Learning Ventures to offer training for Echo360 video recording software

March 13, 2012 | UToday
By Nicolette Jett

Learning Ventures will hold training sessions this week for faculty members interested in using Echo360 to record their lectures.

Echo360 is a software and hardware application that provides an easy way to capture teaching materials featuring video, audio and visual presentations. After a lecture is recorded with Echo360, it automatically is published to the faculty member’s Blackboard site.

Learning Ventures is holding two seminars Thursday, March 15: 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Collier Building Room 2401 on Health Science Campus and 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Student Union Room 2591 on Main Campus.

The seminar is for faculty who are unfamiliar with Echo360 and do not use the hardware, said Claire Stuve, Learning Ventures educational technologist.

The training sessions will answer general questions about the application, the hardware for which is installed in 15 classrooms on Main Campus. The personal capture software is installed on all campus computers, and employees also can install it on their personal computers at home.

“Research shows that students who have classes with the option of Echo360 tend to do better in those classes,” Stuve said. “Students who have trouble remembering the key points of a lecture have a resource to check their notes with and can review specific parts.”

Faculty can register for the seminar at utdl.edu/DL_training and click on “What is Echo360?” under the Hone In category. Registration is advised. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Stuve at claire.stuve@utoledo.edu or 419.530.4383.

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