DePaul University has been using iTunes U for several years now. We have used it in two ways:
- Sharing public videos that anyone with an Internet connection can download.
- Sharing private videos for individual classes at DePaul. Here, only registered students can access and download the videos. Campus Connection is used to update the list of registered students.
The option to use iTunes U for private videos will be discontinued by Apple on Tuesday 1st September 2015.
Wen-Der Lin of MPT (Media Production and Training) has created a set of instructions on how to download content before the private videos are deleted at the end of this month:
In order to retain the material that you have uploaded to iTunes U, you will need to archive your material following the procedure outlined below. To ensure all data is preserved, MPT will also be archiving all content on DePaul private sites. This content can then be uploaded to a DePaul streaming server. MPT is able to assist with helping you place this material on the streaming server. For assistance please contact MPT@depaul.edu.
Procedure for Archiving your material with your PC/MAC:
Step 1: Go to https://itunes.depaul.edu and login to iTunes U with you DePaul Campus Connect user ID and password.
Step 2: After iTunes launches, go your college than your course and click on the course tag.
Step 3: Click on "Get Track" button right next to the graphic and the download will begin. You have to repeat the same action within each tab if you have multiple tabs in the course.
Step 4: To check the status of the download, click on the down arrow button at the upper right hand corner.
Step 5: After download is finished, you may find your material in the following path:
- Windows environment: C:\Users\Your User Name\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\iTunes U
- OS X environment: /Users/Your User Name/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/iTunes U/
Since downloaded material will be saved on your C drive or Main drive, please make sure that the C drive or Main drive has enough room for this download process. You may move the download material to an alternate storage device in order to save the space on your C drive or Main drive.
Please feel free to contact Wen-Der Lin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1 (773) 325-7995 if you run into any issues with your content download.
MPT (Media Production and Training) has posted a series of training videos for DePaul students on iTunes U. These videos introduce Desire2Learn, and the go into more detail on how to use the various functions within D2L.
I highly suggest that you subscribe and download.
These videos can be found by following this link or by going to iTunes and searching for “DePaul D2L student.”