lecture capture

 

UICast is a lecture capture service at UIC that allows instructors to record their lectures and make them available to their students electronically via a variety of formats (web, podcast, vodcast, mp3). The videos (called echoes) can be automatically published to Blackboard or iTunes U.

Start the Recording

Before beginning a recording, we recommend that you close (or at least minimize) all applications and windows except for Personal Capture and any applications you will use during the recording. The recording will be less cluttered and more professional looking.

Contact the appropriate unit to arrange lecture capture:

These instructions will walk you through how to install the personal lecture capture software to provide you with the capability of recording lectures from your personal computer. The software can be downloaded from UIC's Echo360 page under the Downloads section after you have logged in, provided that your account has access to use personal capture. You can request access by filling out the lecture capture request form.

The following classrooms have the ability to record lectures:

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

Configure Personal Capture(previously called EchoCapture Personal or PCAP) the first time you run the application.

Configure Personal Capture

Navigate to the appropriate menu, either Tools > Options... (Windows) or Echo360 Personal Capture > Preferences... (Mac).

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 Echoes with black bands on either side of the display area ("curtains"). 

The curtaining effect occurs in this situation:

Echo360 only officially supports the following browsers:

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