Ad hoc captures are captures that are generated outside of a regular class schedule. Ad hoc captures can be associated with a particular section when they are initiated, or published to a section later through the Echo360 interface. Ad hoc captures can be initiated in multiple ways.
- By instructors using the Start Capture button.
- By admins and instructors using the legacy device Web UI.
- Using Universal Capture.
- Using the front panel of the capture appliance.
- Using the Device Monitor.
Ad hoc captures can be created with any capture device:
- Echo360 Pro (Pro)
- Echo360 Pod (Pod)
- Universal Capture: Classroom Software
- Universal Capture: Personal Software
- Legacy devices:
- SafeCapture HD (SCHD)
- Classroom Capture Software
- Personal Capture Software
Like scheduled captures, when an ad hoc capture is completed (user clicks Stop Capture), the raw capture files are automatically uploaded to Echo360 for processing.
NOTE: Admin-initiated ad hoc captures not associated with a section will ONLY appear on the Admin's Captures page. Instructor-initiated captures can be published to a selected course or the instructor's Content Home page. If the Library is selected, the capture will appear on the Content Home page where it can be viewed or edited before publishing to one or more classes.
In either case, the capture will need to be published to be viewable by other users.
If enabled, instructors can use the Start Capture button, located in the main toolbar of the Instructor interface to initiate an ad hoc capture. For information on using the Start Capture button, see Creating an Ad Hoc Capture.
The legacy device Web UI is available for any managed capture device. For information on using the legacy device Web UI, see Captures and the legacy device Web UI.
If enabled, instructors can use the Universal Capture button, located in the main toolbar of the Instructor interface, to access the Universal Capture: Online interface for any Pro, Pod or computer with UC: Classroom installed.
If using UC: Personal, ad hoc captures can only be created using the desktop application itself as it is not accessible via UC: Online or UC: Device.
Administrators can access either UC: Online or UC: Device from the ROOMS tab to initiate and/or control an ad hoc capture.
For more information on using Universal Capture, see Access Universal Capture and Start a Recording with Universal Capture.
For an Echo360 Pro appliance, users can simply press the Record button on the front of the device. The configured "one-touch profile" input settings are used for the capture. For more information, see Start an ad hoc recording.
For an Echo360 Pod appliance, users can simply press the Record icon on the touchscreen the device. The configured "one-touch profile" input settings are used for the capture. For more information, see Start an ad hoc recording. Also, know that the Echo360 Pod supports the use of a few USB cameras for capturing video. See Using USB Cameras with the Echo360 Pod.
Alternately, you can obtain a Delcom device monitor light and install the device monitor software available from Echo360, to initiate and control ad hoc captures within the classroom. If you use the Device Monitor and Delcom light, a user must be logged in to the PC for the device and software to work.