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edX: Online Courses by Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, IBM

edX: Online Courses by Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, IBM

edX

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  • img Community
    Even if there are only 3 other people at your workplace, miscommunication is bound to happen. This can create tension and work will suffer. To better understand human psychology and improve your communication skills, take a few Harvard-approved online courses.
    img by Sharmila
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    A good leader is never satisfied with their own performance in business. They always strive for more. With well over 50 management, communication and human psychology courses designed by experts from top universities, you are sure to take your skills to the next level.
    img by Christina
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Oceanography is one of the more complex natural sciences. Consisting of 5 different branches - biological, chemical, geological, physical, and paleoceanography - it takes a while to master. edX is a good way to obtain a pretty decent understanding of it in a matter of weeks.
    img by Sharon
    8 months ago
  • img Expert

    Why we chose EdX:

    • Prices vary -- most classes are free to audit, with more expensive certificate options. The course I did was free with $169 for a certificate. This is a nice feature because it means the material is available to all, and those who want to can purchase the certificate option to verify their credentials to employers.
    • Video lectures are watchable on a mobile device, although you can access them on a computer as well.
    • Many certificate programs available for learners who want to dedicate themselves to professional development, learn a new skill, or change careers.
    • Take courses from Harvard, MIT, and other prestigious universities.
  • img Expert
    1. Learn from professors and experts from over 70 of the world's top institutions, including Harvard, MIT, The Smithsonian, and more
    2. Hundreds of courses like computer science, statistics, and engineering will help you get ahead in your career
    3. Courses include live streamed lectures or downloadable videos, along with quizzes and exams to test your progress

    Reviewed by Olivia Cordell on March 26, 2018

  • Impressive! Aug 5, 2018

    By Pyurmak64
    I was able to download the app, create an account, find and enroll in a course, and watch the introductory video within a matter of minutes. There appears to be a large number of available courses covering a wide range of topics. Each course has a syllabus as well as detailed descriptions of the parting knowledge one will have acquired upon completion. Instructors will grade your submissions through the class, yielding a final grade. There’s even an option to receive an official certificate of completion. I’ll hold off on that prior to more research—it costs $99. Curiously, the few courses I looked at were offered through what one could call “3rd party affiliate universities”. Perhaps I didn’t read the full app description but I was under the impression these would be actual Harvard courses. Nevertheless, so far so good and I am looking forward to enjoying the learning process. Highly recommended.
  • May 6, 2021

    By castro julesm
    Great user interface and clear presentation of learning materials. Absolutely user-friendly and offers quality courses.
  • World Class Teachings Apr 26, 2019

    By shhsjekdje d bdhj
    As a seasoned professional, I am delighted to find free educational and reputable courses that are endorsed by Professors and Top Institutions across the Globe. I would recommend taking courses if One is either 1) 'testing' out the waters to see if she/he is really wanting to pursue further certifications or degrees 2) to check off your "bucket list" aka-dreams of attending a Top Notch ranked higher institute of learning or simply for personal enrichment. The concept of try before you "buy" is evident in the fee that is optional for the Certificate or Degree. Lastly, the utilization of video instruction along with interesting and engaging Q&A enables a student to keep moving forward to quench Ones love for learning.
  • May 12, 2021

    By Jonathan Leosthene
    easy to use to have specific knowledge on interesting and important topics.
  • Bookmark! Mar 4, 2018

    By yoyosmo74
    Before you spend time adding additional features, u need to make sure the basic features exist for the software u have developed. In this case, the ability to know where you left off in a video lecture. It is crucial. Coursera does a great job of highlighting where u are in the course although their last update was bizarre UX wise. Edx has a much nicer design but is missing some basics which mean people end up using the desktop version. I dont know about everyone else but Im not going to download the videos, so while the latest update is great for those that are, it would be great if the next feature to focus on is letting users know (via bookmark) where they are in the course. Also "last accessed" is not the same thing and should be an additional feature. I would also like to be able to hide or remove archived classes from my course list using some kind of filtering. But def not as important as basic bookmarking.
  • Impressive! Aug 5, 2018

    By Pyurmak64
    I was able to download the app, create an account, find and enroll in a course, and watch the introductory video within a matter of minutes. There appears to be a large number of available courses covering a wide range of topics. Each course has a syllabus as well as detailed descriptions of the parting knowledge one will have acquired upon completion. Instructors will grade your submissions through the class, yielding a final grade. There’s even an option to receive an official certificate of completion. I’ll hold off on that prior to more research—it costs $99. Curiously, the few courses I looked at were offered through what one could call “3rd party affiliate universities”. Perhaps I didn’t read the full app description but I was under the impression these would be actual Harvard courses. Nevertheless, so far so good and I am looking forward to enjoying the learning process. Highly recommended.
  • May 6, 2021

    By castro julesm
    Great user interface and clear presentation of learning materials. Absolutely user-friendly and offers quality courses.
  • World Class Teachings Apr 26, 2019

