Notice to Users:
This Echo360 online help site (help.echo360.org) is being replaced.
Feel free to begin using the new online resource center at support.echo360.com.
Please redirect any help links you may have configured to point to the resource center. This existing help site will be taken down at the end of January 2018.
Some institutions do not want to allow users, students in particular, to download class-published content, or content that has been shared. The Class Content Download capability (along with it's sub-download features) is enabled for all institutions by default, but can be disabled at the section level by an Instructor, or across the institution, organization, or department by an Administrator.
Shared Content Downloads are either enabled or disabled for the institution as a whole and cannot be changed at lower levels.
Once disabled, users cannot download content from the Class List page. Content owners can always download content they own.
If Class Content downloads are enabled, you have the following additional restriction options:
Audio only downloads: Enabling Audio-only downloads limits class downloads to ONLY the audio feed of any given video file. This also means that presentations are NOT downloadable, as they do not have separate audio files.
Out of term downloads: Enabling Out of term downloads allows students to download class-published content after the term expires (as long as they still have access to the term). NOTE that if Audio only downloads is also enabled, this restriction applies to downloads from both current term and out-of-term sections.
These selections do not affect what items a user can download from their Library (content they own). As such, you may want to review your Create Copy settings for both Instructors and Students, to be sure users cannot bypass video download limitations by creating their own copy of class published content.
To disable downloads of class-published content across the institution
Download functionality is now set for class-published content. This has no effect on content residing in the user's Library page.
NOTE: If disabled at the institution/organization/department level (and overrides are not allowed), instructors can still see the download toggle on the section Settings page, but it is dimmed, meaning they cannot change the setting.