Podcast and Audio Recordings

On this page we provide the necessary information on how you can easily create presentations (e.g. in PowerPoint), recordings of your screen as well as simple podcasts (audio recordings) on your own devices.

Note: After creating your podcast, please upload it to myStudy or Moodle to make it accessible to your students. Your file must not exceed a file size of 200 MB, otherweise an upload is not possible.

Some short instructions and recommendations for the creation of audio recordings and PowerPoint slides can be found here.

Recommendation: Also use the open discussion forums for collegial exchange on digital options for teaching. In these discussion forums you can exchange ideas on a collegial level on topics, questions, experiences, etc. concerning the digital summer semester. If you click on the following link, you must first register with Moodle. Please use your myStudy username and password. You can access the forums here.

  • How Can I Improve the Quality of Audio and Video Recordings?
  • How do I create PowerPoint presentations with an audio track?
  • How Do I Create Podcasts with a Mobile Device?
  • How Do I Create Podcasts and Recordings with a Mac or Windows Computer?
  • Audio vs. Video - How Do I Communicate in a Resource-Saving Manner?

How Can I Improve the Quality of Audio and Video Recordings?

Audio and video recordings made the computer quickly tend to have an unsatisfactory quality, because the built-in microphones and cameras quickly reach their limits. External microphones, audio interfaces with microphones or recording with system cameras, DSLR cameras or action cams provide a quick increase in quality.

Detailed instruction on this can be found here.

How do I create PowerPoint presentations with an audio track?

If you (want to) use the program PowerPoint to transmit the contents of your course, you can also record a text synchronously to your slides with very little effort. Such presentations offer the possibility to integrate personal auditory elements in addition to visual information and enable your students to learn 'almost like in a lecture hall'. The finished presentation can then be uploaded to myStudy, for example in the subfolder of the corresponding session. Additionally, you can use the myStudy forum or etherpad for students' questions and comments.

Instructions for adding audio to individual slides as well as for saving and sharing your entire presentation including the audio track as a small 'movie' can be found here:

The permitted file size for uploads to myStudy has been increased. However, in the case of very elaborate presentations, the file may still be too large. In this case, we recommend splitting the presentation into several sub-presentations and uploading the individual parts. Please also check whether you can do without very data-intensive elements such as integrated videos, for example by just linking the videos in question instead. Further,Slides that have been converted to pdf plus an additional audio recording can still be an alternative. Information on how to create audio recordings with simple means and upload them to myStudy can be found further down on this page.

Instructions on how to create podcasts and screencasts are available.

Access locally on your computer, after completion of your slides

Technical Requirements:PowerPoint program (Office package), microphone (via Headset or built into your computer), myStudy for sharing

How Do I Create Podcasts with a Mobile Device?

If you want to record audio files with your Android phone, you can use the "Audio Recorder" app to record files. It is very user friendly and easy to use.
If you also want to edit the recordings (i.e. cut out parts or shorten the recording), the app "Dictation Recorder" is recommended. Here you can record recordings and edit them afterwards.

Android: Instructions on how to use both apps can be found here:

Under the following link you will find information on how you can quickly record and edit audio files with your IPhone in order to share them with students afterwards. The following page will guide you through the recording process with screenshots.

Android: A detailed instruction manual can be found here.
IPhone: A detailed instruction manual can be found here.

How Do I Create Podcasts and Recordings with a Mac or Windows Computer?

MacOS

Click the link below for information on how to create podcasts or other audio recordings using your Mac computer. The site provides an introductory guide to the Mac tool Garageband and information on how to use your Mac computer's microphone, guiding you through the process of recording and final editing.

A detailed instruction can be found here.

Windows

Click the link below for information on how to create audio files and podcasts yourself using Windows PC. This works best with the internal microphone and the speech recorder program preinstalled with Windows 10 Education. 

A detailed instruction can be found here.

Audio vs. Video - How Do I Communicate in a Resource-Saving Manner?

Video or phone conference? Download or streaming?

In times of increased use of digital solutions by everyone, it is especially important to work in a resource-saving manner in order not to overload the network and to uphold connections.

When deciding for your specific digital behavior, the following tips should be taken into consideration:

1. Video or telephone conference?

With video calls it's a bit like hoarding pasta and toilet paper. It's a lack of solidarity when people increasingly work from home and the available bandwidth is consumed by a constant line to the office via Skype.

Audio saves a lot of data throughput, which means that if everyone abstains from using video conferencing and video downloads and, instead, switches to audio conferencing, everyone can quickly get their work done online.

2. Download or stream?

If you regularly access content online, you should save it instead of retrieving it online each time. By this you contribute to saving bandwidth and help creating resources on the servers for important requests. This does not only apply to downloading files for daily work.

3. Texts and Emails Spare Ressources!

Whenever it is necessary, text saves a lot of bandwidth. Of course, it takes longer to write a text than to record a podcast or hold a video conference, but a digital tool or server that constantly breaks down is not a satisfactory solution either.

Source: mezzanin.web.leuphana.de/audio-vs-video-wie-man-ressourcenschonend-kommuniziert/1056/

Contact

Do you have any questions about the production, editing and didactic applications of podcasts, audio recordings and dubbed slides?
Then please contact the Support Team Digital Teaching at:
digi-support@leuphana.de