Udemy assignments are a great way to apply your knowledge and improve the skills you’ve learned, without exiting the course! If you wish, you can also learn from fellow students by receiving feedback on your assignments, or by sharing your thoughts on theirs.
Completing an Assignment
Assignments are posted in the curriculum of the course. Just like lectures, you can begin an assignment by clicking on it in the curriculum accessible from the left hand side in the video player, or on the course dashboard in the Course Content section.
Please note: currently assignments are not supported on the mobile app. To take and complete an assignment, open the lecture in a desktop or laptop computer.
Once you have clicked on the assignment you will see the assignment title, and the amount of time the instructor thinks it will take for you to complete it. This will give you a quick indication of whether you have enough time to complete the assignment now, or return to it later. In addition, the assignment feature comes with a “save draft” option, so if you run out of time, you can save what you’ve entered and finish the assignment later. You can begin the assignment by clicking on Start Assignment in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.
Once you have begun the assignment, you can proceed through each section by clicking on Next at the bottom right of the page, or on the section title at the top.
Each assignment includes the following sections:
In the instructions section the instructor will outline what the assignment entails and what you will need to do to complete it. If the instructor has included any additional resources for you to refer to, they will also be included on this page.
Once you’re ready to complete your assignment, click on Submission at the top of the page, or Next at the bottom right.
The submission section is where you can enter your answers or add the content (image, code or external link) that the assignment requires. If at any point you want to save your assignment, and return to it at a later time, click on Save Draft at the bottom left hand of the page. What you have completed thus far will be saved.
Please note that the submission for each question must be 65K characters or less. Images that are to be uploaded to a submission most be smaller than 30 MB in size, and can be in .JPG, .PNG or .BMP file format.
Once your assignment is finished, you can select whether you want to share it with your fellow students. If you click on the share with my fellow students box, then students will be able to post feedback on your assignment.
If you have saved your submission as a draft and haven’t submitted it yet, you can return to it at anytime by clicking on Submission at the top.
If your assignment is finished and you’re ready to submit it to the instructor then click on Submit at the bottom left of the page. Please note: once your assignment has been submitted it cannot be edited.
To advance from the submission page to the instructor’s example, click on Instructor Example at the top of the page. If you need to review the instructions again, however, then simply click on Instructions at the top left.
On the Instructor Example page you can review the answers or solution the instructor has posted, and compare it to your own.
If you haven’t submitted your assignment, you can return to it by clicking on Submission at the top, or Add your Answer at the bottom of the page.
Reviewing another student’s work and providing your feedback will likely improve your own understanding of the course. On this page you can provide feedback on the assignments of up to three other students, who have chosen to share their work.
Completing Your Assignment And Viewing Feedback
Once you have submitted your assignment, and you have navigated through each section to the Give Feedback page, the assignment will be marked as complete.
After the course instructor or other students post feedback on your assignment (if you have opted to share it with them), you will receive a notification from Udemy. The notification will include a link to the summary page that features the feedback.
Once feedback has been posted on your assignment, you can also review it at anytime, by returning to the assignment and clicking on Go to Summary at the bottom.
Commonly Asked Questions
How can I tell if a course includes assignments?
If an instructor has included assignments in the course then this will be indicated on the course landing page.
Do I need to submit the assignment in order to complete the course?
No. You do not need to submit the assignment in order to receive a certificate of completion after you’ve finished the rest of the course.
Is the instructor required to post feedback on my assignment?
No. While we encourage instructors to engage with students when possible, they are not required to post feedback on your assignment. Just remember that you can also review the instructor’s own answers, examples or solutions for the assignment in the Instructor Example section.
Can I redo my assignment once I’ve submitted it?
No. Once an assignment has been submitted to the instructor it cannot be edited or redone. You can, however, go back and review what you submitted as well as the instructor’s solutions.
Do I need to provide feedback on other student’s assignments?
No. You’re not required to share your assignment with your fellow students or provide feedback on theirs.
Are you ready to pass the certification exam you’ve been studying for? Find out by testing yourself with Udemy’s new practice test feature. The practice tests provide an entire exam’s worth of questions, enabling you to confirm your mastery and providing you with the confidence you’ll need to take your certification exam.
The practice test are timed, so you’ll know when you’re taking more time than the official test allows, and at the end of the test you’ll receive a personal breakdown of the questions you answered correctly and incorrectly to help you continually improve. You’ll also be able to see an explanation for each question at the end of the test to help you avoid making the same mistakes when taking the exam.
Here are some of the frequently asked questions we expect from students regarding this new and exciting feature.
How will I know which courses offer these exams?
If a course includes a practice test you will see the banner below posted on the course landing page.
Note that the courses that have “Practice Tests” in the title only contain practice tests.
Is there an additional charge to take the practice test?
No. If a course offers a practice test it will be included in the course purchase. You will not need to pay any additional fee to take the practice test.
Can I take the practice test more than once?
Absolutely. Just like our quiz feature, you can go back and retake the practice exam as many times as you wish.
Once you have completed the exam, the option to “Retake Test” ” will appear on the right hand side. Just click on that and you can retake the practice test.
Will I be notified if I take longer than the time allotted to complete the exam?
Yes. The practice tests include a timer, which is set to match the same amount of time that’s allowed for the official, certifying exam. If you go past the time allotted, the practice test will alert you.
