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Ben G  
#1 Posted : 06 December 2016 17:54:34(UTC)
Ben G

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Planet eStream 6.30 Official Release Now Available!

New Features

Planet eStream Connect Content Sharing, Item Requests, and Messaging

Content Sharing

Share your content with the Planet eStream Connect Network!

Any uploaded item can now be shared with Planet eStream Connect, and recommended to other Connect users.

Item Requests

Looking for the perfect resource?  Planet eStream Connect now includes ‘Request an Item’ and ‘Recommend an Item’ functionality.

Messaging

Discuss Planet eStream Connect items and send Private Messages to other Connect users.

New Homepage

The Planet eStream Connect Homepage now features Curated Lists, a restyled Beacon tool with Messaging functionality, and lists providing tailored recommendations based on users’ preferred subjects.

New VLE Plugins Supporting Planet eStream Quizzes

The Planet eStream VLE plugins for Moodle, Blackboard, Firefly, and Sharepoint now support the embedding of Planet eStream Quizzes and uploaded Documents, with quiz answers automatically stored in your Planet eStream.  Detailed statistics on the viewing of Planet eStream videos embedded in your VLE are also now available.

Moodle TinyMCE / ATTO Text Editor Plugins

A video featuring the new features of the Moodle Plugins can be viewed via this link.

Existing users of the TinyMCE and ATTO text editor plugins can simply navigate to the “Plugins Overview” page on their Moodle installation to check for and install available updates. New users can install the plugins via the “Install plugins from the Moodle plugins directory” button (found within the Moodle Site Administration page) by searching for “atto_planetestream” and “tinymce_planetestream”. You must configure the text editor plugins via the settings for the Planet eStream Submission Plugin, which can be found by searching for “assignsubmission_estream”, and is essential in using the text editors.

Automatic authentication for embedded quizzes, as well as viewing statistics, requires the new Moodle Authentication Plugin, which can be obtained by following the steps above and searching for “filter_estreamauth”.

Blackboard Building Block

A video featuring the new features of the Blackboard Building Block can be viewed via this link.

The updated Planet eStream Blackboard Building Block can be downloaded by clicking here. Install or update the Building Block by navigating to System Admin > Building Blocks > Installed Tools within Blackboard, and clicking “Upload Building Blocks”. Select the .WAR file you downloaded and begin the installation process. You will need to configure the plugin using your Planet eStream URL and Shared Secret, found on the Plugin Options page within your Planet eStream installation.

Automatic authentication for embedded quizzes, as well as viewing statistics, requires the new Blackboard Authentication Plugin, which can be downloaded by clicking here.

Firefly Plugin

A video featuring the new features of the Firefly Plugin can be viewed via this link.

The new version of the Firefly plugin can be download by clicking here. Extract the PlaneteStream folder to the plugins directory found in your Firefly installation path, replacing the old folder if you have previously used the legacy plugin. You will need to edit the Settings.INI file in the plugin folder and enter your Planet eStream URL and Shared Secret, which can be found on the Plugin Options within Planet eStream. Then in Firefly, go into the Control Panel, click “Advanced”, followed by “Reload server preferences”.

Users with a hosted Firefly solution are advised to contact Firefly support and supplying them with a copy of the new plugin, as well as the Planet eStream URL and Shared Secret necessary for configuration.

Sharepoint Plugin

A video featuring the new features of the Sharepoint Plugin can be viewed via this link.

The new version of the Sharepoint Plugin can be downloaded by clicking here. Installation and configuration instructions can be found on Planet eStream by navigating to Tools > Help, searching for “SharePoint” and then clicking the “SharePoint Plugin Administration Help” link near the top of the page.

Removal of Legacy Interface

The old ‘black themed’ Planet eStream v5 legacy interface has been deprecated for over a year and is no longer available as of  this update.  If you are still using the legacy interface and require assistance in changing to the current interface then please contact Planet eStream support. Do not apply this update if you wish to continue using the legacy interface but please note that the interface is officially end-of-life.

 

Additions in 6.30

  • Planet eStream Connect Content Sharing, Item Requests, and Messaging.
  • New VLE Plugins supporting Planet eStream Quizzes.
  • Hide RSS Feed link from page footer option added to Interface Options > General.
  • Set target destination for homepage link option on top navigation icon between homepage and categories page option added to Interface Options > General.
  • ​​​​​​​Added system option to disable Same Origin Policy.

Changes in 6.30​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Removal of the old ‘black themed’ legacy interface.
  • Improvement in Search Speed

Edited by user 12 January 2017 14:42:07(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Ben Goulden - Client Support & Development Engineer - Planet eStream
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