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What is Podcasts?

This tool Podcasts can be used to upload and publish multimedia files like recorded lectures, video presentations or slide shows. Students can download the material manually or get access to it via an RSS-feeder subscription to their computer or smartphone.

Suggestions for use

Besides uploading recorded lectures you can let other site participants upload material by changing the permissions in the tool.

Things to consider

  • The use of RSS feeds has declined in recent years and there is no guarantee that your students / participants are familiar with the technology. Another way to upload lectures is to load them into the tool Resources instead.
  • You can download and listen to podcasts on most computers and smartphones. You don´t need any other special equipment. On computers, RSS-feed functionality is included in web browsers, while on smartphones you need to install an App.
  • Content can either be made publicly available or available to site participants only.