This article explains what a bonus lecture is, and includes the rules and guidelines governing their use.
What is a Bonus Lecture?
A Bonus Lecture is the last lecture of the course, posted after the rest of the course materials. This space can be used to market your other courses, products, and services to students. It is considered a marketing tool for instructors.
Instructors typically use the Bonus Lecture to provide coupon codes, course referral links, external links to other products and services, and affiliate links to supplementary course materials.
What are the rules about Bonus Lectures?
As the Bonus Lecture is a marketing tool, we have rules governing their use to ensure their impact on the learning experience is unobtrusive.
- Bonus lectures may not be referenced in any other Udemy spaces such as Direct Messages, the Course Landing Page, or Announcements
- Only one Bonus Lecture is permitted per course, and it must be the last of the course
- To prevent confusion, no other lecture titles can include the word "bonus"
- If you have resources such as PDFs, these must be included within the Bonus Lecture
- Bonus Lectures may not be available as part of the Free Preview
- The title of the Bonus Lecture must include the word “bonus.” For example: “bonus lecture,” “bonus section,” “bonus lesson,” etc.
- The materials contained in your Bonus Lecture may not be mentioned in the lecture title or description, as these are visible from the Course Landing Page
When an instructor is clearly going against the spirit of Udemy policies in an attempt to game the system, or if we see a severe negative impact on the student experience (high unsubscribe rates or refund rates), it will be considered a violation of our policies.
Learn what happens when there is a violation of our policies.