There are many great changes in the new iTunes U app that was just released today, including the addition of discussion forums and the ability to create and edit courses directly on the iPad. This is a game changer for schools that want to go 1:1 iPad!
Here are some screenshots showing the changes that many of us have been (not so) patiently waiting for!
In the top right corner, login with your Apple ID.
Your course can now auto approve new students without the need to accept each person one by one. Great for those of us who use iTunes U during PD!
Tap on the Admin button at the bottom to turn on discussions!
Post a discussion and ask students to insert a direct link to their work, such as with DropBox, a Google Drive public link, etc.
You can also import files from other apps right inside of iTunes U to insert into assignments/posts. So psyched about this update!