Podcasts

microphonePodcasts are part of an exciting world of rich multimedia content that may supplement the materials you provide for your students.

Following our own experiences producing the Blackboard Briefing Podcast in the summer of 2006 we have created basic documentation for the creation, editing, and production of podcasts.

Please note that the guidance on these web pages is based on our experiences and is not to be considered an exhaustive tutorial. The documentation is provided as a guide and further technical support on creating podcasts is currently limited. Full support on using Podcasts within Blackboard is available.

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What is a podcast?

Find out what a podcast is and how they may be used.

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How to make a recording using Audacity

This guide introduces how to use Audacity to record audio using a microphone.

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How to edit your recording using Audacity

This guide introduces how to use Audacity to edit audio that you have recorded.

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Creating an MP3 from Audacity

This guide shows how you may use Audacity to export your edited recording into an MP3 file.

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RSS feeds

This guide shows an example RSS feed that could be edited to suit your own preferences.

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Suggested hardware and software

A list of tools we found useful based on our own experiences creating podcasts.  These suggestions are not exhaustive and more information may be found by searching the Internet.

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Hints and tips for creating podcasts

A list of hints and tips to consider when creating podcasts, based on our own experiences. These hints and tips are not exhaustive and more information may be found by searching the Internet.