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 to 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.

For Instructors:
• Plan lessons, grade assignments and stay connected — direct 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 parents’ evenings
• Answer questions and provide video feedback or start class debates using group discussions
• Institutions using Apple School Manager and Managed Apple IDs can import registers to streamline course creation
• Teachers affiliated with qualified institutions can publish courses to the iTunes U catalogue for anyone to view for free on iOS devices

For Students:
• View assignments and updates in one place, and tick 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 catalogue 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, US National Theatre and more
• Share your favourite 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
• Publishing public courses to iTunes U requires teachers to be affiliated with a qualified institution

What’s New

Version 3.8

• Assign iTunes U activities from within Classwork

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
513 Ratings

513 Ratings

Avatar_pt ,

IOS 5.1.1

I know that iOS 5.1.1 is a long gone extinct dinosaur, but would it be that hard to allow compatibility with the iTunes U store api?
I have an iPad 1st gen perfect for iTunes U and lately I can’t enter any course on the store, which makes it impossible to subscribe to the course.
We students don’t swim in money and and iPad 1 is perfectly capped of playing iTunes U videos and open it’s pdfs.
And no it’s not my iPad, I’ve restored it and now I can’t even go back to my previous courses because iCloud sync won’t work on iOS.
Please update the apis to be compatible with legacy software even if you won’t update the app.

WaterStone Lifestyle ,


How am I only discovering this. I love Apple and all its products. I’ve just upgraded my phone from a 6 with a leap to the latest and rediscovering my love of Apple and what they make available.

As someone that is keen to learn something new as often as I can and particularly as I am creating my startup company this app is going to be indispensable. I have never used this before but have just started one course online and love how it allows me to type notes as I’m listening/watching. I’ve not yet figured out if I can watch and write notes without closing the video screen but either way it is incredible to have access at my fingertips to such a wealth of knowledge.
Thank you to everyone at Apple who makes their products and their outstanding customer service one for me to look to for inspiration.

def_leopard ,

Won’t download content

I was so excited when I discovered what this app was and what I could do to fill in some spare time however, I quickly discovered that some of the material that I need to complete courses won’t download. I thought it was my phone acting up so I tried it on my partners phone and it won’t download on that either. I’m really annoyed because without the material, the course is useless.

App Privacy

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Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

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39.9 MB

Requires iOS 12.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


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