Hello, I was planning to create my first course and provide it for free to gain access to an initial student community. But I am a bit confused on whether my course is going to show up in the search results or not. A few months back, when I was searching for courses (as a student), I saw a filter which said 'Free/Paid'. That filter is no longer visible. Today, I searched for a particular topic, got close to a hundred pages of results, I browsed through ALL pages in the results, but couldn't find a single free course listed in the results. I am pretty sure there were scores of free courses for this topic when I searched a few months back. So my question is: If I post my first course for free, how would students be able to view it, as it will never show up in the search results, not even the 100th page! Could you please help me out here?
We are always looking for ways to optimize our search and course discovery experience for students. Accordingly, we run tests in an effort to more effectively match students up with courses that meet their learning needs, and in turn, increase enrollments.
At this time, you may find that free courses are harder to find than others while these tests are running, and we apologize for the inconvenience. Please note you will always be able to find and share your course with others through the course URL.