Add a user

  1. Log in to https://echo360.bu.edu:8443/ess/login using your BU login name and Kerberos password.
  2. Select the Configure > Users tab.
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  3. Check whether the user already has an Echo360 account by searching for their email address or name. Please check all three tabs – Active Staff, Active Student, and Retired – to see the user account availability.
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  4. If the user already has an account, hover over the the name, select the Edit button, and assign appropriate roles and organizations to the user.
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  5. If the user does not have an account, click the green Add button on the bottom-left cover of the User page.
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  6. Enter the following user information for the new user:
    • first and last name
    • display name (First and Last name)
    • email address.
  7. Select appropriate organization(s) and role(s). A user can belong to more than one organization and play more than one role.
  8. Add their BU login name in the UserName box. You do not need to set a password for the user. The system will automatically add their BU Kerberos password to the user account.
  9. Click the Save button

Add an existing user to a section

  1. Log in to https://echo360.bu.edu:8443/ess/login using your BU login name and Kerberos password.
  2. Select the Schedule > Courses tab.
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  3. Use the filters or keyword search to find the course you are looking for
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  4. Select the course
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  5. Select the appropriate section
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  6. Select Edit at the bottom of the Section Details page
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  7. Enter the username or last name of the user and select it from the drop down list. If the user does not appear, ensure that the user is assigned to the same organization as the course. Once the field has been filled in, select their desired Section Role, and click Add2015-03-18_1133
  8. Select Save to ensure the user is added
  9. Verify the section details have been saved and the user was successfully added in the desired role

Create a course

  1. Select the Schedule > Courses tab.
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  2. Click the Add button at the bottom of the Courses page.
  3. Add a name for the course and then an identifier. For reporting purposes, it is strongly recommended that a standard naming convention for course and course identifiers be employed for the creation of new courses.
    • For course names: Use the descriptive name of your course, e.g. Introduction to Economics.
    • For course identifiers: 2 or 3-Letter designator  (i.e. EC, HF, CS) and 3-digit course (i.e.101, 450, 221).
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  4. Select an appropriate organization and click the Save button.

Add a section to a course

  1. Select  Schedule > Courses section.
  2. Find the course that you wish to create a section. You can use an organization’s or person’s name to find a particular course that you need to add a section.
  3. Click the course name to enter the Course Details page.
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  4. The Course Details page contains a list of sections that were previously defined for the course. To edit an existing section, hover over the section name and click the Edit button.
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  5. If you want to add a new section, click the Add button at the bottom of the page.
  6. Select the appropriate term and assign a name.
  7. Select users and assign roles by making the appropriate choices from the drop-down menu.
  8. Copy Base Group DN in Security Settings – Tree 1 to Base Group DN in Security Settings – Tree 2.
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  9. Click the Save button

Link Echo360 lectures in Blackboard course menus


Faculty can publish EchoCenter pages to Blackboard in order to provide easy access to lecture videos from their course sites.

    1. Get the Blackboard Course ID:
      1. Log in to https://learn.bu.edu/
      2. Click Customization under Course Management.
      3. Select Properties.
      4. The Course ID is located under Course Name.
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      5. Copy or take note of the Course ID.
    2. Add a publisher in the Echo360 Edit screen:
      1. Log in to Echo 360 at https://echo360.bu.edu:8443/
      2. Click Schedule and then Courses.
      3. Find a course that the faculty member wants to add using his/her course or account information.
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      4. Click the Course Name to enter the Course Details page.
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      5. Hover over the section and click Edit.
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      6. Scroll to the bottom of the Edit Section page.
      7. Click Add Publisher.
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      8. Select LearnEchoCenterSeamless in the General Info section.
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      9. Enter the Course ID in the CMS ID field.
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      10. Click Save.
      11. Check if you see the Course ID on the bottom of the Edit Section page.
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      Please allow up to 24 hours before you test the EchoCenter link on the Blackboard course.  Although Echo360 is often processed much sooner, depending on the demand on the server, it may take a full day to process.

    3. Test the EchoCenter link on Blackboard:
      1. Log in to https://learn.bu.edu/
      2. Navigate to the course page.
      3. Verify that you see EchoCenter on the left-side navigation menu of your course page.
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      4. Click on EchoCenter.
      5. You should see a link to the EchoCenter page, as shown below.
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