New Coursera Partner Consortium

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The University of Toronto is now 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.

Effective March 2021, access to self-directed learning and certification of completion of Coursera offerings will be available to University of Toronto learners at no cost. This will be a continuing program, however the catalogue of courses is now restricted to content provided by participating partners only. 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 (mail.utoronto.ca; utoronto.ca)
  • Participate for skills development and/or to receive a certificate of completion
  • Certifications may be posted on LinkedIn or shared via URL

Note: Effective July 1, 2021, access for alum.utoronto.ca will no longer be available.

Career and Professional Skills Playlists

To help University of Toronto students discover valuable content related to career and professional skills development, we have curated two new course playlists.

Career Learning

Catalogue of courses related to:

  • Job Searching: Resumes & Interviews
  • Networking | LinkedIn
  • Career Exploration

Professional Skills

Catalogue of courses related to:

  • Workplace Readiness Skills | Workplace Culture
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
  • Workplace Communication Skills/Professionalism
  • Working in Teams Online
  • Leadership
  • Workplace Strategy
  • Project Management
  • Technological Aptitude

Playlist Access

The new playlists can be accessed through the main catalogue, or directly via the following links:

A pop-up window will invite you to join the learning program. Select the “Join Program” button to access the playlist if you already have an active Coursera for UofT account. If you do not, you will be prompted to sign up using a utoronto.ca email account.

Switch between play lists you have joined by clicking on the arrow next to the Coursera logo on the upper left to open the “Coursera Membership Menu.”

Make Suggestions or Learn More

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 students.

Contact online.learning@utoronto.ca for information on providing a customized list of Coursera recommended content.

 

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