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Our goal with Digital Transformation is to create a variety of ways in which we enable technology knowledge throughout UofL and our community. To assist in this endeavor, below are listings of technology training offered online.

Most of the courses listed are offered as FREE at the time this webpage has been published (March 2020). These courses include a result of free badges / certificates / credentials in some cases. Be sure to search or look for "no cost" and "free" in the listing. We recommend never paying with a credit card unless you are wanting to cover the cost for a certification exam. As a general rule, most badges are free but formal exam certifications might cost to take the test following the course. After passing any badge or certification level, you are awarded a digital credential emblem or symbol to use on your resume, LinkedIn account or professional document.

Our many partnerships are growing and building so watch our website for new and ever expanding opportunities to enhance your skills.

has many courses available for earning new technology micro-credentials. You can search their learning site for "no cost" and "free" labels in each of the course listings, badges or certifications. These courses range from new business skills to web development to the basics of Watson super-computing.
offers many badges and certifications as well as free tutorial learning modules and helpful guides. Use the convenient Filter menu to determine areas for browsing different learning modules. Microsoft has certification paths – each of these certifications consists of passing a series of exams to earn the certification. The certification exams from Microsoft are a direct cost to you (ranging in price but generally are under $150) but Microsoft Badges are free.
helps you learn about Google’s analytical measurement tools as well as data collection and marketing. Online business analytics are key to any business role whether you are just starting out or an experienced executive. These offerings are FREE too!
provides FREE courses in emerging technologies, including data science, AI, big data, cloud computing and blockchain. Badges for various skill levels are available. You can sign-in with various social networking account addresses or through your IBM Academic Initiative (see below) UofL account.
is a partnership between Microsoft, Louisville Metro Government, and the University of Louisville focused on increasing economic opportunity and equity by enabling Louisville to become a regional hub and center for excellence in Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (ioT) and Data Science. The Future of Work Initiative (FWI) is focused on 3 main areas: Workforce Transformation, Industry Development, and AI for Good.
  • Workforce transformation: Training and preparing Louisville’s workforce for the next tech revolution with a focus on inclusion.
  • Industry development: Strengthening Louisville’s healthcare and manufacturing clusters by driving innovation and supporting the application of AI, Data Science, and the Internet of Things education and implementation in companies.
  • AI For Good: Demonstrating the power of data and AI to solve social issues as a way to increase awareness and adoption across the community.

UofL now has a campus-wide MathWorks MATLAB license with the Simulink toolkit

You can access the tutorials, courses or download the software. Free to UofL students, faculty and researchers, MATLAB can be considered transformative for mathematicians, scientists and engineers. Users will find new ways to express computational mathematics, experiment with how to deploy algorithms, visualize complex data sets, and so much more. Free online assistance, tutorials, course inclusion materials and digital research tools.

You will need to log-in to our portal UofL.edu/matlab with your valid university (firstname.lastname@louisville.edu) email to access the FREE online courses and tutorials.

Additional free resources from IBM are now available for University of Louisville Students and Faculty. You will need to log in with your valid university (firstname.lastname
@louisville.edu) email to access our IBM Academic Initiative website.

Dr. Naguib Attia, Vice President IBM Global University Programs notes:

"The IBM Academic Initiative is a self-service program that provides students and faculty at accredited academic institutions with access to select IBM resources at no-charge for classroom and non-commercial research purposes. The foundation for many of these resources is convenient access to IBM Cloud Lite. Create a new course, add a practical lab or develop relevant use cases by leveraging the online resources from the IBM Academic Initiative. Experiment! Have some fun with technologies that might be new to you or your students. And come back often since it will be updated continuously. Check out the new University Guest Lectures site! Expert IBMers have contributed amazing lectures in 28 strategic technology areas, offered in 22 different languages. Faculty can request any available lecture for their classes, and it can be provided digitally. This is the wave of the future and it’s available to you right now."

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Robotic telescope and combination of images from the 4 cameras on the TESS satellite (swath of the sky that includes the Andromeda galaxy on the left and our own Milky Way down through the middle)

NASA Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)