    By shhsjekdje d bdhj
    As a seasoned professional, I am delighted to find free educational and reputable courses that are endorsed by Professors and Top Institutions across the Globe. I would recommend taking courses if One is either 1) 'testing' out the waters to see if she/he is really wanting to pursue further certifications or degrees 2) to check off your "bucket list" aka-dreams of attending a Top Notch ranked higher institute of learning or simply for personal enrichment. The concept of try before you "buy" is evident in the fee that is optional for the Certificate or Degree. Lastly, the utilization of video instruction along with interesting and engaging Q&A enables a student to keep moving forward to quench Ones love for learning.
  • May 12, 2021

    By Jonathan Leosthene
    easy to use to have specific knowledge on interesting and important topics.
  • Bookmark! Mar 4, 2018

    By yoyosmo74
    Before you spend time adding additional features, u need to make sure the basic features exist for the software u have developed. In this case, the ability to know where you left off in a video lecture. It is crucial. Coursera does a great job of highlighting where u are in the course although their last update was bizarre UX wise. Edx has a much nicer design but is missing some basics which mean people end up using the desktop version. I dont know about everyone else but Im not going to download the videos, so while the latest update is great for those that are, it would be great if the next feature to focus on is letting users know (via bookmark) where they are in the course. Also "last accessed" is not the same thing and should be an additional feature. I would also like to be able to hide or remove archived classes from my course list using some kind of filtering. But def not as important as basic bookmarking.
  • May 7, 2021

    By Md. Fahim Uddin
    This is a gigantic educational application for self learning. I enjoy learning by this application.
  • May 10, 2021

    By Bah Mars
    Add real time Translate To Optional Language. Other Is Good
  • Could Be Much Better Apr 26, 2019

    By juareza94
    Visually, the app could use a lot of work. This app is good at just looking at courses and reviewing materials but when it comes to watching lectures, there’s several issues. On my device, the whole screen is not used for playback and there are horrendous white AND black borders. Also, you can’t watch a video for more than 3 seconds without the play/pause button, scrubbing, and volume buttons popping up blocking content. The site is much better at full screen and I will be sticking with that. Also, the iPad version doesn’t support split screen unless you use the site so again, site wins. A mobile app should have utility and it doesn’t offer anything more than the site does. In fact, it offers way less (besides downloading videos which again, don’t do any good). No need for an app if that’s the case.
  • May 12, 2021

    By Happy Ending
    That is really helpful to learn language,,I really like❤
  • May 11, 2021

    By Afshin Dr
    Nice app really useful for any people who love to learn more and become educated
  • May 12, 2021

    By Krishnendu Chowdhury
    This app (not edX itself) in particular is upto no good, feels like the app developers themselves need to take some of the courses offered in the platform !
  • Offline content and re-logins are a mess Mar 4, 2020

    By José_luis
    I used to use this app about 2 years ago, but stopped using because the app was almost unusable in places without internet connection, even for offline content. Now, I’ve started using again and the same irritating bugs are still there, showing that this app does not receive any attention. The only time I have to watch courses is when I am in the subway, where internet connection does not exist, so it’s really painful to be in the middle of a video and it simply logs me out and asks to log in again. With no connection, it is not possible. Apart from that, only videos can be downloaded for offline study (when it works offline), all the rest of the content cannot. I have been seeing some courses that I would be interested in paying for the certificate, but studying the whole content offline in the iPhone is impossible, even for watching the videos.
  • Website is a Better Experience Jan 14, 2018

    By flybone89
    I tried using the app, but overall it is a worse experience compared to the website. The interface is so sparse and missing so many visuals or features that I can get on the website. But I do like the ability to download video lessons and would at least have tried using the app if it weren’t for... It won’t properly track my course progress! I just completed several lessons and when I came back to the app and checked on the website, it showed I hadn’t moved at all. But when I went back and went through the same lessons on the website, my current position and progress were updated correctly. So appears to be a bug with the app? This is a showstopper obviously - I can’t use the app if it won’t keep track of where I am in the course. So for now, back to the website until this is fixed...
  • Apr 18, 2021

    By Martina Bengler
    When I try to open a course to check it says the service is unavailable. The new look on the app is good, but the one it had before was better (it was simpler, and more adjusted to a phone, at least the discover part has a design kinda annoying, letting you see only half of the screen with the results of your search)
  • May 1, 2021

    By Bala Gangadhar Thilak Penupothu
    This app has worst interface OMG it doesn't allow us to Operate freely We can't answer all questions they require to login from browser again for that We can scroll images which doesn't fit in the screen if we do ,entire page will be gone It consumes a lot of data there's no data saving mode. Lot of patience required to Operate the app. Full of bug's !!!
  • A 5 Stars Website, A 3 Stars App May 29, 2018

