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Last updated on 16/03/2020

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Universal Capture (Echo360)

Description

Using Echo360's Universal Capture is a great way to capture video on your desktop computer complete with presentations and audio. If you have the software, you can record a capture wherever you are.

Overview

Echo360 Universal Capture is an application available to all staff at Griffith University free of charge. It allows you to record a presentation at your computer (PC or Mac) and turn it into a digital learning resource.

You can easily record, edit (if necessary) and publish your teaching content to your Learning@Griffith course site. Like Lecture Capture, Universal Capture will record audio from your PC microphone and what is shown on your monitor/screen. In addition, you can also record video.

This tool is very suitable for recording supplemental study materials for students, or those who are not able to schedule a Lecture Capture-enabled Lecture Theatre, but would still like a digital version.

Considerations

Plan your resources (eg webpage) and sequence of your digital Presentation before recording. Information in smaller chunks results in better digital learning objects, and provides much smaller download sizes, so consider 'chunking' your content.

Make sure you are registered

If you do not already have course recordings in the Echo360 Lecture Capture service, you will need to register your course site via the Lecture Capture Booking form so your recordings can be linked to it. If you do not have a registered course site, you will not be able to upload your recordings to Learning@Griffith. If you don't have a site in Echo360, contact Learning@Griffith Support.  

Enabling Technology

To use Echo360 Universal Capture, it will first need to be installed on your computer. The application is available for both, PC and Mac computers and installation usually takes only a few minutes.

To download Universal Capture, log into your Echo360 section either through Learning@Griffith or through Echo360. Click on the cog icon at the top right and select Downloads.Then click on the specific version of Universal Capture you need for either Windows or Mac.

 

 

 

Universal Capture has the following requirements:

  • Windows 10 (64-bit or higher)
  • macOS 10.12 (Sierra) or higher

Universal Capture is supported on the following browsers:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Internet Explorer
  • Edge

If you don't have a built-in microphone, you will need one that you can plug into your computer. You can choose to use a headset microphone or a free-standing microphone. Most USB and 3.5 Mini-Jack mics will work with Universal Capture.

If you would like to include video in your recording, you will need a webcam. If your computer doesn't have a built-in cam, you will need a plug-in webcam. These can be requested here.

Implement

Your Learning and Teaching Consultant can suggest ways of optimising the use of Echo360 for your teaching practice. 

Support Resources

Technology Support

If you are having trouble with Echo360 in your Learning@Griffith site, please contact x55555 or log a job for support.

Media

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  • Learning Futures

Licence

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Preferred Citation

Learning Futures (2020). Universal Capture (Echo360). Retrieved from https://app.secure.griffith.edu.au/exlnt/entry/288/view