You don't need any social media accounts to use FutureLearn...
You won't need Facebook or Twitter accounts in order to use FutureLearn. Some courses run supporting activities on social media, but these are not essential to finishing the course.
...but you can log in with Facebook...
For minimal signing in effort, you can register or sign up with Facebook (as long as your Facebook account is registered to an email address). Just click 'Register using Facebook' on our registration page.
(If you'd like to register with just an email address that's fine too, just fill in the fields underneath the Facebook button.)
...connect with other learners on Twitter...
We provide Twitter hashtags and other links so that learners who wish to can locate each other on other sites - this is also totally optional.
...share some of what you're learning...
When you complete a week of a course you'll see a celebration which you can share on your social media accounts so your friends can see what you're learning.
Many course materials are available to view and browse without being signed in to the course, so you can can share interesting articles and videos with friends.
Where this is possible, you'll see sharing links on steps within the course. You can read about our approach to openness here.
...or share your certificates on LinkedIn.
To add your digital certificate to LinkedIn:
- log into LinkedIn
- log into FutureLearn
- on FutureLearn, click on your profile picture in the top right hand corner and select Your Profile
- scroll down to Achievements
- click on the pink 'Share' link below the relevant certificate
- click on the blue LinkedIn 'Add to profile' box
- you should then see a blue box at the top of the screen prompting you to add the certificate
- select 'Save' and it should be added to your LinkedIn profile
Tip: You can share your certificate to Facebook and Twitter in the same way.
You can add the following fields in manually:
- Certification Name
- Certification Authority
- License Number
- (Time period) From- To
- Certification URL