A podcast is a series of recordings that you can download to a computer, smartphone, or any
media player for later use. You can even automatically download new lectures as
they are published by subscribing to iTunes.
See a complete description about podcasting at Wikipedia.
Yes, there are no charges to faculty or students for podcasts.
If there are specific class dates that you don't want podcast, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will stop the recording on that day. You can also leave the wireless microphone off and no audio will be recorded.
No. Most students will view podcasts using their web browser. Students can use any media player that supports podcasts, such as iTunes, to automatically download lectures to their computer, phone, or media devices.
Students can view or subscribe to podcasts at Podcast.ucsd.edu
Usually within 5-10 minutes of the lecture ending.
When you request podcasting, you may elect to limit access to students enrolled in the class. Podcasts not restricted thusly may be viewed by anyone who visits the Podcasting website.
The files will be available until the end of the quarter. You may elect to leave them online indefinitely on the Podcast Agreement.
Yes. Please send your request to email@example.com.
In many classrooms, if you play a movie or audio clips through the Media Station during class, audio will not be recorded. Your podcast will have silent spaces where movie is being played.
View the Classroom Details for Podcast-Ready Rooms to see which rooms are podcast-ready, as well as to learn about other room attributes such as environment (windows, darkenability, ventilation) and available equipment.
Additionally, the full list of podcast-ready classrooms and lecture halls can alert you to which rooms will incur a delay before podcasting can begin, as some podcast-ready rooms need some equipment installed before they can be used.
Use the yellow wireless microphone that is located inside the Media Station in order to be recorded. The wired microphone connected to the wall is not connected to the recording device.
Clip the wireless microphone to your collar about 8 inches from your mouth.
Try to clip it right in the center, and not to the side.
You don't need to do do anything special. Just put on your microphone and transmitter as usual. Recording will start at the lecture's scheduled start time and stop at the scheduled end time.
Your podcast starts at the beginning of your scheduled lecture time regardless of when you turn the microphone on. The podcast start time will most closely match with your cell-phone time, not the clocks in the lecture halls (which are sometimes a few minutes off). The recording will stop at the end of your scheduled lecture time regardless of when you turn the yellow wireless microphone off.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can schedule future recordings to continue a few minutes longer.
The light on the wireless microphone will be green when the battery is good and red when the battery is low. When the light is red, please feel free to change the battery. There are new batteries available inside the Media Station, and battery recycling on top of the Media Station.
Please do not adjust the volume control on the wireless microphone. The volume level for the podcast is preset. If you feel your voice over the room speakers is not loud enough, please call the Media Services' Help Desk at 534‑5784 and we will send a technician.
Many small classrooms do not have a voice amplification system. In those rooms, you should find an audio level meter, either on the microphone, media cabinet, or AV control panel, that will show how loud your voice is.
Microphones typically have a narrow band that shows how loud your voice is. As you talk, it should stay within the middle half of the band.