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Coursera for UVA

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UVA Students, Staff and Faculty have Free Access to UVA's Coursera Courses 

Coursera for UVA gives university students, staff and faculty free access to UVA's content on Coursera.  Courses are available online and can be accessed anytime and anywhere. Download the Coursera app for Android or iOS to download materials and take courses with you on your mobile device.  Login to this service with your NetBadge credentials using your Virginia email address.  Learn new skills, explore courses, or advance your career.  When you successfully complete a course, you can earn a Coursera certificate to share on LinkedIn or your resume.

Created at UVA by UVA faculty

UVA's Coursera courses are taught by UVA faculty and instructors based on their on-campus courses and scholarly work.  They are developed at the University using best practices in online course design to create engaging, effective learning experiences.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I receive university credit or a transcript for UVA Coursera courses?
UVA's Coursera courses are not official courses at the University, but rather are courses created by UVA faculty in which you can earn a Coursera certificate.  To learn more about Coursera certificates, please see Coursera's page on Course Certificates.  Coursera certificates do not represent university credit or continuing education units from UVA and do not come with a UVA transcript.

What is the difference between taking a course through Coursera for UVA and taking a course through the main Coursera site?  
Coursera for UVA gives free access to Coursera courses that you would have to pay for if you accessed through the main Coursera website. To login to the Coursera for UVA program, you will use your Virginia NetBadge account credentials. The course experience is the same if you sign up for a course through Coursera for UVA or the main Coursera website.  

Can I still take UVA Coursera online courses if I am not a UVA student, staff or faculty member?

Yes!  Please go to Coursera where you can see all the courses and Specializations produced by the University of Virginia.  You will need to have an account on Coursera to participate in any courses.  Coursera does offer financial aid if there is a financial need.

How do I get to Coursera for UVA? 

You can either click on the "Go to Coursera for UVA" link above or click on this text to go directly to the Coursera for UVA home.