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Can I start my course for free and then pay for the certificate later?

 Yes, you can start your course in the audit track, and upgrade to the verified track later. 

However, note that the option to upgrade to a verified certificate usually expires within the first few weeks of a course. It is not possible to upgrade after the deadline or the course end. The upgrade deadline will show on the right side of the Course tab within the course.

What is my dashboard?

 Your dashboard gives you access to the courses and programs that you have enrolled in, and to information such as course start and end dates, certificates, and email settings. 

Access your dashboard by opening the dropdown menu next to your username at the top of any page and selecting Dashboard.Your dashboard has three pages.

Courses Page

The Courses page lists all the courses you have enrolled in, whether the course is current or has ended. This page provides links to your courses and allows you to change course settings, such as email subscription settings.

Programs Page

The Programs page lists any programs, that you are enrolled in, or that are associated with courses you are taking. Programs appear on this page if you are enrolled in any course that is part of that program. Click on a program to go to the program details page.

Profile Page

The Profile page shows the personal profile that you create to optionally share information about yourself on FedLearn. If you choose to add profile information, course teams and other learners in your courses can view the information you share. 

Why do I go to a different site when taking some FedLearn courses?

FedLearn is committed to providing you the most relevant content from a variety of academic and commercial institutions. For some of FedLearn's content partners, that requires going to their learning platform, registering and taking their learning courses. For example, FedLearn's partnership with edX has a similar requirement.