TNCC on iTunes U

About TNCC on iTunes U

iTunes U is a service provided to colleges and universities, empowering easy access to rich educational content, including lectures, interviews and concerts, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Built atop the easy-to-use technology of the iTunes Store and the iTunes software, students are able to download content to any internet-connected computer, anywhere in the world. Audio and video can be experienced when students want to, at home, work or on the go by transferring this content to an iPod.

For Thomas Nelson Community College, iTunes U enables the college and its teachers an ability to easily create and share multimedia files with students, further enhancing the learning experience. Within TNCC on iTunes U you will find lectures, interviews, fine arts performances and other happenings at TNCC.

How do I access iTunes U?

To access TNCC on iTunes U you will need the current version of iTunes, available for free download from the Apple website. iTunes is available for Windows (XP, Vista, Win7) and Mac OS X.

Once you have downloaded and installed the most current version of the iTunes software, begin your experience with TNCC on iTunes U.

For further information, please consult the iTunes New User Guide, iTunes U User Guide (pdf) and our Frequently Asked Questions.

An Open Approach to Learning

Thomas Nelson believes in the free exchange of information and ideas. With this principal in mind TNCC on iTunes U is a free and open system. All content within this resource is easily accessible and open to public viewing. All visitors to iTunes U, students of Thomas Nelson and the general public, are welcome to experience the vibrancy of Thomas Nelson Community College.

Content placed within TNCC on iTunes U is licensed under several versions of the Creative Commons license. For specific license details of content stored within iTunes U please contact the instructor author directly. An email contact link is visible on each iTunes U course.


Frequently Asked Questions:

What do I need to use iTunes U?» Do I need an iPod, iPhone or iPad to use iTunes U?» Where can I download iTunes?» How do you login to iTunes U?» Are you unable to access iTunes U?» iTunes does not open and there is a popup window with an 'External Protocol Request'» iTunes does not open and there is nothing asking you to launch application.» How do you use the iTunes software?»

You need to download the most current version of the iTunes software. Downloads are available for both Windows and Macintosh.

  • No, you do not need an iPod to use iTunes U.
  • If you do have an iPod or other portable media device, the files from iTunes U can be transferred to the hardware using whatever software you used previously.
  • No portable media device (including iPod) is required at all. All of the multimedia files can be played using the iTunes software directly on your Windows or Macintosh system.
  • Once downloaded within iTunes, the content can be found within the iTunes folders on your system. Within the iTunes folder, you will see a folder for “iTunes Library”

You can download the most current version of iTunes from http://www.apple.com/itunes/download. You will need iTunes in order to be able to view the iTunes U site in the Apple Store.

TNCC on iTunes U is an open system, no login is required. All content within this system is freely available.

If you are unable to access iTunes U, be sure that you have done the following three things on your system.

  1. Be sure that you have an active connection to the Internet.
  2. You must have iTunes installed to access iTunes U.
  3. Your browser must be configured to accept “itmss://” links and to associate those links with the iTunes software.

  • If iTunes is installed on your machine, but you are unable to access iTunes U using Firefox, and you see a blank popup page with ‘External Protocol Request’ in the title after logging into iTunes U, you will need to follow these steps in order to tell Firefox to launch iTunes.
  • If iTunes is installed on your machine, but you are unable to access iTunes U using Firefox, and you see a blank popup page with ‘External Protocol Request’ in the title after logging into iTunes U, you will need to do the following steps to tell Firefox to launch iTunes.
    1. Open a new tab or window in Firefox
    2. Type itmss:// in the address bar
    3. You should get a External Protocol Request dialog that shows the choices “Launch Application” and “Cancel” along with a checkbox to “Remember my choice for all links of this type.”
    4. Check the box next to Remember my choice for all links of this type.
    5. Click the Launch Application button.

  • If you are using Firefox and iTunes does not open AND you do not see the ‘External Protocol Request’ error, you will need to do the following:
    • Open a new Firefox tab or window
    • In the address bar, type about:config.
    • When the list of configuration properties comes up, type itms into the “Filter” text field and hit Enter.
    • You’ll see one or more of these four items:
      1. network.protocol-handler.external.itms
      2. network.protocol-handler.external.itmss
      3. network.protocol-handler.warn-external.itms
      4. network.protocol-handler.warn-external.itmss
    • The first two, if they exist, should be set to true, the second two to false. You should be able to just double-click on the “true/false” entry to toggle the value.

Apple provides an overview of the iTunes software here: http://www.apple.com/support/ipod101/tunes/