Integrate Apple School Manager and iTunes Site Manager
Note: iTunes U will be discontinued at the end of 2021. Until then, it will continue to be supported and available to all existing customers. To assist with migration, Apple will add support for ClassKit to iTunes U so administrators can easily transition to Schoolwork and introduce an export feature to iTunes U to support moving to third-party apps and learning management systems. See iTunes U June 2020 Update.
In Apple School Manager, you must integrate iTunes Site Manager before students can use iTunes U courses. You can perform this task in Apple School Manager if you have the role of Administrator, Site Manager, or People Manager.
iTunes U empowers instructors to deliver lessons, grade assignments, and stay connected with students—all on iPad. Students in Apple School Manager participating in an instructor’s iTunes U course use Managed Apple IDs. iTunes U requires that if a Managed Apple ID is used to enroll in a course, the course must be administered by an instructor’s Managed Apple ID.
Most instructors also have a personal Apple ID that they use to evaluate software from the App Store. They also have important personal resources such as contacts, calendars and photos associated with this Apple ID. Because of this, instructors will likely find it most convenient to manage their iTunes U courses in the same place they use their personal Apple ID—on their iPad.
This section describes a setup for supporting instructor’s iTunes U courses administered with their Managed Apple ID and using their personal Apple ID on their iPad.
Request an iTunes U iTunes Site Manager instance in Apple School Manager.
Have an iTunes U iTunes Site Manager for your organization.
Collect the personal Apple IDs—but not passwords—for all instructors.
Have each instructor decide on a single personal Apple ID for accessing iTunes, App Store, and iCloud.
Have each instructor receive a Managed Apple ID from you after they are created in Apple School Manager.
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The instructor signs in to iTunes or Apple Music, the App Store, and iCloud.com with their personal Apple ID.
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The instructor has managed courses administered by their Managed Apple ID account.
The instructor adds their personal Apple ID account as a contributor to their courses. This enables them to manage the course with the personal Apple ID account on their iPad.
Instructor personal Apple IDs need to be added as Contributor Users in your iTunes U iTunes Site Manager. Each instructor should use only one personal Apple ID for these purposes.
Add an instructor’s Apple ID
Sign in to your iTunes Site Manager with a Site Manager or Administrator account.
Click or tap Users in the upper-right corner.
For any instructor whose personal Apple ID isn’t listed under Other Accounts, see Add a user account.
Select Contributor from the pop-up menu, then enter the contributor’s personal Apple ID used for iTunes U and App Store access.
Your instructors are now ready to do the following:
Copy existing courses managed from their personal Apple ID to their Managed Apple ID.
Create new courses in iTunes U Course Manager with their Managed Apple ID.