The largest educational platform Coursera has opened free access to its 3,800 courses in 400 specialties for universities in the countries affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The platform seeks to help universities organise online training for their students during the period of self-isolation or quarantine.
Since March 15 Vienna State Opera has started to broadcast recordings of its best performances free of charge through the streaming platform staatsoperlive.com. The broadcasts are held daily at 7 p.m. Vienna time and will remain available for 24 hours.
Bitrix24, total business management software, has lifted restrictions on the number of users in its free tariff. Before that, only small organisations with up to 12 people had an opportunity to work on the platform for free. The company has eliminated these restrictions to prevent businesses from suffering losses while employees are working from home due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Since the beginning of March, Google and Microsoft have made their products free of charge in order to support companies in moving their employees to work remotely. Google provides free access to G Suite and G Suite for Education till July 1, 2020. Businesses can now organise streaming sessions, conference calls, record and store video calls. Microsoft added video to the free version of Microsoft Teams and removed the limit for the number of simultaneous users.
Online Theater "Premier" and Arzamas Education Service are now offering a free subscription.