We're proud to introduce you to DIVA 2.0. As you may have noticed, things look quite different. (And we're still finishing up a few rough edges here and there.) DIVA 2.0 marks a major step forward for DIVA, with new features, a refined workflow, and a simpler, cleaner interface. We're going to do a series of posts on our blog here to introduce you to some of the great new features and improvements that DIVA 2.0 delivers. First up: blogging.
DIVA 2.0 gives you your own blog. To write a blog, choose the "New blog post" link from your "My DIVA" page. Give your post a title and a body, and then choose where you want it to show up. You can show your blog posts on your "My DIVA" page and/or in any of your courses or groups. You can use this feature to write announcements, highlight updates, and more. You can even accept comments and trackbacks on your posts (of course, you can also disable these options).
DIVA 1.0's podcasting feature is integrated with DIVA 2.0's blogs. To create a podcast, first upload an MP3 using the "Upload" option from your My DIVA page or from under the More menu in the top navigation. Once you've uploaded and described your MP3, start a new blog post as above. Just after the post's body, there's a section for adding an enclosure. When you choose an MP3 file as an enclosure, you're creating a podcast. As before, you can post these podcasts to your courses. In the near future, we'll be refining the "create a podcast" workflow and adding support for video casting (vodcasting).