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How do I start a course?
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Best answer by Elias_P 8 December 2018, 07:03

You can "Explore" the courses or you can write in the placeholder "What do you want to learn?".
You'll be navigated to the course. If you like just click "Enroll".
At the Settings-Billing you must provide your card number, in order to charge you after the free trial. Don't worry! They haven't charge me before the end of the free trial.

Have fun!

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You can "Explore" the courses or you can write in the placeholder "What do you want to learn?".
You'll be navigated to the course. If you like just click "Enroll".
At the Settings-Billing you must provide your card number, in order to charge you after the free trial. Don't worry! They haven't charge me before the end of the free trial.

Have fun!
Good question, @Zaryab! Enrollment options are not the same for all courses. Some of them offer a 7-day free trial while others do not have this option at all. Some courses allow you to complete all graded assignments using a "free course, no certificate" option while others may have an "audit" option. Most courses, as far as I know, have a Financial Aid link, enabling learners to submit an application. When enrolling, you can find all these details on a course home page.

I usually read the syllabus section before enrolling in a course to get a clear understanding of the outline. If I feel the course will fit in with my needs and expectations, I'll enroll. After enrolling, I take a quick look at the modules and sample them to make sure the selected course is the right place for me. At this stage, I may review the discussion forums, too, to see what others have already posted. It could enable me to detect potential downsides of the materials based on other participants' posted feedback. Then, I start watching its videos, studying the reading sections, working on the practice assignments, and so on. Once I feel I have internalized the material well, I will go ahead and take the quizzes and/or submit the peer-reviewed assignments.

I hope this helps.
@Zaryab , were you talking about taking a course or actually creating a course? I thought you might be wondering what you need to do to introduce a new course to Coursera, which would be really exciting. I watched my son create the courses he had and it was an amazing experience.

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