    By همام زغدودي
    Personally I find Edx as a learning treasure, when I first found it I felt like stumbling in AliBaba’s cave. However the app experience is not that much pleasant, guys you can get inspiration from other learning platforms apps. If you have the chance to read my comment, I suggest 3 simple features that you can start with and make the app more attractive to learn in the go : 1) on the iPad (and it goes the same to the big phones) take advantage of screen real estate and organize courses as tiles that spread on all the screen. Scrolling waaaay down at the moment is not efficient. 2) on these tiles, add a progress bar that show where we are and the possibility to pick up where left off, also you can populate these nice tiles with important information like when course starts, ends, illegibility to certificate, current or archived... 3) add the possibility to fave a course without enrolling keeping the first tab only fir course that I’m taking and a fav tab for all the course that I’m willing to take. Hope you find my comment constructive and hope that I can see at least some of these features in future releases. Thank you, and keep the good courses coming.
  • Needs way to see what has been completed Apr 6, 2021

    By Barlosk1
    I love edX just not this app. It’s easy to go through the content as long as you don’t have to refer to other external content that must be downloaded, like PDFs. I would give this app a 4 or 5 star rating if it weren’t for these 3 main complaints. First, you can’t see what has been completed when viewing lists of steps, assignments, or questions. On the website they have an awesome green check mark system that easily shows that to you and I’ve been waiting for to show on this app for years. Second, you can’t see all your purchased courses in the courses tab. You can only see the courses that have been already started, which means you have to search for the other courses you own that have not been started yet. Third, a filter is needed to filter out completed courses. While this isn’t as big of a problem as the other 2 issues, it’ll still be really nice to have. With the combination of all these fixes, it’ll let you more easily see what is next in terms of assignments and entire courses.
  • Very little value Mar 4, 2019

    By cheeriegirl
    Some videos will play in the app, others will not. There’s no way to edit your responses/comments after adding, not to mention, when you’re ready to post, the app defaults to the question tab and you have to remember to manually swipe over to the discussion tab. Instead it would be better, if I could decide (through radial buttons) if my response/comment fits a question or discussion. Also as another reviewer mentioned, tapping on active links takes you to the website where you can then read/download material. And, the app is not fully functional. In the help documentation, EdX recommends taking quizzes and other graded assignments on a computer web browser. Sigh ...
  • edX is a scam Nov 20, 2019

    By Fuzzy Reviews
    edX is a scam. It positions itself as a free education provider which it is not. The site is clearly designed to make it very difficult to find the free content and complete the courses. After you find the free content, known as “audit access,” and sign up you get six weeks to complete coursework that takes much longer to finish. Also, the “audit access” content comes without many of the perks (such as graded assignments, unlimited access, and a course certificate of completion which can be used on a job search or LinkedIn) of paid access which is known as “verified certificate.” And edX makes it abundantly clear that it wants you to pay with frequent prompts to “upgrade to verified certificate.” Try MIT OpenCourseWare if you want truly free top-notch coursework.
  • Excellent classes, crappy support Jun 22, 2020

    By MikeNoLike
    They are incapable of solving a dashboard error common to iPad users, and didn’t seem to care that it was an ongoing issue. I also completed a certificate class in January 2019, which listed certificates would be available in July 2019. July 2019 came and went, and the certificate didn’t pop up. I contacted support repeatedly and got one FAQ after another telling me how to find the certificate (I know how, I have a handful of them via edX). Now enough time has passed that my verification has lapsed (I won’t re-verify until they provide the certificates I earned), and now they have fallen back on that as an excuse. So, great classes, but don’t expect help, if anything technological goes wrong.
  • img Community
    Even if there are only 3 other people at your workplace, miscommunication is bound to happen. This can create tension and work will suffer. To better understand human psychology and improve your communication skills, take a few Harvard-approved online courses.
    img by Sharmila
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    A good leader is never satisfied with their own performance in business. They always strive for more. With well over 50 management, communication and human psychology courses designed by experts from top universities, you are sure to take your skills to the next level.
    img by Christina
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Oceanography is one of the more complex natural sciences. Consisting of 5 different branches - biological, chemical, geological, physical, and paleoceanography - it takes a while to master. edX is a good way to obtain a pretty decent understanding of it in a matter of weeks.
    img by Sharon
    8 months ago
  • img Expert

    Why we chose EdX:

    • Prices vary -- most classes are free to audit, with more expensive certificate options. The course I did was free with $169 for a certificate. This is a nice feature because it means the material is available to all, and those who want to can purchase the certificate option to verify their credentials to employers.
    • Video lectures are watchable on a mobile device, although you can access them on a computer as well.
    • Many certificate programs available for learners who want to dedicate themselves to professional development, learn a new skill, or change careers.
    • Take courses from Harvard, MIT, and other prestigious universities.
  • img Expert
    1. Learn from professors and experts from over 70 of the world's top institutions, including Harvard, MIT, The Smithsonian, and more
    2. Hundreds of courses like computer science, statistics, and engineering will help you get ahead in your career
    3. Courses include live streamed lectures or downloadable videos, along with quizzes and exams to test your progress

