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Pace on iTunes U

What is iTunes U?

iTunes U is a free service for higher education from Apple that provides a means for managing, delivering, and accessing university-related content to all, whether on or off campus to the local and global community.

Pace on iTunes U is a video/audio repository of Pace events and special productions to course discussions and guest speakers.

Visitors can select from a wide variety of subjects including university news and updates, department or program information, presentations, lectures, training sessions, and guided tours. These video and audio files can be viewed or listened to on a Mac or PC, and even on smart phones and tablets.

Pace on iTunes U is sponsored by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. To learn more about Apple's iTunes U program, please visit their website.

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Getting Started

Now you can add educational content from Pace University to your iTunes library. You can listen or view content on your computer, and even sync it to your iPod.

Two simple steps to get you started:

  • Download iTunes for either Macintosh or Windows to
  • After installing iTunes, select 'iTunes U' within the iTunes Store to find Pace University, or go directly to Pace on iTunes U.

How do I use the iTunes software?

Apple's overview of the iTunes software. Also, read the Pace on iTunes U terms of service.

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Contribute Content

Pace on iTunes U combines rich media with innovative teaching and research making it is possible for every Pace faculty member and researcher to effectively and efficiently provide podcast course material to students, colleagues, fellow researchers, as well as the local and global community.

Content Requirements

Submissions to Pace on iTunes U must be unique educational content that is distinctive to Pace and reflects academic expertise. In order for your submision to be considered as a good candidate for Pace on iTunes U your content needs to be original content produced by you and/or a member of the Pace community, have a broad general audience appeal, and its message must appropriately reflect the mission of your department/program, school or college, or the University as a whole.

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Preparing your content

iTunes U supports the distribution of compressed audio and video files. Apple recommends using the following formats for your iTunes U audio and video content:

Audio files

Audio files (AAC, MP3) with appropriate file extensions (.m4a, .mp3). For best results during playback, Apple recommends converting MP3 files greater than 32 megabytes (MB) to AAC format. For AAC audio files, Apple recommends the following specifications:

  • Audio Format: Baseline Low-Complexity Profile with AAC-LC (Music)
  • Data Rate: Up to 160 Kbps
  • Channels: Stereo in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov formats
  • Output Sample Rate: 48 kHz
  • Encoding Quality: Better

Video files

Video files (MPEG-4 with H.264 compression) with appropriate file extensions (.mp4, .m4v, .mov). For best results with iPod, Apple recommends using MPEG-4 with H.264 compression with the following specifications:

  • Video Format: MPEG-4 with H.264
  • Data Rate: Up to 1.5 Mbps
  • Image Size: 640 x 480 pixels
  • Frame Rate: 30 frames per second
  • Key Frame: Every 24 frames
  • Audio Tracks: Baseline Low-Complexity Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps

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Sending your content

If you think you have content that is appropriate for Pace on iTunes U, please fill out the online iTunes U submission form to upload your audio or video file. After receiving your submission, the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology will review your files. You will be notified if your content is approved for Pace on iTunes U. For more information contact Julio A. Rodriguez-Rentas, courseware designer and administrator of Pace on iTunes U.

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Featuring iTunes U content on your website

Every content collection in iTunes U has an associated unique URL that you can link to from the Web. To get this unique URL, right-click on the collections's album cover and select Copy Link from the pop-up menu.

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