1. Open the Echo360 software. You should see this screen.
2. Check to make sure that the microphone is configured by speaking and observing the green-yellow-red audio level bar bounce along the top of the Echo360 window.
3. If no audio signal is present or to select a different microphone, click on the Microphone drop-down arrow and select the microphone you wish to use. Repeat step 2 ensuring an audio signal is present.
4. By default, a mirror image of your desktop screen will appear in the middle of the Echo360 window. This is a real-time image showing what Echo360 will be recording. By clicking on the Primary Display drop-down arrow, you can select to disable the display (for audio recordings only) or select the webcam as the main display (for camera recordings only).
Note: If you are using PowerPoint Presenter View (where your notes and timer are displayed on your computer screen and the full screen slides are displayed via a projector) you should adjust the Primary Display to the screen which will display your full screen PowerPoint slides.
5. By default a webcam is not enabled. To use a webcam, click the Camera drop-down arrow and choose the one you wish to use. Once selected, you will see two mirror images in the middle of the Echo360 window showing you a real-time image of your screen and webcam.
Note: a webcam is not required to use Echo360.
6. Click the “Record” button. The software will count down to when it will begin capturing.
7. To pause or stop the recording, click on the Echo icon in the System Tray.
8. You can stop or pause a recording by clicking the appropriate buttons in the window that appears, or your can use a keyboard shortcut (ALT + F6 to stop a recording; ALT + F5 to pause it).
9. When you have stopped recording, your capture will be added to the list of recordings below the capture setup portion of the Echo window.