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Cuyamaca College on iTunes U

Information for Faculty


Use this link to log in to iTunes U if you have a Cuyamaca College on iTunes U account set up for you.  Read the FAQ's below to find out how to get started with iTunes U if you don't have an account yet.



Who can add content to CC on iTunes U?

Only faculty and staff of Cuyamaca College may add content.

How do I get started?

The first thing to do is create some audio, video, or PDF content.  This can be content that you create, or your students create.   Be sure to get model release forms signed. 

After you have content created, contact Rhonda Bauerlein and ask to be set up with an iTunes U account.

How do I get equipment for myself or my students to create videos?

The LTRC has backpacks available for checkout that include a Macintosh notebook computer and a video camera.  Instructors need to complete the Permission Form before students will be allowed to check out this equipment.  When this equipment is checked out, a Check-out Agreement must be signed.

Where on campus can videos be edited?
  • E building Open Computer Lab has Apple computers for video editing.
  • Video editing room in the new E building with 5 workstations: 3 PCs and 2 Macs.
  • Lab techs in E building Open Computer Lab with video creation and editing training available for some support.
  • Graphic Design Program computers available for student video editing.
  • For Faculty and Staff: About January 2011, the new faculty workroom in the LRC will be equipped with video editing software.
What media formats does iTunes U support?

You can use iTunes U to share audio, video, and PDF files. It is recommended that your audio files be in AAC or MP3 format with the appropriate file extension (.m4a or .mp3) and your video files be in MPEG-4 format with H.264 compression and with the appropriate file extension (.mp4, .m4v, or .mov). For more information, see Apple's guide for creating content.

I already have video and audio files, but they're not in the right format.  How do I convert them?

You can use a program like Handbrake to convert your files into the mp3 and mp4 file formats that iTunes U accepts.  If you prefer to use a web based conversion tool, try Zamzar.  Note that files will have to be uploaded to the internet to use Zamzar, which could take a long time.

How do I add content to my iTunes U site?
  1. Log in to your faculty iTunes U account.
  2. Navigate to the Course page where you want to add content.
  3. Click Upload And Manage Files in the Tools area.

    iTunes U displays the Upload and Manage Files webpage in your default web browser so you can select the files to upload as well as the location where you want to upload the files.
  4. Click a tab to indicate the group where you want to upload files.
  5. Click Add New File, and then select the file you want to add.

    iTunes U displays a status indicator and begins uploading the file you selected. To cancel the upload, click the Cancel icon.

    Repeat this step for each file you want to add to the group.
How do I provide a link for my students to view my iTunes U content?

Right-click on any link in iTunes to copy the link, then paste the link in an email, Blackboard, or anywhere you like.

Revised  July 25, 2013
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