Continuing & Professional Education


On-demand courses for everyone

Find a skill you want to mas­ter — and start learn­ing right away!

Your pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment jour­ney just got a lot eas­i­er with our most flex­i­ble learn­ing for­mat yet. On-demand learn­ing means you no longer need to wait for a course to start — just choose your top­ic of inter­est, reg­is­ter for the course, and you’re good to go.

Cours­es are desk­top and mobile-friend­ly, self-paced, badge-award­ing, dis­cuss real-world case stud­ies, and include gam­i­fi­ca­tion fea­tures. What’s best: if you have a ques­tion on the course con­tent, an expert is always at hand and ready to answer your inquiry with­in a day or two.

SkillUp@UA is offered as a col­lab­o­ra­tion between the Uni­ver­si­ty of Alberta’s Online and Con­tin­u­ing Edu­ca­tion and Mind­Edge, a learn­ing house found­ed by Har­vard and MIT edu­ca­tors in 1998, which has served more than three mil­lion learn­ers since its inception.


Intro offer: take "Speak With Confidence" for free after you register for the first SkillUp@UA course of your choice.

Courses blend a variety of instructional components to make learning engaging and interactive.

Quizzes, games and flashcards help to activate prior knowledge and reinforce learning.

"Ask the Expert" feature allows you to submit questions to an expert in the field you are studying.

Comprehensive, weighted assessment lets you measure your learning.

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Note: these courses are non-credit and do not count toward University of Alberta diploma, certificate, or citation programs. They will not impact your GPA and you will not see them on your transcript. You will receive a digital completion badge to share with your networks once you have finished.
Registration is processed directly through the MindEdge website; prices are displayed in CAD but will be charged in USD. Exchange rates may vary slightly based on your financial provider.

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