• How to Enter The Basic Info For a Course

    This article outlines how instructors can enter the basic information for their course, which includes the language the course is taught in, the knowledge level for the course, as well as both the category and subcategory.

    How to enter your course’s basic info

    To enter your course’s basic info, please follow the steps below.

    1. Navigate to the course page (steps on how to can be viewed here).

    2. On the left-hand-side, select Course Landing Page.

    3. Scroll down to the Basic info section.

    4. Select the course language, the level (beginner, intermediate, expert or all levels) and then the course’s category and subcategory.


    5. Click Save at the top of the page.


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  • How Instructors Can Enable Course Videos For Downloading on a Computer

    Out of concerns for piracy, by default,  course videos are not available to students for download on a computer.  If instructors wish, however, they can enable the downloadable feature, so students can download video lectures to their computer for offline viewing. 

    Please note:

    • Course videos are always available to download for offline viewing on the Udemy mobile app. See below for more information.
    • Due to certain platform security measures, the ability to download a lecture video on a computer may not be available for all courses.

    How to enable the downloadable feature

    If you wish to make a course video downloadable for students on their computer, then follow these steps.

    1. Navigate to the course Curriculum page.
    2. Click on the applicable video lecture.
    3. Toggle Downloadable to on.


    How to disable the downloading feature

    If moving forward you wish to make the lecture unavailable for download on a computer, simply follow the steps above, but toggle Downloadable to off.


    Course videos are available for offline viewing on the Udemy mobile app

    To allow for better mobile learning, students can always download course videos within the Udemy app for offline viewing, regardless of whether the lecture is enabled for download on a computer. Due to piracy concerns, however, students can only access a Udemy course within the app, as the video content is encrypted. 

    Downloading your own course videos

    Instructors can download their own course videos, regardless of whether the lectures have been Downloadable toggled on. For more information, please click here.

    Protecting your content

    We understand how valuable your content is and we are committed to helping you protect it. For more information on how Udemy protects your content, please click here.

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  • Adding and Proposing Topics for Your Course

    Selecting topics for your course is a quick way to report additional information about it, so that prospective students can locate it faster and easier. By adding topics to your course, you can provide the Udemy team with more specific information than what’s presented via categories and subcategories. This way we can surface it to interested students more effectively in course recommendations, topic pages and badges on the Udemy marketplace, and in emails and promotions from our Marketing team.

    Choosing the right topics for your course

    When deciding on what topics should be chosen for your course, we recommend you consider what’s primarily taught in it. Each individual topic chosen should comprehensively describe your course’s content without being too broad. The most representative topic should be the topic in a list of topics that most effectively and narrowly defines what the subject of the course is. For example, “The Complete Tennis Course” should have “Tennis” selected as a topic, but not “Sports”, since the latter is too broad and not specific enough. Or if the course includes extensive information about financial modelling, and is specifically focused on this topic, then we would recommend selecting “Financial Modelling” as a topic, rather than just “Finance.”

    How to add topics to your new courses

    If you’re creating a new course, then you will need to select topics for it, before you can submit the course for review. To add up to four topics to your draft course, please follow the steps below:

    1. Navigate to the course page (steps on how to can be viewed here).
    2. Click on Course Landing Page on the left-hand side
    3. Scroll down to the Topics section
    4. Topic suggestions are sometimes generated based on the course title. If you wish to remove one of the topics that have been suggested, however, you can do so by clicking on the X. You can select a new topic by clicking on Choose a Topic. If the topic you type doesn’t automatically populate, you can still enter it by clicking on propose a new topic below.
    5. Select the topic that is most representative of your course (see above). 
    6. Click Save at the top right or bottom of the page
    7. Your topic selections will be reviewed, along with the rest of your course content, when you submit the completed course for review. Please note that while our review team always considers the topics suggested by instructors, they may determine to select different topics as they deem fit.

    Please Note: After your course is published, the topics that were approved by Udemy’s review team are locked, and cannot be changed by course instructors. If you think that the topics that were approved for your published course are incorrect, or if you think that other topics are a better fit, please contact our support team to submit the new topic proposals. We can’t guarantee that your suggestion will be implemented, but we’re happy to share them with our review team for another look.

    Topics: commonly asked questions

    Do I have to choose four topics for my course?

