Universal Class

The library is now subscribing to UniversalClass.™ Universal Class offers over 500 online continuing education courses taught by real instructors who will give you continuous feedback on your progress. With remote, 24/7 access, you can study on your schedule. You may communicate with instructors using email. You may enroll in up to five courses at a time and have six months to finish each course. These are non-credit courses and are provided for your personal enrichment. These courses are not intended to be a substitute for any state, government, licensing, or educational requirements.

Universal Class is FREE to all GPL library cardholders.

Quick Facts about Universal Class


  • You will need to create an account and have a valid email address to sign up for courses.
  • You will need a valid GPL library card number (14-digit barcode) to create your account.
  • You may enroll in up to 5 courses.
  • You have up to 6 months to finish each course.
  • You have access to your course 24/7 via the Internet.
  • Attend class and do assignments on your schedule.
  • Each course has a real instructor who you may communicate with using email.
  • These are non-credit courses, provided for your personal enrichment. They are not intended to be a substitute for any state, government, licensing, or educational requirements.

First Time Users

The first time you access Universal Class, use the barcode from your Groton Public Library card to login initially. You will be directed to a registration page where you will set up a user account, including a username and password that you will use to login into Universal Class on return visits. Be sure to record your username/password so that you will have it for future use.

Returning Users

After you have set up an account, just click on the "Login Now" button in the upper right corner and login in with the username and password you selected.

We hope you’ll take some time to explore this exciting new addition to our collection of electronic resources!

After you register, enroll in an online course and study...

Accounting and Bookkeeping

Algebra and Math Studies | Basic Finance Skills | Bookkeeping | Business Applications | How to Build Your Own Business | How to Save Your Money | Human Resources | Software Programs

Alternative Medicine

Beauty Lessons | Healing | Herbs | How to Cope and Live with an Illness | Medical Skills | Medicine | New Age Studies | Reiki Studies | Self-Improvement | Sports and Activities | Therapy and Treatment | Wiccan Studies

Arts and Photography

Art | Arts and Crafts | Drawing | Fine Arts | Image Editing | Literature | Painting | Photography | Sports and Activities | Visual Arts

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Business

Business Applications | Career Development | Home Business | Home Ownership | How to Build Your Own Business | How to Save Your Money | Human Resources | Management | Marketing | Money-Making Strategies | MS Applications | Organizational Finances | Self-Improvement | Small Business | Writing Improvement

Career Training

Business Applications | Career Development | Home Business | How to Build Your Own Business | Human Resources | Legal Studies | Management | Money Making Strategies | Secretarial Skills | Self-Improvement | Small Business | Software Programs | Writing Improvement

Computers & Technology

Business Applications | Computer Basics | Computer Programming | Human Resources | Image Editing | Learn HTML | MS Applications | Photography | Software Programs | Technology Skills

Cooking

Arts and Crafts | Fitness | Food Preparation | Gardening | Herbs | Nutrition

Crafts & Hobbies

Art | Arts and Crafts | Courses for Kids | Drawing | Fitness | Food Preparation | Gardening | Home Decorating | How to Build Your Own Business | Painting | Photography | Sports and Activities | Travel | Visual Arts

Entrepreneurship

Business Applications | Career Development | Home Business | Home Ownership | How to Build Your Own Business | Human Resources | Management | Marketing | Money-Making Strategies | Self-Improvement | Small Business

Financial Management

Basic Finance Skills | Home Business | Home Ownership | How to Build Your Own Business | Human Resources | Legal Studies | Management | Marketing | Money-Making Strategies | Organizational Finances | Small Business

GED Training

Algebra and Math Studies | Basic Writing Skills | Career Development | ESL | Historical Studies | Writing Improvement

General Education

Algebra and Math Studies | Art | Basic Skills | Basic Writing Skills | Behavior Management | Disabilities | Disruptive Behaviors | Environmental Issues | ESL | General Science | Historical Studies | Homeschooling Strategies | Human Resources | Language Studies | Learning Disabilities | Legal Studies | Literature | Math | Music | Philosophy | Photography | Religion and Spirituality | Sociological Studies | Teacher Curriculum | Teacher Resources | Technology Skills | Writing Creative Fiction | Writing for Children | Writing Improvement | Writing Poetry | Writing Tools

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Health & Medicine

Beauty Lessons | Fitness | Healing | How to Cope and Live with an Illness | Medical Billing | Medical Coding | Medical Skills | Medicine | Natural Remedies | Nutrition | Reiki Studies | Safety | Sports and Activities | Therapy and Treatment

History

Basic Law and Criminology | Basic Skills | Exam Preparation | Historical Studies | Homeschooling Strategies | Philosophy | Religion and Spirituality | Teacher Resources

Home and Garden

Art | Arts and Crafts | Dog Training | Gardening | Herbs | Home Decorating | How to Build Your Own Business | Painting | Sports and Activities

Homeschooling

Algebra and Math Studies | Animal and Bird Studies | Art | Behavior Management | Computer Basics | Courses for Kids | Disabilities | Disruptive Behaviors | Environmental Issues | General Science | Historical Studies | Homeschooling Strategies | Language Studies | Learning Disabilities | Literature | Math | Safety | Teacher Curriculum | Teacher Resources | Writing Improvement | Writing Tools

How to Start... / How to Make...

