(2022) How to Unblur Course Hero Answers

In a Nutshell

To unblur Course Hero answers for free, you have to use Inspect Element.

  1. Go to an answer page on Course Hero, then right-click and select “Inspect”.
  2. Click on the “Sources” tab and expand the “doc-asset” > “bg” list.
  3. Right-click on “split-0-page-1-html-bg.jpg” or a similar file and select “Open in new tab”.
  4. From the URL, remove the “-html-bg” portion and press Enter. The first half of the answer will now become unblurred.
  5. To unblur the second half, change “split-0” to “split-1” in the URL.
  6. To unblur the next page, change “page-1” to “page-2”.

For full instructions with screenshots, check the guide section in this article.

Course Hero is a well-known education where you can find a lot of study resources especially answers to your homework, assignments, and textbook questions. The problem is that all the answers are blurred and require a premium account to unblur them.

Course Hero allows you to unlock the answers for free by uploading 10 documents. For every 10 documents that you upload, you get 5 unlocks to unblur any solutions on the website.

There are many other ways to unblur text on Course Hero for free. In this article, you will learn 5 methods to see Course Hero answers without paying for a premium subscription.

Suggested reading: How to Get Free Chegg Answers

How to unblur text on Course Hero with Inspect Element

The best way to unblur Course Hero answers is by using the Inspect feature available in all desktop browsers. With it, you can remove the blur and view any answer on the website.

Here’s how to do it. In this guide, we will use Google Chrome as an example, but the method is similar for all browsers.

1. Visit Course Hero via a desktop browser

Open a web browser on your computer and go to a page on Course Hero that contains the answer you’re looking for.

2. Right-click and select “Inspect”

Right-click anywhere on the page and select Inspect from the menu that appears. This may be called Inspect Element in other browsers such as Safari and Opera.

“Inspect” is a feature that all modern web browsers. It lets you view the HTML content of a page and modify it in real-time. With this feature, we can remove the lines of code responsible for blurring Course Hero answers.

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3. Go to the “Sources” tab

At the top, there will be a number of tabs available. Click on the Sources tab to open it.

View sources google chrome inspector

4. Open the “split-0-page-1-html-bg.jpg” file in a new tab

On the side of the Sources tab, you will see a list of the files that have been loaded by the webpage.

Expand the www.coursehero.com list, then go to doc-asset > bg. In there, you will find a file called “split-0-page-1-html-bg.jpg”.

Right-click on the split-0-page-1 file and select Open in new tab.

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5. Remove the “-html-bg” portion from the URL

At the top of your browser, the URL of the file will be displayed. Highlight the portion that has “-html-bg” and remove it by pressing the backspace key on your keyboard.

Once done, press the Enter key.

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6. The first half of the answer is now unblurred and displayed

Once you complete the previous step, the image will load without the blur and the first half of the answer will be displayed.

You can right-click on the image and select Save Image to save the unblurred text to your computer.

7. Change “split-0” to “split-1” in the URL to unblur the remaining half of the answer

To view the remaining half of the answer, you have to change “split-0” in the URL to “split-1”.

Once you do so, the remaining half of the answer will become unblurred. Once again, right-click and save the image to your computer.

Change “page-1” to “page-2” to view the next page

If there is a next page of answers, you can change “page-1” in the URL to “page-2” and then repeat the previous step to unblur both halves of the answer.

unblur course hero solutions

Repeat this until all the pages have been unblurred and you have saved their images to your computer.

If you’re getting a Page not found error when using this method, watch the video below to find out how to resolve it.

How to unlock Course Hero for free [Official method]

Another way to use Course Hero for free is by uploading 10 documents. In return, Course Hero grants you 5 unlocks which can be used to unblur 5 documents on their website.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Sign up or log into your account on Course Hero.
  2. Go to the following URL to upload documents: https://www.coursehero.com/upload/
  3. Enter your school’s name and upload 10 documents. You can enter a random school name if you wish.
  4. You will now get 5 free unlocks. It may take up to an hour for you to receive it.
  5. With the free unlocks, you can unblur up to 5 documents.
  6. Rinse and repeat as many times as you want to get 5 free unlocks for every 10 uploads.
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