Revision History

This table describes the changes to Using iTunes U Private Sites .

DateNotes
2013-03-22

This release includes the following updates to the iTunes U service: Administration Guide updates, including direct links to the iTunes U Sample Code (ZIP), more clarification on who should read this guide, new iTunes U Support website name and URL, and a new title ( Using iTunes U Private Sites ) to further clarify the private site focus of the guide.

2011-11-03

This release includes the following updates to the iTunes U service: deprecation of the iTunes U Shibboleth integration; <itunes:order> tag updates; and Administration Guide updates, including updated supported formats to clarify RGB Color Model, removal of the Using Onscreen Help , Integrating iTunes U with Your Shibboleth IdP , and iTunes U in the iTunes Store topics, and a new title ( iTunes U Administration Guide for Private Sites ) to clarify the private site focus of the guide.

2011-01-31

This release includes the following updates to the iTunes U service: Administration Guide updates, including updated onscreen support links, details on downloading and opening Portable Document Format (PDF) and electronic publication (ePub) files, updated Authenticated default access, globally unique identifier (GUID) definition and details, and additional <itunes:order> information.

2010-10-25

This release includes the following updates to the iTunes U service: enhanced file support, including support for electronic publication (ePub) files and improved device support for Portable Document Format (PDF) files; addition of a closed captioned tag for RSS feeds; updated debugging site access and integration information; and reporting updates, including new user actions (DownloadiOS and DownloadPreviewiOS) and information.

2010-08-16

This release includes the following updates to the iTunes U service: Administration Guide updates, including updated supported formats to include information on SSL URL scheme (https), updated information regarding the use of an itmss:// URL in Links boxes, and reorganized category and subcategory codes.

2010-05-19

This release includes the following updates to the iTunes U service: updated system requirements and supported formats; track preferences updates, including HTML restrictions in track descriptions and removal of the “Use original” option for Album Information; track subtitle, summary, and description fallbacks; iTunes U - specific RSS feed tags; Web Services updates, including AddCourse, UpdateFeed, MergeCourse, MergeSection, AddSection, MergeDivision; capitalization recommendations for section heading text; reporting updates; and Administration Guide updates, including new downloading items topic and overall consistency.

2010-03-08

This release includes the following updates to the iTunes U service: Administration Guide updates, including adding the supported feed group ports, clarifying the Artwork Information track preferences restrictions (in relation to feed groups), reporting clarifications, and overall consistency.

2009-11-05

This release includes the following updates to the iTunes U service: iTunes 9 enhancements, including user interface, linking, search, and terminology updates; course enhancements, including support for feed courses; Web Services XSD 1.1.4 update, including adding feed courses; feed enclosure restrictions and recommendations; feed group updates; supported Shibboleth ports; system requirement updates; reporting enhancements; specific details on how to use the access debugging page; plus additional enhancements and bug fixes. In addition, Apple renamed and restructured this Administration Guide.

2009-05-27

This release includes the following updates to the iTunes U service: new information on preparing content; a higher limit on uploading content using the Upload and Manage Files page; additional details on how iTunes U uses your site display name; details on how long it takes for your edits to appear within your site, the iTunes U area in the iTunes Store, and search; reporting enhancements; search enhancements; Web Services information, such as how iTunes U processes the Handle attribute for a Group within a MergeGroup operation; plus additional enhancements and bug fixes. In addition, Apple reorganized this Administrator Guide to include guidance and instructions for iTunes U instructors and course managers from the deprecated Apple Education - iTunes U User's Guide .

2009-01-08

This release includes the following updates to the iTunes U service: Reporting enhancements, including the addition of feed group data to the DownloadPreview and SubscriptionEnclosure user actions; Web Services XSD 1.1.3 update, including the ability to specify the version query parameter when invoking the ShowTree operation with a GET request, removing support for TimeFormat and DateFormat from Theme, adding support for Explicit to Group and Track; standardized time and date settings to accommodate users' system settings; the ability to mark groups and tracks with advisory graphics; user interface localization for UK English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Dutch; plus additional enhancements and bug fixes.

2008-10-15

This release includes the following updates to the iTunes U service: Course page enhancements, including Author name field and basic access control naming; Upload Artwork webpage now displays the default alt text in the Alt Text field; improved select all capabilities in the Categorize Tracks webpage; smart group and feed group user interface updates; iTunes version updates for reporting; Apple ID identity tracking shown in weekly reports; plus additional enhancements and bug fixes.

2008-08-18

This release includes the following updates to the iTunes U service: Apple ID based site administration; basic and advanced access controls; subcategories for iTunes U in the iTunes Store; accessibility improvements, including the ability to add alt text descriptions for images; Web Services XSD 1.1.2 update, including renaming and removing ThemeHandle entities and attributes; User information update, including changes to the way iTunes U uses the identity token data key to display user information in the navigation bar and log and reporting files; iTunes U logs now display IP addresses; Welcome page enhancements, including a Top Downloads box for root Welcome pages within sites included in the iTunes Store; smart groups can now search for tracks based on category codes, handles, and release dates; plus additional enhancements and bug fixes. In addition, Apple restructured this Administrator’s Guide.

2008-06-13

This release includes the following updates to the iTunes U service: Web Services XSD 1.1.1 update, including adding feed groups, updating feed groups, removing support for DeleteCredential and AddCredential, assigning categories to tracks, allowing subscription values for groups, allowing permission and linked folder values for courses, allowing descriptions values for divisions, and defined many occurrence constraints; version-less Web Service requests now always return an XSD 1.1 response; Track Categories, providing a way for you to help iTunes Store users find content of interest to them within your site, iTunes U in the iTunes Store now includes Provider and Category pages; iTunes U daily reports are now sorted by date and time; plus additional enhancements and bug fixes.

2008-02-15

This release includes the following updates to the iTunes U service: Welcome page enhancements, including description text, multiple Links boxes, and narrow or wide sections; Themes, providing a new functionality that allows you to create a set of color and appearances settings, define them as a theme, and apply them to each page in your iTunes U site; iTunes U in the iTunes Store now includes a Tell A Friend link in every Course page, as well as a link to display up to 100 of your top downloads; plus additional enhancements and bug fixes.