Exam Preparation | Home Business | Home Ownership | How to Build Your Own Business | Marketing | Money-Making Strategies | Self-Improvement

Industrial Technology

Business Applications | Career Development | CNC Programming | Computer Basics | Computer Programming | MS Applications

Language Arts

Courses for Kids | Homeschooling Strategies | Language Studies | Literature | Teacher Resources | Writing Creative Fiction | Writing for Children | Writing Improvement | Writing Poetry | Writing Tools

Law, Legal & Criminal Studies

Basic Law and Criminology | Criminal Justice | Exam Preparation | Human Resources | Legal Studies | Safety | Small Business | Violence Prevention Strategies

Mathematics

Algebra and Math Studies | Basic Finance Skills | Bookkeeping | Business Applications | Computer Programming | Homeschooling Strategies | Organizational Finances | Teacher Resources

Medical Billing, Coding, Administration

Exam Preparation | Medical Billing | Medical Coding | Medical Skills | Natural Remedies | Therapy and Treatment

New Age and Alternative Beliefs

Healing | Herbs | Medical Skills | Natural Remedies | New Age Studies | Reiki Studies | Religion and Spirituality | Self-Improvement | Therapy and Treatment

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Office Skills

Basic Finance Skills | Basic Skills | Bookkeeping | Business Applications | Career Development | Computer Basics | Exam Preparation | Home Business | Home Ownership | How to Build Your Own Business | Legal Studies | Marketing | Medical Billing | Medical Coding | Money-Making Strategies | Organizational Finances | Writing Improvement | Writing Tools

Parenting and Family

Behavior Management | Counseling | Courses for Kids | Exam Preparation | Home Decorating | Homeschooling Strategies | Learning Disabilities | Medical Skills | Parenting Skills | Pets | Safety | Travel | Violence Prevention Strategies

Performing Arts

Art | Fine Arts | Painting | Photography | Sports and Activities | Visual Arts

Personal Care

Beauty Lessons | Fitness | Natural Remedies | Therapy and Treatment

Pet and Animal Care

Animal and Bird Studies | Arts and Crafts | Courses for Kids | Dog Training | Horse Care | Pets

Psychology

Behavior Management | Counseling | Criminal Justice | Domestic Violence Counseling | How to Cope and Live with an Illness | Medicine | Safety | Self-Improvement | Social Services | Sociological Studies | Therapy and Treatment | Violence Prevention Strategies

Real Estate

Business Applications | Home Business | Home Decorating | Home Ownership | Management | Money-Making Strategies | Small Business

Reference

Basic Finance Skills | Basic Law and Criminology | Business Applications | Computer Programming | ESL | Exam Preparation | Historical Studies | Language Studies | Legal Studies | Literature | Money-Making Strategies | Travel | Writing Improvement | Writing Tools

Religious Studies

Domestic Violence Counseling | Homeschooling Strategies | New Age Studies | Philosophy | Religion and Spirituality | Wiccan Studies

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Science

Algebra and Math Studies | Animal and Bird Studies | Courses for Kids | Environmental Issues | General Science | Homeschooling Strategies | Social Science | Teacher Curriculum

Self-Help

Beauty Lessons | Behavior Management | How to Cope and Live with an Illness | Medical Skills | Money-Making Strategies | New Age Studies | Reiki Studies | Religion and Spirituality | Self-Improvement | Social Services | Sociological Studies | Therapy and Treatment | Violence Prevention Strategies | Writing Improvement

Social Work

Counseling | Disabilities | Disruptive Behaviors | Domestic Violence Counseling | How to Cope and Live with an Illness | Social Science | Social Services | Sociological Studies | Therapy and Treatment | Violence Prevention Strategies

Special Education

Behavior Management | Counseling | Courses for Kids | Disabilities | Disruptive Behaviors | Learning Disabilities | Teacher Curriculum | Teacher Resources

Spiritual Studies

New Age Studies | Paranormal Studies | Reiki Studies | Religion and Spirituality | Wiccan Studies

Teacher Tools

Animal and Bird Studies | Courses for Kids | Disabilities | Disruptive Behaviors | Environmental Issues | ESL | Exam Preparation | General Science | Historical Studies | Homeschooling Strategies | Language Studies | Learning Disabilities | Literature | Math | Safety | Teacher Curriculum | Teacher Resources | Writing Improvement | Writing Tools

Terminology

Basic Law and Criminology | Basic Skills | Environmental Issues | Exam Preparation | General Science | Legal Studies | Medical Billing | Medical Coding | Teacher Resources

Test Preparation

Basic Finance Skills | Environmental Issues | ESL | Exam Preparation | General Science | Math | Medical Billing | Medical Coding | Medical Skills | Sociological Studies | Teacher Curriculum | Teacher Resources | Writing Improvement

Web Development

Business Applications | Computer Basics | Computer Programming | Image Editing | Learn HTML | MS Applications | Software Programs

Writing Help

Basic Writing Skills | ESL | Literature | Writing Creative Fiction | Writing for Children | Writing Improvement | Writing Poetry | Writing Tools

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