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Selecting Inputs for Classroom Capture Ad hoc Recordings
Last Updated: Mar 28, 2019 10:12AM EDT

This article applies to:  Echo360 Admins

End of Support for Classroom Capture
August 30th, 2019: The download links for CCAP will be removed from the platform. This is also the end of support date for these applications in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). While the applications will likely continue to work for the rest of the year, there will be no support available. Clients in the EMEA region should plan a full transition to Universal Capture before this time. Clients in other regions can continue to use existing CCAP installations but will no longer have the ability to download it.
January 15th, 2020: This date marks both the end of life and the end of support for these applications globally. As of this date, CCAP will cease to work with the Echo360 platform due to enhancements in the capture pipeline that will only work with Universal Capture. It is of utmost importance that all Echo360 clients complete their transition to Universal Capture by this time.

Classroom Capture allows you to record up to three inputs, as follows:

  • Audio only - capturing only audio input. This will generate an MP3 file for students to listen to.
  • Audio and Video (A/V) - capturing sound and video input from the built in or USB-connected video camera.
  • Audio and Display (A/D) - capturing sound and whatever is shown on the computer screen.
  • Audio, Display, and Video (A/D/V) - capturing sound, the display on the computer screen, and video input.
  • Audio and Dual Video (A/V/V) - capturing sound and the input from two different video sources.

Use the input drop-down lists, located on the left side of the screen, to select the inputs you want to use. Choose None Selected if applicable to that input.

You MUST have Audio input: You cannot choose None Selected for audio input; audio is a required configuration. You can use the internal microphone, an externally-attached microphone, or a camera's microphone if the external camera has one.

After you select the appropriate inputs, check the preview of those inputs shown on the screen. Each are identified in the following figure and described below the figure.

CCAP window with capture input previews marked as described

Microphone Input: The Audio preview is a colored "sound level" indicator bar across the top of the preview panes. Make some noise to be sure the microphone is active, and be sure the audio level on the bar changes. If you do NOT see this bar changing as sounds are made, check your microphone connection and functionality. If the sound bar on the screen is not registering sounds, your capture may not have audio.

Display or Second Video: This preview appears on the left side of the preview pane. By default, this selection captures the primary computer screen display. You can select a second video input if there are multiple cameras available to select and the Primary Video selection has been made. To capture only primary video with audio, choose None Selected from the drop-down list. The display preview no longer appears.

Primary Video: The primary video input appears on the right side of the preview pane. If you are not capturing video, choose None Selected. The video preview no longer appears and the preview pane shows only the Display preview (if one is selected).
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