    Reviewed by Olivia Cordell on March 26, 2018

  • Impressive! Aug 5, 2018

    By Pyurmak64
    I was able to download the app, create an account, find and enroll in a course, and watch the introductory video within a matter of minutes. There appears to be a large number of available courses covering a wide range of topics. Each course has a syllabus as well as detailed descriptions of the parting knowledge one will have acquired upon completion. Instructors will grade your submissions through the class, yielding a final grade. There’s even an option to receive an official certificate of completion. I’ll hold off on that prior to more research—it costs $99. Curiously, the few courses I looked at were offered through what one could call “3rd party affiliate universities”. Perhaps I didn’t read the full app description but I was under the impression these would be actual Harvard courses. Nevertheless, so far so good and I am looking forward to enjoying the learning process. Highly recommended.
  • May 6, 2021

    By castro julesm
    Great user interface and clear presentation of learning materials. Absolutely user-friendly and offers quality courses.
  • World Class Teachings Apr 26, 2019

    By shhsjekdje d bdhj
    As a seasoned professional, I am delighted to find free educational and reputable courses that are endorsed by Professors and Top Institutions across the Globe. I would recommend taking courses if One is either 1) 'testing' out the waters to see if she/he is really wanting to pursue further certifications or degrees 2) to check off your "bucket list" aka-dreams of attending a Top Notch ranked higher institute of learning or simply for personal enrichment. The concept of try before you "buy" is evident in the fee that is optional for the Certificate or Degree. Lastly, the utilization of video instruction along with interesting and engaging Q&A enables a student to keep moving forward to quench Ones love for learning.
  • May 12, 2021

    By Jonathan Leosthene
    easy to use to have specific knowledge on interesting and important topics.
  • May 7, 2021

    By Md. Fahim Uddin
    This is a gigantic educational application for self learning. I enjoy learning by this application.
  • May 12, 2021

    By Happy Ending
    That is really helpful to learn language,,I really like❤
  • May 11, 2021

    By Afshin Dr
    Nice app really useful for any people who love to learn more and become educated
  • Apr 23, 2021

    By SAMPURNA CHAKMA
    The app is good, user friendly. Though, one of the drawbacks of this platform from my perspective is not be able to access the courses after a certain time. But we are human, sometimes we may not be able to accomplish what we want to do within time. As a student, I have exams in my college. So, I request the app committee to make courses available for all time. Coursera is easy and helpful because it allows it's users to go through the courses any time. So, I hope our request will be granted.
  • The Challenge Oct 15, 2019

    By Admcit
    We are programmed to associate with cost with value, yet, in the case of EdX, you have to move past that. The courses are free unless you are looking for a certificate of completion. But being free does not mean it is of little value. These are legit Harvard courses that I am taking, and the investment is made in time, not capital ... but the returns will definitely lead to capital gains is applied. The best feature for anyone who travels for work is the ability to download the classes before being away from data signals. I watch EdX on flights instead of inflight entertainment. Download it, commit to following through, and stay the course.
  • Great Tool Jul 28, 2020

    By AnonymissJess
    I love the courses offered on EDX and as someone who is low-income and raises three kids this is an amazing tool for me. I loved academics when I was younger and after a tumultuous adolescence/young adult years I missed out on a lot of opportunities to learn. Now I can do it at my own pace with universities that I could never dream of attending. I am so grateful for this website/app. The interface for the app seems quite user-friendly and easy to use. The course folders/options could probably use some tweaking on display and maybe a few more management options when looking at your courses displayed but all-in-all, I am happy and grateful.
  • May 10, 2021

    By Bah Mars
    Add real time Translate To Optional Language. Other Is Good
  • Apr 22, 2021

    By SREEKANT A
    Overall the app is a good one, have made serious improvements in recent past.But the video player of this app doesn't work well. You can't select the quality of video! It's a much needed feature when our data is near exhaustion. And further fullscreen mode is not working pretty well.
  • Rating for edX Jun 26, 2020

    By asdbjbf
    this is a great app. So many amazing courses, many of which had excelled my knowledge and skills. If you think you are too young to take college courses on here, as a former middle schooler, don’t. The courses are for anyone with the ability to stay on track and have a decent work routine. I have but only one problem with the app. Oftentimes, i find myself logged out when i have never even logged out if the app, which can be annoying sometimes. Ps. i definitely recommend taking the harvard cs50 course. When you are done it will be a 380 jump for your brain. Absolutely fantastic. The enthusiastic professor is very engaging and the class work is easy to follow along with. Love it!
  • Website is better in some cases except... Feb 17, 2018

    By EDGABA
    I love EDX, I think is great source of knowledge, with that said the app does need some improving, here are my suggestions. 1. The ability to bookmark your page is a must! If you use safari or chrome on the iPad EDX will allow you to bookmark your page and come back later to where you left off, the app takes you back to the beginning of a module. 2. Another must have is the ability to upload files, which again you are allowed to do if using a browser it not if using the app. One advantage I did notice of the app over a browser is that you can download the videos for later viewing offline so that is something you can’t do with a browser. For now I will be using a browser and only the app to download the videos if I know I’ll be somewhere offline. I think I like the browser experience better, till they add the must have features, ability to bookmark and the ability to upload files. If you think you’re going to be offline for a while and want to keep advancing than the app,is a no brainer.
  • Good, but not without error Jan 14, 2019

