The beautiful, easily-constructed podcast I boasted about last week?
A dead end. Blind alley. Students can't see it or subscribe to it. Even Alison (PsTL Technology Fellow) has no idea how or why it exists.
Apparently there are still some bugs being worked out with UMN's iTunes U.
The good news is that it's not impossible to reconstruct the same podcast. The key is uploading files through Media Mill, an online tool for storing and sharing large video and audio files.
So, using UMN Media Mill, we were able to create a new podcast an hour before the first class, so that students could subscribe to it and download the first few assignments.
Whew. Not as easy as I thought, but not a disaster, either.