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Courses introduction

The O’Reilly editorial team has taken the most popular videos and made them easier to discover as curated groups of on-demand courses. They specifically target the most in-demand tech disciplines, to help users develop foundational skills. Here’s a sampling of the roles the O'Reilly courses align to.

Software developer
Build your core skills across programming languages, tools, and methodologies.

Data Scientist

Learn how to collect, analyze, and interpret data using statistics, programming, and machine learning to solve business problems.

Cybersecurity engineer
Put zero trust, threat modeling, vulnerability testing, and more to work.

Finding Courses

There are several ways to find Courses on the O´Reilly platform. Cilc on Start Learning and select Courses.

From the Courses page, you can browse Courses by the roles and skills they relate to. 

To explore courses clic on the Edit selected role or skills link, select a role and choose any skills related to that role that interest you. You will then be taken to relevant courses.

Users can now personalize their learning experience by selecting beginner, intermediate or advanced courses.

Courses information page

On the Courses information page you will find:

  • Links to discover other items by this author or publisher
  • Associated roles and skills 
  • Click begin to watch the video
  • Table of contents. When you finish playing a clip, you will be auto-advanced to the next clip. For each chapter and clip, there will be a progress bar and a checkmark to indicate when a section is completed.
  • Transcipts and/or captions, when available, aid in discovery and accessability.
  • A video description. 

Users of O'Reilly for Higher Education may also:

  • return to personal History and continue playing a video where they left off. 
  • put the whole video or separate segments of the video in a Playlist.


Courses video player page

On the Video player page you will find:

  • The progress bar (at the buttom of the screen)..
  • The video player controls. You can skip forward or backward, change quality and speed, use Picture In Picture (a smaller video player window appears, to be used on top of another page) and get a full screen view.
  • On the menu to the right you will find Table of Contents, Reader Settings and the option to add the video to a Playlist (for O'Reilly for Higher Educations users only).
  • For most titles there will be a video transcript available.