While the Echo360 Mobile app now provides both video and presentation viewing capabilities, and allows students and instructors to interact with the in-class activity slides, there are still some limitations to using the application. The mobile apps are not designed to replace the full capabilities of Echo360 as provided through a browser.
The mobile apps do not provide any administrator functionality; administrators, unless they are also instructors and/or students within a section, cannot log into and use the mobile apps.
The Echo360 mobile app provides access to the following functionality:
- View courses by term
- View classes for each course/section
- View video media published to a class
Once the video is playing in the app, you can turn off your mobile device display and continue listening to the audio feed of the class video.
- View and interact with presentation media published to a class, including:
- Answer activity questions (students)
- Show or hide student responses (instructors)
- Open or close the activity (instructors)
- Show or hide slides in the deck (instructors)
- Post discussion points or questions and responses for the class
- Students can mark a slide or video location as confusing (click the confusion flag at the top of the viewer).
- Upload video media to your Library
- Students can download video media for offline viewing
There are also some limitations to the app that you need to know about. These include:
- You cannot upload to a class; all video uploads via the app are placed into your Echo360 Library.
- You cannot view your Echo360 Library through the app.
- You cannot switch institutions once you are logged in. If you need to connect to a different institution, log out and log back in.
LMS Users must create a direct login password: If you are an LMS user (Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, etc.), you must establish a direct Echo360 login in order to use the app. The LMS passes you through as a user but Echo does not maintain your password (it leaves authentication to the LMS).