Pause recording during a lecture

Every lecture recording room will have instructions on how to use this feature. 

  • Each room should have an indicator lamp and when a recording is taking place, the lamp is illuminated in red.
  • To pause the recording at any time, press firmly down on the top of the lamp to enable the pause mode.
  • The lamp will change to flashing yellow which means the recording has been paused.
  • To start recording again, press the lamp again until the light changes back to red. 

Confirm lecture audio and slides are being recorded

Please follow the AV recommendations displayed in the room as this helps to ensure the correct sources are captured. This includes using the tie clip microphone, projecting to all available screens and using the classroom desktop rather than a personal device. 

  • You can only see what is being presented to the Echo360 device by choosing Live webcasting.  Be aware that choosing this option will make the live view available to the class.
  • Echo360 only records one projector screen (PC/laptop/visualiser). Project the source you want to record to all screens to ensure it is captured.

Add Echo360 content to Moodle

Your course codes should have been pre-populated in Echo360 before the start of term. Your course must be in the system if recordings are scheduled for it, however, it is possible to add a course if for any reason it is missing.

To add your Echo360 course to your Moodle course:

  1. Go to a Moodle course and turn editing on.
  2. Select + Add an activity or resource then Echo360 Lecture Recordings from the list.
  3. Select Add.
  4. Add a name for the Activity (for example, Course videos or Lecture recordings) and select Save and return to course or Save and display.

Note: you may see one or more courses suggested. This is where a Echo360 course is already selected elsewhere in your Moodle course or has been added and subsequently removed. If this is your course then select it, otherwise, you can search for the correct one by clicking on Link to a different course

Add Echo360 videos to a Moodle course

This is the process to follow if you are adding multiple videos for a Moodle course, for example, multiple lectures you have recorded in Echo360.

  1. Turn on Editing in Moodle and go to the Echo360 activity you have created.
  2. Now you can create the specific class where the media will be found e.g. Week 1 Monday. In Echo360 you need to associate a video (or presentation) with a class. You can only associate one video with one class.
  3. Select New class, fill in the details (name of class, date, time) and choose OK. You can edit the class details at any time by clicking on the pencil icon next to the class name.
  4. Next to the name of the class you have created, click on the plus icon and choose Add video.
  5. You can either upload a video from your computer (Upload a file) or choose one from your personal Echo360 library. (Import from your library).
  6. If uploading a file, the video will take a few minutes to process. When it is ready to view a green play icon will appear next to the class. The video associated with this class will now be available to view in Moodle. You can only associate one video with a class.
  7. If you click on the green play icon next to the class, you will be able to view the video. You can also edit the video details, the video, and the transcript from this menu. (See  for more on this.)

To add more videos, create more classes by going to the course you have created in Echo360 and choose New class, then repeat the process above.

See also

Echo360 guidance: Adding/Publishing a Video to a Class 

Adding more videos to a Moodle course through +Add an activity or resource

Echo360 allows you to split courses into sections. 

If you add Echo360 through +Add an activity or resource when Echo360 has already been added to a Moodle course (e.g. by yourself or another staff member), you will see three options under the heading Connect your Echo360 content:

Link to existing section content

This allows you to choose one of the individual Echo360 videos that have already been added to the Moodle course. 

Link to existing section home page

This allows you to link to the videos that have already been added and add more videos to the course.

Create new section

This can be useful if you want to group particular videos separately to others, e.g. for lab or tutorial content.

This creates a new section with the original course name and an automated consecutive number (e.g. How To Moodle 002). You can add classes and videos as before.

Embed Echo360 videos in Moodle content

This is useful if you want to add one-off videos to your Moodle content. It doesn’t create a course or class in Echo360.

  1. Create the content in Moodle (e.g. a Page).
  2. In the Content editing area, click the Echo360 icon in the menu (Echo360 Plug In (Atto)).
  3. From here you can choose a video from your personal Echo360 library, create (record) a video using Universal Capture, or upload a video file from your computer.
  4. You now have some options below the video. You can choose the display size of the video, add the timestamp you want the video to start playing at, whether you want the video to autoplay, or whether you want it to display as a link rather than an embedded video.
  5. Once you are happy with the video settings, choose Insert to put the video into your content.
  6. Choose either Save and return to course or Save and display to save your work in Moodle.

