It was a snap to set up, and I like the way it is organized in iTunes -- course show up in iTunes window, and downloads from SFU become a playlist. But then I've been using iTunes for a long time so the organization of content and behaviours made sense to me. Although the labels take some adjustment!
- Artist = Simon Fraser Univeristy
- Genre = Simon Fraser University (right along with jazz, folk, blues
- Album = SCoPE Seminar Discussions (gone platinum!
- Price = Download
- iTunes software is free
- Easy to transfer to a portable player
- Students can organize content in a way that suits them
- Course space can be set up for sharing, so students can upload content
- You can upload more than just podcasts
- Lack of context for content (For example, I added an article by Susan Manning but I don't seem to have a way to provide a proper reference, or to add other information, or link to it for that matter)
- Labels may be confusing for students
- You can't upload all file formats. For example .rtf doesn't seem to be supported.
- All iTunesU course content (PDF files, podcasts) end up the music library in iTunes at the user level. There may be a way to change this at the admin level.
- How can the content be integrated into a discussion? (I couldn't find a way to copy a URL for a single artefact)
- How can you add links to other podcasts without having to download and upload to iTunesU?
- What would be the best way to reuse content from one semester to the next?