Why did Udemy change the Course Taking Experience?
As a learning company, we’re always striving to make our product as easy and efficient as possible for students to learn from their courses. We’ve rebuilt the course taking experience from the ground-up, making it more relevant, accessible, and rewarding for all students on Udemy. With a new immersive course player and features that allow students to personalize their learning, we’re excited to help students do more on Udemy.
What are these Keyboard shortcuts?
Access content and resources: C
Skip forward / back: Right / Left
Speed up / down: Shift Right / Shift Left
See all shortcuts: Shift ?
What happened to Notes? And Discussions?
Notes are now called Bookmarks. Bookmarks have a 140 character limit and appear only for video lectures. All previous Notes have been transferred to Bookmarks (including longer notes).
Discussions are now called Questions. All previous Discussions are transferred to Questions. Sometimes, a single question may have multiple responses. Only the instructor and the student who asked the question can mark a response as the “Answer” but anyone can mark responses as “Helpful”.
Why do Bookmarks have a 140 character limit?
Bookmarks encourage students to reflect on what they are learning. The majority of our previous Notes feature consisted of Notes that were fewer than 140 characters. With this limit, we will continue to monitor how students use Bookmarks and adjust as needed.
Instructors often encourage students to share photos or projects using Discussions. Can I still do that with Questions?
Although the feature is called Questions & Answers, we have not removed any sharing functionality from students or instructors. Students are still able to share more than text questions.
We understand that this experience can be improved and are currently working on a better way for students to share exercises and projects. Stay tuned!
It looks like the Course Dashboard has also changed. What changed? Why?
You’re right! We wanted students to be able to get right back into the course so we feature the course prominently at the top of the page. Under the player, we include features that help students get their bearings and better navigate the course:
Course Content: the curriculum can now be easily scanned and focused to the current section, all sections, or just resources
Q&A: students can search for questions; sort questions by recency or popularity, and also filter by questions they’re following and questions without responses
Bookmarks: student can see all bookmarks that s/he has created
Announcements: students can see educational announcements posted here
Options: students have easy access to the Instructor Profile, Udemy Support, Report abuse, and Course email settings
If you have any other questions about the New Course Taking Experience, please contact us here.