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Minimum Requirements Checklist

Udemy has minimum and You can expect to receive


Course Quality recommended standards for
courses on the platform. Our
review team is available to help
personalized feedback when
you submit a test video

Checklist
and when you submit your
you get your course ready for
students to enjoy.
course for review.

To publish on Udemy, these


are the minimum course A complete course has:
requirements.
At least 30 minutes of video content
At least 5 separate lectures
Valuable educational content (Learn more)
HD video quality (720p or 1080p)*
Audio that comes out of both channels and is synced to video
Audio quality that is not distracting to students*

A complete course landing page has:


A high quality course image in line with Udemy image standards
(min. 2048x1152 pixels)
A well-written course title and subtitle that includes
* We highly recommend you relevant keywords
take advantage of our: A brief, honest, well-written course description
Clear course goals, target audience, and requirements that are
Test Video service to get
easy and understand
personalized assistance and
feedback on audio and video quality. A credible and complete instructor bio and profile picture
This will help you feel confident
about your A/V recording setup
Udemy is excited to partner with you on bringing valuable course content to
before you record your course.
millions of students around the world. Please take a few minutes to review
Learn more about common audio
our Trust and Safety Policy Guidelines.
and video issues.

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Student PROFESSIONALISM When taking your course, students judge professionalism on:

Experience
AUDIO QUALITY VIDEO QUALITY DELIVERY QUALITY
Checklist When students pay for a digital product, HD video is now a universal expectation. Students expect you to sound like you know
Students value quality content first they tend to expect a certain level of Beyond that, students ability to see what’s what you are talking about.
and foremost. To create a course professional polish. We strongly recommend on screen directly impacts the quality of
that satisfies students, we strongly having your audio setup vetted by the their learning experience. Good delivery includes:
recommend you familiarize yourself Udemy Review team. We offer this free
with course creation best practices of charge in the Test Video tab of your Good video is: Straightforward speaking style with very
in 3 key areas. instructor dashboard. few “umms” and “ahhs”
In HD, 720p or 1080p with 16:9 aspect ratio Enthusiastic and energetic tone of voice.
Professionalism Good audio has: Clear, not blurry, so students can see you Recording equipment can strip some energy
Learning Experience and your learning material easily from your performance --aim to deliver a
Clear & Compelling Marketing No background noises or hums (usually comes Steady, not shaky little more enthusiasm than usual
from electronics, appliances, environmental Well-framed and zoomed-in appropriately Clear pronunciation of words and use of
noise, and mic setup issues) so students can easily follow along with pauses to emphasize important points
Little to no echo (usually comes from un- what’s on screen
dampened hard surfaces in your recording Well-lit and free of distractions in the video
space or from recording in too big a space) frame, so that it looks like you took a few
No distracting “popping” sounds on “p” and minutes to tidy up and present yourself in a
“t” sounds (not all voices and mics have this friendly and professional light
problem, but if you do, a pop filter helps)
Adequate base volume that comes out of
both headphone buds

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LEARNING EXPERIENCE

When taking your


course, students learn better when:

A 2-5 minute introductory lecture tells them Lectures are between 2-6 minutes in length
what to expect in the course and each section (exceptions: yoga, codealongs, or meditation)

You challenge them with a quick win action Lecture formats vary throughout the course.
within the first 3 lectures (or first 15 minutes) Too much screencast or talking head can become
tedious. Choose your lecture format based on
You share useful content early in the course, the material you are teaching. Article (text)
avoiding spending too much time on background lecturesand practice activities are great too.
Each section has a clear goal or primary skill, They relate to the instructor. Talking head lec-
with all lectures building to reach that subgoal tures build rapport, particularly early in a course.
Each lecture has 1 main concept and It’s easy to find the resources they need.
message (not 5!) Provide all needed resources, downloads, and
Each section has at least 1 learning activity, links for each practice activity (ex. worksheets,
such as an exercise, project, or quiz to give stu- source code, practice files, etc.).
dents a chance to apply what they’ve learned

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CLEAR AND COMPELLING MARKETING

When deciding whether


to take your course, students want to know:

What skills they will learn in your course. sharing what’s exciting and different about
Start your course goals with strong action your course, so that students feel more
words that complete the sentence, “At the confident in their purchase decision.
end of the course, you will be able to…”
That it’s good value for the money.
Who the course is made for. Your course price should be comparable to
Use descriptors such as level, industry, other courses in similar topics, length of
and learning intent to differentiate your content, and style of teaching. If it’s priced
target student. Saying your course is for differently, explain why.
“everyone” really means it’s for no one. Think
“Early career classroom teachers,” or “Small What key lectures will cover.
business owners looking for tips on...,” etc. Lecture descriptions add a layer of polish to
rather than, “anyone interested in the topic.” your course curriculum and can make students
more confident in their purchase decision.
What kind of experience you’ll provide.
A 2-3 minute promo video gives students a
taste of your teaching style. We recommend
summarizing the goals of the course and

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We encourage you to take
advantage of these resources:

Studio U The Support Center Test Video

Talk with other instructors about Get answers to issues you’re Get free personalized feedback
the process and get feedback as having with the platform and in your course dashboard to help
you go (Facebook group) trouble shoot technical issues you refine your A/V setup before
with A/V setup recording your lectures

Your Instructor Dashboard The Teach Hub Udemy Insights Courses

See tips and tricks for each Get information about course Learn the fundamentals of
step of the way creation and marketing course creation for free

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