What is the Podcasts tool?
The Podcast tool allows instructors to distribute audio, video, and PowerPoint files to their students either manually or via a RSS feed. Students that subscribe to a site’s RSS Podcast feed can have the audio, video, or PowerPoint content automatically downloaded to a “podcatcher” application (such as iTunes) of their choice.
The Podcast tool is a convenient delivery mechanism for students to subscribe to a RSS feed and listen/view content on their Mobile devices.
Instructors can also edit the Podcast permissions to allow students to upload and manage podcast files.
Example of a Site Podcasts Page
Items you may see on a Podcasts page include the following:
- The RSS feed address URL is what students can use to subscribe to site podcasts using this URL in their favorite "podcatcher" application such as iTunes.
- Published podcasts are listed on this page.
- Students can click the Download link to download a podcast file for listening and/or viewing.