Echo360 Platform

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.

AVAILABLE TOFaculty | Students | Staff

FUNDED BY: University

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

  • Classroom Capture
    • Provided by UIC to help faculty record their lectures in a classroom setting
    • 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
  • Universal Capture
    • Allows instructors to record captures using a stand-alone application that runs on Windows and Mac computers
    • 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
    • Allows instructors to create learning moments that students can review both before and after class

 

Requirements

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.

Recorded captures are kept on Echo360’s servers for a period of four years before being removed.

LTS Support Office

806 S. Halsted Street, Lecture Center E, room E112, Chicago, IL

Service Level Agreement

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)
Service Notification Channel(s) ACCC Service Notices, 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
Service Owner: Elizabeth Romero Fuerte