With the aid of this guideline you will be able to add a podcast to your course in no time and create your first episode.

Requirements

Produce an audio or video file for your podcast episode by means of appropriate recording software (e.g. GarageBand) before saving it in a Flash-compatible format (FLV, MP3, MP4, M4V, M4A or AAC).

In case you have not created a course yet you will get further information in the chapter "Creating Courses" on how to proceed before generating a podcast by means of the following instruction.

Create Podcast


Step 1: Open course editor and insert podcast course element
1Search for your course in "Authoring", section "My entries," and open it.
2

Click "Course Editor" at the top of the Administration drop-down menu.

3Select position at which your Podcast course element should be inserted by clicking on it.
4Select "Podcast" in the pop-up "Insert course elements" in the toolbar.
5Indicate a short title for your course element in the tab "Title and description" and save your settings.
Step 2: Create a Podcast
1Click on "Select, create or import podcast" in the tab "Podcast learning content."


2Click on "Create."
3Indicate the title of your podcast. This information will appear in the header of your podcast. Click on "Create"
Step 3: Fill podcast with content
1

In the course editor click on "Edit" in the tab "Podcast Learning Content".

2

Click on "Create episodes".

If you already have an external podcast, you can also include it.

3Enter a title, select an audio or video file from your computer and click "Publish". Add a description if necessary.

Additional episodes can be added later on following the same pattern or directly within the course view.

Step 4: Publish and activate your course
1Select "Publish" in the toolbar on top.
2Check course element before clicking "Next."
3Under "Modification of course access", select "Published" and, if required, set up "Access for participants of the organisation".
4Click on "Finish."

Your podcast is now embedded and course participants can download the first episode.