The Udemy platform supports several different types of files for lectures, and many types of files for additional resources, if you wish to include more content that students can download.
Supported Files for Lectures
Udemy courses can include article, video and mashup lectures, and these can be created using several different types of files.
- Article lectures can be created using the platform’s built in, text editor, and .JPG, .PNG .BMP and .GIF files can be inserted into the article using the add image option. Please note that the image files must be smaller than 1 MB.
- Video lectures can be built by uploading .AVI, .MGP, .MPEG, .FLV, .M2V, .M4V, .MP4, .WMV, .OGV, .WEBM and .MOV files. We recommend using MP4 files if possible, however, as we have found the uploading process works best with these.
- Mashup lectures combine videos and slides to create a compelling lecture. The video files must be in a .MP4 or .MOV format. The slides, on the other hand, must be in .PDF format. So, if you’re using software like Powerpoint or Keynote to create the slides, you will need to export them as PDFs.
Supported Files for Additional Resources
Adding additional resources can be a great way to enhance the lecture, and provide students with a more comprehensive learning experience. Please note: these resources must be available for free, related to the lecture topic, and not promotional in any manner.
The additional resources section features nearly any kind of file type, including .JPG, .PDF, .ZIP, .XLS, .MOV, .MP3, .PPT, and .DOC, among others.
Source code like .HTML, .JS, etc., however, cannot be uploaded directly, but these files can be uploaded in a .ZIP file.
Source Code for Development Courses
Only Python and Ruby files can be uploaded at this time.
Uploading the Files
Files can be uploaded to the lecture by using the browser uploader, or by adding them from your library using the bulk file uploader.
Please note: .MP3 files for additional resources must be uploaded using the browser uploader.