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Echo360 Lecture Recordings

Echo360 is the lecture capture program used in most CTS managed rooms. Instructors can request lecture recordings that will be made available for online viewing via a link in CourseWorks.
Be sure to see links to the left of this page for instructions on saving your Echo360 files via download, using features such as Bookmarks and Discussions, and using Personal Capture on a Windows or Macintosh computer.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Maintenance in Echo360 requires "purges" or removal of old recordings. Purged recordings are no longer available to be viewed or accessible in Echo, and must be downloaded before any purge if needed. Course recordings from the year 2013 will be removed at the end of August 2016, and will be completely purged after Labor Day weekend starting in September 2016.
If you need to keep a recording please see instructions to Download and Save Echo Recordings on your computer or other desired external storage. Also be sure to update or remove any links within CourseWorks to purged recordings. See this FAQ for general information about availability of recordings.

Requests and Recordings
Requests for recording a lecture or presentation must be submitted in advance via the online form:
http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/it/echo360

  • Recording requests must be made at least one week in advance.
  • Last minute requests are allowed subject to availability, and must be requested at least one business day in advance. A rush fee of $119 will apply.
  • Requested recordings will automatically be available for you in CourseWorks at the end of the day.
  • Course lecture recordings are archived and removed 3 years after the semester during which they were recorded. Special event recordings are removed one year after the event. To extend beyond these times please contact us at least one month before the scheduled removal. See this FAQ for help on downloading a copy of a recording.
Rooms listed below offer either Appliance Capture (the podium computer screen and video of the instruction area/front of the room) or Classroom Capture (podium computer screen only). Audio for both is recorded via an embedded microphone at the podium; to be sure your presentation audio is clearly recorded please stay near the podium when speaking.

Rooms that are not on the list do not have Echo360 recording capabilities, please the bottom of this page for information about using Personal Capture to publish via Echo360.

Room Recording Capabilities

Appliance Capture - Full Video, Audio and Computer Screen Capture Classroom Capture - Audio and Computer Screen Capture only
Alumni AuditoriumHammer LL1-107
P&S Amphitheater 1Hammer LL1-108A and B
P&S Amphitheater 5/7Hammer LL1-109A and B
P&S 16-405 Duane Todd AmphitheaterHammer LL1-110
Hammer LL1-103 Hammer LL2-202, 207 and 210
Hammer LL2-201Hammer LL2-208A and B
Hammer LL2-203Hammer LL2-209A and B
Hammer LL2-204Hammer 303, 304, 305, 306 and 308
Hammer LL2-205Hammer 310
Hammer 301 Hammer 316
Hammer 312Hammer 322
Hammer 401Hammer 324
Russ Berrie 1 Hammer 404 and 408
Russ Berrie 2Hammer 410 and 412

Rates for Fiscal Year 2016-2017

  • 20 or more events per year: $2,732
    Retained for one year on CUMC IT servers
  • Single event (limit 4 hours): $137
  • Editing recordings: $117 per hour
  • Technician assistance during start up: $127
  • Last minute rush fee: $119

Should I do anything on the recording day?
You need not do anything. Based on the capture option you choose, the system will record the event automatically from the time you booked for the event through the end. If you require technician assistance during start up, you can request it (additional fees will apply as noted in our rates). Recording is done automatically in four hour blocks. Last minute changes to the recording time are not possible. So, please plan ahead for coffee or lunch breaks and follow the schedule.

When can I see my recording?
Special event and lecture recordings are made available to you via a link to the file on our servers, usually within 24 business hours.

Can I request a recording of a single event?
Yes, you can request to record a single event. However, it will be highly cost-effective if you had a series of events requested. Please see rates to compare the cost of single events and series of events.

Can I edit the content of the recording?
Yes you can edit the recording, however access to edit it is only possible for up to 6 months after the recording was captured. If you would like assistance with editing, we can provide it for an hourly fee.

How long are recordings available?
Special events are available for approximately one year; course lecture recordings from 3 years prior are removed every summer (example: in Summer 2015 we removed course recordings captured in 2012). To extend beyond this time, please contact us at least one month before the end of this time period.

What if I forgot to book a recording?
If you did not book your event one week in advance, for a last minute rush fee per event, we will try our best to get your special event or lecture recorded. We can only do this if your event does not conflict with an already reserved event from another department. Last minute requests must be made at least a business day in advance.

Can I download or save a copy of a recording?
Please see instructions to Download and Save Echo360 Recordings on your computer or other desired external storage.

Personal Capture for Echo360
Computers that have webcam and microphone hardware installed can set up Personal Capture to record a presentation from the computer and have it published via the CUMC Echo360 system. Computers can download, install and configure Personal Capture using the online instructions for Windows or Macintosh; note that to publish a recording you must also have an Echo360 account. For other systems or additional questions please email cumcecho360@columbia.edu.