24/04/2020

Planet eStream 6.64 Now Available

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Planet eStream 6.64 Now Available

New Features/ Changes

New Virtual Class Tool

  • A great new feature that has been fast-tracked by our team to assist with remote teaching and learning. This tool enables educators to present and discuss video content with their class remotely.
  • Educators can choose the video content they want to present and control playback for students. The built-in chat box adds a great collaborative tool, enabling two-way communication between educators and students.
  • Live streams can also be incorporated into a Virtual Class, meaning that educators can live stream their camera feed, alongside other materials such as documents, presentations and videos. Planet eStream Virtual Classes can also be embedded into other learning platforms.

*The addition of live streams to a Virtual Class requires the Planet eStream Live Streaming module.

New Microsoft Teams App

  • Unify the power of your Planet eStream Media Platform with your Microsoft Teams workflow, providing simple content sharing tools and Planet eStream Virtual Class integration.
  • Sharing Tools - Easily share Planet eStream media content with Microsoft Teams. Our Teams App enables you to search your Planet eStream media library directly from within Teams and then collaborate by sending direct links/cards to other Teams members or groups.
  • Virtual Class - The new Virtual Class tool is also available via Teams, enabling users to easily schedule and host a Virtual Class from within Teams.
  • Please note - currently the Microsoft Teams App is available to Planet eStream Cloud Platform customers.

For information on how to setup the integration please click here

Please read our Product Development Director, Andrew Milburn’s latest blog post for a detailed overview of both the Virtual Class Tool and Microsoft Teams App click here

Enhanced Google Integration

We have also enhanced our integrations available to Google users. Building on the success of our Google Classroom and Google Login integrations, we are now pleased to announce support for Google Directory.

For information on how to setup the integration please click here

Additions and Improvements

Photo Library

  • Change default direction of content displayed in Collections
  • Add to Lightbox when uploading
  • Edit Dynamic Field data for Photo items and Collections
  • Edit Media Library Category membership for Collections
  • A licence badge is shown in image results where applicable
  • Archive Publishing Policies. An option to mark publishing policies to be used as “archive” containers for photo content in the Photo Library. The contents of the publishing policies will be hidden from initial search results. A new filter is available to include these results.
  • Download option for embeds. A new permission to permit users to create gallery embeds that will show a download option

Read more on the Photo Module or join a webinar here.