Expand your horizons from home: access free short courses online with FutureLearn Campus
We might not be able to wave goodbye to lockdowns just yet, but that doesn’t mean you have to put every plan on hold!
No matter where you may be, if you’re looking to keep your professional development humming along this year (or perhaps you’re keen to pursue another passion or hobby), take a look at the many online short courses Deakin can now provide you with FutureLearn Campus.
What is FutureLearn Campus?
Deakin’s collaboration with FutureLearn Campus aims to provide all students with opportunities to undertake additional learning online with short courses. The courses available on FutureLearn Campus are designed to offer you career-enhancing skills and the chance to develop new hobbies, all while giving you a connected social experience that encourages interactions between you, your peers and your course educators.
FutureLearn Campus allows you to:
- learn online in courses led by subject experts from leading universities and institutions (including Deakin)
- join like-minded students from around the world as you learn together
- develop new knowledge and skills through engaging online courses packed with videos, articles, quizzes, and discussions
- pick from hundreds of courses included in FutureLearn Campus, with free upgrades that allow for ongoing access
- bolster your CV and/or develop your personal interests, with certificates of achievement available upon completion of your course(s).
What sort of short courses are available?
There are hundreds of short courses to choose from, so you’re sure to find one that excites you! You can search for courses on FutureLearn Campus by using filters (along the left-hand pane) to find a short course that suits your interests and goals.
You can filter by subject (such as Business & Management, Creative Arts & Media, Nature & Environment, Politics & Society, Literature, Healthcare & Medicine etc) or by start date (are you ready to start now, or would you like to start later?).
Sounds great! How do I access FutureLearn Campus?
To begin, visit Deakin’s FutureLearn Campus:
- Select the ‘Start Learning now’ button.
- You will be prompted to sign in using your Deakin Single Sign-On credentials (including Duo).
- If it’s the first time you are using FutureLearn Campus, you will be asked to link any existing FutureLearn account you may have (via the Sign In button), or you will need to create a new FutureLearn account (via the Register button) and consent to the accounts being linked.
- You will then be taken to a welcome page where you can then browse the range of courses available.
- When you find a course that you’d like to join, simply select the ‘Join course for free’ button and select the ‘FutureLearn Campus’ option to get your free upgraded access!
Having difficulty signing in?
- Retry accessing the link: https://www.futurelearn.com/campus/deakin-university
- Use a different browser (such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox)
- Try logging in to Single Sign-On (i.e. DeakinSync first, then retry accessing the link)
- If you’re still having trouble, ask our friendly IT team for help.