    No. Instructors can select up to four topics for a course, but you’re not required to select four if you don’t feel four are applicable. Topics that are selected should be relevant to the course subject, and should provide a comprehensive insight into its content. Adding irrelevant or excessive topics will result in your course being misrepresented to students, and could lead to a poor learning experience for them and negative reviews.

    Can I create a topic for my course if one doesn’t already exist?

    Yes. If after searching for a topic in our list of topics you can’t find one that is appropriate for your course, you may suggest one to us. To do this, enter the topic you would like to propose in the dropdown option. 

    Once you’ve entered your suggestion, click “Propose new topic” just below the text field. Please note that in order to propose a new topic that doesn't already exist in our system, you will need to change your profile language to English first. 

    After doing this, you should see your proposed topic appear in the primary topic section:


    Some additional guidelines:

    • Please only propose a topic that meets the criteria for the topic of your course.  The word or phrase that reflects the majority of what you are teaching in your course curriculum.
    • Please limit your topic to a short word or phrase rather than a sentence or paragraph.
    • Please do not include URLs.

    We consider a number of factors before adding topics to our list. Current supply, demand, and mutual exclusivity of the concept, all factor into whether a topic will be approved. Topics that could be approved at a later date are stored and re-evaluated periodically.

    Can I add any topic that I want?

    As noted above, while you can propose a topic if it’s not currently listed as an option, our Quality Review Team will only approve a topic if it’s applicable to your course.

    After I’ve selected the course topics, can I change a topic at a later date?

    If you wish to select different topics for your courses in the future, please contact our support team to submit the new topic proposals.

    Can I select topics for private courses?

    No. Currently, topics are only available for courses that are public (not private). Review instructions on how to adjust the privacy settings of a course.

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  • Accessing & Navigating The Instructor View

    You can access the courses you’ve created, course management features as well as tools, resources and account options related to being a Udemy instructor via the instructor view. This article outlines how you can access and navigate the instructor view and explains its features, tools and resources.

    How to access the Instructor view

    You can access the instructor view for your Udemy account by following the steps below:

    1. After logging into Udemy click on Instructor at the top of the page.
    2. In the instructor view you will be directed to your Courses page, where you can access any courses you’ve created as well as other instructor tools and resources. In addition, after switching to the instructor view you will be able to access your instructor account options (please see below).


    Instructor account options

    After switching to the instructor view you can also access the following options and features via the drop-down menu at the top right of the page.


    Public profile: the bio your students and prospective students will see. Learn more here.

    Account: your account security options (password and email address), notification settings, and API clients (if any).

    Payout settings: the payout methods that are available to premium instructors as well as access to your promotional agreements.

    Revenue report: the instructor revenue report where you can track and review any sales your courses have made.


    On the courses page you can see and access any courses you’ve created by either scrolling down to locate the course or by using the search tool and filters.

    In addition, by moving your cursor over a specific course icon, you can access that course’s editing and management features. If the course is published, you can also navigate to its performance analytics, student information and reviews. If you wish to create a new course, simply click New Course to the right.



    After clicking the Communications icon on the left hand side, you can access your direct messages, assignment feedback the Q&A dashboard and announcements for your courses.


    The Performance page includes extensive tools and analytics to help you track your course performance, learn about your students, and understand the overall impact you’re having on Udemy. Learn more here.


    By navigating to the Tools page you can access the Test Video feature in your account, as well as the Marketplace Insights tool.


    On the Resources page you can navigate to the Teaching Center, which includes instructor community news as well as extensive resources and tips related to course building and marketing. In addition, the Resources page includes links to the Instructor Community and the Help Center.

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  • Instructors: How to Set The Price of Your Course

    This article outlines how instructors can set or change the base price of their course. If instructors wish to charge a fee for their courses, however, they will need to apply to become a premium instructor first.

    More information on how to become a premium instructor is available in this article.

    How instructors can set or change the price of their course

    Instructors set a base price for each of their courses, which by default, is used as the course's list price. If you’re an instructor and wish to set or change the base price of your course, please follow the steps below:

    1. Navigate to the course management page (steps on how to can be viewed here).
    2. Click Pricing on the left-hand side. The minimum and maximum base prices instructors can set for courses are also listed in our global price matrix.
    3. Select the price you wish to set and click Save.


    Please note: the new price may not be immediately reflected in the Udemy marketplace or on mobile devices, and coupons that were created before the price change may still be applied to your course.

