Echo 360 is a system for the automatic, scheduled recording of lectures. It allows you to arrange for your lecture to be recorded and made available to students online. In lecture theatres video of the speaker, audio and visual materials are recorded. In classrooms, audio of speaker and visual materials (slides etc) are recorded.
If you are scheduled to lecture in a room in which lecture capture devices are installed, you will be sent an email explaining how the system works around the start of term.
Please note that lecture capture is intended to complement the live lecture, not to replace it. The system handles such a high volume of recordings, over many separate recording devices, that the occasional recording failure is inevitable. It should not, therefore, be relied upon as the sole medium of delivery, for example, in order to compensate for timetabling clashes. If you do intend to use it to resolve a clash, please contact the AV Team first for advice on providing a backup recording.
Opt-in or opt-out? Academic Board has approved a future change of policy so that lectures will be recorded unless lecturers have opted out. However, this policy change will not be implemented for the 2014-15 academic year as there are a number of issues still to be addressed, including better integration with the timetabling system.
If you would like to have your lectures recorded, please use the lecture recording request form. Lectures will be scheduled to be recorded according to the scheduled times and rooms. Recordings will be available to LSE members (via username and password) until the end of the academic year. The system remains purely opt-in for the 2014-15 academic year. We will not record unless you have authorised us to do so. Enquiries about existing schedules or one-off recordings should be made to Imt.AV.Lecturecapture@lse.ac.uk.
Why use it?
Recorded lectures are provided as a supplementary resource.
- beneficial for review - especially of complex procedures or concepts
- useful to students with cognitive and/or physical disabilities
- a useful revision aid
It is particularly useful for students with learning disabilities or whose first language is not English.
Read an overview of how and why lecture capture system was introduced at the LSE.
Please contact LTI Support if you would like to be able to edit your own lecture recordings.
View an example Echo 360 lecture (requires LSE username and password to view).
Send any scheduling requests to IMT.AV.Lecturecapture@lse.ac.uk.
Echo Personal Capture
Want to record additional material?
Echo 360 Personal Capture can be installed on a home or office PC or Mac, and can be used to record 'mini-lectures', or other additional resources. Especially useful for those 'flipping' their lectures.
When you are ready, you can download the software (LSE username required).
If using an LSE PC on-campus then you can find it on the Start menu under Specialist and teaching software. NB This is currently an older version, for which there are separate instructions.
Alternatively, handheld digital voice-recorders can be borrowed from LSE’s Audio Visual service or from LTI.
If you have any further questions, email email@example.com
Reify your ephemera... If it's not recorded, does it even exist?
Photograph "cctv" by Mike_fleming on flickr
Screenshot of an ECHO 360 lecture recording window
video of the speaker plus audio and visual materials shown by the projector (visualiser, PC etc).
- Alumni Theatre (NAB.LG09); Hong Kong Theatre (CLM.G.02); New Theatre (EAS.E171); Old Theatre (OT); Peacock Theatre (PT); Sheikh Zayed Theatre (NAB.LG08); Thai Theatre (NAB.LG03); Tower 1 Lecture Theatre (TW1.G.01); Wolfson Theatre (NAB.LG01); 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields Lecture Theatres (32L.G.03, 32L.LG.04); Clement House: CLM.2.02, CLM.3.02, CLM.4.02, CLM.5.02, CLM.6.02, CLM.7.02.
audio and visual materials shown by the projector (visualiser, PC etc).