See also

Echo360 guidance: Embedding Echo360 Videos into Moodle

Publish a recording on Moodle to single or multiple courses

Your scheduled recording will be published to your course automatically after a 24 hour delay. Should you wish to alter the course or section details for your scheduled events, raise a UofG Helpdesk call with Echo360 support.

  • You can publish a recording to another course from Echo360 to Moodle or unpublish from the current Moodle course. If you unpublish, then the recording remains in your Library as does any previously published locations.
  • Select the event within your Moodle's Echo360 activity and click on the class you wish to alter.  

example of scheduled future event 

 

  • Choose the green video icon beside the class.
  • From the menu displayed, select Remove to unpublish it.
  • Or select Details to make a change.
  • Only Schedulers or Administrators can make changes to future events (there is an example of this in the screenshot). 

 

Edit videos in Echo360

You can edit videos in Echo360. This includes recordings you have made in Zoom that are saved in your Echo360 library. Watch the video guide for how to do this directly from Moodle.

 To edit a video in Echo360:

  1. Log in to Echo360 to access your content library.
  2. Select a tile to open the Media Details page.
  3. Choose Edit media. This opens the editing interface.
  4. You can trim the ends and cut segments from your video. Use the playback controls to preview your changes. A full explanation of the editing tools is on the Echo360 website: Editing Videos
  5. Remove all the changes you’ve made when editing by clicking Restore.
  6. Save your changes by clicking Save.
  7. Save a copy of your file by clicking Save As.

See also 

Editing Videos (Echo360 website)

Edit a transcript

All videos must have a transcript and/or closed captions so that they are fully accessible for all students and comply with the Digital Accessibility Guidelines.

Echo360 will auto-transcribe a transcript for you. You can edit this to make it more accurate; aim for good, not perfect! You can also use this as the basis for your closed captions.

Transcripts will be available once the media is uploaded or created and appear after processing.

Edit transcript

You can edit a transcript directly in Echo360:

  1. Log in to Echo360 to access your content library.
  2. Access the transcript through the Media tile menu (in your Echo 360 content library) or through the Media Details page.
  3. Choose Edit transcript. This will open the transcript editor.
  4. The transcript editor will display a playback window of your video on the left and the current transcript on the right. Choose Edit transcript (above the current transcript window) to make changes.
  5. Select any text or speaker to edit. You can undo, redo and cancel changes as needed.
  6. To save your changes, choose Save as new version. The version of the transcript you have just created will be the one that is shown when people watch your video.

You can also download the transcript and edit it using word processing or text editor software:

  1. Select a media tile in your Content library to open the Media Details page.
  2. On the bottom right of the Media Details page, find Transcript and choose Update. Select Download original from the drop-down menu.
  3. Edit the transcript in your word processing or text editor software, making sure to save your file as a .vtt file for upload to Echo360.
  4. To add your edited transcript to the video on Echo360, go to the Media Details page for your video file. Choose Update next to Transcript.
  5. Choose Upload and select your saved .vtt file.

The Echo360 website provides further detailed guidance on editing transcripts outside Echo360.

Edit and add captions

Echo360 provides guidance on how you can use the auto-generated transcript as a closed captions file:

Applying Updated Transcripts as Closed Captions (Echo360 website)

To view closed captions on a video, click the CC button in the playback panel.

More information on transcripts

Prevent a recording from being published

During the 24 hour delay period, the recording state is shown as unavailable and the icon is displayed as dark grey.

To remove this recording from its publishing schedule, click on the bin icon to the right of the recording. The recording will not publish and will remain in your Media Library.

Delete a recording that has been published

To permanently delete a recording that has been published:

  • Open the class instance and click on the green video icon beside it
  • Click on the menu item called Details
  • From the edit menu displayed, click Delete to remove all occurrences.

Find out more information about removing published recordings: