Lecture Capture

Category: Learning Tools
Audience: Faculty, Staff, IT, ACCC


UIC provides all faculty and instructors with a free and easy-to-use lecture capture tool called Echo360. Along with features provided by the tool, UIC faculty have access to support, learning workshops, and personal consultations.

The captures created from Echo360 can be automatically published to Blackboard Learn and accessed via the Echo Center tool, or iTunes U through an RSS feed.


Echo360 provides faculty with two distinct lecture capture options that facilitate blended learning:

      1. Classroom Capture
      2. Personal Capture 


Classroom Capture allows instructors to easily record lectures taught in specific classrooms and make them available to their students electronically via web, podcast, or vodcast.

The system will capture all audio and video sources in the classroom’s multimedia system, including the installed PC, an instructor’s laptop, the built-in and wireless microphones, and more.

Personal Capture allows you to record captures using a stand-alone application that runs on Windows and Mac computers. Personal Capture allows instructors to record a webcam video or simply record audio and their computer screen simultaneously, which allows adding sound to PowerPoint presentations and other course material.


All recorded captures can be modified in your dashboard and tailored for your lecture and student needs.


Captures created from both of these options can be automatically published to Blackboard Learn and accessed via the Echo Center tool, or iTunes U through an RSS feed. The Echo Center is a dashboard that provides the instructor with reports on student activities such as viewing of Echoes and participation in discussions.

Recorded captures are kept on UIC servers for a period of four years before being removed.


Classroom Capture recordings must be scheduled ahead of time, and can be either one-time events or repeating semester events. Captures are available within 3-6 hours of a one-hour long lecture.

The ACCC assists with scheduling automatic capture of the east campus common use classrooms. For other classrooms, contact the appropriate department to have your lecture captured:

Personal Capture is available to all UIC faculty and instructors by request. Please note you must already have your course created via Blackboard before submitting your request.

For additional information, please consult the Echo Center Academic Staff Guide from the Echo System documentation page.


There is no charge for this service.


For detailed information or to receive support with Echo360, please email uicast@uic.edu.

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