Frequently Asked Questions
How do I access Cabrillo on iTunesU?
To access Cabrillo on iTunesU, you must have iTunes downloaded and installed on your computer. If you have a Macintosh, go to the Apple menu, launch software update, and install the update. If you use Windows, go to www.apple.com/itunes, download and install the iTunes software.
Once you have verified that your iTunes installation is complete, make sure that you are running the most current update to your system software. Finally, go to itunes.Cabrillo.edu and click on "Take Me to Cabrillo College on iTunesU." Cabrillo on iTunes U will open in your iTunes application.
You cannot access Cabrillo on iTunesU directly from the iTunes Music Store. You must first visit itunes.Cabrillo.edu.
- Is the Cabrillo on iTunesU content under copyright protection?
Yes. Cabrillo on iTunesU content is copyrighted to the College and its faculty and staff authors. Some content is password protected and accessible only to registered students.
- What are podcasts?
Podcasting is in reference to the digital media files posted for use on personal media devices or personal computers. Cabrillo on iTunesU content downloaded via these feeds will be marked as podcasts and will be displayed in the podcast section of the iTunes application accordingly.
Content downloaded in this manner from Cabrillo on iTunes U appears in a smart playlist called "Cabrillo" in the playlists section of the iTunes application.
- Why did Cabrillo and Apple collaborate on this project?
Cabrillo recognizes how accessible and cost-effective this method is of providing academic content. The College began a pilot project in fall 2006 and Apple has provided training for both faculty and staff.
You do not need an iPod to access the content. All you need is a player capable of playing .mp4 AAC (Advanced Audio Codec) files. (AAC is not exclusively Apple's, although Apple prefers it to alternative file formats.) Apple does make a free Windows version of iTunes that is available for download at http://www.apple.com/itunes.
Can I use other .mp3 players with iTunes?
- Can I access Cabrillo on iTunesU directly from the main iTunes Music Store without first opening a browser?
There is moderate support in iTunes for some third-party .mp3 players, but they will not be able to play .mp4 AAC files (including content purchased from the iTunes Store.) Apple offers a full line of iPod products and accessories which will give you the best digital experience. Otherwise, you may enjoy our content on a computer or a CD, or you may convert the AAC files.To re-encode the AAC (.mp4) files into the .mp3 format, download the content first into your iTunes application. Second, in the iTunes preferences, click on the "Advanced" icon and navigate to the "Importing" tab. Next, select "MP3 Encoder" in the "import using" menu. Finally, highlight the file(s) that you wish to convert, go to the Advanced menu, and click on "Convert Selection to .mp3."
No. There are no direct links from the main iTunes Music Store to get to the Cabrillo on iTunes site. You must first visit itunes.Cabrillo.edu to access Cabrillo on iTunesU.