Playlists are a fantastic way of collecting, organizing and sharing cases. They are an ordered collection of cases that you can then play from start to finish and can have intervening static slides. The result is that you can create presentations with fully scrollable cases rather than relying on single images.
How to create a playlist
To create a new playlist you need to first visit a case you want to include in the playlist. From the top right of the screen, under the header (desktop view) just click the "Add To" button and enter a name for the playlist. This is also how you add a case to an existing playlist.
The following video covers the basics of how to get started in less than two minutes but is from an earlier version of the site. The fundamentals remain valid.
Editing a playlist
When you want to change the order of cases or add slides or hide some case components you can visit the playlist and enter edit mode. To find all your playlists just vist your profile page and click on the playlist tab.
Select your playlist and click "Edit Playlist" (again, top right).
You can now do the following:
- change order of slides (drag and drop)
- upload static slides between cases (click the + between cases)
- hide certain components of cases when played (the three horizontal green bar icon under each case)
- hide slides (green eye icon)
- remove cases or slides
When sharing your playlists, there are a number of ways to go about this.
The easiest way, if your playlist is public, and you want the recipients to have the answers, is to just send them the URL from the top of your browser.
If your playlist is unlisted, or you want a few more options, then use the "share" button in the top right-hand corner of the playlist screen. A modal screen will open with four different URLs:
- Full-screen playlist = will launch the playlist in 'presentation mode'
- Playlist with hidden diagnosis = the findings and discussion sections will be hidden and the URL is a hash so that no one can find the playlist on Radiopaedia.org
- Full-screen playlist with hidden diagnosis = 2 and 3 combined
Public playlists are also searchable on the site, just like cases or articles. Or you can see some of the playlists other users have created by browsing all playlists.
Downloading playlists for offline viewing
Currently, this feature is not available to the public but is in beta-testing. If you have access to this feature, from the cog menu button (top right in desktop view) select "Download Playlist". You will eventually receive an email with a download link (this can take up to an hour depending on the number of cases and other processes occurring).
Download the zip file, unzip the whole thing and open index.html in a browser (chrome works best).