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.
Selected VLE plugins provide full access to Planet eStream’s TV recording service and TV archive*. This enables educators to directly browse current television broadcasts and a library of over 2 million archived programmes, and embed these directly into their VLE/LMS course pages.
This feature is available to Canvas, SharePoint, Moodle, Firefly, Blackboard and D2L users
*TV recording and archive access is subject to level of licence purchased and limited to UK customers only.
The Planet eStream Web Recorder can be accessed via our plugins, providing a simple solution for screen capture or recording from a camera. These can then be embedded into your VLE course page.
Planet eStream provides specific embed code options for both Microsoft OneNote and Sway applications. This enables users to take content on their Planet eStream and embed this directly into their OneNote documents and Sway presentations. Please note, this feature is currently only available for Planet eStream customers hosted on our multi-tenant cloud platform.
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.
Planet eStream is an official Enterprise iSAMS Partner and have developed a series of great integrations that provide synergy between two vital management tools. Our integrations enable organisations to tag their Planet eStream videos and photos with iSAMs data including class, year group and individual student options. We also offer the ability to pull data from the iSAMs calendar and bulletins straight into Planet eStream digital signage designs.
Sharing school photos and videos with parents has always been part and parcel of school life. Our integrations with parent portals enable you to securely share selected media from your Planet eStream library with parents and the whole school community. From within your parent portal you can browse your Planet eStream media library and embed selected items with ease.
See our My School Portal integration in action
Planet eStream has many authentication options to give you full and comprehensive control over your media archive. Options include - LDAP, Active Directory, Microsoft ADFS, Microsoft Azure AD, SAML2/Shibboleth and Google Login.
For further information on the authentication options available view our Directory Integration Summary here
“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
The Planet eStream Digital Signage module accepts data feeds from a number of useful sources, these include;
Planet eStream Digital Signage here
“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