This article outlines how you can navigate the course management dashboard for a course in the building stage, as well as after it has been reviewed and published.
Navigating the Course Management Dashboard for Courses in the Creation Process
The course management dashboard acts as a step-by-step guide, which walks you through the course creation and publishing process. Tips and information are posted on each page so you have the right information for each stage. As you complete and save each section, you’ll see those items checked off on the left hand side.
Once you have completed each section and course requirement, you will be able to submit your course for review.
Navigating the Course Management Dashboard of Published Courses
Once your course has been published you can manage the course via the course management dashboard. To see how the course management dashboard is organized for published courses, and what sections are located where, please refer to the table below.
We’ve outlined the navigation options and the features available in each. For additional information regarding each subsection, please click on the subsection title, and you will be directed to a relevant support article.
Navigation Subsection Course Settings Intended learners Intended learners Captions Adding Captions to Your VideosCurriculum Course Landing Page
Udemy Feedback Price & Coupons Course Price
Students Student List
Creating a well-written, optimized course description is one of the most important tools for converting new students into your course.
Adding a Course Description
- Navigate to the course page (steps on how to can be viewed here).
- On the left-hand-side, select Course Landing Page.
- Write a course description (follow these writing guidelines) to increase your conversion. The description must be at least 200 words long (50 words for descriptions entered in Japanese).
- Scroll to the top of the page and click Save.
Lectures can be edited and deleted at any time. Please remember, however, that students have lifetime access to courses. As a result, lectures should not be deleted, unless they're replaced with new and improved content.
How to Delete a Lecture
If you need to delete a lecture from your course, please follow the steps below:
1. On the Curriculum page, hover your cursor to the right of the lecture title
2. A trashcan icon will appear to the right
3. Click the trashcan
4. Confirm that you wish to continue with deleting the lecture
Please note that the lecture and its content cannot be restored once the lecture has been deleted.
For steps on how to edit and update an existing lecture, please refer to our Updating Content for an Existing Lecture article.
Maintaining an updated course is an important part of teaching online. Sometimes, a single lecture needs to be updated, but the lecture details can stay the same. Instead of deleting a whole lecture only to create a new one, the lecture content can be replaced.
Uploading New Content to an Existing Lecture
Updated content must match the existing lecture type. In other words, if the lecture was originally a video lecture, the new content must also be video. If you would like to create new lecture type, delete the lecture and create a new one.
To update the content of an existing lecture, please follow the steps below:
1. On the left side of the Course Management page, click Curriculum
2. Scroll to the lecture that you wish to edit
3. Click the black dropdown arrow on the right to view the lecture details
4. Click Edit Content
5. Select the new content
6. The content will finish processing automatically
When you create your course, the information you add in the Intender Learners page, will help learners determine if the course is right for them. In addition, the information you provide can be an effective way to capture a learner's interest, and is critical for creating a rewarding student experience.
This article outlines how instructors can add, move or delete answers they enter, regarding the course and what learners will learn.
- Learn more about how to define your audience and course objectives.
How to add answers on the Intended learners page
To add answers to the questions on the page, please follow the steps below:
- Navigate to the course page (steps on how to can be viewed here).
- On the left-hand side of the page, click Intend learners.
- Enter the necessary information. You will need to enter at least 4 learning objectives or outcomes that learners can expect to achieve after completing the course.
- If required, click Add an Answer and a new line will appear.
- When you're finished adding answers to each question, click Save.
Moving an answer
If you need to move an answer, after you've created it, simply click on the triple bar icon on the right-hand side and drag it into a new position.
Please note that the answer can only be moved within the section of the question it was originally created for.
Deleting an answer
If you need to delete a course goal you've entered, move your cursor to the right of the answer you wish to delete, and click the trash bin icon that appears.
Viewing answers on the course landing page
Once you've added your answers they will appear in the details of the course landing page. Interested learners will be able to review the information before enrolling in your course.
As an instructor, you may wish to preview your course so that you can see how published lectures and resources will appear to your students. Or, you may need to download videos or resources that you’ve added to your course.
This article outlines how you can do so by previewing your course as a student, or in an instructor’s capacity.
Preview Your Course as a Student
By previewing your course as a student you can see what students will see as they progress through your course. Please note that since students cannot access unpublished lectures, only published lectures are visible when you preview your course as a student.
To preview your course as a student follow the steps below:
- Navigate to the course management page (more information can be viewed here).
- On the left-hand side of the page click Curriculum.
- Click the arrow icon on the lecture you wish to preview, and then select as a Student from the Preview menu.
- You will be directed to that lecture in the course player, and you can also navigate through the course lectures and materials. Please note: The URL in the address bar is a temporary URL, and not the public course URL.
Preview Your Course as an Instructor
By previewing a course as an instructor, you can preview unpublished lectures (as well as published lectures) to see how they will appear to students. To preview your course as an instructor, please follow the steps below:
- After navigating to the course, click Curriculum on the left-hand side.
- Click on Preview at the top right of the page and then Course Content on the course dashboard.
- Select the lecture you wish to review.
You can also preview a course as an instructor by following the steps to preview the course as a student, but select as Instructor instead.
How to Download Your Content
By previewing your course as an Instructor you download all the content for your course, including the course videos, regardless of whether you’ve enabled them for download by students.
To download your course content, please follow the steps below:
- Preview your course as an Instructor by following the steps outlined above.
- Click the gear icon at the bottom of the right of the course player to access the Download lecture option.
- Due to certain platform security measures, the ability to download a lecture video on a computer may not be available for all courses. If you're unable to download a lecture video for your course, please contact our support team.
- Udemy employs anti-piracy technology, including encoding videos using a proprietary player and attaching a Udemy watermark to all videos. As a result, the course videos cannot be downloaded in their original format. To ensure instructors have access to their original course materials, we ask that instructors keep copies of their course videos and files in their own computers and devices.
To download other resources you've added to the course, click on the resource folder icons that appear in the course player.