EMERGENCY ONLINE TRAINING INFORMATION IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19: This page contains SVSU resources for teaching online and we continue to update it. Please note related articles on the bottom right. For Echo360 Online Teaching Resources view this Planning Guide on Academic Continuity During Campus Disruptions and these Quick Start Guides. Register for upcoming webinars from Echo360, days and time are below:

  • June 11th, 12:00 PM EST, Getting Back to Regular-Use of Echo360 for Online Teaching in the New Normal
  • June 30th, 12:00 PM EST, The Choice of Teaching Modality After COVID-19

Echo360 is a comprehensive lecture capture and video hosting system that allows SVSU faculty to record video lectures for students to view on a computer or through the mobile app. Think of Echo360 as a private Youtube channel for each course you teach, with the videos accessible via Canvas. Echo360's Active Learning Platform lets you monitor the students that are confused or least engaged, to increase student engagement and success. The classroom tools give student's a voice in their learning and assesses what they have learned or what they have not. Learn more in Getting Students StartedHow to use Classroom tools and Add Polling Questions to Presentations.



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Learn more about what Echo360 is, how to benefit from using it in your teaching, different ways to record and share your lectures with your students, and how widely its used at SVSU, view this Echo360 FAQ article.


Updates and Releases

Echo360 has a huge benefit when you use it in your teaching in-class or outside of class. Echo360 is video hosting system that provides an active learning platform. Learn about different ways you can record and share your lectures with your students, how widely its used at SVSU, how to record a lecture using Universal Capture, and publish your lecture to your Canvas course. Here is the link to the Echo360 Introduction (first-time use) training held Thursday, 5/28/20 at 10:00 am.

ASR can automatically create text transcripts from your Echo360 videos. Students can read along with the video and the transcript is searchable. You can edit your transcript for accuracy directly in the browser, search and replace words, apply to Closed Caption (CC) and more. Learn more about Echo360's new and improved Transcript Editor

NOTE: To request ASR for your current term fill out the "Echo360 Semester Request Form.

Turn on Live Stream in Universal Capture and publish your recording as a live class. View questions, comments, and discussion posts in real-time and see who is actively viewing your class. Assess student learning live with Interactive Slides and Polling in your Presentations.

NOTE: There are some live stream limitations with network and bandwidth. Check to see that your upload speed meets our requirements here: https://www.speedtest.net/

  • Up to 2.0 Mbps for single-stream
  • Up to 6.0 Mbps for dual-stream

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Learn more about Live Stream Network and Bandwidth Requirements 


Learn about Echo360 Universal Capture and its integrated Active Learning Platform.

View webinar recording 

  • Create a virtual classroom
  • Download free software
  • Use Polling to assess student learning
  • Record your lectures
  • Track video views
  • Direct access through Canvas



Echo360's browser-based editor makes it easy to edit videos from anywhere, with no complicated tools required.

Available directly from the user’s library, the editor allows the user to simply make and save changes, and the published version is automatically updated.

View this article on how to use the video editor



If you are new to Echo360, 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.

If you are an existing user, you can access your Echo360 library by visiting https://www.echo360.org

Access Echo360 in Canvas

*Alternatively, you can access Echo360 from your Canvas course once it has been linked to Echo360.

  1. Log in to Canvas
  2. Click your Dashboard and open your course
  3. Click on Echo360

From there, you can add videos to your Echo360 classroom where students can ask questions, participate in discussions, mark confusing content, and take notes during a lecture. 


Universal Capture is Echo360's newest desktop app for recording your screen, audio, and video. Universal Capture has replaced legacy apps Personal Capture and Classroom Capture. 

If you have not already done so, download and install the Echo360 Universal Capture app to your computer. View documentation Echo360 Universal Capture Installation Guide (657KB)

  1. Log into Echo360
  2. Click the gear icon in the upper-right of your screen, from the context menu.
  3. Select Downloads
  4. On the Downloads screen, under the heading Universal Capture: Personal click the installation file that is appropriate for your computer.

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View more resources on using Univeral Capture

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Watch your class lectures no matter where you are, at any time when you download the Echo360 Lecture Capture app.

The Echo360 mobile app is available:

  • At no cost and fully supported for all SVSU staff, faculty, and students.
  • For mobile and tablets iOS, Android, Windows 10, Xbox One, and Amazon Kindle. 

