What are lecture descriptions? Why are they important?
Lecture descriptions provide potential students with a brief summary of the content covered in your course lectures.
- Help search engines gain insight into your course topics and increase search traffic to your course.
- Help potential students have a better understanding of what the course will cover.
What you need to know
- Use lecture descriptions to provide a detailed written description of what each lecture covers, and to clarify key points.
- Keep your lecture descriptions brief and relevant.
- Don’t include external links in your lecture descriptions.
- The lecture descriptions are visible to potential students on the course landing page, but are not shown to enrolled students on the course dashboard page.
Remember, we do check for these as part of our Quality Review Process.
In this article we will cover:
- Best practices
- How to add lecture descriptions on Udemy
- Keep your lecture descriptions brief and relevant. Provide information that is succinct (try to keep each one to a few sentences), but that is also specific to the lecture. Be sure to expand beyond the lecture title!
- Clarify key points. Though you are welcome to be creative and think of your own way to create a lecture description, two simple sentences covering the main gist of the lecture, with a bulleted list of key information is ideal.
- Don’t include external links in your lecture descriptions, unless they lead to free educational content. Links cannot prompt students to make a purchase or provide personal details.
- Don’t provide too much information. The goal of lecture descriptions is to assist your lectures, not compete with them. Having too much text in your lecture descriptions can distract from the main content and disrupt student learning experiences.
How to add lecture descriptions on Udemy
Click here to learn how to edit your lecture descriptions.