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Taking Notes
Last Updated: Feb 21, 2019 09:28AM EST

This article applies to:  Echo360 Students

Once in a classroom, you can take notes while viewing the presentation. The Notes panel appears to the right of the presentation pane and should appear by default when you open the classroom.

If the Notes pane does not appear, click the Notes icon in the class toolbar, shown in the below figure. This is a toggle button which also closes the Notes panel when not needed.

All notes entered appear in the Study Guide tab for the course. Only you can see your notes, however, Instructors do know which students are taking notes within the interface.

Since notes are saved in the system as plain text, and plain text takes up almost no space, the functional character limit for class notes is so high as to be very difficult to achieve without really really trying (400K). So take as many notes as you want!

Classroom presentation with Notes icon identified and notes panel showing

To take notes

  1. Click the Notes icon in the toolbar to open the Notes panel.
  2. Click in the Notes panel and start typing.
  3. At the end of each note, press Enter. This allows for the entry and syncing of a new note.

Location information (time or slide number) appears in the tag to the left of the note. These tags can be edited (if you need to change the location your note is referencing) or deleted (if video/presentation location doesn't matter).

In addition to notes, any Bookmarks you set for classroom content also appear in the Notes panel.

Student classroom view with Bookmark icon and bookmark appearing in notes panel as described

You can also download your notes from the classroom or from the Study Guide tab. This generates a text file containing your class notes.

Open notes in WordPad not Notepad. The notes text file that gets generated opens with proper formatting in WordPad but not in Notepad. Notepad doesn't recognize the line-breaks between notes.

To edit location timestamp/slide number tags

  1. Hover over the tag until the drop-down arrow (also called a "chevron") appears.
  2. Click the chevron and select Edit tag.
  3. Type in the change and press Enter. Use colons between the hour, minute, and second digits (h:mm:ss).

Alternately, you can select Delete tag from the chevron menu to remove the sync tag altogether. The note will remain.
Student classroom with notes panel open and tag menu showing edit or delete tag options as described
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