A Test Video is a great way to get feedback from Udemy’s team as you get started on your course. After you submit a test video, you’ll get personalized feedback from the Udemy team about the quality of the video, and your delivery as an instructor. We want to help you create high quality, engaging course videos.
So, if this is your first time producing video content, we recommend you make use of our team’s expertise and submit a test video. If you're already comfortable producing videos, however, this process is not required.
To review our minimum requirements and quality guidelines for courses, please click here.
How to Film Your Test Video
If you are creating a course from pre-existing content (lectures you recorded before coming to Udemy) you do not need to create a new video to submit as your test video. Instead, just submit one of those videos as your test video.
If you don’t have much experience shooting or editing videos, or just want to brush up on your skills, take one of our free training courses to get started. We offer a free course on filming your course and another on video editing. You can also find additional resources regarding video production in our Teach Hub.
If you are creating a new video to submit as your Test Video, introduce yourself to your students and try answering some of the questions below to help you get started:
- Why are you excited to teach about your topic?
- Why will students be excited about learning this subject?
- Tell students about your background in this topic. How did you become an expert yourself?
- What sets your course apart from others in the marketplace?
Your Test Video only needs to be between 1-3 minutes in length. Take as much, or as little time as you need, to answer the prompts above in a way that best represents your personality and teaching style.
Also, feel free to use any combination of the video instructing methods (e.g. talking head, presentation slides with voice-over, screencast, animation) you’d prefer. We recommend that for your test video, you use the method you plan to feature most predominantly in your course.
Submitting Your Test Video
Once you are ready to submit your test video, navigate to the Test Video tab found in the left hand navigation on the course management dashboard. At the bottom of the page, you’ll find the submission form, which asks you to answer a few questions about your test video before uploading and submitting.
You will receive feedback from our review team on the Test Video page within two business days from the date you submitted. When feedback has been provided, you’ll also receive an email letting you know.
Our team will get back to you with feedback on the technical quality of the audio and video, and they will also provide feedback on your delivery as an instructor. We want to provide you with clear steps you can take to start producing high quality videos for your course.