Echo360's active learning platform is a cloud based SaaS solution and as such does not have any on-site server requirements. However playback of recorded media and captures to students, presenting content to students in the classroom, and the uploading of recorded media from classroom recording devices, can represent a significant challenge to network infrastructure.
Since no two institutions or network setups are alike, we cannot accurately identify YOUR network needs. The information presented here is designed to help you identify network bandwidth requirements to provide a good student and instructor experience.
To figure out the network usage expected for Echo360, you will need to determine the answers to some/all of the following questions:
- How many students are likely to be viewing classroom media while on campus?
- What are the peak times and/or peak dates for students viewing classroom media while on campus?
- What is the total volume per second/minute/hour your network can handle at any given time?
- Do you need to live-stream classes (i.e., most students need to watch remotely)? If so, how many classes are streamed live? How many at once?
- Of the students enrolled in live-streamed classes, how many are likely to be watching the live streams from ON campus?
- How will live or on-demand playback be affected by other uses of your network (file uploads, LMS usage, VOIP, or other systems)?
To help you make proper estimations and plan accordingly, see the following topics for data rates and volumes for Echo360 classroom media, and some sample calculations to get you started: