Over the past few months, we’ve been collecting your feedback on courses you’re taking through a star rating system on your course dashboard. We’re very excited to announce that we now have enough data to begin displaying average course ratings on course enrollment pages.
We will be testing a few different variations of the rating display in order to learn what information is most helpful to learners when browsing courses. In the coming weeks, when you view courses in the course catalog, you may see some new information such as an average rating, rating distribution, and written comments (note that in some cases, you won’t see any of this information during the testing period).
Feel free to give us feedback on the ratings information by commenting on this post! We’ll select a final design in a few months, at which point you’ll be able to see rating information for all courses.
In the future, we’ll also experiment with other ways to use ratings to help you find the best courses to achieve your goals. For example, you might see recommendations for courses that received high ratings from learners like you, or options to search for courses based on rating data.
We want to extend a huge thank you to all of you who’ve provided ratings for courses you’ve taken. Your feedback is helping our partners and instructors better understand what works for Coursera learners, and we’ve already seen some great updates and improvements to courses based on learner comments. If you’re not sure how to rate your courses, you can find instructions here.
We’d also like to express our gratitude and congratulations to our partners and instructors, whose hard work has led to extraordinarily high average course ratings – over 4 out of 5 stars – across our platform.
We look forward to your continued feedback on your courses, and to helping you discover more courses and Specializations you’ll love!