Viewing Live Classes (Students)

Some institutions may configure classes to be viewed in real-time, while they are happening. These are called LIVE classes.

Watching classes live is very similar to watching recorded classes except that you can't control the playback (fast forward, rewind, pause). Unless you've invented a time machine, in which case we'd love to hear more about it...

If viewing the Live stream on a mobile device: When Echo360 detects you are viewing a live stream from a mobile device, it automatically buffers 40 seconds of the stream to ensure smooth playback. This means you may experience a delay in the start of the stream, and that your view will lag anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute behind the real-time action. Also note that viewing Live streams is not supported on Android devices.

To access a live class:

  1. Navigate to the Class List page (click ALL CLASSES from the DASHBOARD) and scroll to the current date.
    The live class appears with a LIVE badge next to the class name. If the class is happening now, the LIVE badge is green and there is a green dot to the left of the class name, as shown in the below figure.
    class list showing a currently happening live class as described
  2.  Click the class row to enter the classroom.
  3. Since Live streams will not autoplay, click Show Live Stream to see the stream. You can hide the stream at any time if necessary.

The classroom toolbar  appears across the top of the screen, allowing you navigate out of the classroom, open the Notes panel, or open/close the Questions panel.