- NAB: All classrooms; 24 Kingsway: KSW.G.01; 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields: 32L.B.07, 32L.LG.03, 32L.LG.18
Your students won't hear anything unless you use a microphone! In most rooms you can use the built-in microphone on the desktop, but in some you will need to use a radio microphone (provided in the room). In all cases, you have to make sure the microphone is plugged in and turned on! Its.AV.Lecturecapture@lse.ac.uk advise:
|NAB.1.04||Podium mic on desk||Very occassionally this is unplugged|
|NAB.1.07||Podium mic on desk||Very occassionally this is unplugged|
|NAB.1.09||Podium mic on desk||Very occassionally this is unplugged|
|NAB.1.10||Podium mic on desk||Very occassionally this is unplugged|
|NAB.1.14||Podium mic on desk||Very occassionally this is unplugged|
|NAB.1.15||Podium mic on desk||Very occassionally this is unplugged|
|NAB.1.17||Podium mic on desk||Very occassionally this is unplugged|
|NAB.1.18||Podium mic on desk||Very occassionally this is unplugged|
|NAB.1.19||Podium mic on desk||Very occassionally this is unplugged|
|NAB.2.04||Podium mic on desk||Very occassionally this is unplugged|
|NAB.2.06||Podium mic on desk||Very occassionally this is unplugged|
|NAB.2.08||Podium mic on desk||Very occassionally this is unplugged|
|NAB.2.09||Podium mic on desk||Very occassionally this is unplugged|
|NAB.2.13||Podium mic on desk||Very occassionally this is unplugged|
|NAB.2.14||Podium mic on desk||Very occassionally this is unplugged|
|NAB.2.16||Podium mic on desk||Very occassionally this is unplugged|
|CLM.2.02||Lapel Mic available in safe|
|CLM.3.02||Lapel Mic on teaching desk|
|CLM.4.02||Lapel Mic available in safe|
|CLM.5.02||Lapel Mic on teaching desk|
|CLM.6.02||Lapel Mic on teaching desk|
|CLM.7.02||Boundary mic on teaching desk|
|New Theatre||Podium mic on desk, Lapel Mic available in safe|
|Old Theatre||Podium mic on lectern, Lapel mic available on lectern|
|Sheikh Zayed||Podium mic on lectern, Lapel mic available on lectern|
|Wolfson||Podium mic on lectern, Lapel mic available on Teaching desk|
|Thai||Podium mic on lectern, Lapel mic available on Teaching desk|
|Alumini||Podium mic on lectern, Lapel mic available on Teaching desk|
|Tower 1 Theatre||Podium mic on desk, Lapel Mic available in safe|
|KSW.G.01||Boundary mic on teaching desk|
|Peacock Theatre||Lapel Mic provided by PT staff|
|Hong Kong Theatre||Podium mic on desk, Lapel Mic available in safe||Ensure that the volume on the podium mic is turned up.|
|32L.B.07||Podium mic on desk, portable conference mic available|
|32L.G.03||Podium mic on desk, portable conference mic available|
|32L.LG.04||Podium mic on desk, portable conference mic available|
|32L.LG.03||Podium mic on desk|
|32L.LG.18||Podium mic on desk|
Please also note:
A podium mic has a range of approximately 2m from the mic, however the closer you are to the mic the better
A lapel mic often has an on/off button, a mute button and also an indication of battery levels. Training can be provided at the start of the lecture (email its.av.support)
Boundary mics have a wider range, but sound quality isn't as good as a podium mic when near the mic
All safes have a digit access code. This is available by calling 5300/5400 from any internal phone including the one in the teaching room
Written consent from all lecturers/speakers must be included for any events/lectures to be recorded. Copyright law also prohibits use of any copyrighted material that LSE or the lecturer doesn't currently hold redistribution rights for. See our Copyright and Recorded Lectures page for more information.
Recording of student contributions:
Lecturers should inform their students that any questions asked during the lecture will most likely be recorded. Lecturers and students should also avoid holding private conversations near the podium microphones at the end of the lecture. These conversations are likely to be recorded as recordings are scheduled to finish on the hour and cannot be stopped by the lecturer.
EDUCAUSE (2008) 7 things you should know about lecture capture (PDF)
von Konsky, B.R., Ivins, J. and Gribble, S.J. (2009) Lecture attendance and web based lecture technologies: A comparison of student perceptions and usage patterns Australasian Journal of Educational Technology 2009, 25(4), 581-595.
Bond, Steve and Grussendorf, Sonja (2013), Staff Attitudes to Lecture Capture. The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
Karnad, Arun (2013) Student use of recorded lectures: a report reviewing recent research, London School of Economics and Policial Science, London, UK.