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Echo360

Echo360 is a system that captures class lectures or allows faculty to perform personal captures from their computer. The system converts the captures into podcasts, video, rich media, and more; it also allows students to playback captures on demand. Echo360 appliances and Personal Capture (PCAP) software provides an interface for lectures to be captured, packaged, and published.

If your school or department is interested in purchasing a capture station, please contact Media Support Services (804-828-1098). In addition to the initial appliance, there is an annual fee of $2,800 per appliance due at the beginning of each fiscal year. This fee includes the annual license, maintenance, service and on-demand hot spares.

Please note that appliances not purchased through Media Support Services require a $3,500 annual fee for maintenance, service and on-demand hot spares.

Faculty in schools or departments with Echo360 classroom appliances have access to Echo360 Personal Capture (PCAP) software.

Classrooms with appliances can have captures automatically started based on pre-set course schedules or can manually be started. Faculty members can download the personal capture software to their computer and perform captures at their convenience.

The playback interface allows students a choice of layouts; scene-based navigation with controls to pause, stop and resume; and keyword search functionality. They get full-motion playback of the entire lecture – including supporting course visuals. The instructor's voice, video, and materials are in-sync, mimicking the classroom experience.

If your school or department is interested in purchasing a capture station, please contact Media Support Services (804-828-1098).

This article was updated: 06/5/2014