[Deploying Sakai] iTunes U deployment

Zhen Qian zqian at umich.edu
Fri Aug 5 06:00:49 PDT 2011

You can use section handle to organize itunesu sites, so ideally you could have course section, project section, etc. However, this feature is not implemented yet in iTunes U tool.

To find out section_handle, you can add the iTunesU tool to a site. When the tool is launched, it outputs several log messages. Please find the one with ShowTree method, and use it for curl command, like the following:   

curl 'https://deimos.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/API/ShowTree/example.edu?​credentials=40004001.40004002.5b.5c.5e&identity=&time=1159908125&signature=&x=true' > showtree.xml

Then in the showtree xml, you will find the whole itunesu node structure, including the section node and its handle there. 

Just keep in mind that the itunesu credential will expire in one or three minute (I am not sure about the exact time). New credential is always generated when the tool starts up.


- Zhen

On Aug 4, 2011, at 7:50 PM, Kowalski, Peter J wrote:

> I've downloaded the iTunes U package and succesfully compiled for Sakai 2.8-x, but I'm having problems with the settings. I've put my settings in sakai.properties, but I can't figure out what to put for the section_handle variable. We have it set so that each Sakai site has it's own space for iTunes, so I'm guessing that means the section_handle would change depending on the site. Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to set that up. Can anyone help please?
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