A series of educational lectures, lessons, interviews, and so on, in a particular subject. Courses consist of info (including an overview, outline, and instructor profile), posts (including assignments with homework and grading), materials (for example, audio and video), and a grade book (private courses only). Instructors can create and prepare content for a course by recording lectures, developing assignments, creating videos and podcasts, uploading keynote presentations or other documents and handouts, and much more.

Instructors can use iTunes U to create both public courses and private courses. See also public course and private course.