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MOOCs, or massive open online courses, are open-access, non-credit classes with no and low-cost enrollment options, offered by CU Denver | Anschutz and UCCS through the CU System on both the Coursera and FutureLearn platforms. These comprehensive education platforms combine mastery-based learning principles with video lectures, interactive content and an expanded community of peers. CU System has been creating MOOCs with Coursera as a top-tier partner since 2013, and FutureLearn starting in 2019, providing an ever-growing global reach, meaningful impact, and a revenue source for faculty, the campuses, and the System.


All CU students, faculty, and staff have free access to a large selection of Coursera courses and specializations! Access these specific course catalogs and start your journey today!



MOOC Globe. 2,536,782 current enrollments: 28% North America, 5% South America, 20% Europe, 40% Asia, 6% Africa

MOOCs has 111 courses. A course is a multi-week curriculum that cultivates deep understanding of a specific topic.

MOOCs has 24 Specializations. A specialization is a series of 3 or more courses used to collectively help master a specific topic.

2023 MOOC Statistics: 18% increase in enrollments since 2021. 1,565,795 unique learners in 2023.

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CU System courses cover 8 topic area domains from Computer Science, to Health Care, to the Humanities - including Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


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CU System has been a top-tier partner at Coursera since 2013, providing global reach, meaningful impact, and a revenue source for campuses and the system.

For CU Boulder MOOCs, visit colorado.edu/ali/

Please contact academicinnovation@cu.edu for any questions!