Apple updated Tuesday, iTunes U with new features , including annotation options and different ways to share and access social networks.
What is iTunes U?
Apple already knows that it is committed to education at all levels . It presents the discounts for students and has wanted to adapt its devices for use in schools, colleges and universities. With iTunes U, Apple is trying to make these initiatives even more attractive, promoting free knowledge for everyone.
It is a knowledge platform, which offers courses and lessons to which we can subscribe, download and learn with. Everything is free and of high quality , as it is normally offered by important institutions.
iTunes U is even more adapted to the needs of students
With this latest update, iTunes U users can annotate photos . Previously this was only allowed for PDF documents. Video messages can also be included in private teacher-student conversations. In addition, all users can open audio and video files directly in other applications.
iTunes U on the App Store
The new update is followed by the Classroom update (for Spain)
The Classroom application has been specially updated for iPads under iOS 10.3 . This application is intended to allow teachers to use their iPads in ‘school mode’. Teachers can now create classes manually and invite students . This new utility is specially designed for those schools that do not have a large scale system of mobile devices. In addition, Classroom now allows audio to be muted on students’ iPads and has replaced the classroom sharing extension with AirDrop.
Classroom in the App Store
If you don’t already have iTunes U on your iPad, you can download it here. You can also download Classroom, but remember that this version only works on iPads that have been updated to iOS 10.3.
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