In order to be approved for the Udemy marketplace, courses must have a minimum of five lectures and at least thirty minutes of video content (note: no video content is needed for “Practice Test Only” courses). When you upload your video lectures for a course and add it to the course curriculum, the system will automatically calculate the time of the video content.
- In order for the system to detect and calculate the time of your videos, the lectures must be published. Learn how to create and publish lectures.
- Free courses can only be a maximum of 2 hours in video length.
Where the course length can be viewed
The length of your course is advertised on the course landing page in two different locations.
The approximate time for on-demand videos is posted in the Buy Now or Enroll Now section at the top right hand of the course landing page:
The entire course length, including non-video lectures, is posted in the Course content section farther down the course landing page.
How course time is calculated per lecture type
The length of a course (as shown in the Course content section of the course landing page) is calculated using the criteria below:
One minute for every 240 words
The duration of the video
Video & Mashup Lectures
The duration of the video included in the mashup
If a video is included in the instruction section of the assignment, then the duration of the video will be added to the course time
Please note: since the time a student may take to complete practice tests, quizzes, or coding exercises may vary, these curriculum items do not count towards the course length.