iTunes U Support Pages Published by Apple
Apple’s iTunes U application seems to be falling into place in the education industry as the company recently published a set of special iTunes U support web pages
. The support pages answer frequently asked questions that users have had with the new iTunes U application. The questions range from teachers who are using the iTunes U Course Manager to administrators who use the iTunes U Public Site Manager.
The information provided on the iTunes U app support pages help users learn how to use the new app or access iTunes U through iTunes on a Mac or a PC. According to Apple, “iTunes U Course manager
is a web-based tool that allows instructors to create and distribute courses on iTunes U. For instructors who are in K-12 school districts, colleges, and universities whose institutions have an iTunes U site are allowed to get access to iTunes U Course Manager through their iTunes U Public Site manager administrator.”
As expected, the support pages for their iTunes U Course Manager are quite a bit more detailed than those for the iTunes U app. The information covers everything from creating an instructor profile to editing a course. The pages for the iTunes U Public Site Manager
(the tool that allows iTunes U Site administrators to manage their public content within the iTunes Store) covers the gamut from system requirements to marketing a public site and creating a properly-formatted feed.
The new support pages are good ways for students, educators, and administrators seeking information about iTunes U to start getting answers regarding the new tool. Have any of you used the new application or used the support pages for help? Share any thoughts and experiences below!