Planet eStream enables users to have superior video support in their VLE. Our range of bespoke plugins for supported VLEs enable educators to easily embed videos, photosets, quizzes, playlists and widgets from Planet eStream within their chosen VLE without the need to cut and paste embed codes. There is also the option to allow your users to upload videos and media to Planet eStream from within their VLE to streamline workflows. This is great for implementing video assessment processes and enabling both students and teachers to submit video responses.
Users with permission to create web links in Planet eStream also have access to the Google Classroom ‘Share Link’ button. Users can select options to create their web link and then click on the Google Classroom Share option to start adding content to Google assignments.
"The integration between Moodle and Planet eStream give us tracking capabilities, which means we can monitor through the VLE which students have completed the pre-lesson work. For teaching staff, this is a very useful tool. We use the VLE for assignment submission and marking, too, and the Planet eStream Assignment Submission plugin for Moodle enables students to upload assignments quickly and easily. It also allows staff to mark work, giving comments and feedback within the system, which makes marking more enjoyable and saves significant time." Neil Prior, Head of E-Learning, Berkshire College of Agriculture
"A significant proportion of our students’ learning is practical. We needed a solution that would fundamentally transform our recorded performance library system, turning it into one that could be embedded in our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and accessed by staff and students on demand." Mark Soole, Head of ICT Services, Royal College of Music
Dedicated Microsoft PowerPoint Integration empowers educators and students to search and embed content from Planet eStream within their presentations.
Content management is important for library administration and Library Management Systems are perfect for cataloguing all resources, including Planet eStream content. Our bespoke plugins with our LMS partners enable librarians to search their LMS and return results from media assets on Planet eStream as well as those in their LMS. This syndicated search provides a great central resource for learning resources professionals.
Did you know that it is now possible to display a slideshow of book covers and titles from MLS Eclipse and Junior Librarian on digital signage screens powered by Planet eSign. Options available include Top Ten, Book of the Week and New Resources.
Planet eStream supports integration with LDAP, Active Directory, Microsoft Azure and oAuth 2.0 to support Facebook, Office 365 and Google users. This enables administrators to easily manage and control access to Planet eStream.
"Planet eStream is being widely used by the 40 lecturers involved in the flipped classroom programme. They are all regularly preparing lectures using eStream to embed video clips into our Moodle VLE as well as into Office 365 applications. Planet eStream makes this process very easy." Juha Eskelinen, Chief Information Officer, University of Eastern Finland
Planet eSign, the Digital Signage component of Planet eStream accepts data feeds from a number of useful sources, these include;
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"The use of Twitter Feeds in our digital signage has also had a dramatic impact with teachers tweeting the latest scores of sporting events, and the Head Teacher tweeting latest school news, these forms of communication have revolutionised the way live news is output throughout the school, everyone feels more informed." Gildredge House School, Eastbourne