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  • Echo360 Personal Capture for Mac is included in Education Tools. This Mac app was originally designed by Echo360 Inc. From the developer: So turn an instructor’s office, home or any other location into an instant educational studio with Echo360’s personal capture.

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Echo360 Universal Capture is the simplest video application for education that provides identical capabilities, and a consistent user experience across Mac and PC. Personal mode is a stand-alone version of the Universal Capture desktop application. Recordings are created on an ad hoc basis and can be published to a section or library by default.

This page provides information on getting started with Echo360 for instructors who have received email confirmation that their Echo360 accounts have been created, their lecture capture request has been processed, and/or their Echo360 course has been created.

For questions or help with Echo360 lecture capture, please contact the Instructional Media Lab ([email protected] 413-545-2823).

Log In to Echo360

To access Echo360, go to and enter your UMass Amherst NetID andpassword in the Web Login window (see image).
Note: If you are logged into another UMass Amherst service that uses single sign-on (e.g., Moodle, Box), you may not have to enter your credentials.

After logging in, you have a number of options, including:

  • Use the Echo360 Home page to view your courses and manage content (see below).
  • Upload content into your Library.

Complete Your Echo360 Registration

When you are added to the Echo360 system, you will receive an email invitation with instructions for completing your user registration. (If you can’t locate the invitation email and need another one, please contact the Instructional Media Lab at 413-545-2823 or [email protected])

Follow the steps to complete the registration process, which includes reading and agreeing to the Echo360 end user license agreement (EULA) , terms of service, and privacy policy. You may also add your phone number and a profile picture.You will be asked to create a password for After you have completed your registration, you will be taken to your Echo360 Home page.
Note: We recommend you to establish a separate Echo360 user login and create an Echo360 password. This option could be useful in the unlikely event that the UMass Amherst Web Login and SSO services are not operational.

The Echo360 Home Page

When you log into Echo360, you will br brought to the Echo360 Home page. From the Home page, you can quickly upload content or navigate between four tabs to locate recordings and manage courses. The four tabs are:

  • Courses - Use the courses tab to see a list of all courses you have access to in Echo360.
  • All Content - View and manage all content you have access to in Echo360, including your own content and content which has been shared with you.
  • My Content - View and manage only the content which you own in Echo360.
  • Shared with Me - View any content which has been shared with you in Echo360.

In each of the 4 tabs, you can use the Search Content, Filter, and/or Sort options at the top of the page to find specific content.

For detailed instructions on how to understand and use the Home page, see Welcome to your Echo360 Home page.

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Classroom Capture

If you are in an Echo360 enabled classroom, you can request Automated Classroom Capture in SPIRE. The classroom capture system will automatically capture your lectures according to SPIRE scheduled times. If you need make an adjustment to that schedule, contact the Instructional Media Lab.

For more details on classroom capture, see Record a Classroom Lecture with Echo360.

Apple laptop users, also see Use Echo360 Classroom Capture with an Apple Laptop.

Echo360 Universal Capture: Personal Software

The Echo360 Universal Capture: Personal software allows you to make recordings on your computer. Once you have downloaded and installed the software, you'll need to log in with your UMass NetID and password to make a new recording. The recording is automatically uploaded to your Echo360 Content or a specific course you choose.
Echo360 Universal Capture: Personal is meant to provide the same user-experience and function regardless of the platform used. The interface is the same whter you are using a Mac or PC, or switching between the two. You will need to download and install the Echo360 Universal Capture: Personal software. For more information and instructions, please see: Download & Use Echo360 Universal Capture: Personal


Give Students Access to Recordings through Moodle


To provide students access to your recordings through Moodle, you will need to add the Echo360 learning tool integration (LTI) activity to your Moodle course. You can give students access to individual recordings, or an entire semester's content. For instructions, see: Give Students Access to Recordings through Moodle

Lecture Capture Recordings Policy

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Please see our Lecture Capture Recordings Policy document for important information on how Echo360 recordings are made, managed, and removed from the system.

Echo360 Video Tutorials

The Echo360 Vimeo channel provides a number of Video Tutorials to help instructors get started using Echo360.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the Echo360, please see our page:

Echo360 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s).

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A quick guide to using Echo360's Universal Capture software

Download Echo360 Universal Capture here (Windows and Mac).

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Universal Capture: Personal is accessible through the installed desktop application using a shortcut or:

  • Via the Applications menu on a Mac, as shown in the below figure.
  • Via the Start menu on a Windows PC, as shown in the below figure.

To start a capture

  1. Launch Universal Capture.
  2. Log in (if not already authenticated).
  3. Select the inputs you want to capture.
    Audio is always required.
    You can select to capture display and video, two display inputs, or two video inputs besides the audio. Universal Capture will initially preselect inputs for you based on any available devices and then remember the last inputs chosen.

  4. Preview the inputs on the screen, to be sure they will record properly.
  5. Click the pencil icon or title to launch the Capture Details dialog box. Enter a Title, add a Description or Tags and select a Publishing location for the recording if desired. Otherwise, the following default information will be used:
    • Title: Untitled
    • Description: Blank
    • Tags: Blank
    • Publish Location: Library
      Your Library is the default publishing location when first using Universal Capture, afterwards it will remember the last Publishing location chosen.
  6. Click Record.
    A countdown appears after which the Universal Capture window minimizes and the capture begins.
  7. When you are done, click Finish.
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The recording is completed and finishes uploading to the Echo360 server to complete processing. You will receive an email notification when processing is finished. Universal Capture recordings are available for viewing and editing while processing.

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