Lecturers and scientists at Freie Universität have the possibility of providing audiovisual content on the institutional platform Freie Universität Berlin on iTunes U. The educational section of iTunes - the "U" in "iTunes U" stands for "University" - supplements in this manner the central systems of the FU. Freie Universität Berlin on iTunes U presents, on the one hand, recordings of courses (audio, videos, screencasts, podcasts etc.), and, on the other hand, serves to support the international presentation of the university using digital content that stems from, for example, conferences, lecture series etc. All of the content that the Freie Universität publishes on iTunes U is simultaneously provided on the Audio-Video Portal (AV Portal). In this way the lecturers can directly integrate their course recordings into the FU systems. 

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Implementation forms

  • Lecture recordings

  • Teaching videos (tutorials)

  • Lecture series
  • Conference recordings

Implementation tips

  • By using iTunes students that work with Apple devices can subscribe tutorials and can learn with these anywhere, anytime
  • Through the simultaneous provision of all audiovisual content on the AV Portal all of the students, independent of any operating system, can easily access this
  • If audiovisual content is provided on the AV Portal then these can be easily referenced by Blackboard courses, FU wikis, FU blogs or FU websites 
  • Researchers can inform the international research community about their projects and results
  • By providing material on iTunes U potential students or researchers can be won 
  • As iTunes U guarantees a high level of visibility internationally seen, international marketing potentials can be used here  


Data protection & terms of use

Further information

Support offered by CeDiS

  • Consulting services for the implementation of digital solutions in teaching: The Center for Digital Systems (CeDiS) has extensive experience of many years when it comes to the implementation of digital media and systems within the fields of teaching, learning and research. We offer a wide variety of consulting services on the implementation of these tools and systems within the entire academic scope and especially at Freie Universität Berlin. 
  • Training courses and workshops: For lecturers at Freie Universität Berlin (professors, employees, tutors) as well as lecturers of other universities CeDiS offers training courses and workshops on the topic of teaching and learning with digital media. These course enable participants to implement online elements within their own sphere of teaching.
  • The Executive Board of the Freie Universität supports e-learning initiatives: With the e-learning funding program financial resources are provided to lecturers that enrich and improve their courses quality-wise by implementing technological and media-related support. All of the academic staff teaching, the lecturers or even the institutions of the Freie Universität - without the Charité-Universitätsmedizin - can be supported within this program.