Classroom Capture (CCAP) has been designed with an easy-to-use interface, allowing you to capture an ad hoc recording or impromptu lecture (instructions below), or to control a scheduled lecture being recorded through CCAP.
Classroom Capture is accessed through a desktop icon (if one has been provided) or through the Start menu, as shown in the below figure. If there is a scheduled capture due to start in the next 15 minutes, the Start Menu also indicates this.
BEST PRACTICE: Do not attempt to start an ad hoc capture within five minutes of the next scheduled capture. The scheduled capture requires a "preroll" period before it can begin, and any currently running ad hoc capture will be automatically stopped prior to the next scheduled capture.
When creating an ad hoc recording in CCAP, you select the course you want to publish to but do not select a particular class. CCAP automatically CREATES a new class in the course/section you select to hold the capture. Meaning you may need to edit the class details after the capture is published. In addition, captures are immediately available to students on publish. If necessary you can make the capture unavailable or set a time-based availability.
The recording is completed and uploaded to the Echo360 server for processing. You will receive an email notification when processing is finished and the capture is available for viewing.
What if the capture or the input is interrupted? If there is an interruption in the capture, such as a power loss, logging out, restarting the computer, device becomes unplugged,etc., CCAP handles these interruptions, showing a popup notification letting you know there has been a problem. Details about how CCAP deals with these are covered in How Classroom Capture Handles Input Interruptions.
You can pause, resume, or stop an ad hoc capture or a scheduled capture. Besides opening the program from the windows taskbar icon or start menu, you can also Pause, Resume, and Stop a capture as follows:
Use the following keyboard
-- Pause/Resume = Alt + F5
-- Stop = Alt + F6
If you forget these shortcuts, they are also noted in the right-click and Start menus shown below
the Windows taskbar icon, then select the appropriate command
from the shortcut menu.
the Windows Start menu, then hover over the Classroom Capture option
to select an appropriate control option.