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. CDL hosts an instance of Pachyderm for use by CSU Faculty, Staff, and Students. Click here to see an example of a Pachyderm presentation.
Pachyderm is an open-source project developed by a consortium of higher education institutions and museums. CDL staff has provided a variety of development support to the project.
Pachyderm 3.0 is now available for use by CSU Faculty and Staff to support instruction, research, creative activity, and community service.
Pachyderm 3.0 has many new features including support for HTML5 authoring/publishing, improved navigation, and improved media playback controls. Flash authoring is still available and Pachyderm 3.0 meets accessibility standards.
Campuses wishing to install their own instance of Pachyderm 3.0 can find information on doing so at http://sourceforge.net/projects/pachyderm/. They can also get support from the CDL in doing so by sending email to email@example.com
Individual Pachyderm 3.0 accounts for CSU faculty and staff are available by filling out the account form.
Faculty wishing to have their students use Pachyderm 3.0 for a class project should click on the above link, and fill out the form, then you can send an email with how many accounts you will need to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PachyForge is an online community website designed to facilitate communication and promote growth within the Pachyderm community. The site is intended to serve both Pachyderm users and developers by sharing ideas and supporting one another.