    Course prices with Udemy deals

    For courses of instructors who are opted into Udemy Deals, Udemy may generate and display a market-specific list price for your course that is different from the base price (except in Japan).

    Changing a course from free to paid

    While instructors can change the price of their course at any time, a course can only be switched from Free to Paid once. If the course is switched from free to paid and back to free (or vice versa) after the course is published, the promotional announcements for the course will be permanently disabled. 

    Courses that you charge for on Udemy cannot be offered for free off of Udemy (e.g. YouTube, your own site, other sites).


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  • Change the Title of a Course

    Your course title can be changed at any time and the change will happen immediately. 

    How to Change the Title of a Course

    1. Navigate to the course page (steps on how to can be viewed here).
    2. Click on Course Landing Page.
    3. Rename the course in the first box.
    4. Click Save at the top of the page.


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  • Instructors: How to Access Your Course ID, URL & Course Landing Page

    Instructors may wish to see their course landing page as it appears on the Udemy marketplace, or locate their course URL so they can share it with their audience. In addition, instructors may need to provide their course ID to our team when requesting support.

    This article outlines how instructors can access their course ID, URL and course landing page.

    How instructors can view their course landing page

    Each course has a course landing page, which is the page potential students see before they enroll in your course. To locate and access your course landing page, follow the steps below.

    1. Navigate to the course management page (more information can be viewed here).

    2. Next, click Course landing page on the left-hand side and then Preview at the top.


    3. You will be directed to the course landing page as it appears to students. 

    How instructors can locate their course URL

    If you need to locate the URL for your course,  simply follow the same steps outlined above to preview the course landing page. The course URL can be viewed at the top of the page (please note: the actual course URL does not include the characters that follow the final forward slash).


    How instructors can locate their course ID

    If instructors need to provide their course ID to our support team,  you can quickly locate it, by following these steps:

    1. Navigate to the course management page (more information can be viewed here).

    2. Click on the course icon below that you need the course ID for.

    3. After the page loads look at the address bar above. The course ID is located in the middle of the URL.

    Learn how to submit your course for review and choose a unique URL.


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  • Instructors: How to Delete, Unpublish or Republish Your Course

    Instructors may wish to remove their course from the marketplace and close it to enrollments for various reasons. For example, you may wish to temporarily prevent new students from enrolling in the course as you make updates to it, or, you may wish to permanently close the course to new enrollments since you’re creating a new, more current course.

    This article outlines how instructors can unpublish and republish courses, or delete courses. 

    • Please note: in order to uphold the lifetime access guarantee Udemy offers students, courses with students enrolled cannot be deleted.

    How to unpublish a course

    When a course is unpublished, it will no longer be visible in the marketplace and new students cannot enroll. Students who have already enrolled in your course, however, will continue to have access. To unpublish a course, please follow these steps below:

    1. Navigate to the course management page.
    2. Click on the course settings gear icon at the top right and scroll down to Course Status.
    3. Click Unpublish.
    4. Click yes​ to confirm your decision to unpublish your course.


    How to republish a course

    An unpublished course can be republished at any time. To republish your course, head to the course management page and click on Republish Course on the left-hand side.

    When you click Republish Course your course will automatically return to our marketplace.


    If you are switching between private and public while republishing your course, however, your course will be re-submitted through the Quality Review Process.

    How to delete a course

    A course can only be deleted if students are not enrolled.  In addition, in order to uphold the lifetime access guarantee with enrolled students, you may not delete or unpublish groups of course lectures in the original course to reduce the amount of content. This would be a violation of our Terms of Use.

    • If your course does have students enrolled, you can unpublish it from the marketplace. Unpublishing a course prevents new students from enrolling.

    Please note that deleting a course permanently erases all course content including discussions and associated files and deleting a course cannot be undone. If you wish to delete a course please follow the steps below:

    1. Navigate to the course management page.
    2. Click on the course settings gear icon at the top right and scroll down to Course Status.
    3. Click Delete.
    4. Click yes​ to confirm your decision to delete your course.



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  • Instructors: How to Add Co-instructors And Teaching Assistants And Manage Course Permissions

    Udemy courses can have more than one instructor, as co-instructors can be added and assigned various permissions, which enable them to access certain information and features related to the course. 

    This article outlines how instructors can invite co-instructors to their courses and manage their instructor permissions and settings.