Do I have to finish the exam once I’ve started it? Or can I pause it and return to the practice test later?
If you need to leave during the practice test, or decide that you want to work on something else, the feature will automatically pause the exam and the test’s timer. So, when you’re ready to return to the practice test you can resume where you left off!
How do I submit my answer for the question?
Once you’ve selected the answer you wish to enter, click on Next at the bottom right of the practice test screen.
You can also click on the “Mark For Review” button at the bottom left, for questions you would like to take a closer look at after you complete the test.
Will the practice test show my final score?
Yes. When you’ve completed the practice test your final score will be posted. In addition, the ratio of correct answers versus incorrect answers you entered will be shown, based on knowledge area. You can also review all your answers by clicking on “Review Questions”.
Can I review my answers?
Yes. You can review all the answers you submitted by clicking on “Review Questions” after you’ve completed an exam, and see which questions you got right or wrong. You can also search through them for specific subjects in the exam using the “Knowledge Areas” filter. By clicking on the “All Questions” filter you’ll be able to select the questions you would like to review (correct, incorrect, skipped, marked for review.)
Do practice test-only courses offer Certificates of Completion?
No. Currently courses that only include practice tests, and no other curriculum items like lectures, quizzes etc, do not offer a Certificate of Completion.
If you have any additional questions regarding the practice tests please contact Udemy Support.
If you wish to remove a course from your My Courses page, you can quickly do so by archiving it. Archiving a course moves it to the Archived page of your account, but does not prevent you from accessing it.
Please note, however, that archiving a course does not grant a refund. To learn how to request a refund, click here.
How to Archive a Course From the Course Dashboard
- Click Go to Dashboard in the top right hand side of the video player
- Next, click Options on the right-hand side of the course dashboard
- Click Archive this course
The archived course will now appear on the Archived page of My Courses.
How to Archive a Course From My Courses
You can also quickly archive courses from your My Courses page.
- Navigate to the My Courses page in your account
- Click on the vertical ellipses on the course card
- Click Archive
The archived course will appear on the Archived page.
If you wish to unarchive a course, you can do so by navigating to the Archived page, and following the same steps outlined above.
Please note: Archiving a course will not automatically unsubscribe you from instructor emails about the course. If you'd like to opt-out of these emails, please manually adjust your course email settings.
Lectures will be automatically marked as complete once you have watched every minute of the lecture, but, if you need to manually mark the lecture as complete, you can easily do so.
To learn how to mark or unmark a lecture as complete, please read below.
Lectures Marked as Complete
Lectures that have been completed will have a checkmark to the right of it on the course dashboard, or the curriculum navigation in the video player. If the circle is blank, however, then the lecture is not marked as complete.
Mark a Lecture as Complete From The Course Dashboard
One way to mark a lecture as complete is do so from the course dashboard.
- Navigate to the Course Dashboard
- Select Course Content on the left hand side
- Click on the section of the course which contains the lecture you wish to mark as complete
- Click on the blank circle beside the lecture
Mark a Lecture as Complete in The Curriculum Navigation
You can also mark a lecture as complete in the curriculum navigation, which you can access in the video player.
- Navigate to the course lecture via your My Courses page or the Course Dashboard
- Click on the curriculum menu ellipses in the top left hand of the video player
- Click on the section of the course which contains the lecture you wish to mark as complete
- Click on the blank circle beside the lecture
Unmarking Lectures as Complete
If you mark a lecture as complete by accident, or decide you wish take a lecture again and want its completion reset, then you can mark the lecture as incomplete. To do so, please follow the same steps outlined above, except in this case, you'll need to click on the completed checkmark to remove it.
If you want to learn more about programming and are hoping to get practical coding experience, you’ll be happy to know that Udemy now supports coding exercises. Coding exercises are an interactive, compelling way to test what you’ve learned in your programming courses.
What are Coding Exercises?
Coding exercises are an interactive tool that instructors can add to their courses. You enter code directly onto the page and can run the function without switching programs or screens. The exercises also provide hints when you’ve made an entry error, so you can correct the mistake and proceed with your coding.
Which Udemy Courses Offer Coding Exercises?
You can check to see whether a programming course includes coding exercises by looking at the course landing page. If it does offer coding exercises, you will see coding exercises posted below the course information.
Which Programming Languages are Supported for the Coding Exercises?
Who Should I Contact if I Have a Question About a Coding Exercise?
If you’re unable to complete the coding exercise, or have any questions regarding it, the best way to find answers is to use the Q&A. If you enter an incorrect solution, then you will see a prompt on the bottom left hand of the page, asking you if you’d like to ask a question in the Q&A.
Other students may have asked the same question already, and if so, the instructor likely posted an answer. If no one else has asked your question, however, you can quickly post it in the Q&A for the instructor to see.
If you don’t receive a response in the Q&A you can also reach out to the instructors directly. They are the experts when it comes to the content in their courses, and are the best people to ask any questions regarding it. This article outlines how you contact the instructor of a course.
Many instructors send announcements regarding new lectures and other information relevant to the course. If you do not want to receive these messages from a specific course, you can opt out from the Course Dashboard.
Click on Options on the right-hand side, and a dropdown menu with the option to unsubscribe from these announcements will appear.
For steps on how to edit your notification settings for Udemy, please click here.