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"Podcasting" is an easy way to deliver audio files in such a way that people can subscribe, and receive regularly-updated downloads automatically to their computer or media player.  
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Podcasting is an easy way to deliver a series of audio files in such a way that people can subscribe and have all current and future 'episodes' downloaded automatically to their computer or media player.  
  
:''Technically, a podcast is a "newsfeed" with media files added as "enclosures".''
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== Podcasting in Moodle ==
  
There are two possibilities for podcasting using Moodle:
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To podcast in Moodle, create a discussion forum and activate an RSS feed for the forum. Then simply post messages with media files as attachments. These will be delivered as podcasts in the RSS feed.
  
# Starting from Moodle 1.6, simply use the discussion forums tool! If you create a discussion forum and activate RSS feeds for the forum, you can simply post messages with media files as attachments. These will be delivered as podcasts in the RSS feed.
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''Note:'' This works in some situations and not in others. For example, users that do not have full permissions to access the forum may find that their podcast software does not have rights to the media files.
# Use the [[Ipodcast]] add-in, which creates a specific podcasting activity type in Moodle. The advantage of this method is that it includes extra ''metadata'' designed to work well with Apple's ''iTunes'' software (such as keywords and category labels).
 
  
You may also like to know that a podcast ''about'' Moodle is in preparation, tentatively called "Mcast".
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== Software for receiving podcasts ==
  
==Software for receiving podcasts==
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* Apple's [http://www.apple.com/itunes/ iTunes] is currently one of the more popular pieces of software for subscribing to podcasts  
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* [http://juicereceiver.sourceforge.net/ Juice] (previously known as ''iPodder'') which is open-source and available on Windows and Macintosh.
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* [http://getsongbird.com/ Songbird], a truly cross-platform, Open Source media player.
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* [http://www.gnome.org/projects/rhythmbox/ Rhythmbox] for the Gnome Desktop
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* [http://amarok.kde.org/ Amarok] for KDE
  
Apple's [http://www.apple.com/itunes/ iTunes] is currently one of the more popular pieces of software for subscribing to podcasts. The "original" program is [http://juicereceiver.sourceforge.net/ Ipodder (now called "Juice")], which is open-source and cross-platform.
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==See also==
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcasting Wikipedia article on podcasting]
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* [http://www.apple.com/podcasting Apple webpage on podcasting]
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*[[Audio in Moodle]]
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Latest revision as of 01:45, 24 January 2013

Podcasting is an easy way to deliver a series of audio files in such a way that people can subscribe and have all current and future 'episodes' downloaded automatically to their computer or media player.

Podcasting in Moodle

To podcast in Moodle, create a discussion forum and activate an RSS feed for the forum. Then simply post messages with media files as attachments. These will be delivered as podcasts in the RSS feed.

Note: This works in some situations and not in others. For example, users that do not have full permissions to access the forum may find that their podcast software does not have rights to the media files.

Software for receiving podcasts

  • Apple's iTunes is currently one of the more popular pieces of software for subscribing to podcasts
  • Juice (previously known as iPodder) which is open-source and available on Windows and Macintosh.
  • Songbird, a truly cross-platform, Open Source media player.
  • Rhythmbox for the Gnome Desktop
  • Amarok for KDE

See also