iTunes U


The iTunes U app gives 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.


Free courses in a wide array of subjects

  • Take free courses created and taught by instructors from leading universities and other schools
  • See all assignments and updates from the instructor in one place, and check off assignments as you complete them
  • Take notes and highlight text in iBooks and see them consolidated for easy reviewing in the iTunes U app
  • Access course materials, including audio, video, books, documents & presentations, apps, and new iBooks textbooks for iPad

The world’s largest catalog of free education content

  • Choose from more than 500,000 free lectures, videos, books, and other resources on thousands of subjects from Algebra to Zoology
  • Browse collections from education and cultural institutions in 26 countries — including Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford, UC Berkeley, MoMA, the New York Public Library, and the Library of Congress


  • iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 5 or later
  • An Apple ID with an iTunes Store account
  • iTunes 10.5.3 or later is required to sync with a computer
  • The selection of courses, collections, and availability of content linked from within a course may vary by country


Plan Price Details
iTunes U Free Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.


Online English and Biology Teacher
September 9, 2012

This is definitely one of the best apps developed for students. The iTunes U app provides a variety of free courses that have been developed by some of the best educators and teachers from the leading universities and schools. These courses can be easily downloaded to iPhone and iPad, which makes them even more student friendly. While going through the content, I was amazed to see the variety and quality of courses. Along with the courses, the app also has a free digital catalog that is enormous in size and iBooks. The only drawback is that there is no 'live' assistance to clear the doubts, and there is no link to social media. However, it is still a great way to learn, especially for High School and College students.

August 31, 2012

I have used iTunes university to help sharpen my skills with statistics and marketing concepts. It is a great tool. In the classroom, it would be a great enrichment tool for your students. In some cases you might want to recommend specific courses for students, that you have screened. This will depend on the age of the students who will be accessing iTunes U. The good thing is that the courses can be downloaded to you iPhone or iPad.

Chief Technology Officer
June 10, 2012

We are using iTunes U as a foundation for our 1+1 MacBook Air/iPad program for middle and upper school students.

This cloud hosted service works is easy to manage using Safari using iTunes Course Manager, but this must be set up through your educational institution.

It is easy to build a course and syllabus and update information on the fly.

This program requires Lion/Safari to run the iTunes U Course Manager and an iPad to access the content.

The course management system works well, but lacks a social media/collaboration component.