Podcasts

Podcasts 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.

What is a Podcast?

What is a Podcast?

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

Suggested Hardware and Software

Suggested Hardware and Software

Based on our own experiences, we list what tools we found useful when creating our own podcasts.

Tips

Tips

Hints and tips for podcast creation based on our experience.  These are not exhaustive and more information may be found online.

How to make a recording using Audacity

How to make a recording using Audacity

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

How to edit your recording using Audacity

How to edit your recording using Audacity

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

How to create an MP3 file from your edited recording using Audacity

How to create an MP3 file from your edited recording using Audacity

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

RSS feeds

RSS feeds

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