Recording of lectures in all teaching spaces equipped with Echo360 recording facilities starts automatically at the beginning of the hour of each lecture room booking.
It will record for the duration of your booking and conclude at five minutes before the next room booking commences.

The Echo 360 icon in the bottom right hand corner of the touch panel changes to a solid red when the recording is active.

You can pause the recording at any time by pressing the Echo360 icon button and select PAUSE.
The recording will pause immediately but the icon will take a few seconds to change to PAUSED accompanied by a flashing Echo360 Icon.

To extend press EXTEND and enter duration. To stop the recording select STOP, but use with caution, as once the recording is stopped, it cannot be restarted.

However you can perform an ADHOC recording at any time by pressing the Echo 360 icon on the bottom right.

A pop up window will appear, touch the “Echo360 Ad Hoc Recording” button to begin the Ad Hoc capture process.

A new window appears requiring the user to enter some brief details about the recording.

Touch in the TITLE field and enter a title for the recording, please include a course code if relevant.
Enter the duration of the recording in minutes (please allow five minutes before the start of the next room booking) in the DURATION field.
Enter the name of the person initiating the recording and contact details, please include email address and UQ username if possible in the relevant NAME and CONTACT fields..
Add a comment in the COMMENT field if applicable.
In the PRODUCT GROUP field select the appropriate type of capture i.e. Audio Only for Audio only recordings, Single Projection and Audio if the venue is a Single projection venue or Dual Projection and Audio if using a dual projection equipped venue.
Press SUBMIT and Echo360 will commence recording. Please note the Echo360 icon changes its status to RECORDING to indicate the recording has commenced.

Begin your lecture / presentation as normal. AV Services will receive an email notifying them of the capture and will process the recording once the capture has finished and uploaded to the Echo360 server.

Microphone

To record the audio of a lecture the microphone must be turned on. This is usually “on” by default unless a previous user has turned down the volume using the touch screen control bar.
There are two kinds of microphones in the lecture theatres where lecture recording is used:

  • Lectern microphone (limits lecturer's movement to the lectern area only) 

Radio microphone (movement unlimited, allowing the lecturer to move freely throughout the venue). Radio microphones are supplied by your faculty office and must be set for the correct frequency before operation. The correct frequency is displayed on a label on the touch screen in each theatre where radio microphones can be used.

Some tips for using microphones:

  • Speak directly to the lecture microphone.  if you turn away from it you will sound lost and off-mic.

  • Repeat questions asked from the audience; this will allow the questions to be properly picked up by the microphone you are using

  • Limit background noise by trying not to rustle papers, tap the lectern or jingle items in pockets

  • Avoid the use of neck jewellery if wearing neck microphone as the noise of pendants or chains knocking against the microphone will be picked up in the recording and sound very loud

Desktop PC

All venues equipped with Lecture Recording facilities also have a Desktop PC. This PC can be used to display your powerpoint or other computer driven content and can be recorded. The desktop can be display by selecting the Desktop PC button on the touch-screen interface.

Laptop PC Connections

The lectern has a cable that can be connected to a laptop. Once connected with the laptop PC button selected on the touch-screen, your laptop screen will be projected and recorded in the venue.

Note that the output resolution of the laptop should be set for 1024 x 768. Setting a resolution higher than this will result in the recording failing to pick up the Screen Capture.

Visualiser (Document Camera)

The visualiser functions in a similar manner to an overhead projector but is more versatile. If the visualiser is selected to the main projector, it will be recorded in "Screen Capture" mode.

Further help

This equipment is managed by the AV Integration & Support unit of ITS. They’re there to help you if you have any queries about the equipment, require training in using the equipment, or would like assistance at the time of the lecture. For emergency phone support, there is a wall phone in most lecture theatres that will allow you to call the AV help line x54033.