The EchoVideo Mobile App is fairly intuitive, but this article is provided as a quick reference for how to find certain features in the App. It includes links to other articles with more details about the linked feature.
After logging in, you get a list of sections in the current term. Tap on a section to see the class list. The class list is separated into dated and undated classes. If the section does not have any classes without dates, you get a single list of classes.
To reorder the class list by date, tap the Reorder icon in the top right corner above the class list. This changes the order of classes to ascending or descending by date.
For Undated classes, this reorders the list alphabetically.
Tap the Study Guide icon from the class list to open the Study Guide for the section. The Study Guide opens showing the Bookmarks for the FIRST class listed in the class list based on the current sort order applied. Select a class if necessary to view all notes and bookmarks added to that class.
From the class list, tap a class to view the video and/or slides in the classroom. If there are both, you will have to select which you want to view.
You can switch between video and slides while in the classroom if necessary. The below figure shows the slide view in the classroom with the Video icon button available to switch to viewing the video. If you are viewing the video, this button changes to the Slide icon.
If there are multiple video feeds available, use the Swap button located to the right of the playback bar at the bottom of the screen to switch between them. This is shown in the below figure.
While viewing a video, tap the Settings icon to change the playback options. Playback options include changing the playback Quality or playback Speed.
While viewing a class, tap the blue plus sign to:
- Add a note for this location in the video or the current slide. The Create Note options are shown in the figure below.
- Add a bookmark for this location in the video or the current slide.
- Mark the scene or slide as confusing.
- REMOVE an existing bookmark or confusion mark.
Once a bookmark or confusion mark is added, an icon appears in the top right corner of the classroom view for that 30-second segment. Both icons are shown in the below figure.
If either icon is showing, tap the blue plus sign to remove the bookmark or confusion flag.
Selecting the Notebook icon when viewing a single slide or while viewing a video shows the Notes or Bookmarks for the media type currently being viewed for the currently open class. Tap on a note to edit it.
If you are viewing all slides in overview mode, the notes panel is accessed via the classroom Menu button as shown later on this page.
Tap the classroom menu icon to access the Questions/Discussions page for the class. Selecting Questions from the class menu opens the discussion page for the class, listing any question or response entries already posted to the class.
- Tap the green plus sign to add a question or discussion post to the class.
- Tap a question to see any responses posted for the question, and add one if appropriate.
- Tap a question to edit or delete the question or its responses. You can only edit/delete YOUR own posts (instructors can delete anyone's posts but cannot edit them).
- For further instructions, see Posting and Responding to Class Q&A or Discussion Posts
If you are viewing the slide deck for a class, the classroom menu also has a Refresh option. Use this in the event the instructor changed something about the slide deck while you were viewing (hid/revealed slides, or added or removed slides from the presentation).
To download the class video for viewing offline, tap the class menu and select Download Video. If the class video has two video feeds, select which to download (you can download both and view them in offline mode).
Once downloaded, the class is shown with an Available Offline icon and text to indicate the class video is available on the device and can be viewed without internet connectivity.
To view downloaded classes in offline mode, return to the main menu of the app, and select Go Offline. (To access the main menu, click the "back arrow" from the class list, then click the Menu icon in the top left corner above the list of sections.)
When you are in offline mode, simply click the class you want to view.