What are Lecture Formats?
There are 3 different lecture formats that you can use when creating your Udemy course. They are: video, article, and video and slide mashup. Each format can be useful depending on the goal of your lecture.
- We recommend video lectures are between 2 and 6 minutes in length
- Using “talking head” style video lectures for your introductory lectures can establish rapport and build trust with your students. Consider who your target audience is and what the right video format could be for them
For more information on our lecture quality standards, please review this article regarding our Quality Review Process.
The 3 Different Lecture Formats
The Video lecture format is Udemy's preferred delivery type. Video is a great way to engage multiple senses and maintain student interest. It is also a powerful teaching tool to showcase complex ideas in a short period of time.
For technical courses, the technical portions of your course should be filmed with a screencasting software.
Figure 1: Image of a Video lecture on Udemy.
An Article lecture allows you to develop text-based multimedia pages. Reading is an incredibly effective way to learn and, coupled with multimedia, you have the opportunity to create an impactful learning experience.
Figure 2: Image of an article lecture on Udemy.
Video & Slide Mashup
A Video & Slide Mashup lecture lets you easily create a side-by-side video and presentation talk in a timed, sequenced fashion. Simply upload a video and presentation, and use our Mashup editor to synchronize them. A Mashup is the perfect way to optimize the educational benefits of video and slides.
Figure 3: Image of a Mashup lecture on Udemy.
How to Upload Lectures on Udemy
If you’d like to upload multiple files or larger video files, we recommend using our File Uploader to upload the files in bulk. Click here to learn how to upload lectures using the File Uploader.