3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 8, 2012 3:41 PM by Aiden Tozer
gowschool Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

We just received acceptance to the new iTunes U for K-12 Schools. We plan on publishing teacher courses though iTunes U. There is a Publishing requirement to have 6 visible Collections before Publishing. We do not plan on having any Collections, just in-session Courses. Is there any plan to remove the collection requirement? Or require 6 Collections or Cources?

 

Thanks!

 

Jeff

  • 1. Re: Publish iTunes U page without Collections
    Jeff E. Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    We are also just in the process of setting up an iTunes U page four our school.  As far as I can tell, there is no way to get the schools Page to show up in iTunes without publishing 6 Collections first.  You can however, share a link via your school's website or email which will allow students to subscribe to your Courses without them appearing in iTunes.  In the iTunes U Course Manager you should see a Share button next to the name of each course.  If you click the button a URL appears which you can share.  I hope this helps and I agree that many school may not want to have collections.  I am still a bit unclear on the purpose of a collection.

  • 2. Re: Publish iTunes U page without Collections
    gowschool Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yep, that's what we are doing right now. We just e-mail the link to the students in each class. It would be beneficial if it we were allowed to publish to iTunes U though. That way they could browse all courses available. Hopefully it will be available sometime in the near future.

  • 3. Re: Publish iTunes U page without Collections
    Aiden Tozer Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)

    You can now publish your site to the iTunes U catalog as soon as you have any combination of 6 courses or collections.