There are a number of ways you can include digital documents within Planet eStream. As standard, Planet eStream enables users to upload documents and tag them with metadata so they become a searchable entity within the media library, just like a video upload.
Adobe PDF documents are the most common electronic document format and users can view these in browser along with PowerPoint presentations and images, or choose to save them to their local device. Other file formats have the option to be downloaded locally and viewed within their native application. Planet eStream supports the upload of most file types and there is administrative control to restrict upload of certain file types.
Another way educators can incorporate documents is by uploading them as a ‘related media’ item. Essentially any asset within your media library facilitates the upload of associated media by educators. This is great for uploading lecture notes or test questions as part of an online course or after a live broadcast.
The final way to incorporate documents in Planet eStream is to add them as links to interactive videos. You can either drag or drop new documents onto your interactive timeline or search for previously uploaded documents. You can then set the time for these thumbnail links to appear during the interactive video or quiz that you have created.
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