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iTunes U: In Depth Upload Files for Posting to iTunes U

In Depth: Upload Files for Posting to iTunes U

iTunes U Content Administrators have the ability to upload audio files, video files, and PDF files to a file share for transfer to CSSD, which will then post them to iTunes U. This page provides instructions.

Important: Before uploading files, please ensure you have submitted the iTunes U Content Request form , which is received once you have received proper approval.

Uploading Content (Windows)
The steps below assume you are on campus when accessing the file share. If you are at an off-campus location or using Wireless PittNet, you will first need to log in to the Secure Remote Access service in Network Connect mode. Refer to the help sheet Secure Remote Access: Access Network Resources for details.

1. Click the Start button and select Run.

Run Programs on Windows

2. In the Run box, enter \\pitt-fs.cssd.pitt.edu\iTunesU and click OK.

Connect to iTunes U using Windows

Note: If you are prompted to log in, enter PITT/yourusername in the Username field and enter your University Computing Account password in the Password field.

3. The iTunes U file share displays. The folders on the main level represent University Responsibility Centers. Browse to your department's sub-folder and save copies of your audio and video files in that folder.

Select responsibility center or department on Windows

Uploading Content (Mac)
The steps below assume you are on campus when accessing the file share. If you are at an off-campus location or using Wireless PittNet, you will first need to log in to the Secure Remote Access service in Network Connect mode. Refer to the help sheet Secure Remote Access: Access Network Resources for details.

1. Navigate to the Go menu and select Connect to server.

Connect to iTunes U on a Macintosh

2. In the Server Address field, enter SMB://pitt-fs.cssd.pitt.edu/iTunesU and click Connect.

Connect to iTunes U on a Macintosh - Step 2

Note: If you are prompted to log in, enter PITT\yourusername in the Username field and enter your University Computing Account password in the Password field.

3. The iTunes U file share displays. The folders on the main level represent University Responsibility Centers. Browse to your department's sub-folder and save copies of your audio and video files in that folder.

Select a responsibility center or department on a Macintosh

Mapping a Drive to the iTunes U File Share
Mapping a drive to the iTunes U file share makes it even easier to upload content. Once you have mapped a drive on your computer to the file share, all you have to do is click on that drive to access the iTunes U file share.

Windows

1. Open the My Computer window. Click the Tools menu and select Map Network Drive.

Map a Network Drive in Windows - Step 1

2. The Map Network Drive window displays. Select a Drive letter that will be associated with the iTunes U file share and type \\pitt-fs.cssd.pitt.edu\iTunesU in the Folder field. Click Finish.

Map a Network Drive in Windows - Step 2

3. You can now quickly access the iTunes U file share by simply double clicking the drive that you have mapped.

Mac

1. Connect to the iTunes U file share using the instructions in the previous section of this help sheet.

2. Press and hold the Command and Option keys, then select the iTunes U share and drag it to your desktop to mount it.

Map a Drive on a Macintosh

You can now quickly access the iTunes U file share by simply double clicking the drive that you have mounted.

iTunes U Templates

Album Cover Template

The Album cover is a visual representation of your topic. Below is the standard University Album template to use when designing your cover.

To download an Album Cover template, right click an image below, select Save Picture As, and save the image to your desktop. Customize the graphic using image editing software such as Adobe Photoshop. When you are finished, submit the image to your Content Administrator.

iTunes U Album Cover template