Students! Teachers! iTunes U users! Here’s a great news you wouldn’t want to miss.
Surely you will be glad to know that Apple has started rolling out updates of iTunes U in order to allow you to create and update courses.
Isn’t it great!
The new version of iTunes U app includes the ability ?for teachers to create and update their courses, and for students, it will provide them with course outlines, allow them to write posts, distribute assignments, upload class materials, easily track participating students, and more.
iTunes U app allows you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools ? plus the world?s largest digital catalog of free education content ? right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
?Whether you?re majoring in molecular biology at a university, taking Spanish in high school, or just interested in European history, you now have a valuable tool to help you learn anytime, anywhere,? Apple said.?
In the new version, students participating in private courses will be given an easier way to pose questions on the course, or any post or assignment. Aside from this, those students who are in the class can jump into the discussion and ask more questions or provide answers.
Not only students will benefit from the iTunes U 2.0, teachers will also be happier as it will help them keep up on the conversation of their students, when they receive push notifications as the discussion progresses.
So, here? the list of features and improvements the update has:
Create courses on iPad
? Teachers can now create and update their courses using the iTunes U app on their iPad?getting started is fast, simple, and completely free
? Provide every student a course outline, write posts, distribute assignments, upload class materials, easily track participating students, and much more
? Take advantage of the built in camera on iPad to easily capture photos or videos and upload them for course assignments
? Create materials using Pages, Numbers, and Keynote?or other apps from the App Store?and add them to your course by using “Open in iTunes U” from within each app
? Teachers affiliated with qualified institutions have the option to publish their courses on the iTunes U Catalog?making them available to everyone for free
For more information about the iTunes U 2.0, stay tuned with us!
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