Earlier today, the world’s largest MOOC provider Coursera announced that they are offering 100 free online courses in response to Covid-19.

As we noted earlier this week, the coronavirus pandemic has increased interest in online education. Class Central itself has seen a huge surge in traffic.

MOOC providers have been responding to the situation in different ways, including launching courses to keep people informed about Covid-19.

Out of those 100 courses, I discovered using Class Central data that 85 previously had paid certificates, but these are now free. The 15 other courses were already free but didn’t offer a certificate.

In fact, we had previously discovered 1400+ courses that are completely free on Coursera. Many have certificates that you need to pay for, but access to all the course material, including graded assignments, is free.

university courses on coursera

None of the courses belong to a Coursera Specialization. This offer is only valid until the end of May 2020.

These courses come from ~50 universities including Penn, Georgia Tech, Johns Hopkins, Caltech, Duke, and Imperial College London. Courses from companies like Google and Amazon are also included.

Eight courses from Class Central’s best online courses of all time ranking are also part of this list. These are the first eight courses in the list below.

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