Coursera Partner Consortium

The Coursera Partner Consortium allows universities that create content hosted on Coursera (partners) to share that content with the students of other participating partners.

If your university is participating, they’ll offer content from Coursera Partner Consortium through a learning program where you can browse and enroll in courses.

Eligibility and access

If your university opts in to the Partner Consortium, they’ll likely notify you when they give you access to the learning program. After you join a learning program, your learning information is visible to the administrators from your university that manage the program.

If you were enrolled in our Campus Response Initiative and your university opts in to the Partner Consortium, the content in your program will automatically adjust to reflect what’s available in the Partner Consortium. If you were enrolled in the Campus Response Initiative and your university doesn’t opt in to the Partner Consortium, your access to currently enrolled Campus Response Initiative content will end on April 18, 2021.

We review partner eligibility to remain in the Partner Consortium on a yearly basis. We’ll communicate any changes in access in advance.

Content availability

Open content (excluding Professional Certificate, University Certificate, MasterTrack™, and Degree content) from participating partners is available in the Partner Consortium.

The list of participating partners may change over time, which can affect the content that’s available. We may make limited exceptions to include normally excluded content on a case-by-case basis.

Certificate after content completion

When you complete a course or Specialization, you’ll receive a Certificate. Certificates require you to verify your ID or name, which you can do at any time from the Settings menu.

Enroll in content outside of the Partner Consortium

If you want to view and enroll in content that’s not available in the Partner Consortium, click the down arrow in the top-left to open the learning program menu and select My Coursera. This will allow you to see all content, but keep in mind that you may need to pay to enroll.

Prompts to pay before enrolling

If you’re seeing a prompt to pay when enrolling, you may have logged in to a different account or switched learning programs. Follow these steps to ensure you’re in the program and account associated with Partner Consortium content: 

  1. In the top-right, click your name and then click Settings in the drop-down menu that appears.
  2. Review your account details to ensure you’re logged in to the correct account.
  3. If the account looks correct, click the down arrow in the top-left to open the learning program menu.
  4. Ensure your university’s learning program is selected and not another program (like My Coursera).

If you’re still seeing a prompt to pay after following these steps, the course is one of a small portion not available in the Partner Consortium and you’ll need to pay before enrolling.

Unable to finish Specialization

You may see some changes to access as your learning program transitions into the Partner Consortium. If you enrolled in one or more courses in a Specialization before February 28, 2021, and the partner who offers that Specialization didn’t join the Consortium, the rest of the courses in the Specialization won’t be available through the program. You can enroll in the rest of the courses by switching to the My Coursera learning program.

Support

Use these methods to get support for different types of issues:

  • Learner Help Center - Explore help articles that address common questions and issues with Coursera and learning programs
  • Course forums - Find and post questions here related to course-specific content and issues
  • Coursera Community - Ask questions and help others, discuss subjects you are studying, and meet learners from around the world

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