Contribute to iTunes U

iTunes New Collection Process Overview

If you’re a member of the Notre Dame campus community, you can easily contribute content to iTunes U.

Once you’ve reviewed the University Social Media Policy, you can request a new collection. After this request is reviewed and approved by OPAC, you will meet with OIT to receive training and assistance in posting your content to your collection. Finally, the collection will be published for the world to see and download.

Glossary

iTunes U
A section of the iTunes store dedicated to higher education
Collection
A public set of content in ND on iTunes U
Course
A private (NetID login required) set of content in ND on iTunes U
Track
A single entry in a podcast
Podcast
A series of audio or video content that allows users to subscribe to future updates

Who can publish content?

Faculty and staff of all affiliated University groups.

Who approves my content?

The Office of Public Affairs and Communication (OPAC) approves the content for the general public. Please follow the approval process to request approval to publish your content to ND on iTunes U. Also, see Apple’s content Guidelines for information regarding content and meta data.

What content is appropriate?

Content that you wish to share should:

  • Support Notre Dame’s vision to be a preeminent research university with a distinctive Catholic character and an unsurpassed commitment to undergraduate education
  • Support your unit’s communications goals
  • Be of interest to current and prospective students, parents, faculty, and staff; alumni and friends; and/or academic influencers
  • Follow copyright and FERPA rules
  • Be appropriate for a general audience and mindful of the University’s mission

The video file format we like to publish to iTunes U:

  • .m4v – H.264, 480×360, AAC audio, 29.97 fps, 44100 Hz

This allows the video to properly play on computers and mobile devices. It also reduces download time of the actual file. Example: a one-hour video might be 14.53 GB but when encoded in the format above, it would reduce to 447.3 MB.

What types of content can I post?

  • Course content (audio and video recordings of lectures)
  • Event content (recordings of lecture series, conferences, performances)
  • News content (produced in conjunction with the Office of News & Information)
  • Marketing content (promotional videos)