Q. How do Guided Projects on Coursera 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 don’t have to set up or configure anything.
There can be thousands of concurrent learners, and they interact with real software. Learners watch and follow visual instructions, apply what they are learning in real-time, and complete hands-on challenges to demonstrate knowledge and skills.
Q: What are hands-on Guided Projects and how can learners work on one?
Hands-on Guided Projects drive skill mastery through hands-on learning. Learners who take a hands-on project work on a task in their browser while following a self-paced or live guided session with no additional set-up or download required. Learners can find hands-on Guided Projects by changing the toggle option to On to show only projects.
Q. How does a student's progress on a Guided Project show up in the admin reports? Are project completions counted as course completions?
Guided Projects are like courses, so completion does show up in the admin reports. There is only one quiz used, so it is a zero or one in terms of completion.
Q. How many times can you get a Guided Project “wrong”?
A Guided Project is just a hands-on session. There is no question that we are asking you to answer or answer multiple times. For example, in the Guided Project, we show you how to create a chart. The assessment or quiz is in Coursera.
Q. Is there a maximum amount of time for Guided Projects?
Guided Projects typically take less than 2 hours to complete. Learners get a limited number of virtual machine sessions per Guided Project, so we encourage learners to complete their Guided Project in one sitting.
Q. What are the subject areas of the Guided Projects?
Guided Projects can be in any subject area involving technical tools or business software. Currently, the subject areas we have available in Guided Projects are focused on data science, computer science, and business.
Q. What level are they available at?
Guided Projects are available for all levels - beginner, intermediate and advanced.
Q. What skills are learners learning?
Skills will be tagged to Guided Projects, so you can see what skills they are learning. Top Guided Projects will currently encompass data science, computer science, and business.
Q. How are skills measured?
At the end of a Guided Project, there is a multiple choice quiz for the Guided Project, and specific skills would be attached to the Guided Project.
Q. What will my learners see?
Currently, learners will see Guided Projects in the catalog listed as courses authored by the Coursera Project Network. They can enroll in and go to the course.
Q. Do I need to add Rhyme.com to my firewall “whitelist”?
Yes, we recommend whitelisting "Rhyme.com". This will help avoid potential platform access issues.
Q. How do I find Guided Projects?
The easiest way to find Guided Projects is to type "Coursera Project Network" in the course search field. Results will include all publicly-available Guided Projects.
Q. Can Guided Projects be taken on Internet Explorer?
Guided Projects won’t work for learners on Internet Explorer or mobile browsers. They will work on Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari on desktop or on laptops.
Q. Can Guided Projects be taken on mobile devices?
Mobile devices are not large enough to see both the learner and instructor screens. When an input is required, the keyboard itself takes up a lot of the device screen. Moreover, many desktop applications used in Guided Projects aren't friendly to mobile devices' touch interfaces.
Q. Do Guided Projects show up in my standard reports?
Yes, Guided Projects will surface as a course in standard reports, but are not surfaced in skills dashboards.