Screen Shot 2016-07-10 at 10.49.51 AMiTunes U is part of the iTunes Store featuring free lectures, language lessons, audiobooks, and more, that you can enjoy on your iPod, iPhone, Mac or PC. Explore over 350,000 educational audio and video files from top universities, museums and public media organizations from around the world.

Hosting Course Content on iTunes U

Use iTunes U to host collections of lectures, videos, books and other resources that can be accessed using the iTune application from a PC, Mac, or iOS device.

Create a Course for iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch and Deliver in iTunes U

According to Apple, there are more than 600 universities with active iTunes U sites, and approximately half of these allow free access to their material through the iTunes Store. Of the free courses available, Apple lists the following 10 as the most popular in 2016. To access the material, you’ll need to download iTunes, which can do for free here.

We offer workshops to teach faculty how to create courses in iTunes U. For more about using iTunes U to create a course, see: iTunes U Bring your classroom together on iPad.

Did you know?

UMass Amherst IT has produced several iTunes U courses on the use of iPads in the classroom. Find them in iTunes.

  • Assessing Student Learning on iPads
    This course is included in a feature that Apple posted on Formative Assessment with iPads. It also has the unique distinction of being the only purely Higher Education provider offering. The course was created for the College of Nursing at UMass Amherst as part of their iPad initiative, and is available at no cost as a download on iPads. It provides a broad range of resources for instructors to explore options for assessing student work with iPads and was published in June 2015.
  • Classroom Uses with iPads
  • Managing Student Work with iPads

Accessing iTunes U

iTunes is Apple’s media management software for Windows and Macintosh computers and iOS mobile devices. You can use it to manage and play audio and video files on your computer or mobile device.

iTunes U is a separate space from the iTunes Store or your iTunes Library.