Apple does not want to leave any stone unturned to ensure that iTunes U meets the education related requirements of students, teachers and scholars. Apple is trying to make iTunes U as helpful as possible.
Apple has recently published a set of special iTunes U support web pages to help with questions from users of the new iTunes U app, from teachers who are using the iTunes U Course Manager, and from administrators who use the iTunes U Public Site Manager.
The iTunes U app support pages provide information on how to use this new app or access iTunes U through iTunes on Mac or PC.
According to Apple:
“iTunes U Course Manager is a web-based tool that allows instructors to create and distribute courses on iTunes U. Instructors at K12 school districts as well as colleges and universities whose institutions have an iTunes U site can get access to iTunes U Course Manager through their iTunes U Public Site Manager administrator.”
The support pages for iTunes U Course Manager are more detailed than those for the iTunes U app. They cover everything from creating an instructor profile to editing a course.
The pages for iTunes U Public Site Manager (the tool used by iTunes U site administrators to manage their public content within the iTunes Store) cover the gamut from system requirements to marketing a public site and creating a properly-formatted feed.
These new support pages easily familiarize students, educators, and administrators with iTunes U and help them with the information they are seeking information iTunes U to start getting answers from the source.