New ChatGPT plugin and generative AI courses help learners and employers build in-demand skills on Coursera

New ChatGPT plugin and generative AI courses help learners and employers build in-demand skills on Coursera

Coursera’s ChatGPT plugin provides personalized recommendations to connect learners to the right learning content; new gen AI content from Google Cloud, DeepLearning.AI, other leading educators teaches in-demand skills

By Marni Baker Stein, Chief Content Officer at Coursera

Demand for generative AI learning content on Coursera has surged. Just this April, we saw a 230% year-on-year increase in on-platform searches for courses that cover generative AI. We’ve also heard from learners about the new generative AI skills they’ve learned and applied in their careers as well as from employers looking to scale generative AI skills across their workforce to improve customer offerings and productivity. To address our global community’s hunger for this new technology, we’re thrilled to announce a new ChatGPT plugin and a growing selection of generative AI projects, courses, and Specializations.

Expanding personalized discovery and guidance with a new ChatGPT plugin 

A Coursera plugin is now available directly within the ChatGPT interface. It combines the power of generative AI with Coursera’s trusted catalog of 5,800+ courses, 3,500+ projects, 750+ Specializations, and 50+ degrees to provide learners with personalized guidance. 

To access the plugin, learners must be ChatGPT Plus users. When logged in to their account, they must go to Settings > Beta features > select enable Plugins. The plugin store will then be accessible when using GPT-4 via a dropdown menu. Within the store, learners can search for “Coursera,” then select and install the plugin for free. Once installed, learners can enable and disable the plugin when using GPT-4. 

GIF showing the ChatGPT interface and how to download the Coursera ChatGPT plugin.

Learners can use the plugin to identify the right learning content on Coursera to hone their skills in a given subject or career field. Akin to an academic counselor, the plugin can help pinpoint specific courses based on what the learner says they’re interested in exploring. The plugin sorts through the thousands of offerings on Coursera to recommend just a few pieces of learning content, including a brief description and direct link.

Screenshot of ChatGPT interface using Coursera plugin to find Machine Learning content on

This marks a continued expansion of Coursera’s generative AI-powered products and features. Our previously announced Coursera Coach and course building tool are both designed to support learners and educators on the Coursera platform. Now, with our new ChatGPT plugin, we’re able to leverage AI alongside the world-class content on Coursera to serve learners off-platform as well. 

Serving learners with generative AI learning content from top educators  

Today, we’re excited to announce a collection of the 20+ pieces of gen AI-focused learning content available to learners globally, from individuals keeping their skills sharp to a CHRO preparing an entire workforce for relentless disruption. Coursera also offers hundreds of courses in skills that help equip learners to work with AI more broadly, like machine learning, linear algebra, Python, and much more. 

Beginner Projects, Courses, and Specializations

Intermediate/Advanced Projects, Courses, and Specializations

We’re grateful to our global educator community for rapidly bringing this highly relevant content to learners around the world via Coursera. Together, with our esteemed partners and top-notch product teams, we’re committed to providing learners with the content and tools they need to pursue their interests and goals, whether that’s learning the latest technologies or exploring new career paths and possibilities. 

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