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Media samples made available for use in the Northern Illinois University Faculty Development Pod-series

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  • Adding an iTunes 1 Click Subscribe Link

    Adding an iTunes 1 Click Subscribe Link

    07/03/2006

    Click on the title of this blog posting to listen to this podcast episode. The transcript is provided below.:: Transcript ::After successfully submitting your podcast to the iTunes music store and receiving notification of its successful addition, you will be able to add a 1-click subscription link to your podcast from your blog or other website presence. If you are using a podcast in conjunction with a course management system like Blackboard, you can create a link in your Blackboard course making it possible for students to subscribe to your podcast with 1 click.To a 1-click subscription link to your blog or website, follow the same steps outlined in the earlier episode of this series entitled, "Adding a Link to a RSS Feed." The only difference between adding a 1-click subscription link and any other RSS feed link is that the 1-click subscription link is the URL that iTunes created for your feed when it was successfully submitted to the iTunes music store. To find this URL, open iTunes and search for yo

  • Submitting a Podcast to the iTunes Podcast Directory

    Submitting a Podcast to the iTunes Podcast Directory

    07/03/2006

    Click on the title of this blog posting to listen to this podcast episode. The transcript is provided below.:: Transcript ::Another way to syndicate your podcast beyond simply creating a link to your podcast XML feed is to submit your podcast to the iTunes music store. Millions of users are using iTunes to manage the iPod content as well as to purchase and download a variety of media from the iTunes music store.Within the iTunes music store, there is a podcast directory including both free and for-purchase podcasts. When launching iTunes, click the option for the "Music Store" and then "Podcasts." From here, you can search the iTunes directory to find podcasts for a particular keyword, genre, etc.Why would you want to submit your podcast to the iTunes music store? For one…to raise the visibility of your podcast and make it possible for anyone using iTunes to potentially find your podcast when conducting a search. Secondly…once your podcast is listed in iTunes, you are provided with a URL to your podcast

  • Adding a Link to a RSS Feed

    Adding a Link to a RSS Feed

    07/03/2006

    Click on the title of this blog posting to listen to this podcast episode. The transcript is provided below.:: Transcript ::In order for students or colleagues to subscribe to your podcast, they need to either know the URL for the XML feed of your podcast or they need to be able to easily find the link to the URL. Since XML feed addresses can be cumbersome to distribute to your intended audience via email, the easiest way to spread the word about your podcast is to add a link to your XML feed to the blog you've created for your podcast.If you visit the FacDev Media Training Series blog that was created to correspond with this podcast at facdevmedia.blogspot.com, you'll notice in the right column there is a text link listed for "Podcast Feed – XML." Also, if you scroll down the page slightly you'll see a section called "Subscribe" in which are posted several different buttons which also link to the XML feed for the podcast. The link that you create for your podcast can be either a text link, button, or bot

  • Creating the RSS Feed for a Podcast Using FeedBurner

    Creating the RSS Feed for a Podcast Using FeedBurner

    06/03/2006

    Click on the title of this blog posting to listen to this podcast episode. The transcript is provided below.:: Transcript ::Now that you've created your blog and made your first posting, it's now time to create the XML file that is required for your podcast to push media content to subscribers. One major reason for using a blog as a means for posting a link to your podcast on the Web is that most blogging software automatically creates an RSS feed necessary for a podcast. What is RSS you might ask? RSS is commonly used to refer to "Really Simply Syndication," is a popular method for sharing content without requiring readers to continually visit a website to see what is new. More details about RSS is covered in the workshop entitled, "Creating and Using Blogs" offered by the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center.RSS files are in XML format, with XML standing for Extensible Markup Language. What's important to remember is that the XML file is the element of the podcast that enables the "push

  • Linking a File to a Blogger Posting

    Linking a File to a Blogger Posting

    06/03/2006

    Click on the title of this blog posting to listen to this podcast episode. The transcript is provided below.:: Transcript ::So…you've created your blog and you have an mp3 file ready to post to your podcast. The first step is to make a posting to your blog and include a link in the blog posting to the .mp3 file. You will need to upload your .mp3 file to a some web server space. NIU provides faculty & staff with 300 mb of personal space on WebCRMA as well as an additional 300 mb of web space on the media server. Go to facdevmedia.blogspot.com and click on the link for the Computer Access Request Form to request a personal webspace account from ITS.Once your personal webspace account is created and you have access, you are ready to upload your .mp3 file to the Web. Once your media file has been uploaded, anyone knowing the location of the file will be able to download it and then listen to it. However, by creating a podcast, the user can simply subscribe once to the podcast and then they don't need to wo

  • Sample Audio Podcast Episode 1

    Sample Audio Podcast Episode 1

    06/03/2006

    This is the first of a series of sample podcast episodes to be posted here. To download and listen to the .mp3 file associated with each episode, simply click on the title of the posting in this blog. Or, to listen to the audio online within your browser, simply click on the player below to listen.Additionally, in this particular episode posting, a transcript of the narration is provided below. It's always helpful to have a manuscript, if possible, of audio files to ensure that your materials will be accessible.--------------------------------------------------------------- Transcript -Hello! Welcome to the world of podcasting!! Right now you are listening to a podcast! In the Faculty Development Pod-series, NIU faculty and staff have the opportunity to learn more about how to leverage podcasting technology to enhance the learning experiences of students in your class.There are many technological solutions to recording and deploying podcasts. In the pod-series, you'll learn more about the steps necessary for

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