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About Gale Courses
Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely online. As a library card holder, you can take an unlimited number of courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. View a tutorial to learn more.

To enroll in a course, go to Gale Courses and follow the steps below.

Browse the Catalog or search for a course.
When you find a course you would like to take, click Enroll Now.
Chose a start date and click Continue.

If you have never taken a Gale Courses course:

Enter your email address in the New Student area, and click Create Account. Complete the Account and Student Information page and then type in your library card number to set up your account.

If you are a returning student:

Enter your account email and password and then click Sign In.  Remember to access your course as soon as possible after the course start date.

What courses does Gale Courses offer?
To see a list of all the courses, under Browse Catalog on the left side of the screen, click a subject area, and select a sub-subject.  You may take as many classes as you like.  Categories include Accounting, Business, Computers, Healthcare and Medical, Langauge and Arts, Law, Personal Development, Teaching and Education, Technology, and Writing.  Click here for the complete list, in order by popularity.   

Where can I find course descriptions, requirements, and other information?
Click a subject area under Browse Catalog on the left side of the screen, select a sub-topic, and select a course.

I have enrolled in a course, why can’t I access any course materials?
Course materials are not available until the course start date. After the course begins, you must remain active in the course. Students who do not access lessons one and two by the Tuesday two weeks after the course start date will be automatically dropped from the course.

How long are the courses?
Courses generally run for six weeks. You will get two lessons each week. Each lesson will be accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons may include a hands-on assignment. Complete each quiz and assignment within two weeks from when the lesson is released. The course concludes with a final exam. You will have two weeks from the last lesson and final exam to complete your studies and submit the final exam.

What happens if I have a question during class?
Each of the lessons is accompanied by an interactive discussion area. When you need help with a lesson, all you have to do is post your question or inquiry in the appropriate course discussion area. The instructor, his or her teaching assistant, or one of your fellow students will respond.

Need More Help?
For comments, suggestions, or any question that is not already answered elsewhere, email us at [email protected]