Office of Information Technology

iTunes U

Category: Academic Support & Computing Labs

Overview

Apple's iTunes University via the iTunes application (Macintosh & Windows) is a free service hosted by Apple that provides access to audio and video content from educational institutions around the world through Apple's online iTunes Store. These files can be played on a computer, iPad, iPhone, iTouch, or smartphone that has iTunes installed or content can be downloaded to an mp3 player.

UA's iTunes U provides users with easy access to a wide range of University of Alaska Fairbanks content (in audio, video, or .pdf format). Faculty interested in having an account to which they can post their content must have an iTunes U course account.

Service Users

All UA faculty and staff can request an iTunes U course account.

Requirements

Users require a UA Username and UA Password to have a course set up and have access to it.

To use iTunes U you will need a computer with the following:
  • Minimally, Windows XP SP3, or Mac OS X 10.4 and higher
  • One of the following browsers:
  • Internet Explorer 7 or higher, Firefox 3.0 or higher, or Safari 3.0 or higher
  • iTunes application must be installed (Macintosh and Windows)
  • Users must be in compliance with the following University IT Policies and Procedures.

    Rates

    iTunes U is available at no cost to end users.

    Get Started

    Individual faculty can sign up for a free iTunes U course account here: iTunes U Course Request.

    UA organizations interested in having their audio/video content available in UA's iTunes U should contact UAF Marketing by email or call (907) 474-6281.

    Availability

    Service availability 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Exceptions include: Apple's scheduled maintenance and unplanned outages.

    Getting Help

    To request technical assistance, training, or support, please contact the OIT Support Center at helpdesk@alaska.edu or call (907) 450-8300 or toll free (800) 478-8226.

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