    By AspiringIce
    So far in my experience with edX, I can definitively say that it’s one of the best educational apps on the App Store. Personally, I think that the website looks and feels better than the app because of a minor bug I found with the app. When viewing a video is full screen, the bar at the top that displays time, battery, etc is still visible, except it’s still orientated as if the device were being held vertically as with normal use. Is there any fix for this or will I have to wait for a bug fix or something? Also, I can’t use the offline mode for the app, it just keeps trying to load the online mode.
  • Great content, but the app needs some work May 1, 2019

    By Jerdoh
    I really enjoy the content offered by EdX, however the app doesn’t seem to offer all the access to the course materials. You can download videos and read some of the information, but things like a syllabus or lecture slides seem to be missing on the courses I’ve looked at. On the video side, the overlay (pause, rewind, settings, etc) doesn’t go away if you tap the video to pause it. Also the video doesn’t fill the screen when my device goes into landscape mode, it seems to sit a bit off the bottom of the screen and appears as if the top edge of the video is off screen.
  • Future of learning Aug 1, 2020

    By Imranq02
    Obviously EdX and similar learning platforms are amazing tools for anyone who is curious and wants to learn in a bite sized way. It keeps professors engaged with a wider audience and allows creation of large communities of students. Unlike college, you do have to add your own motivation and set a plan for yourself and know what you want to achieve. As for the EdX app itself, I found it was responsive and was able to play videos and give quiz questions fairly well. There are some defects in sometimes showing the wrong image for a course or crashin bat times, but I’ve found it invaluable for learning on the go. As an aside, I would really recommend MITs physics series on EdX which goes all the way to mastering quantum mechanics. Some additions that would be really cool - live sessions - community recitations - mentorship assignment - proctored exams
  • Serena Jan 1, 2019

    By Really worthwhile
    Top quality courses and instructors make this a standout company. Seriously. I really enjoy the EdX approach and-though the APP isn’t perfect-it IS consistently good and improving all the time....they really go above and beyond when there are any issues. If you can, try the micro masters program (though pricey for this type of learning it’s a total value and a bargain in reality). I sound like I work for them, ...don’t. I’ve just tried several of the competing learning options.
  • Not quite as nice as the desktop site, but perfectly serviceable Aug 26, 2017

    By Xbound24
    This is clean and works just fine! It's easy to download videos for later offline viewing. Great to use when I'm not at a computer. Some suggestions: - I wish I could hide courses I've completed. My dashboard is getting pretty long now that I've been using edx for a while. - I wish all downloaded content (regardless of course) was in one place so I could delete it at once.
  • I would give 5 Stars Sep 30, 2019

    By Mikethewalsh
    The app is ready to use and the courses I've signed up for on the site were immediately available in the app. The content creator for the courses I'm taking for verification prep , Microsoft, are well done and good content. The only issue I have with the app is that curse progress didn't seem to update on the website when you watch multiple videos sequentially. So when I get to my desktop, only the first video I watched shows as viewed, noon if the others. There is a slight problem with how the content is displayed, all the video titles are titled as "Untitled". This may be a content creator issue though... Otherwise, the content is great, the price for a course is great... My issues are trivial but annoying.
  • Bookmark! Mar 4, 2018

    By yoyosmo74
    Before you spend time adding additional features, u need to make sure the basic features exist for the software u have developed. In this case, the ability to know where you left off in a video lecture. It is crucial. Coursera does a great job of highlighting where u are in the course although their last update was bizarre UX wise. Edx has a much nicer design but is missing some basics which mean people end up using the desktop version. I dont know about everyone else but Im not going to download the videos, so while the latest update is great for those that are, it would be great if the next feature to focus on is letting users know (via bookmark) where they are in the course. Also "last accessed" is not the same thing and should be an additional feature. I would also like to be able to hide or remove archived classes from my course list using some kind of filtering. But def not as important as basic bookmarking.
  • Could Be Much Better Apr 26, 2019

    By juareza94
    Visually, the app could use a lot of work. This app is good at just looking at courses and reviewing materials but when it comes to watching lectures, there’s several issues. On my device, the whole screen is not used for playback and there are horrendous white AND black borders. Also, you can’t watch a video for more than 3 seconds without the play/pause button, scrubbing, and volume buttons popping up blocking content. The site is much better at full screen and I will be sticking with that. Also, the iPad version doesn’t support split screen unless you use the site so again, site wins. A mobile app should have utility and it doesn’t offer anything more than the site does. In fact, it offers way less (besides downloading videos which again, don’t do any good). No need for an app if that’s the case.
  • Great information Nov 5, 2019

