How to get help with LEO
- See the full list of LEO help available from this link.
- Moodle's online documentation for technical information and some pedagogical advice on managing your units.
- LEO Support for telephone or email-based LEO technical support.
- ACU IT Service Portal for help with Lecture Capture (Echo 360) and desktop software (such as Excel or Photoshop).
- Faculties-based help and support.
- eLearning 101 web page for regular interactive webinars on a range of technology enhanced learning topics. The recordings of previous webinars can also be accessed from this link.
- LEO professional development workshops for information on a series of face-to-face workshops before the start of semester one.
- Feedback form or email eLearning.LTC@acu.edu.au directly to request a workshop for five or more participants.
- Learning and Teaching website or the Learning and Teaching Contacts page for learning and teaching help that is not directly technology related (such as assessment, curriculum, evaluation or awards).
Our Learning Environment Online (LEO) supports Echo360 Active Learning Platform (ALP) to enhance interactivity between the instructor and students. In order to make recordings available for students to access, bookmark, play or download your recordings you must first add the Echo360 link to you LEO unit.
Once the Echo360 link is added into your LEO unit the recordings list will automatically be updated as new recordings become available (based on information fed through from Timetabling)..
As an lecturer you will have instructor access. Click on the Echo360 link in your LEO unit to access Echo360 recordings to view, edit, manage recordings and learning analytics.
It is possible to create ad hoc Echo360 recordings or recordings outside the lecturer theatre or classroom. Echo360 uses Personal Capture software, known as PCAP, contact IT service desk to install the software on your computer.
Who to contact
To use Echo360 Personal Capture you will require:
- Echo360 software installed on your computer
- Microphone (for audio capture)
- Webcam or inbuilt camera (for video capture)
- Internet access to publish captures to the Echo360 server
- Appropriate server settings in the software for publishing captures to the Echo360 server
Contact the IT service desk to install Echo360 software on to your computer.
How do I link my lecture recordings to my LEO unit?
You need to link your unit to Echo360 ALP platform, so students enrolled in the unit will be able to see the recordings.
- To learn how to link your unit with Echo360 ALP, follow this link How to connect your lecture recordings to your LEO unit
Who can see the recordings?
Lecture recordings will only be available to students enrolled in their LEO unit. Lecturers need to link the Echo360 ALP platform to their unit, so that students enrolled in the unit will be able to view the recordings.
- To learn more, please read ‘How to connect your lecture recordings to your LEO unit’
Will the lecture recordings be available to other staff?
All staff enrolled in the LEO unit will be able to access the recordings. The lecturer in charge can assign different roles to any lecturer enrolled in the LEO unit. Your recordings will not be visible to staff or students who are not enrolled in your LEO unit.
Can I edit the title of a recording?
Yes you can. You need to navigate to the Dashboard, click on Library, select the recording and from the dropdown menu select 'edit details'. Make the appropriate changes and click 'save'.
How do I download a copy of my recording?
You can download a copy of your recordings via the Echo360 Active Learning Platform. You need to navigate to the Library, select the recording and from the dropdown menu, you can select 'Download'.
Can students download the lecture recordings?
Students can watch the lecture recordings via streaming capability from any internet enabled device or computer. Students will need to log in to their LEO unit, and click on the Echo360 ALP link to watch the recording.
How do I view the video analytics?
You can view video analytics via the Echo360 ALP Platform. You need to navigate to the Dashboard, click ‘ALL CLASSES’, and then click ‘Analytics’ at the top right of Echo360 ALP screen.
- To learn more about Echo360 ALP Analytics, please visit this Echo 360 Online Help Resource.
How do I edit my lecture recording?Echo360 ALP has a simple in-built editing function which allows you to remove sections of your recording. This is useful for times when you are showing copyrighted material in the classroom, or to remove private conversations. Any edits you make to your recording will be applied instantly, even after the recording has been published (made available) in your LEO unit. You are also able to restore your recordings to the pre-edited version if necessary.
- To edit a recording made with Echo360 ALP follow this link How to edit a recording made with Echo360 ALP
How do I delete a recording?
To delete a lecture recording, you need to navigate to the Dashboard, click on Library, select the recording and from the dropdown menu, and then click on ‘Delete’. A warning screen will pop-up saying "Are you sure you want to delete this media? All references to this content in analytics, questions, notes, bookmarks, and confusion flags will also be removed." Click Ok to delete this recording permanently. NOTE: it is not possible to recover a recording after it has been deleted.
Can I record my lecture content in advance instead of using the live lecture?
Complementary to our Echo 360 ALP Lecture capture software, academics also have access to the Echo 360 ALP Personal Capture software, known as PCAP. You are able to have the PCAP software (available for both Mac and PC) installed onto your computer, in order to make recordings from the comfort of your own working space! PCAP also stores your recordings in the cloud, allowing you to access them from anywhere you have internet connectivity.
Echo360 Personal Capture software allows you to:
- Capture whatever is on your computer screen (PowerPoint slides, websites, Office documents etc.)
- Simultaneously record your screen, audio, and images via your webcam (optional)
- Edit recordings from within your browser
- Share your recordings across multiple LEO units
To have the Echo 360 Active Learning Platform Personal Capture software installed on your computer, please submit a Service Desk request.
Students may use lecture capture for a variety of reasons, these may include:
- revision of work covered in a lecture
- revisiting complex ideas
- or ideas that the student missed in class
Echo360 (ALP) may also provide opportunities for learners to think critically about content through a range of activities that help prepare learners for the challenges of professional situations. Therefore it is important to design activities that promote higher order thinking skills such as collaboration, critical thinking and problem-solvin
The Echo360 Active Learning Platform is a service that integrates personal and classroom video capture, student engagement tools, and analytic tools to maximize student participation and engagement for both campus-based and online courses.
Lecture captures provide an easy way to distribute content to students in a reusable format that students can view in their own time, take notes, pause and re-watch.
The flexibility of Echo360 personal capture provides opportunities for teaching activities such as:
Teach online students
Face-face (lecture capture)
Prepare for contingencies
Make your classroom more active/engaging
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- If adding files these such as videos these should be short 2-3 minutes is recommended, 5 minutes maximum.
- If using a web cam, make sure you look at the camera and remain in the frame
- If not using a web cam, its a good practice to include a photo of yourself to personalise the presentation.
- Speak at a moderate to slow speed
- Write your script and rehearse before you record
- Give an introduction such as what they will gain/ why they need to know/ what you will be covering in the presentation.
- Ensure all images and content are copyright free for educational use, or that copyright permission has been granted.
- If using presentation software (e.g. PowerPoint) – ensure images and graphics are high quality and can be seen in low-resolution captures, and they are copyright compliant.
- On presentation slides, limit the amount of words and ensure the text is easy to read.
- Consider adding questions to help students apply knowledge, or problems to aid student engagement
- Consider adding a quiz, discussion board question or reflection after the capture to help the students to apply the knowledge
- Provide students with extra resources in the screen capture or in your LEO unit for those who wish to explore the topic further
The University of Adelaide, Engaging students with active learning https://myuni.adelaide.edu.au/courses/24800/pages/engaging-students-with-the-active-learning-platform
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