This section describes how you can share files by uploading content to your site. You can use iTunes U to share audio, video, and PDF files. iTunes, which displays the iTunes U pages, is designed primarily for audio and video files. Therefore, audio and video file types have importance within iTunes U because the software is designed to work in conjunction with iTunes, iPod, and iPhone.
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). PDF booklets must have the .pdf extension. For more information, see “Supported Formats.”
Note: Internet Explorer on Windows may have performance limitations when uploading files. For more information, see the Microsoft Help and Support Site at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;329781.
To upload content files:
Click a course title or thumbnail image in a Public Feature or Welcome page for the Course page where you want to add content.
The specific Course page appears.
Click Upload And Manage Files in the Tools area.
iTunes U displays the Upload and Manage Files webpage in your default browser so you can select the files to upload as well as the location where you want to upload the files.
Click a tab to indicate the group where you want to upload the files.
Click Add New File, click Choose 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.
Depending on the browser you are using, you may, for example, click Browse instead of Choose File to select the track you want to add.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each group in the selected Course page.
Move, reorder, replace, or delete files, or edit metadata for files you previously added:
To move a file to another group, click the tab for the group where the file currently exists, select the file’s checkbox, choose Move Selected Files To from the Choose Action pop-up menu, and then choose the destination group from the pop-up menu.
To reorder files within a group, click the tab for the group where you want to reorder files, and then click the file’s Up or Down Triangle icon to move the file up or down one position in the list.
To replace a file, click the tab for the group where the file currently exists, click the Replace icon for the file you want to replace, click Choose File, and then select the new file. iTunes U displays a status indicator and begins uploading the file you selected. To cancel the upload, click the Cancel icon. Replacing a file rather than deleting and uploading a new file is important if you want to save previously defined bookmarks and iTunes U popularity index entries associated with a file.
To delete a file, click the tab for the group where the file currently exists, and then click the file’s Delete icon. To delete multiple files at once, select the files’ checkboxes, and then choose Delete Files from the Choose Action pop-up menu.
To edit file metadata, click the file’s Edit icon, type a new file Name or Artist, and then click the Save icon to save your metadata changes.
iTunes U displays the new content in the Course page groups and updates track or podcast information (for example, the number of tracks per group) and controls.
iTunes U only accepts files for upload that are less than 500 megabytes (MB). To create smaller files, try editing down information within the file or using high-quality compressed file formats, such as AAC and H.264.
You cannot use the Upload and Manage Files webpage to work with files within a Smart or Feed group. iTunes U dynamically generates the contents for Smart and Feed group types. To modify these group types, use the Course page tab editing features within iTunes U.
After a file is uploaded, only the instructor or course manager (or another user with editing access) can move, reorder, replace, delete, or edit the file.
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