Instructions for Podcasting (Instructors)
Instructors may record podcasts for their classes by visiting the Podcast Agreement to request podcasting
- Do not use the wired microphone attached to the wall. It is not connected to the recording device.
- Smaller classrooms have either an over-the-ear microphone, or a permanently installed microphone in the ceiling near the front of the classroom.
- The recording process is automated, and will automatically start and stop recording at the class-start and class-stop times, regardless of when you turn the microphone on or off
- Many HDMI-enabled laptops, including all Mac laptops, overzealously enable copy-protection on your laptop's video output, even when you are projecting your own unprotected content. To prevent this, use an HDMI-to-VGA adapter. Contact email@example.com or call Classroom Support at 858-534- 5784 (x4-5784) for more information.
- To ensure your screencasts are clear and readable we suggest using a minimum font size of 18 points in your PowerPoint or Keynote slides. If writing notes on a document camera, write in large, semi-bold print.
- The video recording rate for this method of screencasting is slowed-down to reduce the file size. Normal speed video from DVD/VHS or the web will display, but not correctly.
Steps to Take
1. Attach your microphone
- When you arrive for your scheduled class meetings, clip-on and turn-on the yellow wireless microphone located in the back of the Media Station.
- Clip the wireless microphone to your collar about 6 inches below your chin. Try to clip it right in the center, and not to the side.
2. Audio Podcasting Process
- The light on the yellow wireless microphone will be green when the battery is good and red when the battery is low. When the light is red or if the battery dies, please change the battery. There are new batteries available inside the Media Station (behind the DVD/VHS combo) and a receptacle for recycling used ones on top.
- If you find your volume over the classroom speakers is too low, adjust the volume level using the black volume control knob inside the Media Station or the microphone volume settings on the media control touchpad. The volume level for your podcast is preset. If you find the volume level of your podcast recordings are too low, clip the wireless microphone closer to your chin. Please do not adjust any settings on the wireless microphone itself.
3. Retrieve Your Podcast
Your recordings should be available within 5-10 minute of the end of your lecture. You can listen to your podcasts and download them by visiting http://podcast.ucsd.edu.
When you are screencasting, whatever is being displayed on the room’s projector in the classroom will be recorded. This method of screencasting is ideal for PowerPoint and Keynote slides, still images from the laptop, and notes written on the document camera. Screencasting is completely automated, without a video camera or camera operator in the room