iTunes U

iTunes U

by Apple

Who Uses iTunes U?

For K-12 school districts, colleges, and universities

What Is iTunes U?

Learning platform that supports course authoring, homework and assignement distribution, integrated grading, forums, and more.

iTunes U Details

Apple

https://www.apple.com

iTunes U Pricing Overview

iTunes U does not have a free version and does not offer a free trial. See additional pricing details for iTunes U below.

Pricing Details

Contact Apple for pricing details

Free Version

No

Free Trial

No

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Support

Online

iTunes U Features

Classroom Management Software
Block Websites/Applications
Built in LMS
Collaboration Tools
For Classroom
For Labs
Internet Usage Monitoring
Real-time Chat
Remote Access/Control
Report Cards
Support Audio/Images/Video
Tests/Assessments
Transcripts
View Student Monitors
Academic/Education
Asynchronous Learning
Blended Learning
Built-in Course Authoring
Corporate/Business
Gamification
Learner Portal
Mobile Learning
SCORM Compliance
Synchronous Learning
Video Conferencing
eCommerce
eLearning Companies

iTunes U Reviews

Showing 5 of 1,214 reviews

Overall
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Service
4.4/5
Features
4.4/5
Value for Money
4.4/5

Organize and Play ALL Your Music with Ease!

Reviewed on 30/05/2019
Douglas C.
Retired
Marketing & Advertising, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: As already stated, I use Itunes to organize and playback all the music in my library. I no longer carry an iPod and simply use the iTunes program to organize my music and create playlists. Those playlists can then be exported for play on my Android cell phone for playback through the car or a headset or Bluetooth speaker. I do also use the iTunes program on a Smart TV to playback music through the home theater system while pictures play on the screen.

Pros: The ability to organize, manipulate and play all your music makes this a great choice and the ability to create individual playlists tailored to the mood or setting for playback knock this one out of the park.

Cons: My only issue is the ability to locate individual songs within a created playlist. It seems to me that they are listed in the order in which they were added to the playlist with no means of querying their location alphabetically or by Author or any other means. I find myself giving up when I have to manually, line by line, search the entire list to remove a song I no longer want in that playlist. I'm surprised the playlists do not have header columns to list all included songs by the criteria of each header as the master list of songs does. Otherwise, I have not invested too much time to find a solution, but please let me know if anyone knows a means by which to do this that I have not discovered ... and if so, I really do hope it's not something simple.

There's better options

Reviewed on 17/10/2018
Brian P.
Mathematics Specialist
Education Management, 10,001+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
3/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features & Functionality
2/5
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: I used iTunes U for 6 years with my middle school class. Overall it got the basic job done, but nothing else. The only reason I started using iTunes U and not Google Classroom was that Google Classroom was not released yet. If you have the option of these two, I would not recommend iTunes U. Students can also be sneaky with iTunesU. I have seen them create their own class so they can chat with each other threw the app. Also if you enable chat within your class, there is no filter. Yes it say who typed what, but with middle schoolers, they don't think about that.

Pros: -There's not a lot of options which makes it user friendly for the student
-Upload documents anywhere you have internet and a computer
-Notifications for students of new posts
-You have a choice of Auto-enroll or approve each student that enrolls
-Students can directly message the teacher about the assignment. However, iTunesU will just tell you that you have a message and you have to search every student from the assignments to find the blue dot next to their name.

Cons: -Attached documents in posts are viewable to students even if its a draft and not officially posted.
-The website for the teacher is hard to find and even google for. Once you have the website, bookmark it and email yourself the link.
-You cannot view the uploaded document on the teacher side. You can only view it on the student side.
-You must have an Apple ID to use. Makes it tricky to use in a Middle or Elementary School because you must be 13 years or older to have an Apple ID.
-Customer service is quick to respond, but they rarely are able to help you. Most of the responses are "that's just the way iTunesU works.
-Students can only use iTunesU from an iPhone or iPad.

Itunes

Reviewed on 08/01/2020
Hilary C.
customer service officer
Financial Services, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: Who does not love itunes, and as long as you are an iphone or apple product user, it just doesn't make sense to not have itunes. Compared with any other musical; software's, itunes is the best, because of its vast functions.

Pros: It syncs with my music, my Ipad, my google drive and many other software, even if l change phones, as long as its an apple product l know my music will always be safe. Itunes allows exporting of playlists to other non aple devices like Android. Its easy to download music, search for latest and make playlists, sort music using itunes. Its reasonably cheap to download latest quality music.

Cons: its not that easy to share music with other devices It of course requires internet and money, so its now about ability to afford. limited to mostly apple users

I Tunes is Amazing

Reviewed on 20/11/2019
Leslie D.
Owner
Cosmetics, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: My daughter and I share this app ad love it! We have our own playlists and can share also. The price is reasonable for what we use it for. I have had no troubles with this app ever and it is the best streaming music app I have used.

Pros: I enjoy the huge selection of music that this app has. I also like that I can share it with my family. It is well worth the price. It is easy to stream and is rarely interrupted. Even while traveling and using the app bluetoothed to my car it streams perfectly! I can also download and create all kinds of personalized playlists. It is one of the best streaming music apps out there.

Cons: Honestly, there really is nothing I can complain about with this software/app. I have had no problems at all. Sometimes my daughter will use it and kick me off but that is because we do not have multiple user platform that costs more. We pay the basic and still share.

One of the reasons i switched to Android

Reviewed on 06/02/2020
Salvador T.
Comercial manager
Information Technology & Services, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
3/5
Overall
1/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
3/5
Customer Support
2/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: If switched to Android because the ease of use and compatibility.

Pros: Its interface is nice like all apple products. Its reliable and the quality of the music ist almost perfect.

Cons: The way the force you to sincronize the music with your devices is terrible and lack of compatibility with other OS breaks it.