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Faculty Funding and Support

Digital Learning Website

The Digital Learning website showcases the many faculty innovations in teaching and learning that leverage new educational technologies to enhance the student learning experience.

Join the DL-Innovators Listserv

To keep up-to-date with digital/online learning developments and upcoming events, please subscribe to our listserv. Email with the subject “DL-Innovators” and your first and last name in the message body and you will be added to the list.

Free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Northwestern offers all of its MOOCs at no cost to its faculty, staff, and students. You can earn a Course Certificate, and access all MOOC content, for all Northwestern MOOCs on Coursera free of charge! To enroll in a Northwestern course and activate the special free course certificate offer, please follow the enrollment steps listed HERE.

Northwestern Online Programs

Many schools at Northwestern have developed innovative and flexible academic programs to offer students a variety of online, blended, and distance learning opportunities. Learn more about these programs here.

State Authorization of Distance Education

Northwestern University is committed to complying with applicable state authorization requirements that govern distance education and out-of-state educational activities. We are actively monitoring developments in jurisdictions in which we are active and, if authorization or licensure is or becomes necessary, we will obtain the necessary approvals.

Many states do not require authorization for programs that are solely online, but among those that do, Northwestern has either obtained approval or is in the process of obtaining approval in all other states where it is required. 

Northwestern participates in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement.