iTunes U Launches as Standalone iOS App for Users

During a recent event hosted by Apple, the company unveiled that iTunes U, previously a part of the iTunes Store, has now been launched as a standalone app. This new application is compatible with iOS devices that are running iOS 5 or later.

Since its inception in 2006, iTunes U has served as a digital platform for universities like Berkeley and Stanford to distribute educational content.

The newly independent iTunes U app expands this offering, providing access to lectures from numerous prestigious institutions.

Apple showcased several features of the app today, including detailed course outlines, a syllabus, designated office hours, and a communication board for instructors to post updates. Additionally, the app integrates seamlessly with iBooks, allowing students to access assignment materials directly.

It also includes a checklist feature for tracking task completion.

The iTunes U app is now available for download at no cost and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad devices.


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