“I teach online and use Echo360 personal capture in a variety of ways,” says Alana Steffen, Visiting Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Systems Science.
Echo360 personal capture is a tool for recording audio and computer screens for anytime online viewing. It’s free for UIC faculty, easy-to-use, and university-endorsed so you have access to support and workshops.
Use Echo360 personal capture to:
- Record, edit, and publish in a few quick clicks.
- Flip the classroom. Pre-record lectures to free up class time.
- Blend your classroom. Allow students to learn when and where they want.
Here’s five ways Alana uses UIC’s personal capture tool to enhance student learning:
- Introduce assignments to anticipate student questions.
- Show students how to find relevant documents.
- Highlight what was done well and review areas where students need improvement.
- Demonstrate the use of statistical software and show steps for loading data, conducting analyses, and saving the output.
- Respond to discussion board questions.
Still wondering why you should use Echo360? Because it wins when compared to other personal capture tools:
Need help creating your first personal capture? The first 5 faculty members who schedule a personal capture appointment with the Instructional Technology Lab during the month of June will receive a free Logitech headset with built-in microphone. Contact ITL@uic.edu and mention this blog for details.