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Creating Podcasts

Content for iTunes U can be created using a variety of recording options such as camcorders, webcams, sound recording devices and professional recording services.

Working in iTunes U

Creating Podcast Content

For information about video and audio resources, see the Teaching & Learning Center's Guide to Working with Video and Audio.

Supported Media Formats

  • Audio (MP3 and AAC)
  • Video (MPEG-4 with H.264 compression)
  • PDF

For additional information about file formats, see the iTunes U Users Guide.

Software to Create Podcasts

Any software that can create media in the correct audio or video formats can be used to make a podcast. The easiest and most effective tools include GarageBand and iMovie, applications in the iLife suite of programs available for Mac. QuickTime Pro is recommended software that can be used on a Mac or a Windows based PC.

Help for Faculty, Staff and Teaching Assistants

Faculty and other instructors needing help recording or creating files can contact the Teaching & Learning Center (TLC) or your technology node.

Those creating podcasts for non-academic purposes should contact your technology node for assistance.  

Online support from Apple can be located on Apple's website.

iTunes U Workshops

Check the TLC workshop schedule for workshop availability, dates, and times available through the Teaching & Learning Center (TLC).

Locations on Campus to Develop Podcasts

Editing workstations are available for faculty and staff use at the Teaching & Learning Center (TLC). Also check with your technology node to see if additional options may be available.

Borrowing Recording Equipment

Check with your technology node to see what options may be available for borrowing recording equipment.

Additional Resources to Help Create Podcasts

Need more help?

If you have further questions, please contact the UBlearns Support Team.

Support and assistance for those creating podcasts for academic use can also contact the Teaching & Learning Center (TLC).

Problems with your UBITName or installing iTunes and be addressed by the CIT Help Desk.

Also see answers to frequently asked questions on the UB on iTunes U Find Answers page.

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