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It’s a perfect time to reskill or upskill. The U community now has access to nearly 4,000 free online courses and certificates.

A new partnership between the U and Coursera means students, staff, faculty and community members now have free access to the Coursera catalog of courses and certificates for a limited time. Coursera’s catalog includes basic and applied courses from a large number of universities and a wide range of industries.

“As the University for Utah, we are always looking for ways to increase access to education for more Utahans,” said Dan Reed, senior vice president for academic affairs. “Especially during this COVID-19 outbreak, online courses provide opportunities to learn or sharpen valuable skills that can help folks get back to work, add to their skills, prepare for additional higher education or improve their health and wellness. This initiative is one of many ways the U is working to help Utahans prepare for a brighter future.”

Learners can sign up for courses through July 31 and will have until Sept. 30 to complete the online programs. There are nearly 4,000 courses from which to choose. The U partnership allows participants to not only take the courses but to also earn industry certificates for free.

Faculty may also choose to incorporate Coursera content in their courses for Summer 2020 Semester.

Find more information and sign up here.