Assignments, materials, and study notes all work together in the iTunes U app to keep students prepared for class and engaged in learning.
Students can see homework assignments with due dates for all their
courses from the Home screen.
They can keep track of assignments by checking those they’ve completed.
Students can access resources and materials at any time.
Students can take notes on assigned videos and books, or even during
lectures right within the iTunes U app.
All of the notes are compiled in one place for each course.
With iTunes U courses, you can add to and update your course at anytime so your lessons stay relevant. And automatic push notifications get sent through the app to keep students informed of changes and updates.
The iTunes U app lets students enroll in a course and download all of the materials they need when they are connected to Wi-Fi — which means learning and studying can happen anywhere, at anytime with just an iPad.
No matter where in the world you teach, or what grade level, iTunes U courses let you teach a topic the way you know works best for your students.
To add content to your course, start by creating a post. It can be just a
message, or can also include an assignment with attached materials.
When you add materials, you can link directly to a chapter in a
book, or a specific start and stop time in a video.
Once you submit a new post, it’s added to the topic you
selected from your outline.
Add apps, videos, books, and your own existing
materials to your course.
Search content across all of iTunes right from the app.
Upload anything you can access from your Camera Roll.
Or, add documents directly from Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and
other apps with the Open in Another App feature.
When you create a private course, Discussions let you and the entire
class continue conversations or ask new questions outside of class time.
Teachers can collaborate on course creation, management, and enrollment with up to five course contributors — like department leads, teacher’s assistants, or district curriculum developers. You can also transfer your current course to another teacher, complete with the existing student enrollment. Or just offer inspiration by sharing a copy of your course — the outline, posts, assignments, and materials — to help others get started.
Read iTunes U Course Guidelines (PDF)
Make it great.
The best courses include a rich variety of content that inspires you and engages your students — from Multi-Touch books, news articles, documents and handouts to dynamic apps, videos, and websites. It’s easy to quickly add materials right from the iTunes U app. Or you can organize everything on your Mac, and upload from the web-based tool.
Learn more about the iTunes U app Create a course on your Mac
Enroll as an institution.
School districts, colleges, and universities can distribute courses and collections of education content by signing up with Public Site Manager.Sign up