Harvard on iTunes U

iTunes UHarvard on iTunes U allows the University to distribute world-class educational content to the world at large. Watch Michael Sandel give his famous "Justice" lectures, learn about the intersection of science and cooking, or listen to Yo-Yo Ma perform Bach’s First Suite for Solo Cello.

Questions or feedback? Contact us at digitalcomms@harvard.edu.

Harvard on iTunes U

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About iTunes U

iTunes U is a part of the iTunes Store featuring free lectures, language lessons, audiobooks, and more, that you can enjoy on your iPod, iPhone, Mac or PC. Explore over 350,000 educational audio and video files from top universities, museums and public media organizations from around the world. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Harvard on iTunes U?
Harvard on iTunes U provides the University with a supplemental way to widely distribute digital lectures, music, performances and more that convey the academic and intellectual opportunities at Harvard.

Users must have Apple's free iTunes software installed to access the video and audio files and may find the content by searching or browsing the Apple iTunes store. The content is available free, and people can easily add the content to their Apple-branded portable multimedia device.

Do I need iTunes software on my computer to access this material?
Yes. Download the latest version of iTunes from the iTunes web site. iTunes is free software which will run on Windows-based PCs and Apple's OS X.

How do I visit Harvard on iTunes U?
Go to Harvard on iTunes U or Harvard Extension on iTunes U. This should open the iTunes application, and Harvard on iTunes U will display there. If it fails in a non-Safari browser, try opening in Safari.

What materials are appropriate for iTunes U?
Harvard on iTunes U presents public lectures, events, and digitized collections in audio, video, and PDF format. For more information on content policies, or if you would like to contribute content via your School or Center, please contact digitalcomms@harvard.edu.

What if Harvard on iTunes U content infringes on copyright protection?
Any party asserting that content presented on Harvard on iTunes U infringes on copyright activities should contact digitalcomms@harvard.edu.

What if Harvard on iTunes U content infringes on intellectual property rights?
Harvard University does not permit infringement of intellectual property rights on Harvard on iTunes U. Any party asserting that content presented on Harvard on iTunes U infringes on the intellectual property rights of others should contact digitalcomms@harvard.edu.

Is Harvard's content part of the iTunes Music Store?
Yes. Upon opening the iTunes Music Store, users will see at the top of their screen a series of links in a grey bar. The second link from the left is to “iTunes U” and clicking it will bring you to the iTunes U homepage. Once there, scroll down and locate “Harvard University” in the alphabetical list of “Featured Providers”.

How long will material remain on Harvard on iTunes U?
The audio and video files are stored by both Apple Computer and Harvard University. Although most public content on Harvard on iTunes U is intended to remain indefinitely, there is no guarantee of how long files will remain on iTunes U. Therefore, Harvard on iTunes U should not be considered a permanent archive for audio and video. Individual contributors are responsible for the preservation of their content.

May I link to my iTunes material from my website or an email?
Yes. Within iTunes, locate the track or collection that you would like to share. If you would like to link to a full collection, click the down arrow beneath the collection artwork, next to “Subscribe Free” and click “Copy Link”; then paste the URL into the document that you intend to share. If sharing a specific track, click the down arrow next to “Free” in the track bar and then click “Copy Link” and follow the instructions above. Alternatively, you may be able to drag the link from iTunes into an email or a text editor, and the URL will appear. You can copy links to pages, tabs, or even single files.

In both the “Subscribe Free” and “Free” menus described above, there is also options to “Share on Facebook” and “Share on Twitter”. These options will automatically share the desired content on your social media channels if currently logged in on the computer in use.

What format should my video / audio be in?
Please contact us at digitalcomms@harvard.edu for technical guidelines.