Get to know Coursera Learning Programs

The University of Colorado offers the following sponsored learning programs:

  • CU on Coursera: Courses taught by CU faculty with over 200 non-credit courses that offer a Coursera certificate. Available to faculty, staff, students, and POIs.
  • Coursera Partner Consortium: Courses taught by faculty with Coursera’s elite global university partners. Non-credit courses offer a Coursera certificate is available to faculty, staff, and degree-seeking students.

Access Coursera


  1. Log on to your student portal.
  2. Select Training, in the lower right navigation.
  3. Select either the CU on Coursera or Coursera Partner Consortium tile.

CU Boulder Students

  1. Log in to using your identikey credentials. 
  2. In the Buff Portal's menu at the top left, search for "Coursera".
  3. Select either CU on Coursera or Coursera Partner Consortium.

Faculty, Staff & POIs

  1. Log on to your campus portal (
  2. Open the CU Resources dropdown menu and select Training.
  3. Click the CU on Coursera or Coursera Partner Consortium tile.
  4. On the home page, click Join for Free.
  5. Click the Log in with the University of Colorado button.
  6. Select your campus and then log in using your CU credentials.



Note: Courses offered by other institutions, separate from the Coursera Learning Programs, may have associated costs.


  • Interactive videos and resources.
  • A unique offering of CU curated courses over a variety of topics.
  • Flexible and adaptive schedules taken at your own pace.
  • Earn a verified and shareable certificate of achievement.


Courses are offered at no cost to all employees and students. *Limitations on usage are noted above

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students*
  • POIs*