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Salesian Online Non-Credit Courses

The Salesian Center for Faith & Culture offers a unique program of studies in Salesian spirituality for persons interested in self-improvement through educational enrichment. These are not for academic credit.

Salesian Online Course Offerings

  • Advent

    Advent online free non-credit course

    Prepare the Way for Advent

    Presented by: Salesian Center for Faith & Culture, DeSales University.

    Advent course schedule

    • November 30 - Welcome Message
    • December 1 - First Sunday of Advent
    • December 8 - Second Sunday of Advent
    • December 15 - Third Sunday of Advent
    • December 22 - Fourth Sunday of Advent

    Registration instructions:

    Go to https://coursesites.com/ and click on Register now

    1. Fill out the information and 'Register for CourseSites' or click on the 'Existing Users' link and sign in. 
    2. Submit
    3. Agree and continue
    4. Blackboard sign in will appear. Sign in (if your browser does not connect, try a different browser)
    5. Click on 'Prepare the Way course'
    6. Read welcome message, click on 'content' folder in left navigation
    7. Contact us with any questions/concerns lore.mcfadden@desales.edu / 610.282.1100 x 1244

    Please note: we do not keep a record of your username and password. Contact CourseSites directly if you experience technical difficulties.

    We do not charge for the online Advent and Lenten non-credit courses but ask that you consider a free-will donation to the Center.

     

     

  • Lent

    Lenten online free non-credit course

    Lent 2019: A Time of Enlightenment & Reconnecting 

    Lent begins on Ash Wednesday which begins the 40 day period of fasting. This represents the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness. 

    Lenten course schedule

    Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - Thursday, April 18, 2019

    Registration instructions:

    1. SIGN IN OPTIONS: Select the “About You and Create Account” or under register for CourseSites you will see a link for ‘Existing Users”

    2. Enter the relevant information like name, email, etc., and click the “Verify” and then “Submit” button OR "click this link to sign in."

    3. A pop-up box should appear with a welcome message. Click the “Go to Course” button on this pop-up box

    4. Look for the course name. Lent 2019. Click on it.

    5. Left side of screen, navigation, will list content, announcements, discussions, etc. Click around to see what is available. Each week will open a new folder.

    Please note: we do not keep a record of your username and password. Contact CourseSites directly if you experience technical difficulties.

    We do not charge for the online Advent and Lenten non-credit courses but ask that you consider a free-will donation to DeSales University.