When you teach with iTunes U courses, everything from assignments and materials to students’ study notes works together in the free iTunes U app made for iPad and iPhone. It’s never been this simple to keep students organized for class, and engaged in learning.
Students can see all of the assignments for courses they are enrolled in by date, and check them off as they are completed.
Students get all the resources assigned in your course right from the iTunes U app. So no more shuffling through folders or carrying around heavy backpacks.
Students can take notes anywhere within a course — while reading a book, watching a video, or even listening to a lecture in class. And all of the notes are compiled in one place, right in the app.
Give your students anytime access.
With the iTunes U app, students can enroll in your course and download all of the course materials when they’re connected to WiFi. They have everything they need, so learning and studying can happen anywhere, with just an iPad.
Stay connected beyond class.
New posts can be added to your course at any time, so you can adjust the pace of your class or update your lessons with current events. And since automatic notifications are delivered to their iPad, they’ll be prepared for your next class.
Course Manager lets you easily organize topics, materials, and assignments for your students to follow from introductions to exams. Start with a course outline to let students know what to expect form the course. Then, add in resources and activities as you go to manage the way you teach in real time.
Creating a good course outline gives your students a clear picture of how the course will develop, while still allowing you to easily control the pace.
To add content to your course, start by adding a post to your outline. Then fill in the assignment and attach the associated materials.
Course Manager lets you link to a specific chapter of a book or a particular start and stop point in a video so students can go directly to the content you've assigned.
Course Manager lets you build courses with anything that inspires you and engages your students. From Multi-Touch books, news articles, and handouts to dynamic apps, videos, and websites, you can curate and upload all sorts of materials that let different types of learners interact with and master your subject.
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Course Manager makes it easy to share ideas, materials, and even course management tasks with other teachers in your institution, district, or around the world.
Collaborate on course creation, management, or enrollment with up to five course contributors, like the other teachers in your department, your own teacher’s assistants, or curriculum developers at your institution. Whether it’s Algebra One or State Literature Standards, iTunes U courses can be built by a group of educators working toward a common goal.
Learn from the best.
Inspire other teachers just like you by pushing them a copy of your course — including the outline, posts, assignments, and materials — as a template to help them get started. Or, learn from educators in other countries or grade levels by requesting a copy of their course to customize for your class.
No matter what subject you teach or where you teach it, you can create a course that lets you bring your lessons to life — for free.Sign up