    Table of contents

    How to send a co-instructor invitation

    To invite someone to join a course as a co-instructor, follow the steps below.

    1. While accessing Udemy on a browser, navigate to the applicable course management page, and click the course settings gear icon at the top right.

    2. Scroll down the page to the Manage instructor permissions section and click Add instructor on the right-hand side. 



    3. Enter the email address that is associated with the Udemy account of the person you wish to invite, and select the applicable permissions (see below for more information). 

    send_invitation.png4. Finally, click Send invitation. 

    • The invitee will receive a notification via email, in which they can accept or decline the invitation to join the course as a co-instructor.  The invitee will also be notified of the invitation on their course management page.
    • If the person accepts the invitation to join the course as a co-instructor,  the instructor, and any other co-instructors with manage permissions for the course, will be notified by email. 

    Pending invitations

    Instructors can view pending invitations they have sent by accessing them on the course management page. The pending status will also be reflected in the Manage instructor permissions section for the course.

    If you need to revoke a pending invitation you have sent, click Revoke.


    Managing instructor permissions

    Below is a list of the various permissions you can enable for co-instructors. As outlined above, the instructor permissions for a course can be accessed by navigating to the course settings page. 

    Visible: The  instructor will be publicly listed as an instructor for the course to students. Their profile picture and name will appear wherever the course is visible on Udemy and students will be able to send a message to the instructor if direct messaging is enabled

    • Instructors must be listed as visible in order to respond in the Q&A.
    • To send promotional emails and educational announcements for a course, instructors must be listed as visible and have the manage permission enabled (see below).

    Manage: A co-instructor with the Manage permission can modify course content, settings and instructor permissions. They have full visibility and editing access to all course management functions, including the ability to upload and delete lectures, make changes to how the course displays in the marketplace, and create coupons for the course. 

    • In addition, instructors with the Manage permission enabled can edit the revenue share for the course (more information is below).

    Captions: Instructors with this permission enabled can edit, upload and disable closed captions for the course. Please note that instructors with the Manage permission enabled will automatically receive the Captions permission.

    Performance: instructors with this permission enabled can access applicable data and information related to that course in their Performance tabs.

    Q&A: This permission controls whether visible instructors can view and answer questions from students in the instructor Q&A dashboard.

    Reviews: Instructors with the Reviews permission will be able to view and respond to student course reviews in the Reviews section of the instructor dashboard.

    • Please note: in order for an instructor to respond to reviews, they must also be enabled as a visible instructor. 

    Assignments: Instructors who are enabled with the Assignments permission will receive notifications when students submit assignments, and will be able to provide feedback for them if they wish.

    Revenue Report: If co-instructors are assigned a revenue share (above 0%), they will automatically have permission to view the Revenue Report, which details student purchases. This permission cannot be toggled off. The co-instructor will need to earn revenue from the course before they can access the revenue report.

    Assigning revenue share to a co-instructor 

    For paid courses, the course owner, or instructors with the Manage permission, can assign a revenue share to co-instructors on the instructor permissions page. 

    • Once an instructor is designated to receive a revenue share, they will have access to the Revenue Report for all new purchases of the course, and will see their share generated in the “Your Revenue” column on the report.
    • Only co-instructors who are approved premium instructors can receive a revenue share greater than 0%. The share you assign will determine the proportion of the total instructor share they receive. The sum of all instructor shares must add up to 100%.


    The course owner 

    The original course creator is considered the ‘owner’ of the course and their access cannot be removed. 

    • Only the course owner can edit their own permissions and they will automatically have the Manage permission enabled (and this cannot be toggled off). 
    • Only the course owner is required to complete the instructor verification process and submit a test video in order for the course to be published onto the marketplace.

    Teaching assistants

    Instructors who are not marked as Visible in the course, but who do have permissions checked for Q&A will display with a Teaching Assistant designation whenever they reply to student questions in the course Q&A.

    The Teaching Assistant designation is intended to give students additional context about these co-instructors, since they are not otherwise visible in the course. 


    Removing a co-instructor

    Co-instructors can be removed from a course by clicking Remove under their respective name.

    • If a course instructor has the Manage permission active, they will have the ability to remove co-instructors, including themselves. The course owner, however, cannot be removed from a course.
    • Any co-instructor can remove themselves from the course, regardless of whether they have the Manage permission enabled or not.
    • When a co-instructor is removed from a course the instructor, and any other co-instructors with the manage course permission enabled, will be notified by email. 


