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Quick links for Mac OS X and Windows:

Please note that Captures are sometimes referred to as Echos or Recordings in the software interface.

Mac OS X Windows 7


Configure Personal Capture the first time you run the application. Please note that Captures are sometimes referred to as Echos or Recordings in the software interface.

Quick links for Mac OS X and Windows:

Mac OS X Windows 7

Downloading Echo360 Personal Capture

Before downloading or using the Personal Capture Software you must have access to UIC's Echo360 page. You can request access by filling out the lecture capture request form. Follow the links below to request access and download the software.

  1. Lecture capture request form

Contact the appropriate unit to arrange lecture capture:

The following classrooms have the ability to capture lectures:

Tags: media, uicast
Service: Lecture Capture

You can edit either a captured lecture (sometimes referred to as Echos) or additional materials (external media). For both types of files you can:

  • Remove segments from the middle.
  • Remove either the beginning or end sections ("trimming top 'n tail"). You may want to do this with an captured lecture to remove unnecessary material.

If the capture contains:

Echo360 only officially supports the following browsers:

Operating System

 Internet Explorer 9 and 10

Firefox 28

Chrome 34 Safari 5.1 and 6.0

Windows 7 and 8




Not Supported

Mac OS X 10.8

Not Supported



EchoSystem Capture Appliance (Hardware)

Port Description Port Port Direction Protocol
DHCP 67,68 both UDP
DNS 53 outbound UDP
HTTP 8080 inbound TCP
HTTPS 8443 both TCP

UICast Lecture Capture provides a flexible system for recording lectures.  There are both software and hardware options, and both are easy to use.  In classrooms, once a capture has been scheduled, there is very little that the instructor needs to do, aside from being sure to use the wireless microphone available for the classroom.  The recording of the lecture happens automatically, and once completed, will be automatically processed and made available on the Blackboard site of the class and/or on UIC’s iTunes U, depending on what is chosen when submitting the request. 1-hour lectures will be available within 4 hours. Longer lectures will be available at a rate of 4 hours of processing per hour of lecture.

Note: This is for departmental lecture capture appliance administrators only. Please submit a request if you would like to start having your lectures recorded.

View the EchoSystem Server Basics page to get started on managing your recordings. You can log in to our EchoSystem Server UI using your NetID and ACCC common password.

When Using the Widescreen Aspect Ratio on the Display Input

If you are configuring the SafeCapture HD, you can specify that the device capture in widescreen. If you do this, all devices with the configuration will capture in widescreen. This may result in captures with black bands on either side of the display area ("curtains"). 

The curtaining effect occurs in this situation:

To configure LTI-based publishing for a section, enter the Blackboard course ID in the "External System ID" field under the EchoCenter heading when either adding a new section or editing an existing one.  

NOTE: To find the Course ID in Blackboard, Navigate to the Course page then select Customization > Properties. Use the Course ID found on the Properties page. To find a list of all the Course IDs for all the courses that you teach, simply click on the "Courses" tab in the top right corner of your screen.

Tags: echo360, echo, 360
Service: Lecture Capture

To Add the Echo360 ALP LTI tool link to course content:

  • Log in to Blackboard and navigate to a course.
  • Click on a Content area from the selections on the left menu.
  • Click Assessments, then select Echo360 ALP.

Echo 360 Screenshot

Tags: echo360, echo, 360, ALP
Service: Lecture Capture

To Create a Link to Echo360 ALP in the left navigation:

Some students will find it easier to locate Echo360 content if a link to it is more obvious. In addition, the Safari browser has exhibited some issues when trying to open Echo360 sections and content within the Blackboard frames. Users can right-click this link to open Echo360 in a new tab/window.

To configure a left-navigation link to the Echo360 ALP assessments tool link:

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