What is a Podcast? What is a Profcast?
Podcasting, as you may have read from the link above, is a useful way in which to communicate to an audience through an audio file. Using Profcast to generate a podcast allows a presenter to add his/her voice in with a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation, uniting them together. If you are interested in developing podcasts or using Profcast with your PowerPoints, please review the links on this page, drop-in to Staff Development (AB 217) on Monday or Tuesday (11-2), or attend one of the workshops during Fall or Spring Flex or the Summer Technology Institute.
Podcast/Profcast file format
Because there are many programs available to make audio and video files on the pc and mac, you should save your files as follows if you develop your own content:
Typical software used to record audio, enhanced audio, and rolling screen narration
Audio recording devices
Profcast: developing enhanced audio files (PowerPoint/Keynote slides +your Voice)
Once you click on the Sample File above, notice that there are chapter markers in this presentation so that you can skip around between slides. You can use the player controls to click forward or back or can click on the text headings to the right of the video controls and scroll up or down to the chapter you want listen to; then click play. You can also download the file by right-clicking on it.
The distinct advantage of Profcast, a program on the Mac, is that it unites PowerPoint/Keynote slides with your voice and creates chapter headings for each slide so that users can select a particular slide within your presentation or simply have a slide marker for your chapters (individual slides) to refer to as they listen.
Profcast development for students and faculty
If faculty are interested in developing a file like the Sample File above and do not have a Mac, they may check out one for in-class presentations or for on-campus development. Students and faculty can also use the Profcast program on a Mac in the Editing Suite of the Media Services area (which is on the first floor under the library building, room L 103). To book this room, go to the Media Services AV Counter. To use the development machines, please contact Neal Skapura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 10th, 2007 Clarus Presentation at DVC.
Once there, you can click on the file and it will appear in the browser; notice that there are chapter markers in this presentation so that you can skip around. You can use the player controls to click forward or back or can click on the text headings to the right of the video controls and scroll up or down to the chapter you want listen to; then click play. You can also download the file by right-clicking on it.
Additional podcast links of interest: