iTunes U is a large repository of free educational media housed within Apple's iTunes store. As an iTunes U grant university, JSU maintains both an internal iTunes U site where course lectures are made available to authenticated students and instructors, and an external iTunes U site where content is made publicly available.
Instructors and students alike should find iTunes U a convenient way to enhance the experience of both online and traditional classes. Whether it is used a little or a lot, JSU on iTunes U can have a positive effect on any class.
How does it work?
To access content from either site you must first have the iTunes program installed on your computer. iTunes can be downloaded free. Once you have installed iTunes you can access JSU's external (public) iTunes U site. This will open iTunes and take you to JSU's publicly-available iTunes U content.
The internal iTunes U site can only be accessed by students enrolled in a class in which the instructor is utilizing iTunes U to deliver multimedia course material. In this case, the instructor will place a link inside their Blackboard course. Students then use the link provided in their course to open the iTunes program. Students are automatically directed to the internal site where access is granted to download multimedia content provided by the instructor.