How to use contains a series of lectures presented by the staff, faculty, or affiliated guests of the Division of Infectious Diseases of the University of South Florida.  The latest posted lectures are presented on the main page.  A link to previous archived lectures also appears on the main page.  To access an individual presentation on the main page, please click on the “More” text to the description to bring up the main page for that lecture. For each video podcast, a playback video window will display above the description of the talk and its author.  Depending on the speed of your internet connection, it may take between a few seconds and a couple of minutes for the lecture and text to load.  When a sufficient amount of the file has been downloaded, it will begin playing automatically. In order to receive the streaming webcasts, please make sure your computer has the following:

1. A sound card and speakers or headphones

2. An internet connection and standard web browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari)

3. the Quicktime plug-in (A link appears on the main page - it’s a free download)

When the lecture is completed, click time Main Page button to listen to other webcasts.

The ID Podcasts website also functions well on most browsers associated with Apple and Android tablets.  However, a dedicated Android Tablet app and an iPhone/iPad universal app is available for free download for compatible devices.  Please see the links on the main website page.

To download .pdf files from this site, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader

  to download content as a podcast:

  1. 1.Download and install software suitable for receiving podcasts. We recommend Apple’s iTunes software.  A link also appears on the main page. 

  2. 2.Hit the “subscribe” button in the upper left hand corner of the main page.  The podcast will be automatically appear in the podcast section of iTunes and all available lectures will begin downloading immediately.  Once they are downloaded, they are playable through your Mp3/Mp4 player software. For Apple’s IOS devices, follow instructions with the iTunes software for selecting the lectures for download to your player.  Once downloaded, they can be viewed “on the go” on your device.

Please be patient!!! Use a broadband connection for best results. Depending on your internet connection, streaming podcasts may sometimes take a couple of minutes to load before they play on your computer.

Interested in taking ID Podcasts on the go?  Download our free smartphone apps, available via a link on the main page.