Frequently Asked Questions


What is CoursePad?

CoursePad is an application for iPhone and iPad for Coursera. It lets you download video lectures and watch them offline, with subtitles and playback speed control, takes notes and read slides.

What is Coursera?

Coursera is the leader in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), offering hundreds of courses from the best universities, for free.

Do I need a Coursera account? Should I log in with my Coursera account?

Yes, log in on CoursePad using your Coursera account. If you don't have an account, first sign up.

CoursePad communicates directly with the Coursera servers and your informations (including email and password) are never stored on our servers.

What devices are supported?

CoursePad runs on both iPhone and iPad with at least iOS 5.1.

How much does it cost?

CoursePad is free.

Why is it free? Do you have any plans of making it an paid app?

I am a Coursera student and I made CoursePad to watch my courses offline. I don't plan to make money out of it.

Besides, I believe education should be available to anyone, at an affordable price.

Can I make a donation?

Consider giving to (TODO: LOOK FOR CHARITIES). If you do, send me a screenshot/picture and I'll put your name here. Giving to charity is the best support you can show me.

I would like to see feature X added!

I'm trying my best to improve CoursePad. If you have a feature request, contact me. As I am developing CoursePad only during my spare time, I can't promess I'll add all suggestions but at least I'll have a look at it.

The lectures are taking too much space. How do I delete contents?

Content can be deleted from the lectures menu.

When you delete a lecture, all content (video, subtitles and slides) are removed. Your personal notes are not removed.

Complete instructions

On the iPad, go to the course and tap the Edit button in top right; select individual lectures by tapping on them or all lectures by tapping Select all; then tap the Trash button.

On the iPhone, go to the course and tap button in top right, then choose Edit lectures; select individual lectures by tapping on them or all lectures by tapping Select all; then tap the Trash button.

How do I display subtitles?

Hold your iPhone in landscape mode for the subtitles button to be visible.

Complete instructions

On the iPad, go to the lecture; make sure the video is in the front (you might need to swipe up or down to bring it to the front); the Subtitles button should be on the top right.

On the iPhone, go to the lecture; make sure the video is in the front (you might need to swipe up or down to bring it to the front); turn your iPhone in landscape mode; the Subtitles button should be on the top right.

How do I access notes/slides?

Go to the lecture (where the video is) and swipe up to make the notes appear. Swipe up again for the slides.