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What is Universal Capture?

As of the 30th of August 2019, Personal Capture (the software which allows you to record audio, video and laptop display) will no longer appear as a download option on the Echo360 platform. From 15th of January 2020, it will be discontinued altogether – with Echo360 no longer supporting any technical queries from this date.

Personal Capture is replaced by Echo360 Universal Capture, this is a stand-alone application which can be used to create recordings (captures) external to the classroom. You can create as many Universal Capture recordings as you wish, edit these recordings and share only those recordings you choose to make available. Shared recordings can then be accessed by students via Moodle and viewed both before and after class. Please visit the Universal Capture Demo page to find more information on Universal Capture.

Universal Capture is intended for use by Academic Staff only, and is suitable for use on Windows and Mac devices.

 (warning) The current version of Echo360 Universal Capture: Personal software is version 6 Recordings created using older versions of Personal Capture cannot be published to Lecturecast ALP.

How to use Universal Capture, visit our Wiki guides

  1. Downloading Universal Capture software
  2. Logging in to Universal Capture
  3. Create a Universal Capture recording
  4. Managing Lecturecast content in ALP
  5. Edit a capture
  6. Publish the Universal Capture Rerecording

Help and Support

Central support for Universal Capture software does not include troubleshooting issues on local devices on which the software is installed. It is the responsibility of end users and/or their local IT advisers to ensure that the devices onto which Universal Capture software is installed are suitable. We recommend full end-to-end testing including recording, editing, and publishing to ensure a particular set-up is working as expected.

In addition to the resources available via this Wiki, further help is available via Echo Resource Center Universal Capture.

For system requirements and supported devices refer to Echo Resource Center Universal Capture System requirements.

For additional help and support, please email lecturecast@ucl.ac.uk

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