Classes exist to hold content that students can view. Collections can be created to group classes together with similar subject matter, or to help direct students to the best order in which to view the content.
Each class can contain one video and one presentation. Collections allow you to put these classes together in a larger set, so that you can associate as many videos and presentations as you need to, into a single collection topic.
Collections, like classes, must have EITHER a Name or a Date/Time. They do not need both but they do need one or the other.
Unlike classes, however, collections themselves do not contain media. Collections contain classes; the classes within the collection hold the media.
All new collections appear at the BOTTOM of the class list by default. After creating your collection, click Reorder at the top of the class list to click-and-drag classes into the collection. While in "class list edit mode" you can drag the collection to a new location in the list as well, or use the up/down arrows to the right of the collection to move it to a new location.
To create a new collection
- Navigate to the class list for a section, either by clicking a Course tile on the Echo360 Home page, or via a link in your LMS.
- Click NEW COLLECTION, located immediately above the class list.
The New collection dialog box appears.
- Enter a Name for the Collection.
This is not required but is recommended, to provide your collection of classes with a clear topic. If you do not enter a Name, you must enter a Start Date/Time and Duration.
- Enter a Start Date, Start time, and select a Duration.
This is optional and may not apply to the collection if the classes/content do not apply to a single class or lecture. However, you must provide either a Name or a Date/Time.
- Enter a Description if desired. This is optional.
- Click OK.
Your collection is created and appears AT THE BOTTOM of the class list.
Click Reorder to drag classes into the collection, and to change the collection's location in the list.
The below figure shows a section with both classes and a collection. The collection contains related classes from the section along with a manually created class to hold additional content.