Announcements are used exclusively for educational content that supplements the course material. While instructors can include links to free, relevant educational content, it should not be used for any kind of marketing or promotions. Click here to learn how our top instructors use Announcements well.
Instructors – Detailed Guidelines
- You may send only four Announcements per course per month to students enrolled in the course.
- You may only include information relevant to your course topic.
- You may include educational external links, as long as it doesn’t require students to provide personal information to you, the instructor. Linking to reputable third party sites that keep student information secure (e.g., Amazon, or sites that require signing up through Google, Twitter etc.) are allowed. If there is a link that you’re unsure about using, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll be happy to look into it.
|√ Allowed||X Not Allowed|
|√ Using Google Hangouts on Air, Spreecast, or GoToMeeting for webinars||X Using WebinarIgnition where you can export mailing lists|
|√ Using Blabb that requires students to register using Twitter||X Using a LeadPage for webinars that requires students to sign up for a slot|
|√ Linking to your blog where students can read a useful post, and there is an option for students to sign up for more information on the side||X Linking to your blog where students are required to sign up before they can see the post|
|√ Linking to your blog, where the main visual element is educational, and there are minor advertisements in the side panel, or in a hello bar for other products||X Linking to your blog, where the main visual element is promotional, even though there is also educational material provided|
- You may not include links or references to other Udemy courses (yours or other instructors).
- You may not include links or references to paid content off Udemy.
- You may not include links or references to any sites that request money or personal information from students.
- You may not include links or references to affiliate links.
- You may not 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 will be considered a violation of our policies.
Learn what happens when there is a violation of our policies here.