Echo ALP Personal Capture (Mac)

Part 1: Installing Echo 360 and Recording a Video

  1. Log in to http://www.echo360.org with your Net ID.
  2. Go to https://echo360.org/downloads
  3. Click on Mac Download
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  4. Install the software. When installation is finished, open the program.
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  5. Click on Go to My Recording
  6. Click Start Recording; you will be taken to the Recording setup screenrecording-setup
  7. Select what you would like to capture by enabling you audio/video inputs
    • Audio is set to record by default. you can capture your computer screen and a webcam as well
    • Click the configure button to change the input source, if you have more than one microphone, webcam, or computer monitor
    • My Recordings takes you to a list of your previously recorded content
    • Enter a recording Title in the text box at the top of the window
  8. Click Start Capture and create a short test recording (1-2 minutes long) to ensure your audio and video is being appropriately captured. Do NOT skip this step
    • You will see a countdown to start recording. Once it disappears, you may begin
    • If you need to pause the recording or stop it when you are finished, right click the Echo 360 icon in the Dock and select Pause Recording or Stop Recording
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  9. When you are finished, click Stop Capture. The Edit Recording window will open automatically
  10. Play the recording back to make sure your audio and video is being captured.
    Note: If audio or video are not captured, return to the main screen and check your sources on the left menu
  11. You are ready to complete your recording

Part 2: Editing and Publishing Your Video

  1. To trim out sections of the recording, move the yellow triangles to select the area and then click the Scissors icon to remove the area between them. Skip to step 3 if you are not making any edits.
    Note: If you make a mistake, just click the Clear Cuts button
  2. When you are finished, click Apply Edits. Click OK to confirm your edits and the My Recordings window will open
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  3. To publish, select your recording and click Publish Recording
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  4. Login with your Echo username and password
    Note: 
    Make sure to include @iastate.edu at the end of your username
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  5. You will be taken to the Select Course window. Select the course you would like to publish to and click Next
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  6. On the next screen, give the recording a Title and then click Publish
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  7. The My Recordings window will display the upload status of the recording
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  8. Once the recording is done uploading to the server, it will say it is Published and the server will finish the publishing process
    Note: Typically, an hour-long recording takes an hour before it is available to be viewed by the students
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Please email elo@iastate.edu if you have further questions