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  • What Languages Are Supported For Instructors Teaching on Udemy?

    Udemy is localized in Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Thai, and Turkish, but you are welcome to create a course in any language.

    Changing the course language will affect how your course is discovered on Udemy, and your course will appear with other courses taught in the same language.

    Udemy's mission is to improve lives through learning around the globe, and as a result, nearly all languages can be selected as the home language for a Udemy course. This article outlines how you can select a language for your course, and includes information on which languages are supported for accounts and in our Help Center.

    How to select your course language

    Most world languages are selectable as the home language for a Udemy course you teach, and you are welcome to create a course in any available one you wish. The language options for Udemy accounts, however, include German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Turkish, Dutch, Polish, Chinese, Indonesian, and Thai (see the note below regarding courses taught in languages that are not yet supported for Udemy accounts).

    You can set or change the language of your course by following the instructions below. Please note that changing the course language will affect how your course is discovered on Udemy, since our keyword search and categories contain language filters.

    1. On the course management page, click Course Landing Page on the left hand side
    2. Scroll down and click on Basic Info
    3. Select a language for your course
    4. Click Save at the top right


    Note about courses taught in languages not available for Udemy account languages

    If your course is in a language that's different from the language options for accounts (see list above), certain generic course elements like the navigation buttons in the course, the prompts for students to leave a review, and the section headers on the course sales page, will not be localized to match the teaching material you supply for the course. All the material that you are prompted to enter for the course, including the lectures themselves, lecture titles, additional resources you provide students, and the elements of the course landing page that you are prompted to enter will be localized.

    Help Center language settings

    Udemy's Help Center (support.udemy.com) for students and instructors can be viewed in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish. If the account language is set to one of our other language options for Udemy.com, then the Help Center will appear in English.

    For steps on how to change the language settings in our Help Center please click here.

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  • How to Make a Course Enrollment Page Private

    Instructors have the ability to make the enrollment page for their courses private. When a course’s enrollment page is set to private, it cannot be discovered in the Udemy marketplace, so instructors must personally share the course link with potential students. To gain access to the course, the student will need to enter a password, or request access to it.

    Note: courses with private enrollment pages must still abide by Udemy's Terms of Use but they are not evaluated by the Udemy Quality Checklist.

    How to change a course enrollment’s privacy settings

    1. Navigate to the course page (steps on how to can be viewed here).
    2. Click on the course settings gear icon at the top right.
    3. Scroll down to the Enrollment (Privacy) section.
    4. Select Public, Private (Invitation Only) or Private (Password Protected).
    5. If you select Private (Password Protected) you will need to enter a password in the box below.
    6. Click Save.


    Types of enrollment privacy

    Password protected

    If a course's enrollment page is password protected, the course won't show up in search results on Udemy. Instead, instructors will need to share the course URL and password directly with students they want to enroll. 

    Invitation only

    If a course's enrollment page is invitation only, the course won't show up in search results on Udemy. Instructors can accept new student requests and send invitations from the "Students" page found under "Course Management" in the left navigation.

    If a student requests an invitation for the course, then a notification will appear on the left-hand side of the page by "Students".


    Please note: if you have created an instructor coupon code, students must enter the code manually once you have granted them permission. Instructors will not receive the appropriate revenue share if the coupon code is not applied before the student enrolls.

    If you are using instructor coupon codes, it is recommended that you protect your course with a password instead to help ensure the coupon code is redeemed before the student enrolls.

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  • Free Lecture Preview

    Having your lectures previewed lets potential students sample the course content and your teaching style. A lecture can be enabled for a free preview after publishing the lecture and setting a price for your course.

    • Your first video lecture will automatically be available for the free preview to ensure there is always content available for students to view
    • Select the additional lectures that you’d like to include in the free preview. You need to select enough lectures totalling 10 minutes of video content, including the first video lecture. On the curriculum page, you can turn on Free Preview for any video lecture.

    Turning on Free Preview for a Lecture

    To include a lecture in a course's free preview, please follow the steps below:

    1. Navigate to the course Curriculum page.
    2. Click the arrow to the right of the published lecture to review the lecture details.
    3. Toggle Free Preview to on.

    Please note: video-PDF mashup lectures are not supported by the preview function, and as a result, we recommend instructors do not select them for a course's Free Preview.


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