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Frequently Asked Questions

Enrolling in #ADLMOOC

Q. When is the enrollment date?

A. Enroll at any time. The Coursera timeline and activity deadlines are meant to keep you on track and motivated. You can learn at your own pace and proceed as fast (or as slow) as you’d like. You can Reset your personal deadlines as needed.

Q. How much does it cost to enroll in #ADLMOOC?

A. Everyone can participate fully in all 3 courses and the specialization, including participating in ALL graded and non-graded course activities for free. Any State University of New York (SUNY) student, faculty, staff, alumni, and official SUNY-affiliate can participate and earn an #ADLMOOC Coursera Certificate of Completion and a Completer Digital Badges at no cost. Everyone else needs to pay the enrollment fee of $29 USD per course to receive a Coursera Certificate of Completion and Completer Badge.

Q. How do I enroll in #ADLMOOC?

A. If you are a student, faculty, or staff from one of the 64 SUNY campuses and you have a SUNY-based email, refer to the information below for instructions about how to enroll. If you do not have an email address from a SUNY campus, you can enroll directly through Coursera.

Q. How do I enroll at no cost if I am affiliated with a SUNY institution?

A. Every State University of New York (SUNY) student, faculty, staff, alumni, and anyone who is part of a SUNY partnership may participate in #ADLMOOC for free and earn a verified Coursera Certificate of Completion and Completer Badge. SUNY affiliates must register through the SUNY Coursera Portal page using a SUNY-based email address.

Q. Can I enroll at no cost if I live in New York State?

A. If you live in New York State you may be eligible to enroll in Coursera courses at no cost. Refer to the New York State Department of Labor website for information.

Q. If I am affiliated with SUNY, am I able to enroll in any other Coursera MOOCs or Specializations for free?

A. SUNY is one of the newest members to join a new Coursera Consortium Agreement. This allows any current SUNY student, faculty, or staff to enroll in a majority of Coursera courses and Specializations at no cost. You must be registered in Coursera using your SUNY-based email address. You are also able to enroll in #ADLMOOC for free through this program.

(Note: It is important for SUNY affiliates to register through the SUNY Coursera Portal to be eligible to earn the Coursera Certificate and Digital Badges at no cost.)

Q. What if I have trouble enrolling?

A. If you are having difficulty enrolling, contact Coursera Support.

Certificate of Completion and Digital Badges

Q: What is an open badge?

A: Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification, or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online. #ADLMOOC has partnered with Credly to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into a digital open badge. Representing your skills as a badge gives you a way to share your abilities online in a way that is simple, trusted, and can be easily verified in real-time. Badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn your credential and what you’re now capable of. Credly’s platform also offers labor market insights, based on your skills. You can search and apply for job opportunities right through the Acclaim Platform.

Q: How will I know if I’ve earned a badge?

A: You will receive an email notification from Credly ( with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.

Q. Where can I find my Coursera Certificate of Completion?

A. Coursera Certificates will be available on your Accomplishments page in Coursera.

Q: How can I share my badge?

A: You can share your badge directly from Credly to LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website/ePortfolio, and in your email signature. You can find answers to frequently asked questions on the Credly website.

Q: What if I don’t want my badge to be public?

A: You can easily configure your privacy settings in Credly. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.