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Include an iTunes U Podcast

How to display the contents of an iTunes U podcast feed in a Commonspot page

If you have content hosted in SCU's iTunes U store, you're not limited to accessing that content with the iTunes client.  You can include the podcast XML feed provided by iTunes and display the content in a Commonspot page.

First, open the SCU iTunes store (connect via and browse to a category.  In the example below, we're looking for the podcast feed URL for the Markkula Center content in the "Heard on Campus" category.  When you have the category and tab selected, look for the "subscribe" button near the category title text.  Right-click on that button and copy the feed URL.

Now, add the "iTunes U Feed" element to your Commonspot page.  This element requires one custom script parameter named "feed".  In this example the parameter is set to:



Heard on Campus - President's Speaker Series 2006-2007

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