Online Courses

To support you and your students with online learning, you can now have free access to online courses. Online courses offered are designed to help you and your students develop skills for teaching and learning online as well as exploring a range of new subjects. You can also direct your students to access these courses as additional learning resources to support their studies. 

We appreciate all the upheaval with lockdowns is unsettling, but these resources will support you and your students transition effectively to learning online. 

The University has partnerships with the following online learning platforms.

Notice: There is currently an issue with enrolling in NEW courses on Coursera for Campus. This has occurred as we’re transferring to Coursera’s new platform. Please bear with us while this transition happens. There shouldn’t be an issue with accessing courses you’re currently enrolled in. We’ll also be launching a single sign-on, and more details on that will follow.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform which you can access anytime, anywhere. By using your University of Leeds login, you can access freely over 15,000 self-paced learning courses covering a diverse range of topics.

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LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform which you can access anytime, anywhere.
It provides over 15,000 self-paced learning courses covering a diverse range of topics. These include: 

  • IT (such as programming) 
  • Software (such as Office 365, MS Teams) 
  • Project management 
  • Data analysis and statistics 
  • Professional skills 
  • Managing your time and working with others 
  • Creativity (such as drawing, painting, music). 

These are freely accessible to all staff and students using your University of Leeds login. Courses are led by experts and are on average one hour long, broken down into bite-sized video modules. 

How do I access it? 

On a desktop, navigate to  https://lnkd.in/fwXHwcK 

When using the LinkedIn Learning app for iOS/Android, select “Sign in with your organization portal” and enter leeds.ac.uk. 

Recommended courses:  

FutureLearn Campus

FutureLearn is an online learning platform offering short online courses on a range of topics. The University of Leeds has a series of online courses through the platform on a range of subjects that you and your students can access for free.

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FutureLearn is an online platform offering short courses on a range of topics. The University of Leeds offers courses through the platform on a range of subjects. These include:  

  • Academic Skills 
  • Environment  
  • Chemistry  
  • Business  
  • Medicine  

Staff and students at the University of Leeds now have free upgraded access to a range of our courses developed by Leeds via FutureLearn Campus. Upgraded access includes:  

  • access to end-of-course tests  
  • digital certificates of achievement when they complete a course  
  • access to courses for as long as they exist on FutureLearn.  

How do I access it?

  • To sign up, go to this URL: https://www.futurelearn.com/campus/university-of-leeds
  • Scroll down to ‘Confirm eligibility’ and click the pink button 
  • Login with your @Leeds.ac.uk email address. 
  • Insert your password
  • If you have previously signed up to FutureLearn/FutureLearn for Campus with a personal email address, login with this account, go to the top right corner where it shows your initials or an avatar photo, click ‘Account’, then select the ‘Email address’ option. Add your ‘@Leeds.ac.uk’ email into here, ‘Save’ and then follow the previous 4 steps. 

If you have any questions about accessing FutureLearn courses, email  onlinecourses@leeds.ac.uk 

What courses are available?

To see which courses are available for free, once you log in, pleas navigate to the relevant menu item.  

If you would like to review the courses that are available and whether they might support your teaching, take a look at this spreadsheet for a complete list.   

For each course it contains:  

  • a summary  
  • the learning outcomes 
  • the topics covered.  

To assist your search, each has also been mapped against Leeds UG and PG programmes for which the content might be useful. Please note that the links to the courses in this spreadsheet will take you to the public course signup pages. To access the courses via FutureLearn Campus, please use the links provided in Minerva.    

In the final column, you can also access the videos that were created for some of the courses should you wish to link to them as part of your online teaching.

University of Leeds on Coursera

University of Leeds on Coursera gives students and staff free access to a huge number of Coursera courses created by participating institutions. This includes 3,800 courses and 400 Specializations (collections of courses).   

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Coursera is an online learning platform offering more than two thousand online courses created in partnership with world-leading education institutions and organisations.  

University of Leeds on Coursera gives students and staff free access to all Coursera courses created by participating institutions. This includes 3,800 courses and 400 Specializations (collections of courses).   

Courses are usually 4-6 weeks long but can be studied at the student’s own pace. When students complete a course and pass the assessments they will earn a Coursera certificate which can be shared on LinkedIn or their CV.  

We hope that you will investigate the courses available and make appropriate course recommendations to your students. Please do think about using Minerva to facilitate discussion amongst your cohort.  

How do I access it?  

How long will we have access to University of Leeds on Coursera?  

Coursera and their partners, including the University of Leeds, are coming together to provide free access to Coursera to help minimize the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on students around the world. Effective October 31, 2020, Leeds staff and students can continue to enrol in courses with no interruptions indefinitely. Enrolled staff and students will have access to their courses permanently.

How is University of Leeds on Coursera different to the main Coursera site (coursera.org)?  

University of Leeds on Coursera gives students and staff full access to Coursera courses for free. If you access these courses through the main Coursera website you would have to pay for full access. The course experience is the same if you sign up for a course through University of Leeds on Coursera or the main Coursera website.   

Help and support  

If you have any difficulty logging into University of Leeds on Coursera, please access the digital education helpdesk for support.