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Enable or Disable Universal Capture Features
Last Updated: Oct 21, 2019 11:41AM EDT

This article applies to:  Echo360 Admins

Universal Capture features can be turned on or off at the Institution level. When disabled, the features that users would normally see and which are described in the Online Help, are not available.

To enable/disable Universal Capture features

  1. Log in as an administrator.
  2. Click the Settings icon in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  3. From the Settings menu, select Institution Settings.
    The Institution appears at the top of the list and is selected by default.
  4. On the right side of the Institution Settings page, click Features.
  5. Scroll down to the Universal Capture sections of the page. There are five main toggles, as described below.
    UC toggle options
  6. Enable or disable each toggle as needed.
  7. Click OK on the confirmation message that appears.

Universal Capture Toggles

Administrators can also enable or disable downloads of Universal Capture: Personal for Students. This option resides in the Institution Settings > Features toggle list, as a sub-toggle to the Student Library option. Because Students uploading UC: Personal captures to Echo360 requires them to have access to their Library/Content Home, the ability for students to download the installers also requires the Student Library option to be turned on. For more information, see Enable or Disable the Student Content Library Page.

Toggle Description
Simplified Sign In Enables users to log in to Universal Capture within the desktop application itself (rather than an external browser) to simplify the login process.
OFF by default

Simplified Sign In is not the recommended setting (especially if using SSO), it merely provides a simpler login workflow for users.
Internet Engineering Task Force's (IETF) recommended practice is to use an external browser so the application code is not exposed to the user’s credentials. Using the default browser-based workflow also allows for the use of password managers and may not require users to log in at all if they are already authenticated against an SSO within the browser.

Universal Capture: Online Enables the Universal Capture: Online interface. This also allows for Admin remote monitoring and control from the ROOMS page (View Room button) for managed Universal Capture devices.
ON by default
Show ad hoc capture button for Instructors
Dependant on Universal Capture: Online (above) being enabled
Adds an ad hoc button to the instructor DASHBOARD providing access to the Universal Capture: Online interface for UC-capable rooms (Universal Capture button).
OFF by default
Instructor Cancel Button Provides a Cancel button, allowing the instructor to cancel a scheduled capture, but ONLY if they are the identified instructor for the capture schedule.
OFF by default
Universal Capture for Appliances Automatically upgrades all Pro and Pod devices to the new Universal Capture workers. For more information see Universal Capture on the Pro and Pod.
OFF by default
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