All of the content you have access to outside of a course classroom can be found on your Echo360 Home page, in the All Content tab. This article provides an overview of working with media outside of a course or classroom along with links to further information. If you are an instructor or teaching assistant, you may also want to read Managing Media in Classrooms for information on publishing media directly to a class, and for working with media already published there.
Are you an existing Echo360 user with a new UI? The Content Home is the same as the old Library page; but we have added the All Content tab so you can see all YOUR media and all SHARED media in one place. For more on transitioning to the new interface, see From Old to New - Navigating the New Home Interface.
Don't have any Content tabs on the Home page? Administrators can disable the Student Content repository. If this is the case for your institution, you will only see a Courses tab on the Echo360 Home page. And you can stop reading this article.
Click the Echo360 logo in the top left corner to return to the Home page, then click All Content.
What you can do with this media depends a lot on whether or not you own the media, and whether or not you are an instructor, teaching assistant, or student.
Students may or may not have much content to work with. Instructors or teaching assistants probably have some, if not a lot, of content available to them.
How does it get there?
There are several ways content ends up in your Content pages.
- You are the instructor identified on the Capture Schedule for the class. You own these recordings.
- Uploading media to Echo; you own this media
- Copying published media from a class list; you own the copy
- Another user shares media with you; you do not own this and may only be able to view it. See Viewing Shared Media for more information.
- Copying shared media; you own the copy
- Making copies of your own content, in case you want to edit one version while keeping another intact.
Media you own appears in the My Content area of the Content Home. Media that has been shared with you appears in the Shared With Me area of the Content Home. Both types appear in the All Content area.
Why does ownership matter?
If you are the owner of a piece of media, there are a lot more things you can do with it than if it has simply been shared with you. In addition, Instructors and teaching assistants have more functionality for media (like publishing) than Students do.
What can media owners do?
- View media in the content details viewer (along with lots of other functionality, especially for instructors and teaching assistants)
- Edit the Title or Description
- Download an item so you can work with it on your local machine (as opposed to within the Echo360 interface)
- Use the Echo360 video editor to edit a video or capture
- Use the Echo360 presentation editor to add/remove slides for an uploaded presentation file
- Share or Unshare media with another user
- Share to a course (publish) and remove from a course (instructors/teaching assistants only)
- Create a URL link to the media that you can post or share with others
- Create an embeddable URL that you can copy and paste into a content window
- Download, edit, and/or upload/re-upload transcriptions of videos (instructors/teaching assistants only)
- Upload closed captions for videos (instructors/teaching assistants only)
Typically you can also delete media you own. Users can always delete media they uploaded or copies created of other media. Instructors may be able to delete classroom recordings if an administrator has allowed it (it's an institutional setting).