Download the Echo360 app on your mobile device and you can watch lecture recordings on your commute to uni, in bed over the weekend, or on the go between classes.
Last year Macquarie’s Echo360 lecture recording platform went through an upgrade and also launched its mobile app, allowing you to revise for exams, catch up on lecture content and participate in interactive quizzes and polls all on your smartphone or hand-held device.
The app has the ability to download completed recordings for offline viewing within the app. You can download recordings while you’re on campus or using your home wifi, then watch them later when you may not have good 3G/4G reception or do not want to use up mobile data.
There are 160 rooms across campus equipped to automatically capture lecture recordings. In 2017, via the Echo360 platform, 300,000 hours of content were viewed by students, with 8082 slides viewed on average per teaching week. All this you can now access with ease through the mobile app.
“To be able to revise lecture content in the app offline, without having to use up data, will be really handy for my hour-long train commute,” says Luke Wiseman, a 3rd-year Bachelor of Science student.
How to get set up the Echo 360 app:
- Open an internet browser in your mobile device
- Login to iLearn
- Click on Echo360 link in each iLearn unit you want to access the app in, then
- Download the Echo360 app via one of the following links:
Note that live streaming is currently not available via the app (it’s only accessible on a laptop through an internet browser), but Echo360 is working on it!
Full step-by-step guides on Echo360 are available in the iLearn Quick Guides section under ‘Study’ in Student Portal on the MQ Website.