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  • 3 January 2019
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This is where we'll share bugs that we know are affecting multiple learners and that our team is working to fix. Check the thread below for a workaround or temporary solution. You can also do a search here in the community to find existing threads about your topic. Visit the Help Center if you need more help with your issue.

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RESOLVED (updated 15 January 2019)

Known Issue: Financial aid button is visible/available for a course or Specialization, but it disappears after logging in.

Thanks to community member @Maryam for sharing this workaround.

Workaround: Please follow these steps to see the "financial aid" link:
  1. Click the title of the first course to open its home page.
  2. Click the Enroll button.
  3. Select the "audit" mode.
  4. Then, come back again to the home page of the first course to see the link.
  5. Click the link and follow the instructions.
Read more about applying for financial aid in this Help Center article.

Community thread about this issue: Financial Aid option not there!
Userlevel 7
RESOLVED (updated 21 January 2019)

Known Issue: Active (in-progress) courses not showing up on dashboard

Workaround: Please follow these steps to access your in-progress course:
  1. Search for the Deep Learning specialization on
  2. Search for the desired course within the specialization
  3. Click on the button that says "Go To Course" (in parentheses it will say "Already enrolled")
Community thread about this issue: You don't have any active courses right now.
Userlevel 7
RESOLVED (updated 4 September 2019)

Known Issue: We've had a few reports where the "Contact Us" button in the Help Center is leading to an error message that the page cannot be found.

First steps:
  1. Use Chrome as a web browser
  2. Test the link in Chrome's Incognito mode (Go to "File" then "New Incognito Window")
  3. If the link works in Incognito mode, clear your cache
We are working to resolve this issue. I will update this post as soon as I have more information. Thank you for your patience!
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RESOLVED (updated 3 July 2019)

Known Issue: Problems submitting financial aid application

The Coursera team is working to resolve this issue. In the meantime, please try visiting the Help Center.

I'll update this when I have more information!
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RESOLVED (updated 27 August 2019)

UPDATE (26 August 2019 at 3 pm Pacific) The issue has been fixed but it will take a little time for all quizzes to be working properly again. I know it's very frustrating. If your situation is urgent, you can contact the support team via the Help Center. This tutorial explains how to use the Help Center.

Known Issue: Quizzes aren't accessible and/or aren't being saved.

The Coursera engineers are working to fix this issue as soon as possible. In the meantime, please try visiting the Help Center.

I'll update this post when I have more information or the issue is resolved. Thank you for your patience!

Known Issue: Learners can’t contact the Coursera support team because they are clicking an outdated link shared in Quora or from search results. After clicking “Contact Us” the page redirects to the Help Center homepage.

Steps to Resolve: Please access the Help Center from the page, or from this Coursera Community (click “Help Center” at top left). Or you can just click the link I’ve included here.

Related Issue: Learners may not notice the live chat window because it’s at the bottom of the window.

Steps to Resolve:

  1. Click Contact Us where it appears in the Learner Help Center
  2. Use the interactive self-serve flow to identify your issue
  3. At the end of the self-serve flow, if you still need help, click Contact Us
  4. On the page that appears, click the blue chat window that appears in the bottom right. NOTE: You may need to wait a few seconds for it to load, or scroll down the page.

It will look like this:


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RESOLVED (updated 25 November 2019)

Known Issue: Accomplishments page not displaying for some learners

Workaround: Big thanks to @iyfzo for sharing this workaround. Please follow these steps to access your course certificates:

  1. Log in to your account
  2. Then go to this URL:

The Coursera team is aware of the problem and working to fix this issue. Thank you so much for your patience.