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Wimba Podcaster


Wimba Podcaster is a tool available within ELMS course spaces. It is one tool within the Wimba Voice Tools suite. Instructors can use it to create short audio podcasts or import audio files and make them available to students within the ELMS course space. Instructors can also choose to make course audio content publicly available to their students via an RSS feed to iTunes or some other podcatcher application.

To use Wimba Podcaster in your ELMS course space, you will need first to create a Wimba podcast repository, then you can create a podcast and make it accessible to students. In addition to the documentation provided below, this tool and best practices for its use are discussed in the Wimba Voice Tools workshop offered through the Learning Technologies Institute (LTI) workshop series.

Getting Started with Wimba Podcaster

TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS: Microphone and speakers for podcast creation and play back. Wimba Podcaster is supported in Win7/Vista/XP in IE 7.x and 8.x and Firefox 3.x; Mac OS X 10.4-10.6 in Firefox 3.x and Safari 3.0 (4.0 required Mac 10.5 or higher). Java 1.5 or 1.6 required for Windows; Java 1.5 required for Mac.

See also Wimba Voice Tools