Planet eStream Connect (PECS) is a service provided by Planet eStream to schools, colleges, and universities across the UK to provide access to the BBC Digital Archive. Before accessing Connect you must complete a simple registration process in order to determine you education stage, subjects of interest, and to ask you for an alias.
The Connect Beacon is a messaging tool within PECS that is available to all Connect users. The Beacon will highlight what you and other users are downloading from the archive, inspiring others to use the content themselves.
When logging in to eStream, the Planet eStream Connect page will pop-up. Click 'Take me there!' then 'Continue' to register. Fill in your details on the Registration Form, and then click Register.
Once your registration is complete, a notice will appear confirming your registration.
To access Connect, click on Create then Connect.
Once in Connect, you can use the search bar to find programmes that you wish to add to eStream.
Once the results have been displayed, click on 'Show Collection' to display other episodes in a specific program.
Once in the collection you can then add individual programmes to Planet eStream by clicking 'Add to Planet eStream'.
Fill in the details of the video and click add. Your video will be added to eStream.
When you are searching for a programme, you may have the option to either view the whole collection, or add it to eStream immediately, as it may be a single episode. Follow the above steps to add it to eStream.