Students can:

  • Watch or listen to class lectures while on the go
  • Ask questions, participate in discussions and polling activities
  • Take notes and create bookmarks.
  • Mark a segment of a class lecture or slide as confusing

Access Echo360 In Canvas First

Students must click the Echo360 tab in the Canvas course navigation (just once) to establish the connection to the Echo360 section before they can use the mobile app.

Cellular Data

We encourage you to use Wi-Fi or mobile hotspot when possible. Data charges may occur from your cellular company.

Get the Echo360 Mobile app

 View the Mobile App Quick Guide

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Google Play logo Android 5 and higher
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Watch the video and learn more about the Echo360 mobile app available for instructors and students.



Use Echo360 Capture in our recording studio in a variety of ways. This recording studio is well-suited for writing equations, drawing diagrams, etc.  Sign up for a workshop to learn more.

 Our studio is located in the Dow Doan Science East building and features:

  • 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Echo360

Learn more about what Echo360 is, how to benefit from using it in your teaching, different ways to record and share your lectures with your students, and how widely its used at SVSU, view this Echo360 FAQ article.


Universal Capture

Universal Capture is Echo360's newest capture app start using it to record your lectures. It has a simple one-button record, to create, pause, and stop videos, all recordings are automatically published to your library or course. 

View the Echo360 Universal Capture Installation Guide (657KB)    


Online Help Guides


Echo360 | Home Page

Editing Videos

Share (Publish) and Unshare Media to a Course

Sharing and Unsharing Media with Other Echo360 Users

Adding/Publishing a Video to a Class

Downloading Content to Your Computer

Control a Universal Capture Classroom Recording

Content Groups Overview

Supported Content Formats from other Cloud options

Using the Classroom Tools




Echo360 General Questions

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.

  • Universal Capture Appliance (Pod or Pro) the appliance records all content sent through the projector, along with audio and a camera recording you at the podium. 
  • Universal Capture Classroom (UC Classroom) can be installed in any classroom on campus identified via the Echo360 Semester Request Form. With UC Classroom only the computer screen and audio are recorded. 
  • Universal Capture Personal (UC Personal) can be installed on a computer to record content. With UC Personal the computer screen, audio, and optional webcam are recorded.

  • Carmona College of Business: 102A, 110B, 113, 114, 115, 201, 216, 217
  • Health and Human Services: 104, 106, 106C-E, 108, 110, 112, 112B, 280, 282, ICU East, ICU West
  • Other: SE204, C100
  • The Lightboard Room (SE142) has an Echo360 POD

To request Echo360 for your course fill out the Echo360 Semester Form. NOTE: You must be trained before you can use Echo360.

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.

Echo360 in Canvas

Teaching can be effective when Echo360 is used in your LMS course whether you are teaching physically or remotely. Benefits of using Echo360 include:

  • Build relationships with your students
  • Refine student learning (confidence)
  • Personal learning experience rather than a textbook
  • Encourages peer discussion
  • Catch up on missed work
  • Assess student learning

In order for students to access Echo360 content, their user access needs to be authenticated. Authentication occurs automatically when an instructor’s Canvas course is linked directly to their Echo360 course. Student authentication provides several benefits including the collection of user analytics and the capability to use student and instructor collaborative tools known as classroom tools or use polling questions to engage your students.

Student View in Canvas does not work with Echo360. When clicked on it will display an error that instructors can disregard. The test student is not a actual student and does not have login credentials for Echo360 so it cannot view the Echo360 content. Rest assure that if you logged in and can see your Classes list in Canvas the media is available for your students.  

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. The heatmap button is a toggle, click it to turn it on, then click it again to turn it off. For more details viewing videos with the Video Heatmap see this article. 

NOTE: Echo360 has indicated that video heatmaps are not available when using public links, or when a video is embedded.

With Echo360’s classroom tools, polling, and quizzes you will know which students are the least engaged or might be confused. The classroom tools give student's a voice in their learning and assesses what they have learned or what they haven’t. The system provides you with rich analytics to increase student engagement and sets them up for success. Learn more in Getting Students StartedHow to use Classroom tools and Add Polling Questions to Presentations.

NOTE: If an instructor uses public links or embedded videos the online classroom tools will not be seen. 

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