In my spring Climate Emergencies class, students conducted interviews to integrate into their final podcasts. This assignment became somewhat tricky to navigate once we moved to remote instruction as in-person interviews were no longer possible. While it was viable to record multiple audio tracks through Audacity (an excellent and free tool), students struggled to produce reasonable audio quality through Google Meet and Zoom, which were better suited for them to conduct their interviews. Students also had the option to use a program called Descript, which gave them the option to edit collaboratively, but their responses to this program were varied.
I was interviewed recently using Zencastr, and I was very impressed with the ease and quality of the audio (headphones help). So much so that I intend to integrate this platform the next time I teach my course. The service is free (with paid options for postproduction if desired) and there was no installation to download. Great!