We are announcing that projects are now available for Enterprise customers. Coursera acquired Rhyme in 2019 to extend capabilities.
What is Rhyme?
Rhyme is an online platform for taking and creating hands-on projects. It allows developers and subject matter experts to build hands-on, virtual e-learning projects that can be executed from a user’s internet browser. We will help learners get knowledge from courses, and applied skills from projects. This complete understanding makes learners better prepared for the workforce.
How do projects work?
A custom cloud desktop accessed in the browser allows instructors to teach Windows, Linux or web apps through a browser. All relevant software and data is preconfigured on the cloud desktops, so learners are not required to set up or configure anything. Training can be live or pre-recorded.
There can be thousands of concurrent learners, and they interact with real software. Learners watch and follow visual instructions, ask questions of instructors or each other, and complete hands-on challenges to illustrate mastery.
Instructors can monitor learners in real-time and can take control of learners’ cloud desktops, and optionally assign monitoring to a teaching assistant.
Hands-on projects in-browser
Hands-on projects provide learners a way to get more practice applying a skill. Learners who take a hands-on project work on an assignment in their browser while following a self-paced or live guided session with no additional set-up or download required.
Who creates projects?
Coursera’s acquisition of Rhyme allows SMEs (subject matter experts) to create projects that supplement our university and industry partners’ courses. Projects can be created by individual SMEs, Coursera’s university and industry partners, and eventually, Enterprise customers. Projects can be made about any topic, technical or business-related. They are aimed at subjects that have strong project and development components.
How do I add projects to a learning program?
Adding projects to a learning program’s curriculum is similar to how you would add courses and/or specializations.
If your program was first created with stand-alone courses versus open catalog (full access to all Coursera course catalog), follow the below steps:
1. Navigate to a program card from your admin homepage.
2. Click the Curriculum tab located in the left panel where you will see a list of your program’s courses. Click +Courses.
3. The easiest way to find projects is to type “Rhyme” in the search field.
4. Select the project(s) you want to add by clicking on the course tile or the check mark icon on the bottom right of the tile. Click Add Courses located at the bottom of the page after selection is complete.
If your program was first created with open catalog (full access to all Coursera course catalog), projects will automatically be discoverable and available for learners to enroll in. If you would like to curate a separate program to only host projects, follow the below steps:
1. Navigate to the program card section from your admin homepage. Click +Add Program.
2. Select plan to add the program to.
3. Create your program by adding a Program Name. Once complete, select Create Program.
4. Click on Select Courses located at the bottom right of the page. Click Continue to Select when the pop-up window appears.
5. The easiest way to find projects is to type “Rhyme” in the search field.
6. Select the project(s) you want to add by clicking on the course tile or the check mark icon on the bottom right of the tile. Click Save located at the bottom of the page after selection is complete.
7. Click on Invite Members to invite learners to the program.
How can my learners work on a hands-on project?
Learners can enroll in hands-on projects by browsing your account’s curated catalog and looking for project-based courses. The easiest way to find projects is to type “Rhyme” in the search field.
When a learner works on a hands-on project, they will work on it on Rhyme.com, an online platform that is currently operating separately from Coursera. We’re working on ensuring this is a seamless experience for learners and partners and look forward to sharing an update next year. Projects won’t work for learners on Internet Explorer or mobile browsers. They will work on Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari on desktops or laptops.