Instructors have the ability to make the enrollment page for their courses private. When a course’s enrollment page is set to private, it cannot be discovered in the Udemy marketplace, so instructors must personally share the course link with potential students. To gain access to the course, the student will need to enter a password, or request access to it.
How to change a course enrollment’s privacy settings
- Navigate to the course page (steps on how to can be viewed here).
- Click on the course settings gear icon at the top right.
- Scroll down to the Enrollment (Privacy) section.
- Select Public, Private (Invitation Only) or Private (Password Protected).
- If you select Private (Password Protected) you will need to enter a password in the box below.
- Click Save.
Types of enrollment privacy
If a course's enrollment page is password protected, the course won't show up in search results on Udemy. Instead, instructors will need to share the course URL and password directly with students they want to enroll.
If a course's enrollment page is invitation only, the course won't show up in search results on Udemy. Instructors can accept new student requests and send invitations from the "Students" page found under "Course Management" in the left navigation.
If a student requests an invitation for the course, then a notification will appear on the left-hand side of the page by "Students".
Please note: if you have created an instructor coupon code, students must enter the code manually once you have granted them permission. Instructors will not receive the appropriate revenue share if the coupon code is not applied before the student enrolls.
If you are using instructor coupon codes, it is recommended that you protect your course with a password instead to help ensure the coupon code is redeemed before the student enrolls.