Content providers from across Ithaca College have been able to host public content to everyone in the world through the iTunes U section of the iTunes Store. Additionally, there is a mechanism to host content that is restricted to only the IC community. Apple is requiring a transition of the public content to their new public site interface on April 12. End users of public content will have a new interface and content providers will have to manage their public content using the new Public Site Manager.
This upgrade allows more flexibility in presenting and organizing content. iTunes U now supports audio and video podcasts, PDF and ePub files.
The new interface will be published on Friday, April 8 between 4 - 8 pm. After that, please report any problems accessing content to the ITS Helpdesk (274-1000 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
For content providers, please contact Marilyn Dispensa (email@example.com) or Mark Hine (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request information on the new ways of managing your content and possibilities for making your content more prominent and searchable on iTunes U.
Coming soon: Sakai will support iTunes U and make it possible to restrict access to only participants in a class or project site.