Unless you are living in a stone age, you might be aware about Podcasts and the benefits they provide in the E-learning courses. Podcasts offer numerous advantages in the learning space as they are a mobile form of media and a type of social media format.
Moodle has got a nice attractive activity plugin named “PCast” which makes it simple to create podcasts in Moodle. The podcasts can be created by teachers and audio as well as video podcasts can be uploaded.
The plugin is recently upgraded to a new version making it compatible till Moodle 3.1. PCast is also awarded with the “Early Bird 3.1“, “Early Bird 3.0“, “Automated Testing Support” badges in the Moodle plugins database.
The plugin allows you to setup rating, allow comments for the podcasts, approve the episodes, Display the names and number of views for each episode to users.
You can download the PCast plugin from the Moodle Plugins database through – https://moodle.org/plugins/mod_pcast
PCast is developed by Stephen Bourget and if you like the plugin and it served you for recording podcasts in your Moodle course then shout your thanks for Stephen here.
What is your opinion about using Podcasts in your online course? Have you ever used podcasts in your Moodle course? What are the other methods to create podcasts in Moodle? Do let us know in the comments below.