In the past month, questions have been raised regarding which tool is the right tool to use for recording lectures. The table below explains each tool’s functionality and pros and cons for each tool are compared.
|Echo360 Classroom||Echo360 Personal Capture||Camtasia|
|What is its primary function?||A lecture capture system that records a live lecture in a classroom setting and converts and publishes it into podcast, video, and rich media for anytime playback||A lecture capture system that allows you to do pre-recorded lectures in your office or at home and converts and publishes the recordings into podcast, video, and rich media for anytime playback||A screen capturing software application that allows you to do pre-recorded lectures in your office or at home and produce the recordings into videos|
|How do I make recordings available?||Publish web links that link to web-based streamlined lectures||Publish web links that link to web-based streamed lectures||To be available in Blackboard, use Kaltura Media to publish the videos|
|Can I edit the recording?||Minimum||Minimum||Advanced: Enhance audio, insert video, zoom in/out, insert quiz, etc.|
|Can I embed quiz in my lecture?||Not available||Not available||Available|
|Does the tool have Speech-to-Text function so it creates lecture script for me?||Not available||Not available||Available in PC version|
To find out which classrooms are equipped with Echo 360 Classroom Capturing system, go to the website below:http://webs.purduecal.edu/oit/software/echo-360/ [Opens in New Window]
To get an Echo360 Personal Capturing account, please contact Greg Collins at email@example.com.
To obtain a license for Camtasia and learn how to use it, go to the website below:
http://webs.purduecal.edu/oit/software/camtasia/ [Opens in New Window]