iTunes U provides everything an instructor needs to bring the classroom together on iPad—build lessons with apps and your own materials, collect and grade assignments, start class discussions or talk with students to answer questions and provide feedback.
iTunes U also allows anyone with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to learn from a large collection of free education content in public courses from leading schools, universities, museums, and cultural institutions.
• Plan lessons, grade assignments, and stay connected—right from your iPad
• Add your own teaching materials—including worksheets, links, photos, and videos from a variety of document providers
• Engage every learner using apps, books, videos, podcasts and more
• Add instructions or comments to PDFs and photos with built-in annotation tools
• See when students have viewed or completed assignments and remind them of due assignments
• Use the single-student view for individual attention at parent-teacher conferences
• Answer questions and provide video feedback or start class debates using group discussions
• Institutions using Apple School Manager and Managed Apple IDs can import rosters to streamline course creation
• Teachers affiliated with qualified institutions can publish courses to the iTunes U catalog for anyone to view for free on iOS devices
• View assignments and updates in one place, and check off assignments you complete
• Submit your work in private courses from other apps, or as annotated PDFs and photos
• Open audio or video files directly in other apps
• Ask instructors questions or get feedback in 1:1 messages
• Start or join group discussions with your class
• View your grades and instructor feedback on all past assignments
Browse a rich catalog of free education content:
• Choose from a variety of free lectures, videos, books, and more on a range of subjects from leading educational and cultural institutions around the world, including Stanford, MIT, Yale, La Trobe University, University of Tokyo, Smithsonian Libraries, National Theatre, and more.
• Share your favorite courses with friends using Twitter, Facebook, Mail and Messages
iTunes U stores information about your activity in the app, such as materials you upload. To improve the app, iTunes U collects non-personally identifiable information related to app usage and browsing history of public content. Data is retained until an action is taken to remove it by any of the means provided.
• Participating in courses requires iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
• Built-in PDF or photo annotation requires iPad (4th generation or later), iPad mini (version 2 or later)
• Publishing public courses to iTunes U requires teachers to be affiliated with a qualified institution
This update includes minor stability improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
It is what you make of it...
That being said I get so much from iTunesU!! I am doing some English writing which by going through the public school system even into community college level didn’t give me a confident way of writing. I just got to my Associates Degree and I am going to and have been giving it the time and investment to get to close to a Bachelors as I can possibly get. It totally is what one makes of it and even though every school doesn’t have classes, I still get some Stanford and Brown Universities in my education which I never would have been able to get. Thank you Apple!!
Keeps Getting Better!
The more recent updates have turned iTunes U into one of the best teaching tools I've seen! One thing though that still needs some work is the built-in PDF annotation tools. If Apple would match them to the built-in iOS 10 mark up annotation tools it would be almost perfect! This would add the ability of shape recognition, the loupe, and signature annotations. Students could get arrows, perfect boxes, comment bubbles, stars, etc. to help make their assignments even nicer before handing them in. Please Apple, add the iOS 10 Mark Up annotations to the iTunes U built-in annotation tool.
You guys managed to massively mess up a great thing by moving the “collections,” ie. lecture videos with no accompanying bells and whistles, to the Podcasts app. Like many things that Apple has done in the last few years, this migration was sloppy and full of flaws, not the least of which is the fact that I can only seem to access these collections from my iPhone running iOS 10, and not from my flashy new iPad Pro running iOS 11. This migration has destroyed everything I loved about iTunes U and what would have been a crisp, clean 5 Star app is now useless to me and only gets one star because that’s the worst review I can give it.
- Apple Inc.
- 60.9 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese (Hong Kong), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.