Coursera for University of Toronto

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The University of Toronto is a member of the Coursera Partner Consortium, a content-sharing initiative that makes it possible universities to share MOOC content with other participating Coursera partners.

Access to self-directed learning and certification of completion of Coursera offerings will be available to University of Toronto learners at no cost. This is a continuing program, providing access to a catalogue of courses provided by participating consortium partners. Some exclusions may apply.

Access information:

Key features are as follows:

  • Catalogue of professional and research skills-related courses highlighted to support U of T students
  • U of T students and other community members may enroll using University of Toronto email (;
  • Participate for skills development and/or to receive a certificate of completion
  • Certifications may be posted on LinkedIn or shared via URL

Example short course topics:

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Skills
  • R, Python, SQL, SAS Programming
  • Data Visualization
  • Academic Communications
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Introduction to Big Data

Coursera content has been developed by leading academics from partner institutions around the globe, and includes many University of Toronto offerings on the Coursera platform.

Instructors and/or academic administrators are invited to curate a recommended Coursera course list for students in their program area from the full Coursera Catalogue. Use the “Explore” or “Search” tools on the catalogue display page to locate courses of value and relevance to your graduate students. Contact for information on providing a customized Coursera recommended content list.