Assignments, materials and study notes all work together in the iTunes U app to keep students prepared for class and engaged in learning.
Assignments with due dates let students keep track of homework and
check off completed assignments within the course.
Students can access resources and materials at any time. And when a teacher points to a specific chapter in a book or start and stop point of a video it opens directly to that spot from the iTunes U app.
Students can take notes on videos, books and even live lectures,
and all of the notes will be compiled together in the 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 enrol 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 in your outline.
Then fill in the assignment and attach the associated materials.
Add apps, videos, books and more to your course. Search content across all of iTunes right from the iTunes U app, upload photos from your Camera Roll or add documents directly from iWork.
When you create a private course, your students can ask you questions or have
discussions within the course on any post or assignment outside of class time.
Teachers can collaborate on course creation, management and enrolment 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 enrolment. 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
Enrol as an Institution.
K-12 school districts, colleges and universities can distribute courses and collections of education content by signing up with Public Site Manager.Sign up