Podcasting on iTunes U: Audio and Video of Lectures, Course Materials, and Special Events

Directions for Creating an iTunes U Course through Blackboard

Creating the course in iTunes U

  1. Login to Blackboard.
  2. Enter your course in Blackboard and go to the course Control Panel.
  3. Select the iTunes U link under the Course Tools section. NOTE: If your Blackboard course was created prior to October 1, 2009, you will need to turn on the iTunes U tool first by going to Control Panel—Manage Tools—Building Block Tool Availability and placing a check in the box beside iTunesU Course Application. If your Blackboard course was created after October 1, 2009, you should see the iTunes U link in the control panel by default.
  4. Select the Enable button to create a space for your course in iTunes U.
  5. Next you will need to add a link to your newly created iTunes U course in Blackboard. This link will allow students to access your iTunes U course space.
  6. Enter the content area of your Blackboard course where you want the link to be placed (Course Documents, Assignments, etc.)
  7. Select the iTunes U Link from the drop-down menu (to the far right of the add item bar), and click Go.
  8. Enter the link properties, and click Submit.

Accessing your course in iTunes U

  1. Login to Blackboard.
  2. Enter your course in Blackboard and go to the course Control Panel.
  3. Select the iTunes U link under the Course Tools section.
  4. Select the iTunes U button beside Reveal in iTunes. This will launch iTunes on your computer and take you to your course space within iTunes U.
  5. Alternatively, you could use the same iTunes U link that you created in your course content area for students.

Editing the iTunes U course area

  1. Refer to the iTunes U Guide to Creating Content.

Additional Resources

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