You'll need a computer with Audacity installed, a microphone, and a quiet space to record. Audacity is a free and open-source platform that can be used to edit audio files to create your podcasts. Because there is a large community of people who use this free tool, there is a great deal of documentation and help available online. **See Dr. Weaver's assignment sheet for guidance and requirements for this format.
Be sure to connect the microphone to a computer and then launch Audacity. Use the tools in the top ribbon to record and playback audio.
Begin by listening closely to the recorded audio and determining what edits need to be made. If you recorded on an external device, like a smartphone, import the audio file into Audacity to edit it. Save your edits often! For more detailed descriptions of the cursor and editing tools, click here.
After editing, export the audio file to .mp3 using the following steps: