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.

For Instructors:
• 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

For Students:
• 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
• 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 Schoolwork

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
4.2K Ratings

4.2K Ratings

A little hard for beginners ,

Nothing really makes sense

Classes are organized in a way that is confusing and I end up going to the wrong classes. It should be orginized like PowerSchool, but a bit different to give it its own unique design. I’ve been trying to figure out how to work this app and I’ve been really struggling. Please make this less confusing!

hajdmkjkakckjwnf ,

Thank u on behalf of my tribe- DINE’

I am Navajo and we have never had access to anything like this. This is a phenomenal tool that seems to be limited only by our determination. I was reading other comments and I feel like the young people of today are entitled and ungrateful. Life as a native we don’t get the same opportunities and this is something that I am phenomenally grateful for. Thank u Apple for this amazing app. I was listening to Simon Sinek speak about when he was at your conference and he stated- “100% of the executives at the conference spoke 100% of the time about education tools for teachers and students”. I appreciate u thinking differently and challenging the status quo- u can’t make things perfect for every and that’s ok- cause u are changing the lives of my people- the Navajos of AZ.

Sam003robb ,

Poor navigation and usability

This app needs some of the usability features of the Podcasts app. The biggest drawback in my opinion is that you cannot reopen the app and immediately be able to start listening where you left off which makes a horribly clunky experience of trying to remember what class you’ve been working with and what lesson/episode you are on, especially if you had to stop partway through a lesson. This isn’t the experience I expect from Apple. You also cannot find a course that you have subscribed to unless you also “get” the course—that’s a useless distinction between subscription and getting the course, so if you want to find it later you either have to remember it or get it and then it clutters up your list of courses you are currently taking. The usefulness of the app and selection of courses is pretty good and growing all the time but the usability irritates every time I use it.


Apple Inc.
39.9 MB

Requires iOS 12.4 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

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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