| Introduction to Columbia on iTunes U

Home > Our Services > Introduction to Columbia on iTunes U

Columbia on iTunes U delivers educational podcasts to students, faculty, and the public through Apple's popular iTunes desktop media player. Podcasting is a technology that offers video and audio files over the Internet for playback on desktop computers or portable media devices like iPods and iPhones. Columbia on iTunes U allows faculty to publish and manage educational podcasts of course lectures, course media, and campus events that students can access anytime. The Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning administers Columbia on iTunes U and provides faculty support to educators at the University.


Columbia on iTunes U offers

  • 24/7 access to educational podcasts for student use.
  • Original content created by Columbia faculty, schools, and departments.
  • Podcasts of conferences, seminars, lectures, and other campus events.
  • Audio tours of the Columbia University campus.

Accessing Columbia U iTunes U

  • Columbia on iTunes U is accessible through the iTunes Store, and can be located in the directory of universities and colleges within the iTunes U section of the store.
  • If you do not have iTunes U installed on your computer, visit Apple iTunes and download iTunes for Macintosh or Windows.
  • Visit Columbia on iTunes U. Select "Columbia Access" or "Public Access" on the right side of the the homepage to connect to iTunes U.

Getting Started with Columbia on iTunes U

Contact an educational technologist to learn more about Columbia on iTunes U and podcasting for educational purposes by emailing ccnmtl-itunesu@columbia.edu.