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Viewing Content through the Mobile App
Last Updated: Jan 22, 2018 11:49AM EST

This article applies to:  Echo360 Students

Clicking on a class from the list allows you to view the class. If the class has both a video and a presentation, you are asked which item you want to view. Both items are available while in the classroom, but the item you select (Slides or Video) is maximized on entry. See Viewing and Interacting with Presentations in a Class for more information on interacting with presentations in the classroom.

Mobile app popup box asking which content you want to view as described

If there are both a video and a presentation in the classroom, tap the icon in the top right corner to swap between them.

If there is a second video feed in the capture, tap the swap icon in the bottom right of the player to switch between them.

These icons and the other classroom features and playback controls are identified in the below figure and described below the figure.

TIP: 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.

Depending on your connection type, if the video has both HD and SD versions (most do):

  • If connected via wifi, the HD version of the video plays.
  • If connected via 3G or 4g, the SD version of the video plays.

You can change which version you are watching, to accommodate bandwidth issues, if necessary. Click the Settings icon in the bottom right corner then select Quality to toggle between the bandwidth versions of the video.

Mobile App video player with control buttons identifed as described

The video controls appear when the video first begins, then disappear to allow you to watch without interference. To make the controls appear, tap once on the video screen.

The video controls are defined as follows, using the numbers shown to identify each:

Click the Quality option in the settings menu to toggle between the higher bandwidth and lower bandwidth options

Click the Speed option in the settings menu to open a list of your playback speed options.
mobile speed control options as described

  1. Return: The arrow in the top left corner exits the video and returns you to the class list.
  2. Confusion Flag: Indicates confusion about a video location or a slide, depending on what is being viewed at the time it is selected.
  3. Discussions/Questions: Opens the questions page to allow viewers to post questions and responses about the classroom material. Users can also edit or delete questions or responses via the questions page. See Posting Questions for a Class in the Mobile App for additional information.
  4. Swap Video/Presentation: If the class has both a video and a presentation in it, the icon in the top right corner allows you to swap between the two. If a presentation is showing, the icon indicates a video; if a video is showing, the icon indicates a presentation. If there is no second content in the class, there is no icon. See Viewing and Interacting with Presentations in a Class for additional information on presentations.
  5. Current Location: Shows current location (time elapsed) of playback. The playback bar allows for "scrubbing" to a different location in the video. Tap on the playback bar, or tap and drag the endpoint (dot) of the playback bar to move to a different location in the video.
    The total duration of the video is shown at the right end of the playback bar.
  6. Playback controls: Contains rewind (10 seconds), fast forward (10 seconds) and play/pause button for controlling the video playback.
  7. Primary/Secondary Video swap: For captures that have dual visual inputs, this switches the feed between the primary and secondary video/display. The primary input is shown by default.
  8. Playback Settings:  Opens a popup menu that allows you to control the following items for playback:
    • Captions - If the video has closed captions, select whether to turn them On or Off. If the video does not have closed captions, this option is not shown.
      Click the Captions option in the Settings menu to toggle the captions on or off.
    • Quality - Allows you to select from the normal (HD) playback quality or switch to a lower (SD) playback if your network bandwidth isn't allowing for smooth viewing at normal playback quality.
    • Speed - Allows you to select the speed at which the video plays back. Normal is 1X speed, but you can select to slow it down to half-speed (0.5x) or up to 1.75x speed.
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