Use a Managed Apple ID with iTunes U

Learn about the differences between using a personal Apple ID and a Managed Apple ID with iTunes U.

Like with your personal Apple ID, you can use a Managed Apple ID to:

  • Sign in to a personal device 
  • Sign in to a shared device
  • Access Apple services like iCloud, iTunes U, and Apple School Manager

Unlike your personal Apple IDs, a school or district owns and controls Managed Apple IDs. The institution can reset passwords, limit purchases and communications, and set up role-based administration. Learn how to add a personal Apple ID as a contributor to a managed iTunes U course.

Managed Apple IDs and iTunes U managed courses

  • When you use a Managed Apple ID to create an iTunes U course, it’s a managed course. iTunes U automatically affiliates you with the institution that’s specified in Apple School Manager.
  • You can't edit the course institution that’s associated with your Apple School Manager institution.
  • Your Managed Apple ID is automatically affiliated with your Apple School Manager institution. iTunes U provides unlimited storage space for course materials and can accept more than 50 enrolled students. 

iTunes U course enrollment and student roster

The instructor who creates a managed course has to use a Managed Apple ID. The students who enroll also have to use Managed Apple IDs. The instructor and the students have be part of the same Apple School Manager institution.

When you use a Managed Apple ID to create a course, you can add all the enrolled students to the managed class automatically. As long as the class information has been imported into Apple School Manager, just select Use Apple School, then select your class list. If any class information changes, like a student is added, iTunes U updates your course enrollment when it syncs.

If you choose Create a New Course, you can manually enter information about the course. To add students, import classes from Apple School Manager or let the students use an enrollment code to enroll manually.

Move a course to your Managed Apple ID

After you use a personal Apple ID to create an iTunes U course, your institution might switch to Apple School Manager and Managed Apple IDs. If this happens, send a copy of the course to your Managed Apple ID to change it to a managed course.

iTunes U creates a snapshot of your original course, including all its info pages, posts, and materials. It doesn’t change anything. If students are enrolled in the original course, iTunes U removes them from the snapshot of the course.

Course contributors

If you use a personal Apple ID as your primary Apple ID, you can add yourself as a contributor for a managed course. A student who’s enrolled in a managed course can’t be a course contributor.

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