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Project Pachyderm

Project Pachyderm

Pachyderm is an easy-to-use multimedia authoring tool. Designed for people who have little or no multimedia authoring experience, Pachyderm is accessed through a web browser and is as easy to use as filling out a web form. Authors upload their own media (images, audio clips, and short video segments) and place them into pre-designed templates, which include built-in functionality for playing video and audio, linking to other templates, and other features. Descriptive text can be copied and pasted in, or authored directly in Pachyderm. Once screens have been completed and linked together, the presentation is published and can then be downloaded and placed on the author’s website, on a CD, or elsewhere. Authors may also leave their presentations on the Pachyderm server and link directly to... Show More


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Laurie Tenzer
Laurie Tenzer (Faculty)
6 years ago

This looks to be an awesome tool to put learning objects together.

Technical Remarks:

If Flash files are the only output, then these learning objects are unable to be viewed on iPads or iPhones.

Time spent reviewing site: 10 minutes
Kenneth Ronkowitz
Kenneth Ronkowitz (Faculty)
12 years ago
The link given here is incorrect - it should be sourceforge
Used in course? Yes
Joshua Archer
Joshua Archer (Staff)
12 years ago
Just for completeness, I thought I would mention that this is an Open Source project ( that is based on work initially created by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and while Larry's leadership through the NMC helped bring the project forward with the IMLS grant, there are many authors to be credited with the creation of the application.