|Implementation of large open courses in the university environment is still widely debated topic. Whether it involves activities that universities targeted towards the general public, for example through EDX courser or Udacity. Or conversely courses that are designed to satisfy demand within the institution, but are realized through e-learning. We can discuss on the form, content, but also the meaningfulness and effectiveness of individual activities. In this paper we focus – form of case study – one of two courses of innovation that tries to combine classical university courses with an openness to the public. We will attempt to describe the motivations, challenges and interesting aspects of the feedback received, which relate to both courses. The first is the course information work that is newly built on a web-based and open to the public without restriction, offering the possibility of studying nonlinear. It is based on text materials and skills development. Course at university normally has between 500 – 1400 students and is an introduction to information work, making professional text or information searching. Although it is fully e-learning is based on pragmatic education. Paper presents basic information about the course evaluation by students and attempts a comparison with previous years, when it was a classic course in LMS IS MU and was closed. The second course, which is also innovative and open (otherwise) is The creative information work, which studying about 200 to 300 students each year. The course was developed in collaboration with NOSTIS, on whose platform running. It focuses on creative thinking and work with information through unconventional ways (with the support of technology). Format partly follows the usual MOOC – offers peer assessment of the ongoing tasks, study materials are in the form of video and PDF text support. Originally, it was also a common course located in the LMS, standing on tutor repaired tasks and texts. Now he can besides students of MU also frequented by the public.