Online Credit Courses
Take Online Courses for Credit
Online Learning offers over 30 for-credit, fully online courses per academic year and summer. Courses are open to all undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students at the University of Pennsylvania. Students not currently affiliated with Penn are able to register for for-credit, fully online courses by completing the Penn Summer's visiting-student, open-enrollment process. For Online Learning's current and future for-credit, fully-online course offerings, check the course schedule on the right-hand sidebar.
Structure Active Learning into Your Courses
In partnership with the Center for Teaching and Learning's Structured, Active, In-class Learning (SAIL) program, Online Learning supports faculty in the "flipping" of their classrooms. Online Learning produces virtual lectures for delivery through Penn's learning management system, Canvas. Rather than simply post lectures online, Online Learning carefully collaborates with professors to tailor their lectures to the unique circumstances of the online environment. This pre-class delivery of custom-made, high-definition lectures opens up the classroom for close interaction with faculty and highly structured exercises that support active learning.
Online Non-Credit Courses
Take Free Courses from Penn Open Learning
Online Learning has partnered with the Provost's Open Learning Initiative to develop and produce an ever-expanding offering of open courses available for free through Coursera. These massive open online courses (MOOCs) offer high-quality video lectures, competency-building learning activities, and collaborative discussion forums. Online Learning has provided instructional design, pedagogical consulting, and video production for open, onlline courses taught by faculty in the Departments of Classics, Economics, Germanic Languages, History, Linguistics, Mathematics, Music, and Political Science as well as English Language Programs, Medicine, and Wharton. For more information on and registration for MOOCs at Penn, please visit Penn Open Learning.
Online Student Communities
Participate in Ongoing Online Communities
Online Learning hosts and manages Canvas-based communities for students in Liberal & Professional Studies programs. These virtual commuties provide students with a central location to receive updates from program directors, connect with their peers, and interact with institutions and resources around Penn such as the Library. Students in the Pre-Health post-baccalaureate program can access their community here and students in the Earth & Environment Science master's program can access their community here.
Spring Workshops for Faculty & TAs
Wednesday, March 19th - 3624 Market Street, Suite 5W
1:00 - 2:30: Canvas Basics for Online Classes
2:30 - 3:00: Office Hours with Canvas support team/Refreshments/Break
3:00 - 4:00: Assessments in Canvas
4:00 - 5:00: Adobe Connect Basics
Tuesday, March 25th - Online workshop (webinar) in Adobe Connect
1:00 - 2:00: Adobe Connect Basics
2:00 - 3:30: Canvas Basics for Online Classes
3:30 - 4:00: Office Hours with Canvas support team/Questions
4:00 - 5:00: Assessments in Canvas
Please e-mail email@example.com to register.
Penn Arts & Sciences MOOCs
Arts & Sciences MOOCs are open at various times throughout the year.
Past and Current Offerings: