In July 2020, the Teaching & Learning Office, in conjunction with the BOLT steering group, introduced a trial service to provide all GMIT staff with the opportunity to have free access to Coursera, an online learning platform, that offers 3,000 courses in a vast range of areas to include academic subjects as well as personal and career development. The platform provides access to on-demand video lectures, homework exercises, community discussion forums, and opportunities to get recognised by earning certificates on completed courses. In addition, a small group of staff were invited to partake in a Course Match exercise that reviewed the alignment of selected GMIT courses to Coursera. In January 2021, access to the Coursera online course suite for GMIT staff was extended to support continued engagement with Coursera online courses.