13 Online Learning Platforms Offering Free Trial

If you are the first timer for online learning, you are recommend to begin your learning path with free trial courses. During the trial period, you have a chance to decide which course is worth for you. Make sure the knowledge you get from the course is what you are really want to learn.

Sometimes, you need some additional knowledge for your career or to make an outstanding resume with extra skills before attending an interview. The shortcut way is to follow the learning paths by attending compulsory online courses, right?

Why free trial courses is worth to try?

Well, maybe it takes a little more than just jump into any learning paths which you have found on internet. Hence, there are so many courses to choose. Some course titles are similar to each other and you are not sure about the details. Besides, maybe you will confuse which online learning platform is the best for you.

If you are the first timer for online learning, you are recommend to begin your learning path with free trial courses. During the free trial period, you have a chance to decide which course is worth for you. Make sure the knowledge you get from the course is what you are really want to learn.

These are 13 online learning platforms offering free trial:

1. Coursera

(7 days free trial)

Coursera Free Trial

More than 4000 courses available at Coursera which categorized into Arts & Humanities, Business, Computer Science, Data Science, Information Technology, Health, Math & Logic, Physical Science and Engineering, Social Sciences and Language Learning.

2. Skill Share

(2 months free trial)

Coursera Free Trial

Skillshare is an online learning platform for exploring new creative skills such as photography, videography, designing and much more. Courses are taught by real creators.

3. Code Academy

(free Basic Plan, 7 days trial for Pro Plan)

code academy free trial

CodeAcademy specializes in providing students with programming languages courses such as HTML & CSS. Pyton, Javascript, Java, SQL and more. Initially, you can sign up the basic plan for free. Then, try the Pro Plan with 7 days free trial.

4. Plural Sight

(200 minutes or 10 days free trial)

PluralSight Free Trial

PluralSight is also known as Technology Skills Platform for software developers, IT administrators and creative professionals.

5. Lynda.com From LinkedIn

(1 month free trial)

Lynda Free Trial

Lynda is a pioneer since 1995, they offers more benefits to LinkedIn users.

6. Tree House

(7 days free trial)

treehouse free trial

Treehouse provides beginner to advanced courses in web development, web design and app development topics.

7. Go Skills

(7 days free trial)

GoSkills Free Trial

GoSkills provides essential business skills courses such as Microsoft Office, Finance, Project Management and more.

8. CBT Nuggets

(7 days free trial)

CBT-Nuggets provides courses based on IT skills. Offering certification from Cisco, CompTIA, AWS, Microsoft, VMware, Linux and more.

9. Great Course Plus

(14 days free trial)

greatcourse free trial

GreatCoursePlus courses are primarily based on Video-On-Demand.

10. IT Pro TV

(Free IT Starter Pack, 7 days free trial for Full Video Library)

ITProTV-free-trial

ITProTV provides online IT training courses.

11. Quick Start

(Free Lite Membership, 7 days free trial for Learn or Master Membership)

QuickStart-free-trial

Quickstart provides IT skills courses.

12. Code Avengers

(7 days free trial)

CodeAvengers-free-trial

CodeAvengers provides html & css, javascript, pyton, web development and design courses.

13. Kadenze

(basic free, 7 day trial for premium plan)

kadenze-free-trial

Kadenze focusing on art, music, design, and creative technology courses. Initially, you can sign up for free account. Then, upgrade to Premium Plan to unlock exclusive video lessons, submit assignments and receive feedback.


All above online learning platforms applied with membership system. You have an opportunity to try their membership benefits with free at certain duration. However, you must have credit card (or debit card) to be eligible for their free trial program. Most of these learning platforms require you to submit your credit card details in order to sign up for the free trial. This obligation is to prevent people from misusing the promotion.

During the free trial, some learning platforms will give you unlimited access similar to paid membership. Once you have access into these online learning platforms, you are exactly have an opportunity to make an overview for all programs offered and try certain courses by yourself. If you feel satisfy and really confident with their learning paths, it means you are on the right track and can start for the paid subscription without any hesitation.

Otherwise, if you do not wish to become a paid member after your trial, please be sure to cancel your subscription before your trial expiration. For example, for 7 days free trial, you have to cancel your subscription before the 8th day. Or else, your free trial will be convert to a paid subscription by automatic deduction on your credit card. Normally, cancellation can be done through learning platform website, you are not able to cancel your subscription through App Store or Google Play Store. This  condition is already mention in the Refund Policy.

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