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Free Online Courses From the University of Washington

Free Online Courses From the
University of Washington

The University of Washington has been a leader in online education for more than a decade, delivering courses and programs over the Internet since 2001. Part of that legacy of leadership includes offering a selection of online courses for free to anyone who wants to expand their world through higher education.

The UW currently provides free online courses through a variety of services, including popular online learning platforms such as the Canvas Network, Coursera and edX. Many of these courses are based on popular classes offered by UW degree and certificate programs, both online and in person.
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Coursera is an online education platform that the UW and other higher education institutions use to offer free college courses that anyone can take. Some of these courses start on a set date and run for a specific length of time, while others are available on demand and can be taken anytime. See the specific course listings for more information and instructions.


Canvas Network

The UW has partnered with Canvas Network to offer a variety of online courses that are open to everyone. Classes are taught by expert UW faculty and instructors using the latest online learning technology. Check out the Canvas Network site for descriptions of current offerings.

The edX online learning site features free courses from some of the top educational institutions in the world, including Harvard, MIT and the University of Washington. Take classes from UW professors and enjoy access to state-of-the-art content and tools. See the UWashingtonX page for a list of course offerings.

All Online Courses
The UW offers a wide variety of engaging online courses, allowing you to explore a passion, update your professional skills or satisfy a prerequisite for a degree program. You’ll learn from top instructors and enjoy a challenging curriculum tailored for online students. Course credit options and costs vary depending on the program.

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