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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I have to pay to access U.Va. on iTunes U?

No. You may freely preview and download all of the content from U.Va. on iTunes U.

How do I access U.Va. on iTunes U?

First, make sure you have the most current version of iTunes installed on your Mac or PC computer. To download the application, visit to Also make sure that you are running the most current update of your system software.

Is U.Va.'s content part of the iTunes Music Store?

Yes! You may now search for and access U.Va.'s content directly in the iTunes Store. Look for U.Va. in the "iTunes U" section.

Is the U.Va. on iTunes content under copyright protection?

While we do not implement any digital rights management (DRM) for U.Va. on iTunes content, we do use University of Virginia copyright releases to protect each piece of content on the site.

What are podcasts?

You can think of a podcast like an audio version of a magazine subscription. You sign up for the service and then when new features are posted on this site, the files will automatically download to your computer and/or portable MP3 player.

Do I have to use iTunes and Apple products to have access?

No, Apple offers a free Windows version of iTunes at For those who use another operating system such as Linux or wish to avoid iTunes altogether, you may access the content on the U.Va. Podcasts & Webcasts site.

How do I upload my podcast to ITunes U?

Please visit the iTunes U training page for instructions on how to upload your podcast.

How do we create our own iTunes U site?

U.Va. on iTunes U is a part of the Apple's iTunes U initiative. You can learn more about it by visiting the iTunes U Web site.

Can I use other .mp3 players with iTunes?

There is moderate support in iTunes for some third-party .mp3 players. You may enjoy our content on a computer or a CD.