The Echo360 Home page makes it simple to find what you need. The Home page provides access to courses and sections as well as to the media you have access to.

How do I get to the Echo360 Home page?

Click the Echo360 logo in the top left corner of whatever page you are on, identified in the below figure. The Echo360 Home page appears, with the Courses tab active by default.

Echo Home page with Echo360 logo identified for returning to home page as described

If you access Echo360 through an LMS/VLE, such as Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle, or Brightspace, you may typically open Echo360 directly in a Course. If you need to access your Media library in Echo360, you can navigate to the Echo360 Home page as shown above, then click one of the Content tabs. Or you may use the Home page to access your Groups. But you may not need to access your Courses from the Home page, as the LMS/VLE guides you into your courses.

Seeing Your Courses

The tabs on the left let you pick the sort of thing you need to access. When you first enter the Home page, the Courses tab is active by default. The Courses in the current (or most recent) term are listed first and all courses are depicted as tiles on the Courses page, as shown in the below figure. 

Echo360 Home page with Courses tab selected and courses tiles identified as described

Each course lists the the term, the course name, the course number, and the section name. The number in the main panel identifies how many classes there are in the course.
 

Seeing Your Content/Media

Click the All Content tab on the home page. The tiles change to show preview thumbnails of the media listed there. All Content includes both My Content (stuff you own) and Shared content (stuff that another user has shared with you).

Echo home page with All Content tab identified and media tiles shown as described

The content tiles provide at-a-glance information as well. They show the length of the video or the number of slides in the presentation, the name or title of the media, and at the bottom of the tile, the owner. If the owner listed is someone other than you, it is Shared content, owned by another Echo360 user but shared with you so you can see it.

Hover over the tile and you get a menu button, as shown in the below figure. This is the entry button to all actions you can perform on the media.

Media tile with menu button shown for options as described
 

Click the menu button. The options available on the menu depend on whether you are a student, teaching assistant, or instructor, whether or not you own this piece of media, and a few other system settings.

Content tile menu open with options as described
 

Click on the tile to open the Content Details page. As discussed in The Content Details Page, this page is the one location where just about everything you can do with a video or presentation is available.
Media Details page of a video with preview panel and other features as described

 

Sorting Courses

By default, the Courses in the current (or most recent) term are shown first, in alphabetical order by course name.

Click the Sort by drop-down to sort the Courses list by NameCourse CodeCourse NameTerm name, or Term Start date.

Click the arrow to the right of the drop-down to change the sort from ascending to descending.

Click the Arrow to reverse the sort order (ascending to descending or back)

Courses page with sort selections showing options as described

Searching Courses

Enter text into the search field. Echo360 tries to match the entered text to the Course Number, Course Name, Section Name, or Term Name.

As you type, the courses shown on the page change to match the changing search text.

To clear the search, simply delete the text in the Search field.

If you are an instructor, you may teach multiple sections of a course. To find those sections, you can enter some or all of the Course name or number into the Search field. All sections in that course appear in the results, as shown in the below figure.

Home page with courses selected and search course number text entered as described

Filtering Courses by Term

You can also use the Filter to narrow the search list by Term

Click Filters located to the right of the search box, then select a Term from the dropdown list. 

Term Filter for courses page with options as described

Click Apply. The Courses page contents change to show only sections in the selected term.

When finished, click Filters again, and click Clear to remove the Term filter from the Courses page.
 

Finding Your Content

The All Content tab lists the all of the videos and presentations you can access outside of a classroom. This may be content you own, which also appears in the My Content tab. Or it may be content that another user has Shared with you, which also appears in the Shared With Me tab. The Sort, Search, and Filter instructions below apply to any of the Content tabs, but the examples given use All Content.

The Sort by options, Text Search, and Filter options at the top will help you find the media you want.

Echo Home page showing Content with sort, search, and filter selections identified as described
 

Sorting Content

Click the Sort by drop-down to sort the Content list by Name, Date Created, Owner, Type, or Course Name (to which it has been shared). 

Click the arrow to the right of the drop-down to change the sort from ascending to descending or vice-versa.

Echo Home Content page with Sort by drop down open showing options

Filter Content

Click the Filters option to filter the Content by the criteria you select. 

Content Filters panel with filtering options shown as described
 

Your options include Type of media (video or presentation), OwnerStatus (shared [published] or not shared), Term (of the courses/sections where items are shared), and Course (to which items are shared). NOTE that selecting a Term or Course and also selecting Not Shared as a status will return NO results.

Use the Search field by entering text into the text box. Echo360 tries to match the entered text to the Title of the item.  As you type, the results shown on the page change to match the changing search text.

To clear the search, simply delete the text in the Search field.

Home page with All Content tab selected and search text entered with search results shown as described

If you are an instructor who is also the owner of the captures generated for one or more of your sections, the title of captures in your library may also correspond to the name of the section and/or the classes those captures are published to. This can be useful for searching for media belonging to a particular section or set of classes. This type of search is shown in the above figure.

Search Content

Enter text into the search field. Echo360 tries to match the entered text to the Title of the item.  As you type, the results shown on the page change to match the changing search text.

To clear the search, simply delete the text in the Search field.

If you are an instructor who is also the owner of the captures generated for one or more of your sections, the title of captures in your library may also correspond to the name of the section and/or the classes those captures are published to. This can be useful for searching for media belonging to a particular section or set of classes. This type of search is shown in the below figure.

Home page with All Content tab selected and search text entered with search results shown as described
 

Notice that the owner of the media is also shown along with the title, a thumbnail of the item, the length (or number of slides), and when it was added to your content. If YOUR name appears there, it is media you own. Media ownership provides some additional functionality that you do not have for media that belongs to someone else. 

Video Tile with owner's name identified as described
 

If someone else's name appears, it is media that has been shared with you, and also appears in the Shared With Me tab. You can view shared media, and sometimes download or copy it, depending on certain settings in the system.

Video media tile with other owner's name identified as described