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Coursera Extends Its Free Access for Universities Worldwide – IBL News

IBL News | New York

Coursera.org announced this week that it is continuing in the long-term its Coursera for Campus offer of free courses for universities, along with other functionalities.

This offer – part of the Campus Response Initiative – started in March in the midst of the pandemic closure. Since then, Coursera has attracted 3,700 universities, serving more than 2.4 million students who have enrolled in 21.4 million courses.

The learning company has set three offerings:

  • The Student plan gives every university student free access to unlimited Guided Projects for hands-on learning and one course annually. They will also have access to the online help center.
  • The Basic plan provides up to 20,000 free student licenses to every university. Every license includes access to unlimited Guided Projects and one course annually. This long-term free offering includes basic plagiarism deterrence features and access to the online help center.
  • The Institution plan provides unlimited Guided Projects and unlimited course enrollments for each student license. It also enables universities to author, grade, and manage for-credit online learning programs with enhanced academic integrity.

Upgraded features of Coursera for Campus will enable universities to deliver credit-bearing online learning with academic integrity features.

The Mountain View, California-based company, with a catalog of 4,200 courses, explained: “Faculty can now administer secure, high-stakes exams and detect plagiarism in assignments on Coursera for Campus. It supports online proctoring with integrations like ProctorU and allows exams to be timed and scheduled. Over the
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