    By Itskatieyooo
    This app is fantastic in terms of finding courses, enrolling in them, and having instructors who can adequately relay information, which is key for retaining information. There is a wide variety of subjects and courses available to the public. The app is receiving only 4 stars as opposed to 5 because of user-friendliness. When I click the expand button on a video lecture, the video only turns horizontally and it removes captions. It does not expand the video to fit my phone screen. When I tap the screen to remove the buttons (pause, rewind, etc) to see lecturer and diagrams clearly, they immediately pop up again. Lastly, I can not zoom on to the video to see diagrams up close, which is problematic. For these reasons, I prefer to use the mobile website as opposed to the app.
  • Apr 25, 2021

    By Israel Boudoux
    These are some small improvements that would make your app better: - When viewing one course one is attending, there could have the progress and all steps done until the moment marked as finished; - I'm attending the LAFF course and it is impossible to enter answers for questions of the tests using the app. Maybe because there are lots of text fields for the matrices, but this should be improved. Hope that helps!
  • Great learning tool, but poor app Sep 26, 2020

    By DaveLeopold
    I find edX is a great way to find amazing courses and to get yourself up to date with technology, further your career by acquiring certificates from well known institutions. My only critic is the app, it is not as flawless as the website. First of all it is imposible to know where you have left off, as it doesn’t show you the course segments that you have already visited on the website with a tick symbol. Also every segment is separated by a different link, making it more confusing compared to the website. I think a little bit of effort should be made to make the app experience as good as the website, then I would give it a 5 stars review. Looking forward to the enhancements of the app and learning experience.
  • Feb 26, 2021

    By Alan Neumann Alvarado
    The app needs a green icon to show what classes you already studied. Similar to the website. And it also lacks the possibility of doing zoom in, similar to when you are in a call through the zoom app. Sometimes you watch the content at a little device and you just can't see everything. Thanks thanks. Pay me later ;). The content is good. The website is good. The app needs a little bit of tune and modernization.
  • Mar 31, 2021

    By Farhad ELF
    The course contents are amazing, however the mobile app is not very user-friendly. For example navigation through different courses is a bit confusing. A major bug of the app is that when you read the text content of the courses, you have to bent over backwards to succeed scrolling the text horizontally 😑 very frustrating. The scrolling bar is miniscule and you cannot move the page by hovering the finger on it. I hope you fix this bog in your future updates.
  • Frustrating May 4, 2019

    By Imogene that
    The service being offered is great; there are tons of courses on tons of subjects. But the app lacks functionality for activities like pronunciation practices, drag and drop quizzes, etc. My only way to do these is on my iPhone, which made it downright impossible to do the components which were not supported. It’s disappointing because my motivation to keep up with the courses is fragile at best and hitting walls like this really takes the air out of my tires. The search function could stand to be improved as well. It was easier for me to search the website through Safari then open the one I wanted in the app.
  • ...should’ve come with a warning...! Apr 4, 2018

    By sweetntart_
    Great app, great service...but: I enrolled in a class with 12 weeks of content that claimed to be self paced on 3/22. I paid to get the certificate and when I entered the classroom I see that I actually only have 9 weeks to complete the certificate bc the course ends 5/31. There should be some sort of warning before people throw away their money. Like “warning, you are enrolling late in this course, you will have to work through 12 weeks of work in 9 weeks, are you sure you can commit to this before you throw away your money?” ...I would’ve audited instead or waited until I could start with the full amount of time.
  • Happy there’s but an app but it needs bug fixes. Nov 25, 2019

    By Dashofhelp
    I’m so happy theirs an app, which makes my on the go learning much easier but there are a few bug issues. 1. The screen doesn’t fully tilt horizontally. It actually makes the screen size smaller and it won’t go into full screen mode. 2. On the bottom half of the screen is a transcript which is awesome. The issue is every time a new line is reached, the screen for some reason interprets this as if I pressed it this causing the pause button and the scroll bar to show up and it stays there the whole time. This makes watching the video very difficult as I can’t fully see what’s on the screen. 3. Sometimes after restarting the app, the transcripts language choice is Arabic. I think I was able to fix this by changing my main language but not sure yet. Hope these bugs are fixed soon, until then I’m just going to have to use the website for the majority of my studying. Thank you so much!
  • Website is a Better Experience Jan 14, 2018

    By flybone89
    I tried using the app, but overall it is a worse experience compared to the website. The interface is so sparse and missing so many visuals or features that I can get on the website. But I do like the ability to download video lessons and would at least have tried using the app if it weren’t for... It won’t properly track my course progress! I just completed several lessons and when I came back to the app and checked on the website, it showed I hadn’t moved at all. But when I went back and went through the same lessons on the website, my current position and progress were updated correctly. So appears to be a bug with the app? This is a showstopper obviously - I can’t use the app if it won’t keep track of where I am in the course. So for now, back to the website until this is fixed...
  • A 5 Stars Website, A 3 Stars App May 29, 2018

