Coursera Search

Last updated: October 20, 2015 - 9:35pm EDT

If you're looking for a specific course to take on Coursera, you can use the search function to narrow down your choices.  Search for keywords related to the course that you want to find, and then filter your results by when the course is available for enrollment, what study field it's in, or in what languages it's available.  It's all really easy to do, too!

How to search on Coursera

  1. Go to in your web browser and log in.

  2. Click in the box near the top of the screen that says "Search Catalogue" and type in keywords for a course that you want to search for.  As you do, Coursera will open a drop-down menu with suggestions on some popular keywords that you may want to try.  Click one of those suggestions to search for those keywords, or click the magnifying glass icon to search for exactly what you typed in.

    Coursera search box

  3. On the right side of the new screen that appears, you will see courses that are similar to the keywords that you entered.  Click one to visit that course.

    Coursera search results and search filters

    On the left side of the screen are your filtering options.  Beside each filtering option, you will see the number of current results (taking into account any current filters that you have on) that fit that particular criterion.  Filtering options are grouped into four categories:

    - When the course is available for enrollment
    - What subject field the course is available for
    - What languages the lessons are taught in
    - What language subtitle options are available for the course

    Click the check box beside a filtering option to add or remove that filter, and your current available results will change accordingly.  You can also click See More or See Less below a filter category to show more or fewer filtering options for that category.

That's about everything there is to searching on Coursera!  Good luck finding the perfect course for you!


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