Podcasting and iTunesU

Podcasting is a method of distributing audio or video files, such as lectures, lessons, training, music etc... over the Internet.

A podcast is a web feed of audio or video files placed on the Internet for anyone to download or subscribe. Podcasters’ websites also may offer direct download of their files, but the subscription feed of automatically delivered new content is what distinguishes a podcast from a simple download or real-time streaming.

Usually, the podcast features one type of “show” with new episodes either sporadically or at planned intervals such as daily, weekly, etc. Additionally there are podcast networks that feature multiple shows on the same feed.  For additional information about podcasting and ITunes U please visit our FAQ.

Podcast Creation

There are various methods by which podcasts can be created.  Portable recording devices simplify the process and are available on loan from Instructional Technologies. Additional events and lectures can be recorded for podcasting.  For more information about creating an publishing podcasts please visit our Podcast Creation Guide.

iTunes U

Villanova on iTunes U was released in October of 2006. This collaborative initiative between Villanova and Apple Computer, Inc. Villanova iTunes U is service that is accessed through Apple's popular iTunes interface. Users of iTunes U can subscribe to and download content directly to their iOS device, PC or MAC. For additional portability, Students, Faculty and Staff on the go may also sync their content to an iPod player or other portable MP3 device.

Event Recording

Media Services can record events on campus for use in class, in Blackboard, ItunesU, YouTube or delivered via MediaSite.  If you would like your event or class recorded please complete our "Request for Media Recording" form.

Record Lectures From Your Desktop

MyMediasite allows you to quickly and easily record and distribute a video or lecture from your laptop or even your iPhone! Read more about it here or contact Ankit.Desai@villanova.edu at 610-519-3266, CIT at 9-5777, or your college's representative in Instructional Technologies.