    By همام زغدودي
    Personally I find Edx as a learning treasure, when I first found it I felt like stumbling in AliBaba’s cave. However the app experience is not that much pleasant, guys you can get inspiration from other learning platforms apps. If you have the chance to read my comment, I suggest 3 simple features that you can start with and make the app more attractive to learn in the go : 1) on the iPad (and it goes the same to the big phones) take advantage of screen real estate and organize courses as tiles that spread on all the screen. Scrolling waaaay down at the moment is not efficient. 2) on these tiles, add a progress bar that show where we are and the possibility to pick up where left off, also you can populate these nice tiles with important information like when course starts, ends, illegibility to certificate, current or archived... 3) add the possibility to fave a course without enrolling keeping the first tab only fir course that I’m taking and a fav tab for all the course that I’m willing to take. Hope you find my comment constructive and hope that I can see at least some of these features in future releases. Thank you, and keep the good courses coming.
  • Needs way to see what has been completed Apr 6, 2021

    By Barlosk1
    I love edX just not this app. It’s easy to go through the content as long as you don’t have to refer to other external content that must be downloaded, like PDFs. I would give this app a 4 or 5 star rating if it weren’t for these 3 main complaints. First, you can’t see what has been completed when viewing lists of steps, assignments, or questions. On the website they have an awesome green check mark system that easily shows that to you and I’ve been waiting for to show on this app for years. Second, you can’t see all your purchased courses in the courses tab. You can only see the courses that have been already started, which means you have to search for the other courses you own that have not been started yet. Third, a filter is needed to filter out completed courses. While this isn’t as big of a problem as the other 2 issues, it’ll still be really nice to have. With the combination of all these fixes, it’ll let you more easily see what is next in terms of assignments and entire courses.
  • Very little value Mar 4, 2019

    By cheeriegirl
    Some videos will play in the app, others will not. There’s no way to edit your responses/comments after adding, not to mention, when you’re ready to post, the app defaults to the question tab and you have to remember to manually swipe over to the discussion tab. Instead it would be better, if I could decide (through radial buttons) if my response/comment fits a question or discussion. Also as another reviewer mentioned, tapping on active links takes you to the website where you can then read/download material. And, the app is not fully functional. In the help documentation, EdX recommends taking quizzes and other graded assignments on a computer web browser. Sigh ...
  • Sign in required every time Apr 3, 2018

    By JaneDoe789
    Update: the app forces me to sign in every time I open the app, thus deleting all the downloaded videos, which is incredibly inconvenient when you are in the middle of nowhere and don’t wanna waste cell data. (That’s why I’ve downloaded it via WiFi in the first place.) Previous review: love edX! But the app, not so much (sorry!) The most annoying part of this app is it lists all the courses you have taken & is taking in the same page. I would at least like to have the option of viewing only the active courses that I’m currently taking.
  • Locked me out??? May 14, 2020

    By ooofvkbkkvvvvkkv
    I never write reviews but I cannot fix this app. I used it for a few days to do a class then I opened it today and it logged me out. I tried to log back in and it wouldn’t let me. I reset my password twice and it still didn’t work. I typed it manually a bunch of times and used the auto fill method. I found out it wasn’t me it is just the app because I can log in just fine on the web browser typing in my password and using auto fill. I liked using the app more than the web browser so this is a bummer.
  • The App can’t keep up Feb 2, 2021

    By Me1122334444444556677
    I have been trying to read a course for one week now. Turning to the next page takes 30 seconds or more. Additionally, just trying to read the page/moving down also makes it glitch for 30+ seconds. Having to read sentences over and over again because the page refreshes is frustrating. Another frustration is not having the class open at the spot where you left off. Even basic Ereaders (Kindle, Overdrive) can do this. Content is awesome. The app is terrible.
  • Lots of glitches Jun 6, 2020

    By st_xtfr
    PLEASE remove the “swipe” for next/previous video. Using the scroll bar to rewind/fast forward through different parts almost ALWAYS results in me “swiping” to another video. I usually have to be extremely careful how i scroll WITHIN a video, or I find myself swiping to another video. It’s frustrating. Please remove the “swipe” feature, or allow it to be optional in the settings menu Also, scrolling somehow resets the video speed to normal, until I scroll again and it goes back to the speed I had it at.
  • Sloppy app Sep 7, 2020

    By dj_movies
    This app looks like it was written a decade ago. While watching videos, there’s no way to easily pause it or rewind it. Clicking pause gives you adds for related videos, obstructing the content I paused to see. There’s no rewind button (for example go back 15 seconds. Watching video in landscape obstructs part of the video with navigation bars (next video). Watching video vertically proves you with captioning and no way to turn it off. Seems like creators of the app never used it to notice those things.
  • It load super slow May 1, 2020

    By babsilovesharvard
    I download the app in a way I could study more fast but it seems it’s way too slow when you are out of the country . Every time takes hours to load the information page to page which makes annoying to study . Plus , if you don’t use the app for a minute it send you to the main page every time . Really annoying Ps I tried with my data and with WiFi in mexico and it’s not working and it’s not a problem of the server
  • May 12, 2021

    By Krishnendu Chowdhury
    This app (not edX itself) in particular is upto no good, feels like the app developers themselves need to take some of the courses offered in the platform !
  • Offline content and re-logins are a mess Mar 4, 2020

