Presentation on theme: "Quick Guide: Podcasting within Blackboard CDoTL In simple, step-by-step sections, this Quick Guide describes the new Podcast LX facility, outlines how."— Presentation transcript:
Quick Guide: Podcasting within Blackboard CDoTL In simple, step-by-step sections, this Quick Guide describes the new Podcast LX facility, outlines how to activate the facility within your Blackboard course and briefly covers how to use it. www.reading.ac.uk/cdotlPage 1 of 3 How Podcast LX works… Podcast LX gives you the ability to add audio, video or other media files to your Blackboard course without having to restructure your course in any way. So if youre used to structuring your course by week or by topic, you can drop in the podcast files alongside the notes or other items that you usually put up. You can then set up a link to Podcast Homepage. An example of this is shown in the picture above as Podcast List. The page automatically aggregates all your podcast files for you and give students the ability to subscribe to an RSS feed or link the course to their iTunes – which will make it easier for them to transfer the files to an iPod or another portable digital audio device. Activating Podcast LX within your Blackboard course Enter the course that you require the tool for and then click on the Control Panel. Once in the Control Panel, youll find a link called Manage Tools, right at the bottom of the page in the "Course Options" box". Click on this link. Youll then find a simple three- link menu. Firstly, you need to click the Building Block Availability link. This will bring up a checklist of tools – scroll down to Podcast and tick the box to the right. Once you have ticked the boxes for all the tools you want to make available, click Submit at the bottom of the page.
You should get a receipt to say this has been done. Click OK. Back on the Manage Tools page, you will need to go through the same procedure with Content Type Availability – click the link and this will bring up another checklist. Right down towards the bottom of the list youll find an option called Podcast that again needs ticking and submitting (pictured below). Again, once youve submitted, you should get a receipt to say this has been done. Click OK. Now the tool has been activated, you have the option to set up a Podcast Homepage within your course. This will bring you to a page where you can see all the options that are currently displayed in the menu of your Blackboard course. Click the "Tool Link" button near the top of the page. Then, on the drop-down list that is presented next, select the Podcast option – as pictured below. Give the menu item a name that will make sense to your students. Something like Podcast Homepage or Podcast List should do the trick. Then make sure the Availability box is ticked and click the "Submit" button. You should then have a success message. If you click the title of the course at the top of the page you will be taken back to the entry point. Page 2 of 3 www.reading.ac.uk/cdotl Deploying a Podcast Homepage Again go to the Control Panel of your course.... and then select "Manage Course Menu" on the "Course Options" box near the bottom of the page.