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University of San Francisco
Faculty Lecture Capture Orientation
June 7, 2012 | John Bansavich
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Agenda
Introductions
University of San Francisco Echo360 Overview
What is an Echo, Benefits and Samples
Echo360 Lecture Capture Workflow and Instructions
Demonstration
Question and Answers
Higher Education’s Choice is Echo360
Echo360 focuses 100% on higher
education
More than 420 institutions have made Echo360 their lecture capture solution of
choice…
Higher Education’s Choice is Echo360
What is an Echo?
Displays anything presented from:
• Laptop and PC (Windows, Mac, Linux)
• Sympodium and Electronic Whiteboard
• Document Camera, DVD player
On all the platforms:
• Full rich media on Windows, Mac, Linux
• Podcast and Vodcast
• Motion visuals along with video
Uses and Benefits of Capture and Playback Technologies
1.
Capture and record actual classroom sessions “Tivo for the Classroom”
model. For review where it has been seen live. Reduces need to focus
on note taking.
"Aspiring stenographers tend to miss any opportunity for interaction." – Tim Groehling, UCLA
2.
“Learning objects” - supplemental course material typically recorded
for use before, during or after a class. Focus on difficult concepts.
Impacts Office Hours.
3.
Pre-Record Lectures- Assign- Then discuss in Class.
4.
Distance Learning Programs. Adding faculty video enriches the
experience. Increase reach and enrollment.
5. Campus events- guest speakers, student and faculty productions,
commencement. Family and alumni outreach.
6. Develop training modules for faculty and staff. Provides consistency,
reduces repetition, promotes Best Practices.
7. Student generated content—proof of learning, role playing, digital
portfolio content.
Fully Automated Workflow – “Walk in. Teach. Walk out.”
• Ease of use is key to adoption
• Automation/integration is key to scaling lecture capture throughout campus.
• With Scheduled Capture simply “Walk in. Teach. Walk out.”
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EchoSystem’s student-centric engagement focused on the
key needs of four distinct educational constituents
Student:
Instructor:
• Engage the way you
learn—anywhere,
anytime
• Leverage your time
by virtualizing your
lecture
• Learn more. Review.
• Engage students
more
productively
Multiteach
Instructor
Live &Student
Learn
• Remediation
STUDENT
• Graduate on time
INSTRUCTOR
Technologist:
Institution:
• Deploy campus-wide
Who Has
with ease
Technologist
• Grow revenue—
Your
Back
• Customize
solution
TECHNOLOGIST
Do More
with Less
• International Expansion
Institution
• Distance Education
• Cross Enrollment
INSTITUTION
• Operate with
existing staff
• Improve graduation
rates
• Ensure highest uptime
• Provide continuity
solution
Capture Everywhere with the EchoSystem
Venue-Based Capture
WHERE: Auditoriums, Smart Classrooms,
Lecture Theaters, Studios
HOW: Capture Appliance or Capture
Software on PC
Personal Capture
WHERE: Home, Office, Dorm Rooms,
Off-Campus Locations
HOW: Personal Capture Software on
Laptops and Desktops
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Scheduled Capture with the Echo360 Appliance
• Already installed in the classroom
• Scheduled a term in advance
• Automatically starts and stops recording and sends digital
masters to the EchoSystem Server
• Space, time and cost saving solution
• Secure solution built on Linux OS
• Captures AAC audio and H.264
video and VGA sources
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Platform that Grows with You
From one classroom to 1,000.
The EchoSystem is designed to scale with demand.
eMail confirmation of recording
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Rich Media Viewer
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Echo 360 Published to Blackboard
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Picture of Room Equipment
ED 201
LMN 244A
Harney 127
Cowell 312
Malloy Hall LL4
CIT 010
To Request Echo 360 for Your Class
http://reservations.usfca.edu/
Lecture Capture Best Practices
Course Visuals Guidelines
• Rule of 5 - use no more than five words across on a line and five
rows of text down - less is more.
• Create Chapter Introduction Slides- automatic indexing
•
Text Size - use minimum 24 point font, so text can be read easily by
audience.
• Pictures are worth a thousand words - use images, graphs, and
charts to display ideas.
• Don't Read Slides - use slides to emphasize or highlight what
you are saying.
• Use all computer resources- no need for screen shotseverything is automatically captured in motion
Lecture Capture Best Practices
Online Presentations and Recordings
•
“Walk in. Teach. Walk out.” Act naturally.
•
Avoid wearing stripes or busy patterns
•
Remember Your Online Audience!
Point to slides using mouse if possible
Repeat questions from students
Create chapter slides for easier thumbnail search
Know your camera angles
Personal Capture
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Beyond the Classroom with Personal Capture
Personal Capture
• Create learning modules and tutorials from
an office, home and off-campus locations
• Complements recordings
created in classroom settings
• Capture voice, screen and
optional video
• Works on Windows & Mac PCs
with a webcam or microphone
• Fully integrated into the
EchoSystem platform
• Convenient faculty-driven model
(no scheduling required)
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Common Uses of Personal Capture
 Pre-recording lectures (distance ed, absences, etc.), assign in CMS,
review in class
 Use in Labs
 Learning Modules to supplement complex subjects/concepts
 Grading student assignments
 Academic Continuity (H1N1, Weather related closures, disasters, etc.)
 Non-smart room capture
 Student led presentations/discussions
 Seminars and conferences
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Downloading Personal Capture (PCAP)
 Goto http://
 Login with your USF username and password
 Click the “Software & Support” tab
 Click the Echo360 subtab
 Download and Install the Correct Installer
 For more information:
Getting Started with Personal Capture
 Faculty can access EchoSystemServer (ESS) as a presenter
 Must enter UserID and Password (user account is required)
 Training is required.
 http://www.usfca.edu/its/learning/lecturecapture/
Student Outputs Review
Access Modes:
 Links in Course folder within Blackboard
 Email
 RSS Feeds
Student Output Formats:
 Streamed Flash - Full Rich Media (w/Video), played back from
Browser, non-downloadable, search, navigation
 VODCast (.m4v) – Audio + Motion VGA (5 FPS), downloadable,
not streamed. Plays on Computer, iPhone, iPod and other
portable devices
 PODCast (.mp3) - Audio-only, downloadable
Questions?
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