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DSD: Podcasting made easy
Course Description:

Podcasting is a very popular way to reach an audience. During this session you will learn the basics of making your own Podcast using free easily available software.

Find out how to best record your voice and interview others. Learn how to edit and mix tracks using the free software Audacity, import royalty-free music and add sound effects. Experience how to export your recording as an MP3 or Wav sound file and share online and via Moodle.

If you want to try out the software during the session please download Audacity before the session.

Once you have booked on the course you will be able to access all of the online materials in our Digital Skills Development Moodle course.


Once you have enrolled, please check that you have received a confirmation email from MyLearning. You will also receive an email with a joining link at least one day before the session.

This is a one hour session delivered remotely.

Courses start on the hour but please join during the 5 minutes prior to this to download resources and test out your connection/audio.

For more details on how to book, cancel and join sessions please visit our practical course information page.

By the end of the course you will:

  • Have a clear understanding of what Podcasting is
  • Know best practice for recording your voice and interviewing others
  • Have practiced the basics of recording editing and mixing tracks in Audacity
  • Know where to find royalty free music
  • Understand the basics of exporting and sharing your final recording for others to find
  • Know where to find UCL guidance on podcasting
  • Intended Audience:
    This course is aimed at those who want to learn the basics of making their own Podcast and how to work with simple sound recording, and editing software.
    Target Audience: All
    Course Contact: Digital Skills Development isd-digiskills@ucl.ac.uk
    Further Information: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/services/learning-teaching/learning-teaching-services/digital-skills-development/digital-skills
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