“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:

  1. Introduce assignments to anticipate student questions.
  2. Show students how to find relevant documents.
  3. Highlight what was done well and review areas where students need improvement.
  4. Demonstrate the use of statistical software and show steps for loading data, conducting analyses, and saving the output.
  5. Respond to discussion board questions.

Still wondering why you should use Echo360?  Because it wins when compared to other personal capture tools:

Echo 360 comparison chart

Request a free Echo360 license online. 

Learn more about Echo360.

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.