Soundcloud is an open platform for listeners and creators of audio material. It is an ideal platform for the creation of podcasts because it works within a web browser setting and also offers app versions for iPad, iPhone and Android devices. Accounts can be made with an email address, google account or Facebook account. The free version allows you to upload content up to 180 minutes if you'd like to try it out, and paid Pro versions give more features and unlimited upload space. Podcasts created in Soundcloud can be linked via url or embedded in Canvas pages.
There are a number of tutorial videos on LinkedIn Learning on the use of SoundCloud in hosting and distributing audio files for podcast and other uses. Search "Soundcloud" in LinkedIn Learning and you'll find guidance on how publish to Soundcloud from Audacity, GarageBand and other audio production and editing apps.
Penn Libraries Staff Consultation Appointments
If you aren't able to find answers to your questions from LinkedIn Learning tutorials, or for questions about specific uses of software for your course, current members of the Penn community can schedule a one-on-one appointment with a Penn Libraries staff member through an appointment form.
All Penn student, faculty and staff have access to the excellent web-based training modules for a variety of software in LinkedIn Learning. You'll find short introduction videos of a few minutes to comprehensive, in-depth training videos through LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda) in this collection of tutorials available to current members of the Penn community. Many of the longer videos are broken into searchable chapters which can be viewed on their own or as part of a series and can also be saved in your LinkedIn Learning account to review at a later time if you forget what you learned. There are usually multiple courses associated with any given application, each with its own instructor and approach to training.
If you aren't able to find answers to your questions from LinkedIn Learning or for questions about specific uses of software for your course, current members of the Penn community can schedule a one-on-one appointment with a Penn Libraries staff member through an appointment form. Find a librarian through the software lists and be sure to let our staff know what you'd like to learn more about when filling out the form and if you've accessed any of the LinkedIn Learning tutorials. If you don't see the software you are interested in through the menu on this form, it is likely that it is outside of the range of applications we can support. If you aren't sure which applications might be helpful for a specific use or have other questions about the use of media in your courses, submit a consultation request through the form on this media support page and the appropriate staff member will follow up with you as soon as possible.