Podcasting: Help for Students


In order to explore the unique opportunities provided in student education, innovative assessment, public engagement, research, professional development and more, the University of Leeds is supporting a pilot project for a centrally-supported podcasting solution.

Podcasting is available through two systems to accommodate different approaches to using the content style: Soundtrap for Education supporting module activities and audio assessment, with PodBean available to both staff and students for podcasts intended for distribution (globally or private streams to a narrow audience).

Where do I get help and guidance?

Visit the Podcasting Guides for Students on the Digital Education Systems Help website for guidance and links to further support.

Requesting Access

Access to Soundtrap for Education is on a per-module basis and arranged through your module teaching team through the duration of your module. After the end of your module, additional time to recover and save work can be requested individually by submitting a request via this website.

Access to Podbean is available to students for University-related activities. Speak to your tutor, academic advisor or other member of staff to discuss support needs for publishing content meant for public distribution before submitting a Podbean Account Request via this website. Limited licence availability requires requests to be reviewed by a member of the Digital Education Systems team, who will be in touch with next steps.

Need more help?

If you are having technical issues using Podbean or have questions that aren't answered by the Podcasting Guides for Students on the Digital Education Systems Help website, you can request support through this website (it.leeds.ac.uk). Make sure you are logged in, you should then be able to search for additional support options, such as submitting a support request or reporting something broken.