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Coursera Partnership

The University of Florida has partnered with Coursera to offer free online courses to learners around the world. The Coursera platform is designed to support very large numbers of students, providing a unique opportunity to connect our faculty to new audiences. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) rely on mastery learning supported by video lectures, interactive content, and peer evaluation.

Our team is here to connect you to the resources and information you need to create engaging, effective learning opportunities and reach thousands of students. Contact us to get started on your Coursera course, specialization, or certificate.

UF's Coursera Courses Distance Learning

Features of Coursera

  • 60%–70% of Coursera students are outside of the United States.
  • Coursera courses are intended to “teach the world” and so course materials must be available at no or very low cost.
  • Students take quizzes that are automatically graded. Beyond that, everything is peer-evaluated—there is no instructor grading.
  • The courses rely heavily on dynamic and engaging videos.
  • After the first offering of the course, the courses run without instructor supervision.


UF currently offers 15 courses


UF has reached learners from 230 countries and territories through Coursera

900K +

Nearly 1 million enrollments in UF Coursera courses

Interested in developing a Coursera course?

Email Jonathan Orsini