I understand that it's hard sometimes to pronounce Latina and I really appreciate your hard work making this course. But for me I find some minor mistake that you pronounce the stressed syllable as a long syllable instead, so 'hă.bĭ.tās becomes 'hā.bĭ.tās and ĭ.'tă.lĭ.ă becomes ĭ.tā.lĭ.ă instead.
Edit: I forgot that in italia is also in an ablative case so it should be pronounced ĭ.'tă.lĭ.ā
Maybe it would be a fine addition to mark the length of vowels. That way, it's easier to distinguish the nominative from the ablative in the first declension.
I hope that in the future version of this course, they will add the macron sign over long vowel. So the course will be perfect.
No, it's not silent in classical pronunciation. And this course chooses to use the classical pronunciation (like in various Latin textbooks).