After you’ve enrolled in a Udemy course, starting your learning experience is quick and easy. This article outlines how you can begin your Udemy course and adjust the course player settings as you progress through it.
How to start a course lecture
After enrolling in a Udemy course, you can begin it by following the steps below:
- Log into your Udemy account and click on My Courses at the top right-hand of the page.
- From the My Courses page, select the course you wish to take by clicking on the course icon.
3. The first lecture will begin playing in the course player.
Once you've begun a course, you will be automatically returned to where you left off in the course player, next time you access it.
How to navigate through the course curriculum
All the published lectures and curriculum items of a course appear on the right-hand side of the course player when you're watching the course in the default view. You can quickly scroll through the course curriculum by moving your cursor over it, and begin a lecture or course item (quiz, practice test, etc.) by clicking on it.
Downloadable resources that have been included in lectures can also be accessed in the course curriculum as well. For more information on how to download a supplemental resource click here.
Accessing the course player settings
The course player includes various features and settings you can use to enhance your educational experience. These can be accessed by clicking the Settings (gear) icon at the bottom-right (see below for additional information).
How to adjust the video quality
Udemy automatically optimizes video resolution based on your internet connection speed, but the video quality can be adjusted at any time by clicking on the Settings icon. You can select resolutions of 360p, 480p, 720p and 1080p (if available) for the video quality.
If you're having difficulty viewing text on lectures where the instructor is sharing their screen, try adjusting the video quality.
For steps on how to adjust the video quality while watching courses on Udemy's mobile app, please click here.
How to turn Autoplay on / off
Udemy’s course player has an autoplay feature so that the next lecture will play automatically for you. Autoplay is enabled as the default setting. If you prefer to manually start the next lecture, however, click the Settings icon and then Autoplay to switch the feature off
If, moving forward you decide you would like to turn the autoplay feature back on, please follow the steps outlined above (except toggle Autoplay back on).
How to change the video speed
You have the option to play your lectures at different speeds (.5x, 1x, 1.25x, 1.5x or 2x).
To change the speed of a particular lecture video, click the video speed icon at the bottom-left of the course player and select the speed you wish.
How to watch in fullscreen mode
If you wish to watch a lecture in fullscreen mode, you can do so by clicking the fullscreen icon located in the lower right-hand corner of the course player. To exit fullscreen mode, tap the ESC key, or click the fullscreen icon and the player will be returned to the original size.
How to expand the screen
If you want to view the lecture with an expanded screen, but not in fullscreen, simply click on Expand at the bottom right.
A list of keyboard shortcuts you can use to adjust the video speed, quality, and volume, as well as add a bookmark (see below), can also be accessed by clicking the Settings icon at the bottom-right.