Frequently Asked Questions



What are MOOCs?

  • The acronym MOOC(s) stands for Massive Open Online Course(s). MOOC(s) are free online mini-courses on a variety of subjects open to alumni. They are useful resources for those who are interested in either refreshing their knowledge, gaining further insight, or even introducing themselves on a subject matter.

How are the MOOCs delivered?

  • These non-credit certificate courses are offered in a fully online format. Are you a registered user? Click Here for the Member Login Portal.

Are the MOOCs self-paced or instructor-led?

  • These courses are self-paced. The video lectures are pre-recorded by one of our University of Miami instructors, and available to be watched 24/7 through our online learning platform.

How long are the MOOCs?

  • The courses are a total of 4.5 hours in length. We recommend completing around 1.5 hours of the material per week over the course of three weeks. However, feel free to go at the pace that is most convenient for you!

Is there a prerequisite to taking these MOOCs?

  • None! These are entry-level courses that offer the ability to gain insight on the subject matter even if this is your first experience with the topic.

Can anyone enroll in MOOCs?

  • These courses are exclusively offered to University of Miami Alumni.

How much do the MOOCs cost?

  • There is no fee associated with taking any of these courses. They are a complimentary resource for University of Miami Alumni.

Who can assist with technical questions and issues?

  • For all technical support and questions, please send an email to help.dli@miami.edu. Someone will respond within 24 hours.

What will I receive once I have completed the MOOC(s)?

  • Upon completion of the course(s), you will receive a digital Certificate of Completion from the University of Miami.

What is a Digital Badge?

  • Digital badges provide a virtual snapshot of the skill competencies of each training course. Upon completion of the certificate, participants will be able to showcase their badge on social media and on their resumes. Any potential employer will be able to click on the badge for a list of specific skills associated with the respective certificate received.

How do I obtain a digital badge after successfully completing a MOOC?

  • Digital Badges are available upon request for a fee of $60. Please contact Ana Maria Price at axp1984@miami.edu if you are interested in obtaining one.

Do I receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for completing the MOOC(s)?

  • These are non-credited courses and do not fulfill any Continuing Education Unit (CEUs) or other professional training requirements.

I am interested in taking more certificate courses/programs. Who do I contact?

  • If you are interested in participating in a full length professional certificate course on any of our featured MOOC(s), please visit www.dcie.miami.edu and/or call 305-284-4000 to speak with an enrollment advisor.