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Universal Capture (formerly Classroom/Personal Capture) is an application that turns a classroom or personal Mac or PC into a capturing device for recording screen, audio and video.  This is useful for creating recorded tutorials, lectures, screencasts, presentations and more.   

Available to all Faculty, Staff and Students.

Simply request an Echo account from the help desk, then download the Universal Capture Application from Echo360, and begin building your library of recordings.

Share the recordings publicly, or add them to an Echo course and share them inside your Moodle course.

Before you begin:

Recommendation: Please allow 1-2 business days for OIT and you to complete the initial set up, orientation and testing prior to producing a final recording.

  • You must have an active Echo 360 user account.   Instructor and student accounts are normally first created when lecture capture recordings are scheduled for a course.  If you need an account, or aren't sure, contact the Helpdesk ( or x4357).
    • Please include:
      • Instructor full name: John Smith
      • Instructor email address:
      • Universal Capture: Yes
      • Course: (if known)
  • Login, select your Clarkson email profile, enter password, follow instructions to download/install Echo360 Universal Capture application.

  • Download and install the Echo 360 Universal Capture software.  Click the gear icon in upper right corner, select Downloads.  Select the download for your environment.  

  • To record audio and video, you will need a network or internet connection to create and upload a recording.  A microphone and camera installed on your system is required for audio and visual.

More Help for using Universal Capture Personal Recording.