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  • CourseraThisguidewillhelpyousignupforonlinecoursesthatarehostedonCoursera.Aftercompletingthis,youwillhavealearnerprofileandberegisteredasastudentinthiscourse.Whileyoullbeworkingwithyourpeerstogetthroughthematerials,manyofthesecoursesalsohaveactiveandsupportiveonlinecommunitiesforyoutoengagewith.1.Navigatetowww.coursera.organdclicktheSignUpbuttononthetoprighthandcorner.Allyouneedtodoisfillintheform,andyoullbereadytogonoemailsorverificationsneeded.Createausernameandpasswordthatyoucaneasilyremember,andbesuretouseanemailaddressthatyoucheckregularly.Youmightgetalotofemailfromthesecourses,butdontdespair!Theyarereallyusefulforkeepingyoumotivated,andhelpingyouthroughoutthecourse.

    2.SearchforyourcourseandclicktheJoinCoursebutton.Youcanalsoedityourprofilefromthemainpage.Considerusingaphotoorimagethatyoufeelrepresentsyouinyourprofile.Itisofteneasiertoengagewithpeopleonlineifyoucanseesomethingthatrepresentsthem,andmakesthemunique.

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  • 3.YoullseeawelcomemessagefromtheProfessor,andabreakdownofthematerialscoveredineachmodule,whichyouwillworkthrougheveryweek.

    4.Eachweekisbrokenintodifferentcomponents,includingmodulematerials,videosyoucanwatch(dontforgettosourceheadphonesforlearnerstowatchvideos),technicalguidesandexercises.Eachcomponenthasatimeestimateofhowlongitwilltaketoworkthrough,butfeelfreetomoveatyourownpacethroughthematerialseachweek.

  • 5.Onsomeofthepages,youllseeDiscussionspacestheseareplaceswherepeopleallovertheworldwhoaretakingthecoursecantalktoeachother.Feelfreetojumpintothesediscussionsandengagewithpeople!YoullalsoseeasectioncalledDownloads,whereyoucandownloadresourcesfromthecourse.

    Goodluck!