Q. A student asked me if there was any way that she could download my Powerpoint lectures from Blackboard onto a CD so that she can listen to them in the car on her way to and from work. Is this possible?
A. The answer depends on the format of your narrated Powerpoint lectures. If they were created in Articulate, they are Flash files and cannot be downloaded (but if you saved the source files in Articulate, the audio files should still be there in a separate folder and you could post those for download).
But if you recorded your lectures in Powerpoint, they can be converted to mp4, which is a format that can be downloaded. You could post those files directly in your Blackboard course, or you could set up an iTunes U area for your course and post them there. Students who wanted to load them onto their ipods could do that in iTunes, or any of your students could download the files and then burn them to a CD.
For assistance with file conversion Loyola faculty should email email@example.com.
For instructions for setting up a Loyola iTunes U area, please visit iTunes U in Blackboard.