Planet eStream

Planet eStream is a Core tool for curating, creating, editing, managing and sharing video, photo, and interactive content with your learners.


Acting as the new media management platform for Coventry University Group, Planet eStream offers a secure way of sharing content and making teaching more engaging and accessible. 

Planet eStream integrates with our Learning Experience Platform, Aula, and can be used to record lectures, host live streams, or as a way for students to submit video-based assessments and activities. 

Planet eStream integrates with our new Learning Experience Platform Aula and most other LMS platforms and can be used to record lectures, host live streams, or as a way for students to submit video-based assessments and activities. 

You can find examples of Planet eStream in action and more about the platform in general at

Can I use it? 

This tool is marked as Core in the Teaching and Learning Ecosystem document, meaning it’s central to teaching and learning and available to all staff. Login for Core tools is typically via Single Sign on or you can contact the Learning Enhancement Team to find out more. 

Firewall Status: Safe This tool is likely to work for learners in countries with more restrictive firewalls

How do I Access it? 

To access Planet eStream go to and use Login with University Account option and when the SSO screen appears enter your University Email and Password:  

What can I do with it? 

Embed Planet eStream content into Aula
Check out this video walk through on how to embed Planet eStream content directly in Aula:  
Upload and share videos 
Media files can be uploaded to the Planet eStream website using the Add Media Utility. Files are Uploaded, converted to a streaming media format (H264 Video + AAC Audio), and then published onto the system. 

See here instructions on how to upload and share videos from your desktop 

See here instructions on how to upload videos from a mobile device  
Edit video content
Cut together your own video resources for use within a particular class activity or event, combine clips from multiple videos, remove adverts or unwanted sections from TV recordings, or simply neaten up videos with the built-in online editor. 

The multi-track video editor also allows you to add custom audio tracks, titles and record commentary on the fly with the built-in voice over tool. It is incredibly simple to use so your users do not require prior video editing knowledge to take advantage of it. 
Add interactivity to recordings (example – pausing and adding a quiz) 
Educators can further engage with students by adding interactive elements to their video content, this can be in the form of questions, annotations, drawings and links. More information on this feature can be found here. 
Create a photo library 
Photosets offer a simple but effective option for adding multiple images and photos to the Planet eStream Media Library. Users can upload a series of images to create a photoset; this can either be as individual images, a zip file or even a PowerPoint presentation. The images can then be tagged with relevant metadata to make them searchable and sharable like any other digital asset within the Planet eStream media library. Viewers can choose to view images individually or as a slide show and there is also the option to allow users to download individual images from photosets. 

The Planet eStream Photo Module provides advanced photo management and includes all the tools required to create a dedicated image library.  

Do even more with Planet eStream

Check out the PDF guide for more help with Planet eStream including:

  • Accessing content previously stored on Medial
  • Importing a video or another media content into Planet eStream
  • Creating a video directly within Planet e-stream
  • Search for and importing ready-made content
  • Add and edit subtitles and transcriptions in Planet eStream


  • Ian Bowker

    Ian is a Learning Technologist in Coventry University's Learning Enhancement Team working primarily with the Engineering Environment and Computing faculty. Where he mainly focuses on supporting faculty staff to use learning technology and instructional design in their teaching.

  • Dorota Golinski

    Dorota works as a Learning Technologist at Faculty of Business and Law where she supports academic staff with the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning.

Updated on September 2, 2021

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