Adding, editing, or deleting a podcast

Note: To complete the procedures in this document, you must be assigned a role having the necessary permissions. To determine your role, follow the directions in Participant roles. For a basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and roles: Overview.

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Note: Podcasts that you post on your site are stored in Resources. A Podcasts folder is automatically created in Resources when you add the Podcasts tool to your site.

Adding a podcast

The Podcasts tool allows you to upload a podcast for sharing with your site participants. To add a podcast:

  1. From your site's menubar, click Podcasts. (If you don't see Podcasts in your menubar, you may have to add it. For instructions, see Adding, editing, or removing tools.)

  2. Near the top, click Add.

  3. Next to "Choose a file", click Browse, and then find and select the file you'd like to upload. Then click Open.

  4. Next to "Publish Date/Time", click the calendar icon, and then select the date and time you want your file to become available.

  5. Next to "Title", enter a title for your file in the text box.

  6. Under "Description", you may enter a brief description of the file.

  7. When you're finished, click Add to upload your file to Podcasts, or click Cancel to cancel the upload.

Your file will appear on the Podcasts screen, under the heading for the date you published it.

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Editing podcast information

Once you upload a podcast, you can edit its title and description, change the date and time it's available, or choose another file to upload. To do so:

  1. From your site's menubar, click Podcasts. (If you don't see Podcasts in your menubar, you may have to add it. For instructions, see Adding, editing, or removing tools.)

  2. Find the podcast you want to edit, and under its title, click Edit.

  3. When you're finished with your changes, click Save Changes.

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Deleting a podcast

To delete a podcast:

  1. From your site's menubar, click Podcasts. (If you don't see Podcasts in your menubar, you may have to add it. For instructions, see Adding, editing, or removing tools.)

  2. Find the podcast you want to delete, and under its title, click Delete.

  3. On the Deleting Podcast screen, to confirm the deletion, click Delete.

Your podcast will be removed from the Podcasts screen.

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Allowing students to post podcasts

To give students in your course permission to post podcasts to your site:

  1. From your site's menubar, choose Resources.

  2. From the Actions drop-down menu next to the Podcasts folder, choose Edit Folder Permissions.

  3. For the "student" role, check the boxes under new, revise.own, and delete.own.

  4. Click Save to save your changes or Cancel to exit without saving.

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