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      • Instructors and students can access Echo360 through a dedicated link in Moodle.  This page explains how to access Echo360 via this link, and provides links to instructions for adjusting your browser pop-up settings, if needed. Access Echo360 Through the Moodle Link Log in to Moodle....
      • The iPeer Web-based software provides a set of evaluation tools for students to complete evaluations of their peers. This is particularly useful in courses where teams or groups are utilized for collaborative work.    Instructors can place their students into groups manually or by using Team Maker...
      • If you used Echo360 Personal Capture software prior to Fall 2015, Echo360 recommends that you uninstall your existing copy of Personal Capture before installing the new version. Macintosh OSX Copy any local captures you want to keep from Documents/Echo360/Personal Capture/recordings into a...
      • Team Maker surveys are evaluation tools that work with the Team Maker application to create teams in your iPeer course. Students respond to questions on the surveys, and Team Maker will sort students into groups sets based on the criteria your set for their responses. Create a Team Maker...
      • Evaluation events are specific timeframes during which students are asked to evaluate their group members. Evaluation events are set up to use an Evaluation Tool specified by the instructor.   Create an Evaluation Event Log in to iPeer and click on your course. The course homepage will open...
      • Overview iPeer provides four different Evaluation Tools: Simple: students evaluate other group members with a single numeric rating and an optional comment. Students are presented with a table with one row per group member and must allocate a pool of points to rate each member relative the...
      • Because iPeer uses a daily auto-rostering process from SPIRE, we recommend waiting until after Add/Drop is over before creating your groups in iPeer (unless you have a high degree of confidence that your roster will not change). Changes to your class roster after you have formed groups in iPeer...
      • You are  the "owner" of any content that appears in the My Content page of your Echo360 Library. You can delete this content if it is no longer needed. DELETING MY CONTENT MEDIA IS PERMANENT- you cannot recover either the media or the class data associated with it.   Items appearing in the...
      • You can download content from your ALP library page if you need or want a local copy of the media. This also allows you to download a local copy of content that was Shared with you, then upload the content so it appears as My content in your Library. This provides additional functionality for that...
      • This document outlines the UMass Amherst Echo360 lecture recording policy.* Intellectual Property rights of the recorded material are in accordance with the UMass Amherst Intellectual Property Guidelines. Instructors must request a new Echo360 course section each semester they teach a class...
      • Echo360 provides a basic online video editing function, allowing you to make cuts and trims to video content as needed. For instructions, see the Echo360 support article on Editing Videos. Note: Any changes you apply to a video in your library will also appear in ALL published (or shared) versions...
      • After your Echo360 content (presentations and video) is associated with a class (i.e., published), you can make it available or unavailable at a schedule you choose. For instructions, see the Echo360 article, Editing Availability Settings for Published Content.
      • This page provides information on getting started with Echo360 for instructors who have received email confirmation that their lecture capture request has been processed, and their Echo360 course has been created. Note: Starting Fall 2015, all courses generating new classroom or Personal Capture...
      • To provide students access to your recordings through Moodle, add the Echo360 learning tool integration (LTI) activity to your Moodle course. IMPORTANT: Do not use the Echo360 Moodle Block. Log in to Moodle. Navigate to your Moodle Course Page. Click Turn Editing On. The Moodle course page...
      • Team Maker in iPeer is a tool that helps you create groups of students based on their responses to a survey. You decide on how many groups, how large they should be, and whether they should be based on similar or dissimilar answers, and Team Maker will sort students into the appropriate groups. In...
      • With classroom-based capture, you have the option to record activities on your computer desktop; room/system audio, including your voice; documents via a document camera; media playing through the classroom audio/visual rack; video of you, the lecturer. The classroom capture system will...
      • Two basic Echo360 lecture capture recording options are available: classroom-based capture and personal laptop/desktop capture (also called "PCAP"). To request classroom and/or personal capture: Log in to Apps at UMass Amherst.Important: If you have not yet activated your Apps at UMass Amherst...
      • When you log in to Echo360, you will be able to navigate around your Echo360 Home page, Library, and Classes. This page provides an overview of these areas, and links to more information about them. Home Page The Home page appears by default when you log in, and contains a snapshot of the status...
      • The UMass Amherst classrooms currently outfitted with lecture capture, and those scheduled to be outfitted in the future, are listed below. If you are scheduled to teach in these rooms and would like to request lecture capture, please complete the Lecture Capture Request Form. IMPORTANT: Macintosh...
      • Although you probably use Echo360 to primarily to record class lectures, you might also want to use it to preserve and distribute other materials. You can upload any of these materials to the Echo360 then edit and manage them as you would a recording made with the Echo360 system. Echo360 calls...

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