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== Initial Research ==
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== Initial Research ==
  
===MIIS iTunes U Presence===
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=== MIIS iTunes U Presence ===
http://deimos.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/miis.edu
 
  
===Site Design===
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http://deimos.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/miis.edu
* University of Michigan has a great 3-column layout
 
* Can include dynamic elements such as "Top Downloads"
 
* Need to have a public presence on iTunes in order to be granted the Public Feature Page template used by Michigan, Stanford, Duke, etc.
 
  
===Application Process===
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=== Site Design ===
* Far less likely to get a site as a department of an institution.
 
* For example, if you say, "We're the Theatre Department of Generic U and we'd like a site if we can get it," you are far less likely to get a site than if you say, "We're Generic U and we'd like a site if we can get it.
 
  
==Timeline==
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*University of Michigan has a great 3-column layout
* Submitted for approval on Tuesday 11/19/2008
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*Can include dynamic elements such as "Top Downloads"
* Approved 12/15/2008
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*Need to have a public presence on iTunes in order to be granted the Public Feature Page template used by Michigan, Stanford, Duke, etc.
* Should appear in public iTunes Store within 3 weeks of approval date
 
  
== Additional Work to be Done ==
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=== Application Process ===
===Contact Apple===
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* When you ask Apple to create a public site for your school, you get access to the three-column page design (this is called a "public features page" in the iTunes U admin guide). This design is, I suspect, intended to be a visual cue that lets an iTunes U client know that he/she is visiting your school's public arena (as opposed to the place where class materials are kept).
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*Far less likely to get a site as a department of an institution.
* To get the three-column format, ask Apple to create a public site with the public features page for you. Bear in mind, though, the the intended use is different than for your private site.
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*For example, if you say, "We're the Theatre Department of Generic U and we'd like a site if we can get it," you are far less likely to get a site than if you say, "We're Generic U and we'd like a site if we can get it.
===Establish Style Guide===
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* Establish guidelines for the following items:
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== Timeline ==
**Track name
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**Artwork
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*Submitted for approval on Tuesday 11/19/2008
**Artist
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*Approved 12/15/2008
**Album
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*Should appear in public iTunes Store within 3 weeks of approval date
**Year
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**Genre
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== Additional Work to be Done ==
**Comments
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**Summary
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=== Contact Apple ===
**Category
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*When you ask Apple to create a public site for your school, you get access to the three-column page design (this is called a "public features page" in the iTunes U admin guide). This design is, I suspect, intended to be a visual cue that lets an iTunes U client know that he/she is visiting your school's public arena (as opposed to the place where class materials are kept).  
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*To get the three-column format, ask Apple to create a public site with the public features page for you. Bear in mind, though, the the intended use is different than for your private site.
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=== Establish Style Guide ===
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*Establish guidelines for the following items:  
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**Track name  
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**Artwork  
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**Artist  
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**Album  
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**Year  
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**Genre  
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**Comments  
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**Summary  
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**Category  
 
*NO ACRONYMS
 
*NO ACRONYMS
  
===Create Launch/Support Page===
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=== Create Launch/Support Page ===
* Needs to be created
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* Several good examples:
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*Needs to be created  
**http://video.tncc.edu/itunesu/index.php
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*Several good examples:  
**http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/0806/08060301
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**http://video.tncc.edu/itunesu/index.php  
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**http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/0806/08060301  
 
**https://wikis.otis.edu/tech/index.php/Otis_on_iTunesU
 
**https://wikis.otis.edu/tech/index.php/Otis_on_iTunesU
  
===Compile FAQs===
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=== Compile FAQs ===
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*Do I have to pay to access MIIS on iTunes U?
 
*Do I have to pay to access MIIS on iTunes U?
  
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*What is a podcast?
 
*What is a podcast?
  
*How can I create my own podcast?  
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*How can I create my own podcast?
  
 
*Where in iTunes is the content I downloaded from MIIS on iTunes U?
 
*Where in iTunes is the content I downloaded from MIIS on iTunes U?

Revision as of 16:53, 17 December 2008

Initial Research

MIIS iTunes U Presence

http://deimos.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/miis.edu

Site Design

  • University of Michigan has a great 3-column layout
  • Can include dynamic elements such as "Top Downloads"
  • Need to have a public presence on iTunes in order to be granted the Public Feature Page template used by Michigan, Stanford, Duke, etc.

Application Process

  • Far less likely to get a site as a department of an institution.
  • For example, if you say, "We're the Theatre Department of Generic U and we'd like a site if we can get it," you are far less likely to get a site than if you say, "We're Generic U and we'd like a site if we can get it.

Timeline

  • Submitted for approval on Tuesday 11/19/2008
  • Approved 12/15/2008
  • Should appear in public iTunes Store within 3 weeks of approval date

Additional Work to be Done

Contact Apple

  • When you ask Apple to create a public site for your school, you get access to the three-column page design (this is called a "public features page" in the iTunes U admin guide). This design is, I suspect, intended to be a visual cue that lets an iTunes U client know that he/she is visiting your school's public arena (as opposed to the place where class materials are kept).
  • To get the three-column format, ask Apple to create a public site with the public features page for you. Bear in mind, though, the the intended use is different than for your private site.

Establish Style Guide

  • Establish guidelines for the following items:
    • Track name
    • Artwork
    • Artist
    • Album
    • Year
    • Genre
    • Comments
    • Summary
    • Category
  • NO ACRONYMS

Create Launch/Support Page

Compile FAQs

  • Do I have to pay to access MIIS on iTunes U?
  • What if I have Windows? Can I still install iTunes?
  • How do I access MIIS on iTunes U?
  • Is MIIS's content part of the iTunes Music Store?
  • Can I access MIIS on iTunes U directly without first opening a browser?
  • A podcast has images, but they do not appear when I play it. How can I see them?
  • I can see other people's playlist in my iTunes. Did someone hack into my computer?
  • What do I need to use iTunes U?
  • Do I need an iPod to use iTunes U?
  • Where can I download iTunes?
  • How do I login to iTunes U?
  • Is the MIIS on iTunes content under copyright protection?
  • What is a podcast?
  • How can I create my own podcast?
  • Where in iTunes is the content I downloaded from MIIS on iTunes U?
  • Can I use other mp3 players with iTunes?
  • What else can I do using the iTunes software?
  • I want to distribute a URL to something specific in iTunesU. Can I link directly to this content?