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Creating Podcasts

Podcasts are learning resources in OpenOlat that can be integrated into OpenOlat courses.

This chapter explains step by step how course authors can create podcasts before embedding them in their course. Furthermore you will find information on additional configuration possibilities.

General information about Podcast

The term "Podcasting" comprises words such as "iPod" and "Broadcasting" and means producing and providing audio as well as video files. Podcasts can be subscribed to before uploading episodes either by means of online services such as iTunes to mobile devices or using them directly within OpenOlat. Such episodes will be shown sorted by time; the latest news will always appear on top. Course participants will be able to assess episodes and comment on them.

An advantage of podcasts is that media data can easily be provided and used regardless of location. Additionally you can produce as well as use episodes independently of any broadcasting time compared to radio shows.