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      • UMass Amherst is offering version 5.4 of the Echo360 Personal Capture software. This page describes the recommended system requirements for Echo360 Personal Capture, and recommended external webcams and USB microphones. For questions about Echo360 Personal Capture, please contact the Instructional...
      • 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.    Students participate in Evaluation Events in which students are asked to evaluate...
      •  Log into the Echo360 server. The Echoes tab will open by default, showing your Available processed recordings. (To see your unavailable processed recordings, click the All or Unavailable tab). Select the checkbox next to the recording(s) you want to archive. Scroll down to the bottom of...
      • 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...
      • This article provides an overview of how to download Echo360 personal capture software. In order to download this software, you must have a valid OIT Net ID and password. Log into the Echo Server: Request Personal Capture for your course. UMass Amherst IT will create an Echo360 account for you...
      • This document outlines the UMass Amherst Echo360 lecture recording policy.* No class will be recorded without the expressed consent of the instructor, as indicated by the completion of a lecture capture request form. Lecture recordings will be restricted to UMass Amherst students via their...
      • On Monday, July 14, 2014, UMass Amherst upgraded the Echo360 lecture capture service to version 5.4. This upgrade includes new versions of Personal Capture Software for Windows (download and install required) and Macintosh (update required), as well as a number of other new features and system...
      • 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. For questions or help with Echo360 lecture capture, please contact the Instructional...
      •  Log into the Echo360 server.  The Echoes tab will open by default, showing your Available processed recordings. Select the checkbox next to the recording you want to make unavailable. Select Make unavailable from the drop-down menu at the bottom of the browser window. -Or...
      • For faculty who are interested in posting materials online, IT offers several options: Blogs, Moodle, UDrive, and Web Hosting. Each service has its strengths and weaknesses so be sure that the service you choose matches your instructional goals. Several services can be used in combination for a...
      • 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. Classrooms...
      •  Log into the Echo360 server. The Echoes tab will open by default, showing your Available processed recordings. Click the Archived tab. Your archived recordings will be displayed. Select the checkbox next to the recording(s) you want to make available. Scroll down to the bottom of...
      • Although you probably use the EchoSystem 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 EchoSystem then edit and manage them as you would an Echo. EchoSystem calls these materials "other...