Yale Center for Teaching and Learning


Yale currently offers online courses on a variety of platforms including Coursera, iTunes U, YouTube, and through Open Yale Courses

Yale on Coursera

Yale has partnered with Coursera, an open course platform, to amplify the impact of great teaching beyond the campus. Coursera allows free access to high-quality educational materials with a social, interactive approach designed to assess learning. See all of Yale’s Coursera offerings

For faculty interested in submitting an open online course proposal, click here to download our form. Once you have finished, please send to Sara.Epperson@Yale.edu. The process is outlined within the form.

Open Yale Courses 

Open Yale Courses (OYC) provides lectures and other materials from selected Yale College courses to the public free of charge via the Internet. The courses span the full range of liberal arts disciplines, including humanities, social sciences, and physical and biological sciences.

  • Registration is not required.

  • No course credit, degree, or certificate is available through the Open Yale Courses website.

The online courses are designed for a wide range of people around the world, among them self-directed and life-long learners, educators, and high school and college students. The integrated, highly flexible web interface allows users, in effect, to audit Yale undergraduate courses if they wish to. It also gives the user a wide variety of other options for structuring the learning process, for example downloading, redistributing, and remixing course materials.

Each course includes a full set of class lectures produced in high-quality video accompanied by such other course materials as syllabi, suggested readings, and problem sets. The lectures are available as downloadable videos, and an audio-only version is also offered. In addition, searchable transcripts of each lecture are provided.

Yale on YouTube

Yale’s philosophy of teaching and learning begins with the aim of training a broadly based, highly disciplined intellect without specifying in advance how that intellect will be used. The Yale Courses channel on YouTube provides entry into the core of the University–its classrooms and academic programs–including complete sets of lectures from the Open Yale Courses initiative. Complementary syllabi, transcripts, and other resources may also be accessed from the Open Yale Courses site. 

Yale on iTunesU

Enjoy listening to Yale faculty, visitors, and performers; we look forward to adding new podcasts regularly to iTunesU.

You will need the iTunes software in order to enjoy Yale’s iTunesU offerings