    By José_luis
    I used to use this app about 2 years ago, but stopped using because the app was almost unusable in places without internet connection, even for offline content. Now, I’ve started using again and the same irritating bugs are still there, showing that this app does not receive any attention. The only time I have to watch courses is when I am in the subway, where internet connection does not exist, so it’s really painful to be in the middle of a video and it simply logs me out and asks to log in again. With no connection, it is not possible. Apart from that, only videos can be downloaded for offline study (when it works offline), all the rest of the content cannot. I have been seeing some courses that I would be interested in paying for the certificate, but studying the whole content offline in the iPhone is impossible, even for watching the videos.
  • Apr 18, 2021

    By Martina Bengler
    When I try to open a course to check it says the service is unavailable. The new look on the app is good, but the one it had before was better (it was simpler, and more adjusted to a phone, at least the discover part has a design kinda annoying, letting you see only half of the screen with the results of your search)
  • May 1, 2021

    By Bala Gangadhar Thilak Penupothu
    This app has worst interface OMG it doesn't allow us to Operate freely We can't answer all questions they require to login from browser again for that We can scroll images which doesn't fit in the screen if we do ,entire page will be gone It consumes a lot of data there's no data saving mode. Lot of patience required to Operate the app. Full of bug's !!!
  • edX is a scam Nov 20, 2019

    By Fuzzy Reviews
    edX is a scam. It positions itself as a free education provider which it is not. The site is clearly designed to make it very difficult to find the free content and complete the courses. After you find the free content, known as “audit access,” and sign up you get six weeks to complete coursework that takes much longer to finish. Also, the “audit access” content comes without many of the perks (such as graded assignments, unlimited access, and a course certificate of completion which can be used on a job search or LinkedIn) of paid access which is known as “verified certificate.” And edX makes it abundantly clear that it wants you to pay with frequent prompts to “upgrade to verified certificate.” Try MIT OpenCourseWare if you want truly free top-notch coursework.
  • Excellent classes, crappy support Jun 22, 2020

    By MikeNoLike
    They are incapable of solving a dashboard error common to iPad users, and didn’t seem to care that it was an ongoing issue. I also completed a certificate class in January 2019, which listed certificates would be available in July 2019. July 2019 came and went, and the certificate didn’t pop up. I contacted support repeatedly and got one FAQ after another telling me how to find the certificate (I know how, I have a handful of them via edX). Now enough time has passed that my verification has lapsed (I won’t re-verify until they provide the certificates I earned), and now they have fallen back on that as an excuse. So, great classes, but don’t expect help, if anything technological goes wrong.
  • Thank you but what? Oct 8, 2019

    By Boredomfalls
    I love this concept. And I greatly appreciate what you’re trying to do. I’ve been trying to take full advantage but downloading your app is pointless because every section of every course tells me that it can’t be displayed in mobile. So I open it up in my web browser safari and half of them still won’t load. So I download Chrome. Nothing. Firefox? Again nothing. I greatly appreciate trying to make advanced education more readily available. But I work all the time. All I want to do is listen to some lectures while I’m driving or doing other stuff I can’t be lookin at my phone for. But I can’t even bring them up on my phone.
  • Awful - just use Safari Jan 13, 2020

    By 0101101z
    UPDATE - Re-downloaded the IPad app. No change from the review below which is several months old. I am awestruck by how little they seem to care about this. ORIGINAL REVIEW - App is accessible and most easily seen in landscape, but don’t try to look at settings, which only display in portrait. Ask to see classes other than those you are enrolled in and it redirects to a Safari tab, which then recommends you download the app. Ask to see a class you have enrolled in that begins on the current date, and your told it isn’t open and you should come back on the (current date). What a mess.
  • Complete unstable app Nov 5, 2020

    By Steelbikes303
    While the content on this application is world class, the application itself is near unusable. I’ve only tested it on iPad, but it crashes when you change the orientation of the iPad (pretty repeatedly), it crashes when you change to another app (e.g. to take notes), and back again, and it often freezes up just for no apparent reason at all. All the controls, video controls, navigation, etc. work poorly. It’s really hard to imagine doing a worse job. What a shame, considering the content it’s making available.
  • A+ Content, but App is Unusable Nov 20, 2019

    By corbin.a
    While I really do hate to write a negative review about one of my favorite online resources, this app is just awful. How it has 4.7 stars is beyond me. Some problems: 1. App crashes when rotating screen while video is playing 2. When trying to pull the video slider at the start of a lecture, it hits the “previous section” button instead. I often need to do this when the app crashes, but that might not be as big of an issue if... 3. Implement a forward skip button as well! 4. After finished scrobbing , all of the scrobbing/pause, etc. interface remains overlaid atop the video. This is very frustrating. If you try to tap the screen to make it go away, it will vanish for approx. 2 seconds before reappearing. I then have to exit the app and relaunch to get it to go away. Cmon. I haven’t encountered this many bugs in an app in years..... do a bit better, edX........

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