Online Courses

Enrolling in an online course at The University of Illinois is a convenient and flexible way to further your education. We offer various online courses to meet your needs, whether you are interested in exploring a new subject, earning credits towards a degree, or enhancing your professional skills.

With almost 2,000 online credit-bearing course sections, students have numerous opportunities to earn academic credit.

Open Learning courses allow individuals to get an Illinois education without being formally admitted to the University of Illinois. MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) on platforms such as Canvas, Coursera, EdX, and others, provide flexible courses that are right for you and help you grow and improve professionally or personally. 

If you are a University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Faculty, Staff or Student, you may receive free access to courses on the Illinois on Coursera platform. 

Credit Bearing Courses

Whether you are a undergraduate or graduate student, you'll find almost 2,000 online course sections available for academic credit.

Open Learning Courses

The University of Illinois offers noncredit courses on platforms such as Coursera, Canvas, and EdX that allow individuals to learn, grow, and improve professionally without receiving academic credit.

Illinois on Coursera

Illinois is poised for further innovation in online teaching and learning. Our collaboration with Coursera for Illinois allows our faculty, staff, and students to take many courses for free.