Echo 360 Lecture Recordings
Echo 360 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 Echo files via download, using features such as Bookmarks and Discussions, and using Personal Capture on a Windows computer. Instructions for Personal Capture on Macintosh are coming soon.
Requests and Recordings
Requests for recording a lecture or presentation must be submitted in advance via the online form:
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 Echo recording capabilities, please the bottom of this page for information about using Personal Capture to publish via Echo.
- 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.
Room Recording Capabilities
|Appliance Capture - Full Video, Audio and Computer Screen Capture
||Classroom Capture - Audio and Computer Screen Capture only
|Alumni Auditorium||Hammer LL1-107|
|P&S Amphitheater 1||Hammer LL1-108A and B|
|P&S Amphitheater 5/7||Hammer LL1-109A and B|
|P&S 16-405 Duane Todd Amphitheater||Hammer LL1-110|
||Hammer LL2-202, 207 and 210|
|Hammer LL2-201||Hammer LL2-208A and B|
|Hammer LL2-203||Hammer LL2-209A and B|
|Hammer LL2-204||Hammer 303, 304, 305, 306 and 308|
|Hammer LL2-205||Hammer 310|
|Hammer 312||Hammer 322|
|Hammer 401||Hammer 324|
|Russ Berrie 1
||Hammer 404 and 408|
|Russ Berrie 2||Hammer 410 and 412|
Rates for Fiscal Year 2015-2016
- 20 events per year: $2,652
Retained for one year on CUMC IT servers
- Single event (limit 4 hours): $133
- Editing recordings: $114 per hour
- Technician assistance during start up: $123
- 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 are removing 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 Echo Recordings on your computer or other desired external storage.
Personal Capture for Echo 360
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 Echo 360 system. Windows computers can download, install and configure Personal Capture using our instructions online; note that to publish a recording you must also have an Echo account. For other systems or additional questions please email email@example.com.