You can use the External link tool in LEO, you can add a link to your unit in the Active Learning Platform (ALP). Note: ALP is part of the Echo360 system, and uses the "Echo360 Lecture Capture" option in the External Link activity as explained below.

External tool linkAdd the External tool activity to the unit

  1. Log in to LEO and navigate to your unit.
  2. Click the ‘Turn editing on’ button.
  3. Find the section where you want to add the recordings link and click 'Add an activity or resource'.
  4. Select the ‘External tool' activity (see image right) then click 'Add'.

Customise the External tool settings

  1. Enter an Activity name for your link, for example, “Lecture Recordings” or "Classes".
  2. From the Preconfigured tool dropdown list, choose ‘Echo360 Lecture Capture’:
    Preconfigured tool setting
  3. Under the Privacy section of the settings, uncheck the Accept grades from this tool checkbox (doing this will prevent the activity from appearing in Grades):
    Uncheck Accept Grades option under Privacy
  4. Click the Save and return to unit button.

You will be returned to the unit home page, where your new link now will be accessible.

Link to your unit

These last steps involve activating your new External Tool activity so that it opens your unit home page in Echo360. If you cannot find your unit in the system, or you cannot access the system at all, please request assistance through Service Central.

  1. Click the link you created. Echo360 will open in a new window.
  2. Choose the unit to link to by:
    • Selecting your unit from the Course dropdown box (use the Search option inside the dropdown to search by unit code).
    • Selecting a teaching term from the Term dropdown box (e.g. Semester2_2018).
    • Selecting a student cohort from the Section dropdown box (there may be one or several options here, depending on which campuses this unit is delivered):
      User choosing course options
  3. When you have successfully chosen a Course, Term, and Section from the dropdown boxes, click the Link to the section home button to select it.

You should now be taken to your unit in Echo360. Students and staff who click the link in your unit should be taken to this page also.

You can now create classes, and make presentations and videos to add to these classes.

Page last updated on 14/01/2021

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