Apple revamps iTunes U, makes it class portal
The company says the iTunes U application will let teachers post messages, share syllabi, and much more.
Apple's iTunes U has received a major facelift.
The company announced today at its iTunes U will now become a go-to hub for both students and professors at the college level. The service allows professors to post messages, send out assignments, and share syllabi.that
On the student side, the application allows full access to course material, including video, documents, apps, textbooks, and other content. As one might expect,.
When new assignments pop up in iTunes U, students will be able to complete them and then mark them off from the iPad. A Notes section in iTunes U includes all the notes they might have taken on digital textbooks. The Notes tab also includes all the content that has been highlighted in the digital textbooks.
Lastly, Apple has also moved into the registrar space with iTunes U, allowing students to sign up for a class from their iPads with just a single tap.
The iPad iTunes U application is available for free. However, students won't totally get off easy: e-textbooks and apps that are used in their classes will still cost them.
This story has been updated throughout the morning with new details.