Free Online Courses

Colorado State University offers a selection of Massive Open Online Courses (also known as MOOCs) that are free and open to the public. Courses are offered on two different platforms: Canvas Network and FutureLearn. See below which courses are available and when they are offered. Learn more about MOOCs on the FAQs page.

Take a MOOC to explore new skills and ideas

Applying and Leading Assessment in Student Affairs

Platform: Canvas Network
If you are new to coordinating assessment, looking to build your assessment competencies, or seeking to advance your assessment leadership, this course helps identify and explore core elements, resources, and approaches for your practice.


Conflict Resolution for College Students

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Platform: Canvas Network
Conflicts with roommates, professors, classmates, coworkers, and club members are a common part of the college experience. This interactive course is designed to help you successfully manage the interpersonal disputes you encounter during your time as a student.


Exploring the Student Affairs in Higher Education Profession

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Platform: Canvas Network
Are you interested in a career working with college students? Or are you a student affairs professional needing to brush up on the latest practices in the field? This course is designed for both audiences. Discover foundations of the field, guiding theories, networking tips, and most importantly, learn how you can foster student success.


Science of Relationships

Platform: Canvas Network
Have you ever wondered what makes your significant other tick? Why you're attracted to the people you are? How to best nurture a relationship? Or how to get through a breakup? Dive deeper into the science of relationships with social psychology expert and CSU professor, Dr. Jennifer Jill Harman, Ph.D., in this free online psychology course.


Water Scarcity: Crisis and Response

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Platform: FutureLearn
What happens when water runs out, and why does it occur? How can we ensure an adequate fresh water supply for all? Examine the reasons for diminishing water supplies, the conflicts that arise over water, and what can be done to ensure adequate water supplies for people and nature.

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