TLSS - Teaching and Learning Support Service

Course recording request

How it works

TLSS's mandate is to provide professors with technology that can enhance their course, in the goal of improving student experience improvement (one of the strategic objectives of the University of Ottawa, Destination 2020). The ability to record a course, allowing students see it again, to dynamically revise the parts they have least understood or view a session they would have missed. The University of Ottawa has 80 classrooms where it is possible to have courses recorded. Here are the two types of recording available on campus:

Echo SafeCapture HD recording type: "Full Recording"

Half of the classrooms are equipped to conduct a full recording. This type of recording captures all video or audio sources used in the room and allows for video recording of the professor teaching (image and voice). Students will then be able to see the professor and the PowerPoint presentation on a single screen. A timeline allows students to go directly to the part they wish to view again by clicking on the slide's thumbnail.

Watch this video to see how Echo SafeCapture HD works

Echo Software Capture recording type: "Partial Capture"

This type of recording captures the professor's voice, as well as everything happening on the podium's computer. This allows students to hear the professor and see the PowerPoint presentation. A timeline allows students to go directly to the part they wish to view again by clicking on the slide's thumbnail.

Account to access the dynamic learning platform


If you do not already have one, you will need to create an account to have access to your recordings. Please note that you will be able to make changes to your recording by deleting the parts that are not needed (especially at the beginning and end of the session). We also encourage professors to view each recording before sharing them with their students.


If you do not have an account on our system, please send us an e-mail to make a request. Please specify on the following information:


• Name
• Course code
• Course title

We will reply within 48 business hours. Follow the instructions that are therein to finish creating your account. As soon as your registration is confirmed, you will be able log into the active learning platform to view and edit your recordings.


NOTE The course recording account also gives you access to our LectureTools interactive software, which measures the student engagement during the course.

Your course registration tool

To schedule the recording of your course, you must use the tool below. You also need an account to have access to your recordings. You can also and make any changes (video editing, publish or unpublish a video, etc.)

If you do not have an account on our system, please send us an e-mail to submit a request. We will send a reply within 24 working hours asking you to create a password on the portal: Active Learning Platform Echo360.

Steps to follow

  1. Select the session and your course (and the section, should there be one) and click on the "Continue" button.
  2. The title of your course will appear in the form; you will then have to provide your e-mail address (preferably your e-mail at the University of Ottawa).
  3. Choose the building (hall) and the room to see the record type.
  4. Complete the "Date and Time" section as needed.

If your course does not appear in the list, but you think it should, as you know that the room that was assigned to you has the ability to make recordings, click on the link "Request an Addition", and fill out the form that appears.

Should you have any questions, please contact the CITE by phone at 613-562-5900 or by e-mail.

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