Recording audio requires that you have a microphone hooked up to a computer and a suitable software application to process the data. Audacity (download, how-to) is a popular software choices for Windows and Mac OS X, respectively. Alternatively, you can use a digital voice recorder to capture your lecture and then transfer the audio to your computer. UWB students and faculty may checkout podcasting equipment at Information Technologies - Open Learning Lab.
For Windows and Mac users, you can use Audacity edit your podcast.
When the podcast is ready to go, you have to make it available on the internet. The easiest way is to upload the MP3 file to your Canvas website, which will then become instantly available to students without the need to set up an RSS feed. You can also distribute podcasts through your UW website with direct links or an RSS feed. A third option is to find a web-based podcast hosting service like PodBean; however, be sure to read and understand the terms of service as they will explain the proper use, rights, and licensing of the website and its content.
Depending on the publishing method, students can download or listen to a podcast by clicking on a direct link, subscribing to an automatic feed, or visiting the website of the podcast hosting service.