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Using the Echo360 Mobile App
Last Updated: Feb 09, 2018 10:42AM EST

This article applies to:  Echo360 Students

After logging into the Echo360 Mobile App, the first thing you see is a list of courses in the current term.

Click on a course to see a list of classes for the course.

Click on a class from the list to view the classroom content. Select whether to view slides or the video (if the class contains both).

If there is a second video, you will see a "swap" icon in the bottom right corner. If there is a presentation or video in the class, you will see a "slide deck" or "video" icon in the top right corner. Tap these to change the displayed media as needed.

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.

See Navigating the Echo360 Mobile App and Viewing Content through the Echo360 App for the basics.

See Viewing and Interacting with Presentations in a Class and Uploading Videos through the Echo360 App for more information on those tasks.

The apps are designed primarily for mobile viewing of class material, and to allow for mobile videos to be uploaded. It is not designed to replace the capabilities of the full Echo360 site. The mobile apps do not provide any functionality for administrators.

For complete Echo360 platform functionality, log in using your browser.

Mobile Apps and LMS Users

If you normally access Echo360 through your LMS (Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle, D2L, or Sakai), you can still use the Echo360 Mobile Apps to view and interact with your section materials. However, using the Mobile Apps effectively bypasses the LMS, so there are a few things you need to be sure to do.

Establish an Echo360 Password

When you enter Echo360 through the LMS, you have already logged into either the LMS or your institution, and been authorized access. Echo360 simply trusts the LMS and uses your Email address to know who you are. Using the Mobile Apps requires you log directly into Echo360, and for that you need a password. Your LMS and Echo360 email address are (and must be) the same.

To create a direct Echo360 password:

  1. Enter Echo360 as you normally do, through the LMS.
  2. Click the Settings icon in the top right corner of the screen (it looks like a gear).
  3. Select Account Settings.
    Be sure to make note of your email address; this is the email address you will enter into the app when logging in.

The password you create can be the same as or different from your LMS password, as long as it contains 8 characters and meets the other Echo360 password criteria

Students Must Access Echo360 Once Through Each LMS Course

Instructors frequently export Echo360 participation and engagement information to the LMS for grading. Furthermore, many instructors use the Echo360 student-participation data (called "analytics" or "engagement analytics" in their grading. The more engaged students are and the more they view and participate in their classes, the better their grades often are.

But if Echo360 does not know a student SHOULD be coming in through the LMS, it will not export gradebook data for that student. And since (as stated above) the Mobile Apps bypass the LMS, this association of Student > LMS > Echo360 Section needs to be established outside of the Apps.

All a student has to do is click through each Echo360 link from EACH LMS course ONCE. That's it. One time for each Echo360 link in each LMS course.

That single passthrough into the Echo360 section establishes the connection for this user, from this LMS course into this Echo360 section.  After doing that ONCE FOR EACH LMS COURSE, the student can do all their viewing through the Mobile Apps. Echo360 gathers and maintains their activity in each section, regardless of whether they did it via a laptop, through the LMS, or through our Mobile Apps.

Once that connection between the LMS and the Echo360 section for that student exists, Instructors can export analytic data to the LMS gradebook, and it will include all the engagement data for the student.

Multiple links to a single Echo360 section? If the instructor establishes multiple links from the LMS course into Echo360 - such as different links for for different classes, the student must click all of the Echo360 links in order for that student's engagement or participation data to be exported back to the LMS for each link.
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