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Coursera should add a private area of courses of interest


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Hi everybody!

First I must thank Coursera for its visionary insight when it started with only four courses back in 2011 if my memory is right.

I have a suggestion for Coursera but it's not for a new course, it's for a new feature. Since I didn't find a better place to post it, I found this area reasonable. I hope it's ok. Here it is.

Sometimes I see courses which I am very interested but I can't do at the moment. There should exist a feature where we could save the courses we are interested in so we can quickly find and start them later. I think it would also be a treasure of information for Coursera for several purposes. Maybe, for instance, based on what a person marks as his/hers courses of interest, Coursera could suggest a common path made of some or all of these courses marked as interesting to accomplish them in order of difficulty. This path could be sent by email or presented to the user when he/she visit this personal area of courses of interest. That's just one vague example that comes to my mind right now, but there are a lot of new information that could be obtained from this feature, and, again, it would be very useful to users.

Cheers!

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Hi @José Roberto Teixeira. We don't have a place for the community to post their feature requests just yet but thanks for taking the time to give feedback. I've moved your post to the Study Tips forum.
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It's great to help! I hope people enjoy and support the ideia!
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@José Roberto Teixeira I was actually surprised that Coursera didn't have the "save" feature for interested courses.I thought I was unable to find it but turned out that it didn't exist,so now I just bookmark the courses I'm interested in and when I find the time I can start the course without having to search for it again.I strongly suggest this feature to be added because it would be really useful to the learners to keep a track of all their interested courses.And the special path feature you mentioned is actually a great idea and that would be really helpful as well.Hope your ideas are taken into consideration and these features are made available soon.
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Hi @Rahmat! Thank you for your suggestion. I already do the same - I bookmark the courses I'm interested. Let's hope this "favourite courses" (or "courses of interest") idea gains momentum!

Cheers!
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How do I up-vote this? I was looking for a place to submit this same suggestion, and was happy to find this post. I would love to see this feature (and a suggestion box feature) in Coursera.
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Hi @BeeBee. We don't have an ideation forum for feature requests (yet) but we appreciate you sharing your support for this suggestion!
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I think it is high time that Cousera allows its users to list and highlight he courses they want to learn in the near future.

It would not only act as a reminder but also allow a user to plan their learning journey accordingly.

It baffles me that Cousera doesn't have this already.

I don't think this is a big ask for the development team either and should be done in the next iteration.
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Thanks for your suggestion and feedback, @smmohamman. I've moved your post to this thread about the same topic, as the Course Suggestions forum is where people can describe specific courses they'd like Coursera to offer.
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@José Roberto Teixeira @Rahmat @BeeBee @smmohamman @Laura You can save courses of interest at Class Central. There is an Add button which you can select, then create your own course lists. If you add a course to your Interested list, Class Central will send you an email when a new run of the course is coming up. It's a useful, free feature!

DISCLOSURE: I am part of the Class Central team - see my profile/about me.
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Thanks for your suggestion and feedback, @smmohamman. I've moved your post to this thread about the same topic, as the Course Suggestions forum is where people can describe specific courses they'd like Coursera to offer.

Thank you for moving it here.

However, I think this should have been forwarded to the development and analysis team who can actually make these changes or forwarded to the team who take on these suggestions.

A successful business is one that takes the suggestions of its customers and doesn't brush them under the carpet.

Regards,

SMMOHAMMAN
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Thanks for your suggestion and feedback, @smmohamman. I've moved your post to this thread about the same topic, as the Course Suggestions forum is where people can describe specific courses they'd like Coursera to offer.Thank you for moving it here.

However, I think this should have been forwarded to the development and analysis team who can actually make these changes or forwarded to the team who take on these suggestions.

A successful business is one that takes the suggestions of its customers and doesn't brush them under the carpet.

Regards,

SMMOHAMMAN


Hi @smmohamman. I'm sorry to hear you felt that I brushed your suggestion under the carpet. We do care about our customers and your suggestions. I have already shared this entire thread with the product specialist under whose purview this sort of request falls.
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Hi @Pat B,

this site you work is very interesting. Thank you for sharing. Hope we see this feature in Coursera soon.

Regards,

José Roberto
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@José Roberto Teixeira Class Central is a great site! I loved it even before I started working there ☺

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