Documentation:Learn It - Audio

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  • is a hosts a video library of courses that provide training in a wide variety of technology-related areas. Of specific interest to DIYers might be the education technology, photography, and video sections. UBC staff and faculty can get access to at no charge. Instructions for creating a brand new account can be found here, and instructions for migrating an old account from the pilot can be found here.
  • Podcast basics: Pat Flynn covers the basics of creating your own podcast, from equipment selection and recording tips, to hosting and promotion.
  • DIY studio set up: learn how to set up a professional podcast studio.



Recording and Editing:



Here are a few useful links if you're looking at microphones.

  • The DIY Media website has a page on microphone suggestions, going over the various types of microphones available.
  • Choosing Microphones is a 4-minute video from which has some helpful tips for deciding what kind of microphone will best suit your needs.
  • Wistia's Learning Centre demonstrates the quality of sound achieved with different mics in this 4.5 minute video.



Once you have selected a host for your video, you may be thinking about where you want to embed it. Embedding video allows you to bring it from your host platform into a space where you might develop additional context for it or activity related to it to support learning. Here are some instructions for embedding video:


You must abide by copyright, for license, consent, waiver forms. For guidelines, check out the UBC Copyright site.

Consent forms for interviewees: UBC's Office of University Counsel.