The VCU-hosted EchoSystem Server will no longer be available for Personal Capture publishing after June 30th, 2018. More information can be found in the new AskIt Personal Capture documentation

 Software Description: Echo360 captures class lectures or allows faculty to perform a personal capture from a computer and converts it to a podcast, video, etc. A few campus locations are equipped with a capture station.

Platform: Windows & Mac
Cost: Free faculty downloads to a personal computer. Departments may purchase an appliance for a classroom.


Echo360 is a system that captures class lectures, and not just recordings of an instructor speaking but can include computer-screen projections and other presentation materials. Other components of Echo360 allow faculty to perform personal captures from their work or home computers and then converts them into podcasts, video, rich media, and more.  It provides students with the ability to playback captures on-demand, from links in Blackboard courses or from links sent via Email.  Echo360 Classroom Capture hardware (aka "appliances") and Personal Capture (PCAP) software provide an interface for lectures to be captured, packaged, and published.

With Hardware Capture, you can capture full motion from any VGA, DVI or HDMI-compliant enabled devices, like document cameras, smart boards, and computers.  Live Streaming to remote students is available if the hardware is High Definition capable.


Visit the Learning Systems website for more information and resources.