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Echo360 Intros Video Content Management System

Echo360 today announced a new video content management system (CMS) that combines lecture capture and active learning features with video management for a variety of campus needs.

"At Echo360 we are continuously working to build a better video platform for everyone in higher education by making it easier for students, faculty, and administrators to create, access, and share video," explained Bill Holding, executive vice president of product at Echo360, in a statement. "Extending the functionality of our CMS to meet the needs of video users and creators campuswide is another step towards offering a smarter, more complete platform that provides higher education institutions with [a combination of] video, active learning tools that measurably improve learning outcomes, and a single, specialized resource for all their video content management needs."

The new video CMS incorporates existing educator and administrator workflows, "enabling faculty and staff to more easily create and share instructional video content with students, colleagues and, if desired, the general public," according to a news release. Its content creation tools are accessible from any laptop, tablet or mobile device, and can be integrated with an institution's learning management system.

Administrators can map usage of the CMS to educational roles (such as student, faculty or staff) as well as to academic structures (such as courses and sections). In the coming months, Echo360 plans to add an "Intelligent Permissions" feature that will allow administrators to create groups that automatically receive video content based on their role in the system. "Educators using the platform will, for example, be able to create libraries of study aids — and automatically share them with students in a given department or set of classes with a single mouse click," the company explained.

For more information, visit the Echo360 site.

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About the author: Rhea Kelly is executive editor for Campus Technology. She can be reached at rkelly@1105media.com.

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