Title Requirements and Quality Standards
Here are some techniques we do recommend:
- Focus the title/subtitle on what students will learn and how they can apply the skill, instead of making salesy, big promises that can come across as scammy to students.
- Make the title specific.
- What level student is this for?
- What level skill is the course?
- What type of course within a given field is it?
- What will the student be able to do or understand after taking this course?
- Use titles with 60 characters or less.
- If the course is about creating a course on Udemy or marketing on Udemy:
- The course title needs to end with “- Unofficial” in the title.
- The first line in the course description has to be “This course is not sponsored by or affiliated with Udemy, Inc.” (This is required for courses about Udemy!)
We don't allow the following in your title/subtitle:
- Don’t use direct or indirect references to monetary promises, making money, income etc. as being the purpose of your course. Students are here to learn skills that they can apply, so do focus the positioning of your course on the skill that students will learn. To pass Quality Review, your title and subtitle cannot include references to the word “money” or direct/indirect references to monetary promises, making money, income etc.
- Don’t over capitalize or use unnecessary punctuation or special characters (invalid characters, hyphens in the wrong places, multiple exclamation points etc.).
- Don’t use the word “Udemy” in the title or subtitle, unless the course is about creating a course/marketing on Udemy.
- Remember, we do check for this as part of our Quality Review Process.
Check out some examples and best practices below: