UCSC Online Education

We are UCSC Online Education, a unit within the Division of Academic Affairs at University of California, Santa Cruz — and we are passionate about producing high-quality, exciting, accessible digital content.

We partner with instructors to produce academically rigorous, creative, and transformative courses and programs. With expertise in digital instruction, we draw on the talents of the outstanding UC Santa Cruz faculty to intentionally design courses that engage and inspire students to learn.

The Online Education team produces fully online and hybrid courses that UC Santa Cruz students take for academic credit, as well as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that are widely available to anyone with internet access. The courses we produce are rich and diverse in instructional approaches and utilize synchronous and asynchronous video, digitally enhanced projects, discussion forums, student or team presentations, guided peer review, embedded quizzes, and so on. Whatever your purpose for visiting this site, we hope you will take one of our courses.