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Online Course Access

Access to the course lecture portal is available the first day of classes until the last day of final exams for the semester. Main campus lectures are recorded live and made available to students to view through streaming within four hours after recording (with the exception of a few courses).

If you would like to keep the course lectures, be sure to download the recordings to your computer by the last day of final exams for the semester. A fee will be charged for access to the recorded lectures after the semester ends.

Access Instructions

Follow the instructions below to access your online course lectures. (A different set of instructions will be e-mailed to students who are enrolled in library courses.)

  • You need your IdentiKey (CU username and password). If you don’t know what this is or don’t have it, go to the CU Identity Manager.
  • Click on the "Access Lectures" link at the top right hand corner of this page or any page on this web site.
  • At the login page, enter your CU username and password.
  • Once logged in, a list of lecture recordings will be displayed for the course(s) for which you are registered. Under "Lecture Title," click the class you want to view to start instant playback of the lecture online.
Course Delivery, Viewing Methods, and Tips

Echo360 is the course capture tool used for distance course delivery. Once you are logged in to the course access portal and have chosen a lecture to view, you can do one of the following:

  • Streaming over the Internet—click the link to the left of the course name to begin
  • If you are streaming and the instructor video is missing, your bandwidth or available RAM may be too low.
  • Download the lecture for later viewing—click the left most icon to the right of the course name
  • This may not be available right away after the lecture concludes; however, we strive to have it available within 24 hours of the end of the lecture.
  • You will need a Flash player to view this option.
  • Download the Quicktime Video—click the middle icon to the right of the course name
  • This download has Audio and Slides only.
  • Download the audio only file—click the right most icon to the right of the course name
Minimum Technical Requirements to Stream or Download Lectures
  • Intel or AMD Processor 1Ghz or higher (1.8Ghz or higher for OSX)
  • 512 MB of RAM or more
  • Windows XP SP2 or greater, OSX 10.4.8 or greater
  • Internet Explorer is not recommended, instead please use Firefox 23 or higher, or Google Chrome
  • Safari 3 or higher
  • Silverlight 4 or higher and Flash 10 or higher
  • Windows Media Player 11 (Windows platforms only)
  • 56 Kbps Dial-up for audio only, 512 Kbps or faster DSL/Cable connection for video
  • Outgoing TCP Ports 8080, 1935, 80, 443, 1755 to echo360.colorado.edu & engineeringonline.colorado.edu

Linux is not officially supported but has been known to work with Firefox 3.x, Moonlight 2, & Flash 10.  We will provide Linux technical support on a case-by-case basis.

MacOS 10.9 (Mavericks) is not currently supported by Echo 360.

Preparing Your Computer for Online Lecture Viewing

Test your computer to see if it is set up to view Echo360 recorded lectures by viewing the sample lecture.

If you can stream the sample lecture, you’re all set!  If not, check out the technical requirements above, the Lecture Access FAQs or the troubleshooting guide.

Email engineeringanywhere@colorado.edu, call 303.492.6331, or chat with us at Engineering Anywhere using the chat Application on the top right.