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 ALP. Along with features provided by the tool, UIC faculty have access to support, learning workshops, and personal consultations.

The captures created from Echo360 ALP can be linked to Blackboard Learn and accessed via Echo 360.org


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 Blackboard learn or Echo360.org.

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 linked to Blackboard Learn and also accessed at Echo360.org. Echo360 ALP provides the instructor with reports on student activities such as viewing of Echoes and participation in discussions, and polling.

Recorded captures are kept on Echo 360’s servers for a period of four years before being removed.


Visit our Echo360 Online Help page to discover many popular topics to get started, present, analyse data, and more.


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.


Email LTS@uic.edu
Phone 312-413-0003 Option 1
In person

Lecture Center E
Room E112

  • Monday - Thursday 7:45am to 7:00pm, Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm during academic sessions

Further Information 

ACCC Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Service Request Fulfillment Time

Under 2 business days, unless in-person training/discussion is required, or escalation to the vendor is required.

Incident Resolution Time

Under 2 business days unless escalation to the vendor is required.

Service Availability 24x7
Maintenance Window(s) Approved ACCC maintenance window(s): accc.uic.edu/service-status
Service Notification Channel(s) ACCC News and Alerts: accc.uic.edu/news/all
casters@uic.edu listserv of lecture capture administrators on campus.
Faculty Notification System for targeted notifications for specific spaces.
Reviewed to Ensure SLA Meets Business Requirements

Provisional SLA - Currently under IT Governance review.

Date Reviewed

Provisional SLA - Currently under IT Governance review.