There are a variety of ways instructors can communicate with each other on Udemy to learn and share best practices. Udemy believes in creating a strong teaching community and actively supports this type of collaboration among instructors.
- DO ask questions; your fellow instructors are there to help
- DO offer help when you can and friendly advice when asked
- DO be generous but constructive with your feedback
- DO act with the best intentions and assume that your peers are doing the same
- DO be respectful; don’t make it personal or use language that’s rude, aggressive, or hateful, with students, instructors or Udemy employees
- DON’T use the community to promote your Udemy courses or your personal material such as blogs, products, or other forums
- DON’T ask for or post personal information about students
When an instructor is clearly going against the spirit of Udemy policies in an attempt to game the system or if we see a severe negative impact on the student experience (high unsubscribe rates or refund rates) it’ll be considered a violation of our policies.
Share: Inspire us with your story. Share your experience and give others the opportunity to learn from your challenges and triumphs.
Support: Crowdsource advice, overcome roadblocks, and support each other.
Connect: Collaborate, create, and connect with peers. Creating courses is better together.
Use these standardized hashtags in your posts to make them more discoverable:
- #InstructorTip - General tips/best practices from fellow instructors.
- #Audio - Audio equipment, DIY sound studio, your recording studio
- #Video - Camera equipment, video editing help, software options
- #Marketing - Building an audience, early marketing strategy
UDEMY OFFICIAL hashtags to be used by Udemy employees only:
- #UdemyInsider - Policy changes, feature releases, and big announcements
- #BugReport - Updates on a bug and its status
- #pinned - All pinned posts
Post-publish topics: Course marketing, reviews, and general Udemy discussions are better suited to the Udemy Instructor Club—a separate community for Published Udemy instructors.
Bugs and technical issues: If Udemy needs to fix something, or you need help with a technical or individual account issue, please contact our Support Team.
Keep it Clean:
Profanity or Personal Attacks: We are a supportive community and do not tolerate any mistreatment of fellow community members, instructors, or Udemy moderators. Please keep it professional.
Coupons or Promotion: We do not allow solicitation, course promotion, or coupon sharing in the communities. If you are a published instructor and would like to share a free coupon, please use the Coupon Document that is listed in the Udemy Instructor Club. You can find the find the document by searching for #CouponDocument in the group's search function.
Piracy or DMCA reports: If you find your content on the Udemy site without your permission, please email email@example.com with the information listed here. If you find your Udemy content hosted on a pirate site, please submit a takedown request following these instructions.
If your post goes against our rules and we decide to delete it, we will give you a warning. Warning(s) may lead to removal from the community.
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How should you use the Faculty Lounge?
The Faculty Lounge is a teaching and learning forum. You want to be the best teacher you can be. Your students want to have the best learning experience possible. Let’s accomplish this together! Course creation, student engagement, promotional strategies. It’s all fair game, so ask away! Feel free to post your course outline, test video, course image, etc.
Have an idea or insight? Jump right in! Your voice is stronger as a friend, a critique is different than a criticism, and everyone likes a team player! Non-professional posts (personal attacks, trolling, etc.) will be removed.
What is not allowed in the Faculty Lounge?
This group is for collaboration, not marketing. Links to your course are not allowed.
Super specific or personal questions aren’t useful for the group, so please use the proper channel!
Don't be a bully. If you have a difference of opinion with another instructor, no problem: discuss the issue as adults, stay professional, and don’t resort to personal attacks. Let’s keep this group productive for everyone!
Meet the Community Team!
- Sarah Sherman manages primarily the Udemy Instructor Club. You’ll see her commenting on posts daily, and you should feel free to tag her with any questions.
- Day Keller manages primarily the Studio U. You’ll see her commenting on posts daily, and you should feel free to tag her with any questions.
- Abby Reyes manages both Studio U and Instructor Club