podcasting and Bb

I previously have posted a entry on blogs and wikis in Blackboard. Today I’ll post information about posting podcasts in Blackboard:

  • In Bb 8, click on your course.
  • Go to the Control Panel
  • Enter the area in Content Areas where you would like to place the blog (for example, perhaps in Assignments; or you can create a new area called Podcasting).
  • In the Select menu (far right), choose Podcast from the drop-down menu and click on the Go button.
  • Complete the form according to your needs.
  • Upload your file or link to one. (You are uploading to the Content System, so this should be a brief podcast episode – 3 to 5 minutes.)
  • OR, for others’ podcasts in iTunesU: To link to an RSS feed in iTunesU, go to your content page in iTunesU, right-click or Control-click on the SUBSCRIBE button and “Copy iTunes Store URL.” Paste the URL in an “Item” listing in Bb, and it will save as a link to the RSS feed. (You can use that procedure for feeds not in iTunesU as well.)
  • Keep in Mind: 1) The Bb podcast is attached to the specific course, just like a discussion board. Anything you want to keep, save it to your hard drive.
    2) Saving short podcasts in Bb is okay, but it is recommended that when you have longer works, you instead place them on a different host (like iTunesU) and instead link to them or use RSS feeds.
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