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How can I sign up for a DartmouthX course?

You will be able to sign up for DartmouthX courses from the DartmouthX course catalog, as soon as our courses are released for registration. If you would like to be notified whenever a DartmouthX course becomes available for registration, please fill out the web form on this page.

I’m a Dartmouth faculty and would like to teach a DartmouthX course. What do I need to do?

The first four Dartmouth X courses were chosen via an RFP initiated by the Provost’s Office. We expect that future DartmouthX courses will be identified through a similar process. If you would like to learn more about the nuts and bolts of teaching a DartmouthX course, contact

Can Dartmouth students take DartmouthX courses?

Yes – anyone can take DartmouthX courses. However, DartmouthX courses are not credit bearing.

Will DartmouthX courses earn credits?

No. DartmouthX courses are not credit bearing. Some DartmouthX courses may offer an edX certificate for completing the course; this is a certificate of completion, issued by edX, not a Dartmouth credit.

What is the difference between a DartmouthX course and its campus equivalent?

DartmouthX courses are often based on an existing Dartmouth course, but generally cover only a subset of the on-campus course’s learning objectives and content. DartmouthX courses are highly engaging, but will not be able to offer the close-knit classroom community, or the give and take between faculty and learners, that exists in face-to-face courses on the Dartmouth campus.

What is edX?

edX is a consortium of higher education institutions and nonprofits. It hosts online university-level courses (massive open online courses – MOOCs) in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide audience free of charge. edX is a nonprofit organization; it was founded in 2012 by MIT and Harvard. Dartmouth joined the edX consortium in early 2014.

Why did Dartmouth join edX?

We hope that developing courses for edX will ultimately benefit the on-campus versions of these courses: through the re-use of learning objects, and insights gained by observing the learning behavior of thousands of course participants. DartmouthX will serve as a laboratory for course development, and for the application of different technology-enhanced pedagogical approaches to teaching and learning.

Last Updated: 9/24/14