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Podcasting

Summary

Podcasts are audio and video resources that are delivered via a webpage, which contains an RSS “feed” so that users can subscribe and receive updates without having to go back and visit the page again. It’s a good way of delivering content that’s added to regularly, like lecture audio recordings or audio-conferences.

It is assumed that you have filled out a Podcasting request, and you have been notified that your site has been set up (and know the url/address). You need to add links to your Blackboard paper yourself – this will not be done for you.

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How to add a Podcast site address to Blackboard

Create an External Link to your podcasting website

  1. Log into Blackboard and go to your paper
  2. Go to the content area that you want to add the link to (you may even want to create a new content area) – for example, Course Documents.
  3. Click the Build Content button and select URL
  4. Give the link a name – for example, “Lecture Podcasts”.
  5. Paste the url in the “url” box: http://podcasts.otago.ac.nz/papercode/
  6. Type any additional instructions in the “text” box: for example, “You will need to log in with your university username and password”.
  7. Click Submit at the bottom of the page.

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