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About Otago Capture



Otago Capture is the lecture recording system installed in selected Dunedin lecture theatres and seminar rooms.  It uses Echo360 devices and software to record lectures and events, and may also live stream in some locations.  The recordings will be available to students through Blackboard, MedMoodle or HSMoodle.

To use Otago Capture for your course, lecture series or for a one off event, you must first create a storage area for your recordings using the Otago Capture Administration Application (OCAA).  In addition you may also choose to schedule the recording of your lectures.

In 2018 Otago Capture moved to the cloud. To find out more see the eLearning Blog.


For Staff

The Otago Capture help-site contains information for staff to request Otago Capture Sections using OCAA and use the Otago Capture Software to  manage their recordings. For those staff just starting to use Otago Capture, check out the Introductory Instructor Videos and Quick Start Guide for Instructors.

For those lecturers wanting more detailed information on the new Otago Capture system than is provided on this help-site, the Echo360 Support site provides in-depth information on all features and their use.

Important Changes to Otago Capture for Staff

*NOTE: Adding a Tool Link in a Blackboard paper to the Otago Capture Section now requires an additional step and cannot be done, as previous, through Otago Capture Administration Application. Once a Tool Link has been created in Blackboard, click the link to connect with the correct Section in Otago Capture. More detailed instructions can be found here.


For Students

Otago Capture Helpsite information for student use is available from the left-hand menu. The easiest way for students to get up to speed with the new software is by checking out the Quick Student Guide and Video Tutorials available.


Release Notes

Echo360 provides release notes that are updated every two weeks. You can read these releases here. Or you can sign-up to our the Otago Capture mailing list, which sends out notifications and a summary when updates are made to the system:

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