NAVOICA is a Polish educational platform offering free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) taught by instructors from top universities and institutions. NAVOICA’s aim is to reach everyone who wants to learn – regardless of age and place of residence. NAVOICA was established as part of the project called "Polish MOOC", commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Science. National Information Processing Institute has created and is constantly developing the platform technologically. Until July 15, 2020, the content operator was the Foundation of Young Science. The Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland supports this initiative institutionally. The "Polish MOOC" project is of a non-commercial nature.
The Ministry of Education and Science with headquarters in Warsaw, Wspólna 1/3.
At present, Navoica offers only open online courses. We do not rule out the possibility that one day courses will be included in universities’ curricula.
The name of the platform comes from Nawojka who, according to the legend, was the first female student to ever attend a university in Poland. She attended the Academy of Cracow in 15th century.
To sign up for a course, you must register and then log in to Navoica platform, search for a course and then in the course label (a tab with a description and information about the course), click on a large red button "Take a course". Bear in mind that you can only sign up for a given course when the enrolment is open.
All of the courses on Navoica are free. We do not charge for registration, enrolment, participation or issuing certificates.
No, you can attend courses regardless of your age, education and professional status. You do not have to provide any documents.
All courses are available in more than one edition, so we recommend regularly checking the course catalogue or follow our social media to learn about a course’s next editions’ dates.
Typically, enrolments for a course are open before the course start date to allow as many participants as possible to attend it. It is worth checking the start date on the course subpage.
There are no restrictions on the number of courses you can attend. However, it is worth enrolling only for as many courses as you can actually finish.
We are constantly working to expand the number of courses, so we encourage you to look at the course catalogue or follow Navoica on social media to stay up to date.
Courses on Navoica are massive – there is no limit of enrolled students. Therefore, we do not provide direct phone number nor email to contact course staffs. However, you may contact the course trainers by posting your question in the Discussion forum of every course.
If you find a substantive or technical error in the content of the course, we would appreciate you informing the course staff in the Discussion forum of the course.
Questions about the course and its content should be published in the Discussion forum of the course.
No, all of courses are held online via Navoica platform.
Yes, you can. To leave a course, you go to “My courses” and then select a red button “Unenroll” (bottom right corner of the label).
In the bottom right corner of each screen with the content of the course, you may find information about the content license and whether it is allowed to copy course parts. Please note that in most cases, the content is copyrighted and cannot be copied or distributed.
Our specialists from Help Center are at your disposal and will help you solve any technical problem related to using the platform. We also accept your comments, ideas and feedback. Send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please check the spam folder. If you didn’t receive the message, please contact our Help Center by sending us an e-mail at email@example.com. Alternatively, you may try solving the problem yourself: enter the “Log in” page, click “Forgot password?” button and type the e-mail address you registered with. You will most likely receive a message asking you to reset your password and after typing a new password, you will activate your account at Navoica.
We recommend browsing Navoica in Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari (all updated to the latest version). We do not recommend using Opera or Internet Explorer because they are currently unsupported. We also advise against older versions of Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari. Using unsupported browsers can cause technical problems in platform’s functionalities. Supported browsers: Edge 43 or higher, Google Chrome 70 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 61 or higher, Safari 12 or higher.
By default, videos in the course content are played in the highest available quality which requires higher Internet speed. You can change the quality to lower by clicking on the "Quality" button in the bottom bar and choosing a lower quality (for example, instead of HD720p choose 480p).
Completing a course and meeting all the course criteria allows you to receive an electronically generated certificate, which is also a downloadable PDF file and can be printed.
Certificates are usually generated within 24 hours (up to 30 days) after completing the course and reaching the examination pass mark. Information on the assessment and credit policy of a given course – including certificate generation – is included in each course’s label.
If the certificate has already been generated, it is available in "My Courses" under the "View course" button.
If there is an error in your name or last name, verify whether the personal data you provided during registration is correct. If you see a different type of error, contact our Help Center by sending an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the certificates on the Navoica are electronically generated but you can download your certificate as a PDF file and print it yourself.
Due to technical circumstances, we do not provide the possibility to delete your account by yourself for the time being. To delete your account, please contact our Help Center at email@example.com. Provide your email address and username. Be sure to use the email address you registered with on the platform so that we can verify that you own the account you want to delete.
You can contact us about technical issues via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
All general questions can be sent to the following e-mail address: email@example.com