What is podcasting?
Podcasting is a technology for distributing audio and video files over the internet. Podcasting is used to distribute audio and video recordings of lectures, audio-conferences, and public lectures and events. Podcasts can be restricted so that only students in a particular paper have access to the recordings.
If you’re interesting in finding out more about the Otago Podcasts system please see the ITS website on blogging: http://www.otago.ac.nz/podcasting
What is a blog?
A blog (web-log) is a type of website that easily maintains chronological posts (articles, journal entries), images and static pages. Typically blogs have a few things in common:
- A main area with chronologically listed posts (newest to oldest)
- An archive of older posts
- Comments and feedback from readers
- A list of links to other related or interesting sites
- RSS (real simple syndication) feeds
If you’re interesting in finding out more about the Otago Blogs system please see the ITS website on blogging: http://www.otago.ac.nz/blogging
What we’re currently working on
Blogs and Podcasts have recently been updated to 4.3.1 giving us increased security and some bug fixes. As part of this update we also added a new theme for your site and a “Customize” option where you can change menus, themes or widgets directly from your site without going to the dashboard.
Here’s some features that we’ve been asked to investigate. We’ll evaluate these in the future.
- Events Calendar – Done
- Photo Gallery – Done
- Polls and Surveys – Done
- Social Media Icons – Done
- Improved Search functionality
If you have any suggestions please feel free to tell us below: