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Request Lecture Capture Recording

Echo360 Lecture Capture allows instructors to record class sessions. The recordings (echoes) are then available electronically on systems such as Blackboard. The lecture capture system at the College of Pharmacy records all audio and video sources that route through the classroom’s multimedia system. (Please remind students that the primary purpose of Echo360 recordings is to provide a backup for Distance Learning Education therefore they may not always be available. Students are responsible for their class attendance.)

Click
here for a sample Echo360 Recording.

Lecture Capture Forms
Lecture Capture Request Form
Modify Lecture Capture Schedule

Quick Links
Recording Agreement Permission Form
Request a Blackboard Site for your Class
Instructor Permission to Record and Post Form for the Fall Semester 2011

 

Frequently Ask Questions:
Who can request lecture capture?
How can I request my lecture capture for my class?
What if I do not want a specific date recorded?
Which class rooms have lecture capture service?
How are echoes made available for the student on Blackboard?
When will my lecture be available on the Blackboard?
What if my course doesn't yet have a Blackboard site?
What are the available lecture formats?
Can I edit my recorded lecture on echo?
How do I edit my recorded lecture?
What if I accidentally edit the wrong part of my lecture, can I rollback or undo changes from the beginning?
How long are echoes available for students?
Can I request to cancel, delete, or not publish my recorded lecture on Echo or Blackboard?
Supplemental Tips and Tricks

Who can request lecture capture?
Students, faculty, and staff can request lecture capture.
Note: The presenter/guest presenter may need to sign the Permission for Recording Agreement before requesting for lecture capture. Click
here for the form.

How can I request my lecture capture for my class?
Lecture capture must be scheduled ahead of time using the form linked below. Ad hoc requests for capture will be given a lower priority for processing, and will be available 48 to 72 hours after the capture has concluded. Click here to access the Echo360 Lecture Capture Request Form.

What if I do not want a specific date recorded?
Exceptions can be added to recurring recordings. If you require exceptions for specific dates please make a note in the request form with the requested exceptions. Please request exception at least 48 hours before the scheduled recording.

Which class rooms have lecture capture service?
Currently, the lecture capture service is available in College of Pharmacy :

Chicago classrooms: 134-1, 134-2, 134-3, 111, 231 and 270.

Rockford classrooms: P1, P2, P3, S1 and S2.

How are echoes made available for the student on Blackboard?
Captures posted to Blackboard appear within the Course Documents folder, and are presented as links to the student to download.

When will my lecture be available on the Blackboard?
The recording of the capture will then be automatically processed and made available on the Blackboard site of the class, 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.

What if my course doesn't yet have a Blackboard site?
You can request a blackboard site here.

What are the available lecture formats?
Captured lectures will be available in a number of formats:

  • Standard Podcast: This is a digital audio file (MP3) with no video.
  • Enhanced Podcast: This is a digital audio file that includes images synchronized with the audio. The included images provide breakpoints for “chapters” within the audio file.
  • Vodcast: This is a video file that contains screen visuals along with the audio from the lecture.
  • Rich Media: This is a strictly web-based, rich media version of the lecture that includes presentation visuals, audio, and video capture. This format can only be played back through the web browser and is not available for download.
Can I edit my recorded lecture on echo?
Yes, but only within 30 days from the day the lecture is recorded. If there is a grievous error or problem with a capture, you may contact ITU to request removal of the capture or the cutting of some part of the capture. After 30 days, we can't edit the echo because the raw recorded lecture is deleted to save space on the Echo360 server. Please be aware that this will be a manual process, and so changes or removal may not take effect for up to five business days. The presenter/course coordinate can also request to edit their echo themselves.

How do I edit my recorded lecture?
Please download our user guide for editing echoes.

What if I accidentally edit the wrong part of my lecture, can I rollback or undo changes from the beginning?
Yes, you have one chance to undo your edited version of lecture within 30 days from the days it was recorded. After that you can't edit any longer. Please be aware that this request can take up to five business days.

How long are echoes available for students?
Processed lecture captures are kept on the UIC servers for a period of 1 year (three semesters).

Can I request to cancel, delete, or not publish my recorded lecture on Echo or Blackboard?
Yes, only the presenter/course coordinate be able to request to cancel or delete capture lecture from echo. Once we deleted the captured lecture, it will be gone forever. On Blackboard, professors have the option to disable the echo link so that it will not available for the student to access.

Supplemental Tips and Tricks
Click here for Tips and Tricks for sharing Echo360 Recordings via Blackboard and RSS.

Some information above was adapted for College of Pharmacy from http://www.uic.edu/depts/accc/lets/technology.htm