with video-based learning and provides the tools to extend their learning beyond the classroom.

BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE, LUNCH AND LEARN. SVSU Information Technology Services is hosting a Teaching with Technology Showcase featuring Echo360 Lecture capture and its active learning platform on Wednesday, 9/11/19 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Echo360 experts will be here to demonstrate how instructors can improve student outcomes using video during and after class. Observe where students are spending their time, view their questions while they watch your lectures, and more. Use polling activities and get immediate feedback on student comprehension. These engagement tools are available from the Echo360 classroom on a computer or from the Echo360 mobile app. Join us and learn how you can use video in your course and optimize student engagement.

We hope to see you there. Seating is limited R.S.V.P. by 9/04/2019

View the event details and download the Echo360 2019 Lunch and Learn flyer (209KB)  

Resource Links

Get trained: Departmental faculty and SVSU staff will need to be trained before they can use Echo360 Lecture Capture, you can sign up for an introductory workshop here. 

Single-Sign-On for Echo360 has been turned off as of July 15, 2019. SSO means your SVSU network password will no longer log you into Echo360.  Your account will remain active, and your video library will not be affected. You will need to create a password for Echo360.

To create a new password for Echo360, follow the steps below.

  1. Visit
  2. Enter your SVSU email address
  3. Under the SUBMIT button, you will see... Forgot your password? Click the link "Click here to reset"
  4. You will receive a reset link in your email.
  5. Click the link in your email, "RESET PASSWORD"
  6. You are redirected to enter a new password, type it twice to confirm it. 
    * PRO-TIP: A green indication bar will let you know that your password meets Echo360's password guidelines. If you see a red bar you will need to modify what you've typed in until it turns green.
  7. You are logged automatically into Echo360.

News and Updates

We have a new Lightboard studio in the Dow Doan Science East building. Sign up for a workshop to learn more.

  • Lightboard: Record a video to communicate technical diagrams or content.
  • Surface Studio: Record using Classroom Capture and annotate your screen content.
  • Whiteboard: Record using a webcam to lecture class content.


Ensure your videos are ADA Complaint with Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR). ASR can automatically create text transcripts from your Echo360 videos. Students can read along with the video and the transcript is searchable.

NOTE: To request ASR let us know in the Echo360 survey found under "Echo360 Requests." To learn more about Video Transcriptions download or view the tip sheet Echo360 Video Transcription Process (208KB)


Are you interested in how the use of transcripts can enhance your video lectures using Echo360's Automatic Speech Recognition? A grant has been established to assist and support innovative faculty using Echo360's transcription service within their course(s). There is grant funding of $5,000 (USD) available and funding of $1,000 (USD) to attend an Echo360 sponsored event.

Learn more about this grant initiative and download this program guide Echo360 ASR Research Champion Grant (243KB)  

Fill out the application Echo360 ASR Research Champion Grant Application (111KB)  Tuesday, December 31st. 

Echo360 Launches a New App for Video Capture and replaces legacy Personal Capture (PCAP) and Classroom Capture (CCAP). Start using the Universal Capture app and easily create a video on a Mac or PC. Universal Capture Personal features one-click capture; all your recordings are automatically published to your library. Sign up for a training workshop to learn more

NOTE: The download links for both CCAP and PCAP will be removed from the platform on August 30, 2019.  Echo360 support and troubleshooting for both legacy applications will end on January 15, 2020. 

Classroom Scheduling: Scheduled recordings require a significant notice. All requests need to be received within 7-10 days before the scheduled recording to allow time for testing. Please send your request to or call (989) 964-4225 (x.4225)

What are the system requirements?


Echo360 is an online active learning platform that has three types of capture systems: ApplianceClassroom, and Universal Capture that you can use for your course. All systems allow you to record your class lectures, meetings, and other events. Your recordings are stored in your Echo360 library and shared to your Echo360 classroom. Students can ask questions, participate in discussions, mark confusing content, and take notes during a lecture. They can access your lectures on or off-campus with a computer or from the Echo360 mobile app.

Recorded lectures can be shared with students through Canvas from your Echo360 classroom.

  • Appliance and Classroom Capture happen in the classroom -- best for recording classroom lectures and activities.
  • Universal Capture Personal takes place outside of the classroom in your office, at home, or any place you take your computer.

H104, H106, H106C-E, H108, H110, H112, H112B, H280, H282, HHS ICU East, HHS ICU West, SE204, and C100 are the only rooms on campus with the lecture capture appliances in the podiums. However, Universal Classroom Capture can be used in almost any room on campus with the addition of a microphone.

To request Echo360 for your course fill out the Echo360 course sign-up survey. NOTE: You must be trained before you can use Echo360.

Echo360 lecture capture is funded by a few departments on campus. However, if you will need a webcam or document camera for recording with Universal Capture, your department will have to pay for those additional items.

Visit our Office Computer & Accessories page on the mySVSU portal and choose "Other Accessories Pricelist".

Each semester we offer workshops. Departmental faculty and SVSU staff will need to be trained before they can use Echo360 Lecture Capture, you can sign up for an introductory workshop here.  Once you have completed training and have a username and password, it will be independent of your SVSU network password.

FAQs: Echo360 in Canvas

This is normal. The test student does not have login credentials for Echo360. As an instructor, you cannot use "Student View" to see Echo360 videos. The tool works by sending credentials to Echo360, and the student view does not have a user ID or password it can use.

Instructors and students can view a graphical overlay on what segments are watched the most and displays above the playback bar.  The video view heatmap works in the Echo360 classroom and in your library. 

NOTE: Echo360 has indicated that video heatmaps are not available when using public links, or when a video is embedded. For more details see this article. 

Use Echo360’s ALP (active learning platform) when teaching an online course, using a flipped classroom structure, or want material available outside of class. Easily keep track of video views each time a student watches a video recording or when they use the online classroom tools.

NOTE: If an instructor uses public links or embedded videos, course and student analytics are not gathered, and the online classroom tools will not be seen. Students MUST access video recordings from the Echo360 tab in Canvas.