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Where can I learn more about podcasting at IU?

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General information

For general information about podcasting, see What is podcasting? For information about using podcasting technology in the classroom, see the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning's (CITL) Podcasting for Instruction.

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IU Podcast Portal

The Indiana University Podcast Portal is the central gateway for podcasts produced at IU. For more, see:

Note: For policy information on podcast content at Indiana University, refer to University Information Policy Office (UIPO) University-wide IT Policies. In particular, see Appropriate Use of Information Technology Resources.

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iTunes U

IU has signed an agreement with Apple to make podcasts more readily available to students, faculty, and staff at IU. iTunes U provides access to university information and Oncourse course content directly through iTunes. For more, see What is iTunes U?

Note: Two types of iTunes U sites are available at Indiana University. iTunes U Private sites require IU Network ID authentication and are accessible via Oncourse; these sites are set up by course instructors and cannot be seen by the general public. IU has also launched an iTunes U Public site, accessible via the iTunes Store and searchable by users worldwide without authentication. To make your podcast available to the public, add the iTunes U tool to your Oncourse site, and then fill out and submit the iTunes U Request Form. For details about iTunes U Public, see Courses and Collections in iTunes U Public.

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Playing podcasts

For information on playing podcasts, see What is a podcatcher? and What is iTunes and what does it do?

To watch a tutorial about subscribing to podcasts in Oncourse using iTunes, see IT Training's Subscribing to a Podcast Using iTunes.

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Creating podcasts

For those wishing to produce high-quality podcasts with professional production values, UITS Media Design & Production and IU Radio & Television Services offer full media production services for both audio and video podcast creation.

To learn how to use GarageBand or Audacity to create your own podcasts:

  • GarageBand: In iTunes, subscribe to the video podcast tutorial on how to create and publish podcasts using GarageBand:

    1. Open iTunes, and then select iTunes Store.
    2. In the search bar, enter learn to podcast .
    3. From the list that appears, select Learn to Podcast by Apple Computer, and then click SUBSCRIBE.
    4. From the menu on the left, select Podcasts, click the arrow next to "Learn to Podcast", and then double-click a podcast episode title to watch it.

  • Audacity: Watch Record a Podcast, IT Training's tutorial on how to record a podcast using Audacity.

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Encoding podcasts

To ensure your audio or video podcast episodes will play on the greatest number of devices, it's important to encode your files into the correct format (MP4 for video, MP3 or AAC for audio only). The following applications are cross-platform, completely free, and let you encode virtually any file into a format acceptable for podcasting:

For more, see What file format should I use if I want my video podcast to play on mobile video devices and gaming consoles?

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Podcasts currently being produced at IU

Several groups and individuals affiliated with IU already produce podcasts, available on their web sites. Following is a small selection (for more information about a podcast or to download one, click the appropriate link):

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Podcasts in Oncourse

Faculty can provide podcast content in Oncourse.

For information about using the Podcasts tool in Oncourse, see:

To watch a video demonstration on how to publish a podcast in Oncourse, see IT Training's Podcasts: Adding a Episode.

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