The free iTunes U app gives students access to all the materials for your course in a single place. Right in the app, they can play video or audio lectures. Read books and view presentations. See a list of all the assignments for the course and check them off as they’re completed. And when you send a message or create a new assignment, students receive a push notification with the new information
Whether you’re taking a European history course in your spare time, learning Spanish in high school, or majoring in molecular biology at a university, you now have a powerful tool to help you get the most out of your classes. The new iTunes U app expands the classroom experience by putting all the materials for a course — audio and video, new iBooks Textbooks for iPad and other books, a syllabus and class assignments, posts from the instructor, PDFs, presentations, and more — just a tap away on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
Don’t Get Behind
When you take an iTunes U course, you’ll always have the most current information at your fingertips. With a tap, you can listen again to the most recent lecture or review the latest presentation to make sure you got all the details. Stay on top of your assignments and check them off as you complete them. And when an instructor sends a message or creates a new assignment, you’ll receive a push notification with the new information.
iTunes U integrates with iBooks and other apps to make it easy to keep up with your coursework. All the books for your course are organized right on the bookshelf — even the incredible new iBooks Textbooks for iPad. Just tap one and start reading. To return to the course view, swipe with four fingers. If you take notes in iBooks, they’re consolidated for easy reviewing in the iTunes U app. If your assignment includes watching part of a video, you can tap a link to go straight to the correct spot in the video. And iTunes U keeps your documents, notes, highlights, and bookmarks up to date on all your devices.
Learn a new language. Study Shakespeare. Discover the cosmos. It’s all possible on iTunes U, home to more than 500,000 free lectures, videos, books, and other resources on thousands of subjects. Among the hundreds of colleges, universities, and elementary and high schools on iTunes U, you’ll find Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford, and UC Berkeley, along with other distinguished instutitions such as MoMA, New York Public Library, and more.
Creating A Course
To create a course, simply gather all the materials you need and follow the easy step-by-step instructions in the iTunes U Course Manager — a web-based tool accessible from a browser. Courses can include a syllabus, handouts, quizzes, and other items. All of the course materials that you upload will be hosted by Apple and available to anyone taking your course. You can pull content and links from the Internet, iBookstore, App Store, and iTunes Store. Or you can gather material from among the 500,000-plus resources at iTunes U, including audio and video content from museums, universities, cultural institutions, and more. Once the course is ready, it’s a snap to distribute it to anyone who’s interested in the topic — whether in your class or anywhere in the world.