Echo360 - Lecture Recording

Echo 360 is a system for scheduled automatic recording of lectures. At LSE, the Echo360 service automatically records lectures for them to be made available to students online via Moodle.  

  • In lecture theatres video of the speaker, audio and visual materials are recorded.  

  • In classrooms, audio of speaker and visual materials (slides etc) are recorded.  

  • Personal/Universal capture allows you to make recordings from your office or at home, and publish them via LSE’s lecture recording system. You can record your voice, whatever is on your PC screen and webcam video. 

Once your recordings are ready you can add them to your Moodle page, see our lecture recording guide.

See which teaching rooms are lecture recording enabled.  

Read the official Echo360 Accessibility Statement

Please note: from September 2022 LSE will operate an opt-out policy for lecture recording. That means all lectures timetabled in rooms with a lecture recording facility will automatically be recorded unless a teacher has opted out prior to the lecture taking place. Please check our Scheduling your Lecture Recording Preferences page. 

Guides, Advice and Training 

Please note:  

  • If any of your lectures are being delivered by a guest lecturer from outside of LSE then, please contact for advice on obtaining their consent. We have a model consent form you can download and attached to the web form below. 

  • If you want to record an event which is not a timetabled course, for example a public lecture or public seminar, then please see this flow chart for the process. 

Read the Communications Division’s website for more information on support for recording your event

Why use Echo360 Recordings? 

  • Recordings are particularly useful for students with cognitive and/or physical disabilities, as well as students whose first language is not English.  

  • Recordings of lectures provide a supplementary resource for students to use, and students use them as such. 

  • Recordings are beneficial for review – especially of complex procedures or concepts. 

  • Recordings are a useful revision aid. 

  • Personal/Universal capture recordings can be used for flipped learning models which encourage students to prepare before class. 

Further reading  

Von Konsky, B.R., Ivins, J. and Gribble, S.J. (2009) Lecture attendance and web based lecture technologies: A comparison of student perceptions and usage patterns Australasian Journal of Educational Technology2009, 25(4), 581-595. 

Bond, Steve and Grussendorf, Sonja (2013), Staff Attitudes to Lecture Capture. The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.  

Karnad, Arun (2013) Student use of recorded lectures: a report reviewing recent research, London School of Economics and Policial Science, London, UK.