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Added:Jan 21, 2014
Updated:Feb 7, 2014
Package Author: Ekianjo
Courserian is an GUI application to download, manages and view course material from Coursera (http://www.coursera.org), one of the providers of free online courses from renowned universities around the globe. Basically, with Courserian you can follow your donloaded courses on the go, offline, without the need of another computer. I hope Courserian can become your daily companion to learn more stuff, everywhere, every day.

Courserian is a candidate for the Alive And Kicking Coding Competition.

To use Courserian, you need to have completed these steps:
- to have registered an account on Coursera.org (free to create)
- to have registered to follow at least one course
- to have at least one course which has started (and not closed yet)
- to have accepted the code of Honor for that course

Once you are done,
1) Launch Courserian from the Education menu in xfce
2) Enter your Login Details (login and password from Coursera.org) - only the first time.
3) Add a course to follow: check the URL of your course in your course page (for example, https://class.coursera.org/powerofmarkets-001) and insert the name after class.coursera.org/, i.e. powerofmarkets-001 in this example.
4) Decide to download the course material immediately or not
5) Once you have downloaded some material, you can browse the material through Courserian
6) Courserian will open txt, srt, pdf, and video files for you. (word, excel and ppt files are not yet supported)
7) Coursera updates courses material every week, so you can run a "Course update" every week to get the latest course material with Courserian.

Additional Features:
- You can delete courses from Courserian once you are done with them, to save space.
- You can go in the Extras Menu and ask to use SMPlayer (if you have it installed on your SD Card) to view videos (since the Mplayer in the firmware is not working well enough for some videos)
- to do: install SMPlayer from extras.
- to do: email notification from extras

Version 0.4 (7 Feb 2014) - Now displaying sizes of lessons folders + Working Download/Update All Courses option (please test) + a few fixes.
Version 0.3 - Added features (SMPlayer loaded by default always after you set it up once, Column to track which videos you have viewed so far) and another bug fix.
Version 0.2 - Added features (file size of course display, show videos only button, background download by default) and various fixes.
Version 0.1 - Initial Release - Tested only on 1.60 Firmware so far.

Tools used:
Yad (front-end), Coursera-dl (backend), ImageJ (logo).
All work done entirely on Pandora with Geany.
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07/12/2015 15:29 UTC
@nobgu I stopped using Coursera since they decided to turn into a cash cow... and to my knowledge coursera-dl does not work anymore with their new site redesign. They went to the dark side it seems...
07/12/2015 07:18 UTC
Any news? Would be nice to be able to use it again (especially because the web interface sucks:-)
21/10/2014 04:01 UTC
@ekianjo: Don't worry about it; I know you are busy. I'm just glad I got turned on to the site. I'm looking forward to taking a few courses! Thanks for the quick response and I'll be excited to test a new version out for you when you have more time.
21/10/2014 03:25 UTC
@edgex004 Coursera has changed their site again and the previous scripts do not work anymore. I basically need to fix it all again... :/ I don't have time currently so please wait a little...
21/10/2014 03:12 UTC
@ekianjo: I'm excited to try this out, but can't seem to add a class. Looking at the pndrun.out file, there is an error authenticating with accounts.coursera.org. Is everything still working for you?
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