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What is Coursera?

Coursera is an online learning destination offering scaled online courses, specializations, and degrees.

How to get it

Enroll in individual, non-credit courses or specializations (a series of courses designed to help you master a specific skill) to earn Course and Specialization Certificates. Complete courses at your own pace whether you are a CU Student, faculty or staff member, or not affiliated with CU.

Students, Faculty, and Staff

  • Visit the Coursera website and click Join for Free to create an account.
  • Click Log in with University of Colorado
  • Go to CU on Coursera’s page and browse courses taught by faculty across the CU system. 
  • Enroll in any course or specialization that interests you at no cost. Complete the course or specialization to earn a shareable certificate of achievement.


  • Sign up for a Coursera account.
  • Visit CU Boulder’s Coursera page to discover courses taught by CU Boulder faculty.
  • Enroll in any course or specialization that interests you. Audit a course for free or subscribe to a course or specialization to earn a shareable certificate of achievement.

Degree Programs

Teaching Coursera Courses

Are you a faculty member interested in creating your own course? Visit the Provost’s Office for Academic Innovation website to get started.

How to get support

Students can visit Coursera’s Learner Help Center to browse help articles and find answers to common questions. 

Students enrolled in the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program or any of its affiliated for-credit courses should use the program support email for all questions about the Coursera platform, course content, academic advising, and enrollment and payment.

Instructors and course content creators can access help articles and submit requests for support directly to Coursera through Coursera’s Partner Help Center.

Coursera Accessibility

CU Boulder is committed to providing help, information, and assistance with campus services for all users, including those with accessibility concerns. Coursera accessibility considerations, information for assistive technology users, service roadmap, and more can be found on the Coursera Accessibility page.

If you qualify for accommodations because of a disability, please submit your accommodation letter from Disability Services to your faculty member in a timely manner so that your needs can be addressed. Disability Services determines accommodations based on documented disabilities in the academic environment. Information on requesting accommodations is located on the Disability Services website. Contact Disability Services at 303-492-8671 or for further assistance. If you have a temporary medical condition, see Temporary Medical Conditions on the Disability Services website.