Get Started: Online Learning With Gale Courses

Want to go back to university without leaving the comfort of your couch? Use your Medicine Hat Public Library card to sign up for some free Gale Courses!
Posted on 01 May 2020 by Maeghan.

Lifelong learning is easy with Gale Courses and your Medicine Hat Public Library card. 

Early bird or night owl? Gale Courses are online and are flexible to fit your weekly schedule. Each course is taught by a college professor and is highly interactive, including quizzes and assignments. One course is six weeks long and a new lesson is available every week. 

Gale offers courses on a variety of topics in the fields of accounting and finance, business, computer applications, design and composition, healthcare and medical, language and arts, law and legal, personal development, teaching and education, technology, and writing and publishing. Peruse the entire course collection here.  

How to Get Started

Before enrolling, you will need to have your Medicine Hat Library Card handy. Don’t have a card? Sign up for a free temporary membership, and have access to not only Gale Courses, but all of our online resources

To enroll, choose a course and click your desired start date. Enter your email address and either create an account (new students) or enter your password to your Gale account (returning students). Enter your library card barcode in the box labeled “Submit” to complete your enrollment. Please note that if you enroll in a course, you must view lessons one and two within 13 days after the start date of the course, or you will be automatically dropped and will need to enroll in the course during a later session.

New sessions start every month, so start your learning journey soon!

Already a student? Then use the Gale Primary Sources database, with 69 unique primary source collections, to help enrich your studies.   

Still Have Questions?

The Help Section on the Gale Courses website is full of answers to the frequently asked questions. Happy learning, friends!

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