Many tools are available to enhance distance learning courses and include, videos, podcasts, wikis, games, and voice tools.
Adding audio components to your course allows students with auditory learning styles, visual processing deficits as well as those who are blind or low vision to equally access the course materials. Remember to provide textual alternatives to the audio so that those who have auditory processing deficit, are deaf or hard of hearing can still access the course materials (Tips to Creating Accessible Audio).
How to Podcast Using BlackBoard : Posts podcasts as extra study materials and class discussion prompts by working with this tutorial.
Podcasting Tool : Learn more about podcasting with Blackboard here.
Wimba Voice Tools:
Wimba voice tools (discussion board, authoring, and e-mail) allow you to communicate with your students by recording and listening to voice messages through a simple graphical user interface online, anytime.
Instructions to Wimba Voice Tools: (Add link to David's Video) This short video will show you the basics of adding voice to your BB course.
Using Wimba Voice Tools : Learn how to create voice announcements, emails, presentations, etc.
Princeton's Intro to Wimba Voice Tools : Detailed instructions on how to use Voice Boards, Presentations, Podcaster, Email, Recorder, Assessment Builder, etc.