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wjameslee Level 1 Level 1

Where do I get the "enrollment code" for iTunes U?

Reply by varjak paw on Sep 6, 2012 9:22 AM Recommended

There are many, many courses in iTunes U that are open and available to the public. Universities often, however, post material that is intended only for those who are enrolled in a class at that institution. If you're being asked to provide an enrollment code for a course, then the creator of that particular course has decided that they wish to control enrollment and you will need the code to participate.

 

Regards.

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10

    If you are a student, you get the enroll code from your instructor or school. If you are an instructor, see:

     

    https://itunesu.itunes.apple.com/help/#itu0A1DB0DC-03A6-4A93-B472-2DFF0FAA999E

     

    Regards.

  • wjameslee Level 1 Level 1

    So, that means I have to enroll in the college first before I can access the programs in iTunes U?  This seems to defeat the purpose of having iTunes U.  Is there a fee to enroll?

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10

    There are many, many courses in iTunes U that are open and available to the public. Universities often, however, post material that is intended only for those who are enrolled in a class at that institution. If you're being asked to provide an enrollment code for a course, then the creator of that particular course has decided that they wish to control enrollment and you will need the code to participate.

     

    Regards.

  • wjameslee Level 1 Level 1

    Or, do I have to wait for the school to invite me to enroll?  I am not liking this app.  Too cumbersome and much red tape!

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10

    There's nothing cumbersome about the app and no red tape for any of the open courses. If you wish to participate in a closed course, then obviously you need to have some sort of authorization from the institution, just as you would if you wanted to participate in a live course held in a classroom; you couldn't just walk in there either.

     

    Again, there are many free and open courses available. But if the course you wish to participate in is closed, you need to contact the hosting institution and find out how you enroll.

  • wjameslee Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for your answer.  It answered my question, though not to my liking.  Thanks again.

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10

    I'm not sure what you expected. If a course isn't open to the public, then it's not open, and that's by choice of the institution or instructor providing the course. If you don't like that, then go to whoever is providing the course and explain to them why you think the course should be available to the general public. This is not a technical issue and totally out of Apple's hands.

  • sarojbhusal Level 1 Level 1
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    Does this mean I should get admitted to a University in order to be qualified to use the iTunesU ape ? 

  • patixa Level 3 Level 3

    As @varjak paw pointed out several times, anyone can use iTunes U. If you want to participate in a class, launch iTunes U, tap the "Featured" button at the bottom, and search for a topic. For example, there are featured courses on programming with Swift, biology, economics, history and digital instruction. Scrolling down further you will find classes grouped by topic. Tapping on a course will popup a details view with a "SUBSCRIBE" button; tap that and the course will appear in "My Courses".