Signing up for courses on IU Expand for non-IU users

This page contains detailed instructions on how to sign up for IT Training's courses on IU Expand. The process involves two parts: signing up for an IU Guest account (if you don't already have one) and registering for a course on IU Expand.

Note: If you are an IU student, staff, or faculty user, go to the instructions for IU users.

Getting started with IU Expand for non-IU users

Description of the video:

In this video, I'll be walking you through the process of accessing IT Training's courses in Expand. As part of this, you'll learn how to create a guest account, log in to Expand, sign up for a course, and find the courses you're enrolled in. Let's start with creating an IU Guest account. Creating an account is free, and the process is simple. To start, in your web browser, go to Once the Expand website loads, in the upper right corner of the page, click Login. The Login page will load. To create a guest account, under the Create Guest Account heading in the middle of the screen, fill out the required fields and click the Submit button. A verification email will be sent to the email address you provided when signing up - follow the instructions in the email to verify your account. Once your account is verified, you'll be able to log in to Expand. To log in to Expand, in your web browser, go to, and in the upper right corner of the page, click Login. On the page that loads, on the left side of the page, click the Log In button. The IU Login page will load. Here, you'll enter the email address and password you provided when creating your IU Guest account, and then click Log in. Once you're logged in to Expand, you'll be shown a list of the courses you're enrolled in, if any. There are two ways you can find and enroll in IT Training's courses on Expand. First, you find courses on IT Training's website at From here, click on Explore Topics, and browse the course catalog to find a course you're interested in. When you've found a course you want to enroll in, on the course's page, scroll until you see the Expand Course Available heading. Underneath the heading, click on the View Course in Expand button to load the course's page on Expand. You can also find our courses in Expand by going to the catalog selection drop-down menu near the top of each page in Expand. Click on the drop-down menu to open it, then click on IT Skills and Topics to load all of IT Training's courses. Click on any course to view its details and to register. Once you've chosen a course and loaded its page on Expand, to enroll in a course, to the right of the course graphic near the top of the page, click the Enroll button. In the page that loads, to finish enrolling in the course, click the Enroll in Course button. Expand will enroll you in the course. If you want to go to the course, click on the Go to Canvas Course button. The course will load, and you can now work through the course content whenever you like. To view the courses you're enrolled in, you'll first need to be on the Expand website. For today's purposes, I'm starting out on the Expand homepage at From here, in the upper right corner of the page, click on your name - a drop-down menu will appear. To view your courses, click on Student Dashboard. Expand will display a list of your in-progress courses. From here, to go to a specific course, click the Go To Course button for the specific course you want to work on.

Sign-up for courses in Expand

Once you have a guest account, you can register for IT Training's courses. To get started, open IU Expand in your browser window, and log in with your IU Guest account. You can access IU Expand here.

  1. To view all of IT Training’s courses on Expand, click the drop-down menu at the top of the screen and select IT Skills and Topics. This will load IT Training’s courses.
  2. To see more details about a specific course, or to enroll in a course, click on the desired course. The course's details will load in your browser window.
  3. To enroll in a course, on the course’s page in Expand, click Enroll button.
  4. In the following screen, to confirm you want to enroll in the course, click Enroll in course button
  5. To access the course you just enrolled in, on the enrollment confirmation page, click Go to your Dashboard. The course you just enrolled in should display along with any other IU Expand courses you’re enrolled in.

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