Linking LMS Course/Section to Echo360 Classrooms

Echo360 allows you to link from the LMS to the main or "home" page for the section, or create multiple links that take students directly into the classrooms for each section.

The instructions below assume the Echo360 section already exists, AND that there are classes in the section to choose from. The below procedures can be performed by  an instructor or an administrator. Be advised, however, if an administrator completes the linking process, they will automatically be assigned as an Instructor in the Echo360 section. Those admins can be un-enrolled from those sections through Echo360 once all the linking is complete.

If the course/section does not yet exist in Echo360, an admin or an Instructor can create the course and/or section, unless that capability has been disabled for the institution. However individual classes will still need to be created in Echo360 before you can link to them.

Allow Popups from the LMS site: If the LTI External tool link was properly configured to open in a new window/tab, the first time you access it, you may need to select to allow pop-ups from the LMS site in your browser. This should only be necessary on first access.

To link an LMS course or section directly to Echo360 section classrooms

  1. Log into the LMS as either an instructor or an admin.
  2. Open the LMS course or section you want to link.
  3. Click the Echo360 tool link already added to the course if there is one. You may need to create them if you are linking to multiple classrooms. Be sure to give each link a name that describes the class you are linking to (class name and date or other descriptor as appropriate. See the appropriate instructional page for your LMS:
  4. Use the drop-down lists on the window that appears to find the course, term, and section to link to.
  5. Below the course/section lists, enable to Link to specific content in your section radio button.
    The window expands to list all classes in the section.
  6. Select the class you want to link to, then click LINK CONTENT as shown in the below figure.
    If you want to link to the section home (class list), follow the instructions in Linking LMS Courses to Echo360 Sections.

    select a section page showing linking to a class for LMS as described

The Echo360 link is not linked to the corresponding classroom. Users clicking the link in their LMS are taken directly to the classroom page for the Echo360 section.

NOTE that even though students are directed into the classroom, they can still navigate throughout Echo360.

Admins that establish these links to Echo360 are automatically enrolled as instructors into the Echo360 section. They can be unenrolled later, after all the LMS links to Echo are established.