Publish a Panopto folder's RSS feed in the iTunes podcast app
Step 1: Choosing a folder
You will want to choose a folder that you can set the permissions to either "Public on the Web", or "Anyone with the link". This folder will serve as the host folder for all of the content that will show in the iOS Podcast app.
Step 2: Get your Panopto RSS feed URL
In the top-right corner of your Panopto web interface, click the RSS icon and choose "Subscribe to RSS"
This will open a new page, which will look differently depending on what browser you're using at the time. The browser doesn't matter, as all we need to do is copy the URL of the RSS feed. The URL would look like something like http://yoursite.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Podcast/Podcast.ashx?courseid=4d417824-2f8c-4df6-b4c3-e9e3d6db1423&type=mp4
Step 3: Create a feed that the iOS Podcast system will accept
In our example, we're going to use https://feedburner.google.com. Go to the site and sign in with Google credentials. Once logged in, locate the following:
Paste in the RSS Feed URL that you obtained in the previous step, and select the box for "I am a podcaster!"
Enter in a Feed Title, and update the Feed Address if needed. Note the full URL, this is the URL that you'll use in the next step!
Click Next on the following screen, which again has a confirmation of your URL
On the following screen, you'll be setting up the feed information.
- Choose a Category (and sub-categories if you'd like) - Provide the URL of the image (must be between 1400x1400 & 3000x3000 in PNG or JPG for Apple to accept) - Enter in the remaining information such as Podcast subtitle, summary, and search keywords - Select whether or not your podcasts will contain explicit content - Click Next
The next screen allows you to choose more options, in our test case we just went with the defaults. Click Next, and your feed is ready to pump into the iOS Podcast app.