While beta testing of the upcoming Tiki 5.0 release is well underway, the Tiki community continues to grow with two exciting new features: Video and Online Collaboration. The community is actively "dogfooding" these features -- all community members are invited to join and learn more.
Video Collaboration Kaltura (http://www.kaltura.org/) is an open source, community supported online video and rich-media solution. Support for Kaltura was begun in Tiki 4 with the ability to configure your Kaltura registration information within Tiki, and a Tiki wiki plugin to embed Kaltura media in a wiki page.
In the future, Tiki developers are adding the ability to remix videos, specify specific user access and permissions, and tight integration with Tiki file galleries.
See http://dev.tikiwiki.org/Video for details on this integration.
Online Collaboration BigBlueButton (http://bigbluebutton.org/) is an open source, real-time collaboration tool that includes audio, video, screensharing, and chat components. Initial development includes single sign on from Tiki and an extension of Tiki permissions to create, join, and invite users to meetings.
Long-term plans include tight integration with many Tiki features such as scheduling events with the Tiki calendar, saving chats and video recordings to Tiki file galleries, and using Tiki payment system for paid events.
See http://dev.tikiwiki.org/BigBlueButton for details on this integration.