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iTunes U puts the power of the iTunes Store to work for colleges, universities, and other education organizations, so users can easily search, download, and play education content just like they do music, movies, and TV shows. This guide describes how you, as an instructor or course manager, can organize and manage iTunes U courses and course content.


The main user guide can be found in PDF format HERE.
For an introductory video to iTunes U, please this video.


In order to take part in the iTunesU program, the user MUST use iTunes. The newest version is recommended and can be downloaded here. A detailed guide to installing iTunes can be found here.

iTunes requires the following system specifications in order to function properly.

  • A PC with a 1GHz Intel or AMD processor
  • Intel Pentium D or faster processor is required to play Standard Definition video from the iTunes Store
  • 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or faster processor is required to play HD video, an iTunes LP, or iTunes Extras from the iTunes Store
  • 512MB of RAM; 1GB is required to play HD video, an iTunes LP, or iTunes Extras

iTunes U Guides

For an introduction to iTunes U, please click here. This guide will familiarize you with the interface, system requirements and supported formats of iTunes U.
If you want to learn about Course Pages and User groups, please click here.

Preparing Content

This section describes how instructors or course managers prepare and create course content, including how to structure Course pages within their institution’s iTunes U site, as well as some general guidelines for planning for public content. (Link)

Customizing a Course Page

Your initial iTunes U site uses default page designs and layouts. This section describes how you can edit a Course page to customize the look and feel of your course to use your institution’s logos or graphics and make the course appear familiar to other instructors, staff, students, and alumni. (Link)

Adding Content

This section describes how you can add content to your iTunes U site by uploading content using the iTunes U Upload and Mange Files webpage, how you can use podcasting to distribute course content, and how you can share content using the Tell A Friend link.(Link)

Controlling User Access

This section describes how you can control a user’s permissions and actions to iTunes U groups based on a user’s credentials and the access levels you specify.(Link)

Using iTunes Search

This section describes how to use the iTunes search field (in the upper-right corner of the iTunes window) to find information in your iTunes U site, including how to add additional keywords for your search, narrow your search, and use the iTunes Power Search tool. (Link)

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