Ready to get started?
- Go to www.apple.com/itunes and download iTunes for either Macintosh or Windows.
- Double click on the downloaded Installer file and follow the instructions provided.
- Restart your computer and launch iTunes.
- go directly to the University of Maryland's public iTunes U.
iTunes U tips:
The Search box in the top righthand corner of the iTunes window will search the entire iTunes Store, including content from the University of Maryland. Want to just search for the Maryland collection? Use the Power Search feature within iTunes U and enter "Maryland" as the institution.
Every track you download from the University of Maryland on iTunesU is automatically added to a "University of Maryland" playlist for you. You can also create your own custom playlists with just the tracks that you want, arranged in the order you'd like them to play.
For more help using iTunes, visit the iTunes tips page available from Apple.
Apple also has some great documentation that should allow users to get up and running on iTunes U very quickly.
Creating Content for iPod + iTunes discusses the various file formats iTunes supports as well as which file format is the most appropriate for your needs. The document does highlight Apple's content creation tools (QuickTime Pro, GarageBand, iMovie, and SoundTrack). If you're using a Windows PC, we suggest that you explore tools like Audacity for recording your podcast, and Propaganda as an alternative to Apple's GarageBand.
iTunes U User's Guide explains how iTunes U works and how to add-to and edit the content that you post to iTunes U.
Apple's Copyright Overview gives a brief description of some issues involved in copyright law as it applies to the Internet. Many of these issues have been addressed by Maryland's legal counsel, but this document is still worth reading if you would like to gain a better understanding of how copyright law is applied to content created for distribution through iTunesU.