In December, 2017, Udemy will begin testing a program to show Featured Reviews on Course Landing Pages. A Featured Review is an algorithmically chosen course review, which will help highlight a positive experience the student had with the course, and encourage prospective students to enroll.
The review will be posted on the course landing page in a section called “Featured Review,” and will appear above other reviews students have left.
Please note: during the program’s initial testing phase, only English speaking courses will receive Featured Reviews. Eventually, however, we intend to add Featured Reviews to all eligible, non-English speaking courses as well.
Providing Feedback on Featured Reviews
Instructors will see a notification in the Reviews section of the Instructor Dashboard when their course receives a Featured Review. In this section you'll be able to provide feedback on the Featured Review program, or the specific review that’s been selected.
Please note: since featured reviews are algorithmically chosen, instructors cannot manually select or request which review gets featured. This is so prospective students can get an objective view of why the course received a particularly, positive review.
Listed below are the summary of requirements for Featured Reviews to display. Please keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list of review and course requirements, and are intended to shed some light on what goes into determining Featured Reviews.
- A course must have at least 5 eligible reviews for selection by our algorithm, in order for a Featured Review to display.
- Eligible reviews must have a rating of 4.5 or higher. In addition, the user leaving the review must have completed at least 20% of the course, and the review must be no more than 2 years old.
Featured Reviews will be added to courses as they receive eligible reviews. Moving forward our team will continue to test the Featured Reviews program, and enhance it if required.
Please let us know if you have any additional questions regarding Featured Reviews by contacting our Support Team.