Who can do this?
Instructors and Teaching Assistants
If your institution has set up an integration with Zoom, and you have automatic copy of Zoom recordings selected for your account, you will see a Zoom Meeting option in the Create button menu of Echo360.
If you are NOT opted in to auto-copy of your Zoom meeting recordings, you will NOT see this option.
Selecting this option provides a configuration dialog box where you can enter a name and a description of your meeting. The name you enter will become the name of the recorded meeting once ingested into Echo360
If you have and Echo360 course open at the time you select Zoom, you will see an additional option on this dialog box for creating a class in the currently open course/section. This is identified in the below figure.
In this case, the name you provide will be both the name of the meeting recording AND the name of the class in the course.
Click Submit and the system sets up an instant Zoom meeting for you, complete with URL. Copy the link and send it out to students or whomever you want to participate in this meeting.
IMPORTANT: If you are in the habit of using your personal or an existing established Zoom meeting room for classes or meetings, note that an Instant Zoom Meeting is DIFFERENT and uses a randomly generated URL. This will be different than your personal room URL or any existing configured Zoom meetings.
Clicking Join Meeting as Host launches Zoom and opens the newly configured instant meeting room.
When your meeting is finished, Echo360 will automatically copy this meeting to your Library. or to the new class in the course if that option was enabled. As with all video or audio recordings in your library, you can publish it to an Echo360 course (or to a different course), embed polling questions and turn it into interactive media, and/or embed it into your LMS/VLE course.
Selecting the Zoom Meeting option may instead display a message that your administrator has not yet upgraded your Zoom integration with Echo360. Contact your system administrator and request that they upgrade their Echo360/Zoom integration to enable this feature.