Desire2Learn Open Courses

We believe that making learning available to everyone helps build a better future. Working with top educational partners, Desire2Learn has created a truly engaging learning experience. Our goal is to provide you, the learner, with the flexibility you need to create and achieve your own learning journey by giving you the opportunity to make your own choices. Open Courses encompasses more than 13 years of listening to our partner institutions and their students to deliver a world-class learning experience which makes learning from a variety of sources more accessible for all.


More Than a "Massive" Course

Our philosophy is simple: Open Courses can kick-start or enhance your learning journey by supplementing or driving a wide range of learning materials and topics. Desire2Learn and its partners are breaking down barriers to offer quality education to every individual inside and outside of the formal classroom. While some MOOCs are focused on numbers of registrants, we are focused on providing open education for all those that want to learn.


Stay Connected Anytime, Anywhere

Can't be in front of a computer? No problem! You can access course materials by using intuitive apps on your mobile devices.

  • Browse courses, take study notes, assign personalized document tags, and fetch content from Open Courses using the Desire2Learn Binder™ app on your iPad.
  • Receive course notifications.
  • Keep yourself up-to-date with news, events, and services.

Contributing to Open Courses

Does your organization want to develop an Open Course? We would love to add your expertise to our open education initiative. Contact us today at


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Last Updated: 2013-09-30