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iTunes U @ Salisbury University FAQs

What is podcasting?
The word "podcasting" refers to a collection of technologies that make it easy for people to publish and subscribe to audio and/or video content available on the Web. These technologies include RSS (Really Simple Syndication), blogging software, and MP3 files.

In effect, podcasting provides asynchronous radio and television over the Internet, allowing users to select, mix, and access programming of their choice according to their own schedules and to produce content for a global audience with a very low entry-level threshold.

Podcasting has proven to be a useful teaching tool. Professors can easily podcast lectures or assign audio content, such as unpublished talks, to supplement written materials. Similarly, students can contribute audio materials as course work.

Is iTunesU @ Salisbury University available for both Windows and Macintosh?
Yes. iTunesU @ Salisbury University is compatible with both Windows and Mac platforms.
Go to http://www.apple.com/itunes for the most up-to-date version for either PC or Mac.

iTunesU @ Salisbury University works with most modern, standards-compliant Web browsers. Apple recommends using one of the following browsers:
• Safari 2.0 or later on Mac
• Internet Explorer 6.0 or later on Windows

How can I start using iTunesU @ Salisbury University today?
If you would like to start podcasting using iTunesU @ Salisbury University, please visit our Account Request page.

Do I need to have iTunes in order to use iTunesU @ Salisbury University?
Yes. We require the most recent version of iTunes for Mac or Windows. Download the latest version at http://www.apple.com/itunes.

I already have my own podcast, how do I put it on iTunesU @ Salisbury University?
Contact us and we can help you get your podcast on iTunesU @ Salisbury University.

Does iTunesU @ Salisbury University support both Audio and Video Podcasting?
Yes. iTunesU @ Salisbury University may be used to distribute a wide variety of compressed audio and video files.

Apple recommends using the following formats for your iTunesU @ Salisbury University audio and video content:

Audio files (AAC, MP3) with appropriate file extensions (.m4a, .mp3)
Video files (MPEG-4, H.264) with appropriate file extensions (.mp4, .m4v, .mov).
For best results with iPod, Apple recommends using H.264.

Do I need an iPod or mp3 player to use iTunesU @ Salisbury University?
Definitely not! You can download and play all podcasts on your computer, whether you use a PC or a Mac, without any type of portable music player.