Apple today, just a short while after updating iMovie, has pushed an update to its iTunes U app on iOS. The update bumps the app to version 3.1 and includes a handful of new features, enhancements, and under-the-hood fixes.
For one, posts made in iTunes U can now include images. This will be incredibly useful for students and teachers to easily show the progress being made on a certain task or how to do something. The grade book has also been refreshed to display a student’s average grade within a course, a capability that probably should have been there from the beginning. The grade book can also now display minimum, maximum, and average grades in a class for an assignment.
Perhaps most notably, this update a design that better takes advantage of the larger display of the forthcoming iPad Pro. The iPad Pro will likely be incredibly popular among the education market, so it makes sense that Apple updated one the top education apps prior to the device’s launch. Finally, Apple also notes of various stability and performance improvements, as well.
iTunes U 3.1 for iOS can be downloaded now from the App Store for free. The full changelog can be seen below:
What’s New in Version 3.1
- Posts can now include images
- Grade book displays student’s average grade within a course
- Grade book displays minimum, maximum and mean grades for an assignment
- iTunes U is now designed to take advantage of the larger canvas of iPad Pro
- Includes minor stability and performance improvements