• Taking Practice Tests

    Udemy’s practice test feature provides comprehensive, long-form simulated exams for students to assess their knowledge of a particular subject. This article explains how to access and take practice tests.

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    Which courses offer practice tests?

    If a course offers a practice test this will be indicated on the course landing page, in the This course includes section.


    You can also easily search and filter for courses with practice tests at Udemy.com. To do so, search for the specific topic you’re interested in. Then, under Features, select Practice Tests. Learn more about how to search for courses.


    Accessing the practice test

    1. After accessing your course, click on any practice test under Course Content.
    2. When you are ready, click Begin test.


    Taking the practice test

    Proceed through the test by clicking Next Question after selecting your answer. 


    Click on the star next to the question to mark it for review. Or, you can click Skip Question to leave the answer blank.

    The progress bar will show your progress and the time remaining in the test. Click on the pause icon to pause the test at any time. You will still be able to finish the test, even if you run out of time. 


    Viewing all questions during the practice test

    You can quickly view all test questions by clicking on the See All Questions at the bottom left of the test screen. Scroll through to click on any question, or click on the dropdown at the top to filter by question type.


    Completing the practice test

    To complete your practice test, click on Finish test at the top right of the screen. The test will remind of you any questions you have missed. Then, click Finish Test again.


    Reviewing your practice test results

    After completing the practice test you will see your results immediately. In addition, the ratio of correct answers versus incorrect answers you entered will be shown, based on knowledge area.  

    To review all your answers, click on Review Questions. Click Retake test to take the test as many times as you would like. 


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  • How to Schedule a Learning Calendar Event

    Learning events are a great way to keep you on track with your learning goals and remind you when to resume your courses. This article outlines how to schedule or cancel learning calendar events while accessing Udemy on a browser.

    How to schedule a learning event

    To schedule a learning event, while accessing your Udemy account on a browser, simply follow the steps below.

    1. After logging in to your Udemy account, access the Learning tools page.

    2. Click on Schedule learning time to create your event. Then, follow the instructions to create your event. 

    3. You will then be prompted to save your event. Click on one of the options to save the event to your calendar. When you are finished, click Done. 

    How to view, edit, or cancel an event

    Once your events have been created, you will be able to view them on the Learning tools page. If you wish to edit, cancel, or sync your event with your calendar again, click on the three dots in the top right corner of each reminder and make the applicable selection.


    How to schedule learning events for labs

    You can also schedule learning events for any labs you’re taking. 

    • Learn more about labs and how to access them.
    • Please note: as of December 5th, 2023, labs and assessments are only available to learners who were enrolled in the Personal Plan subscription prior to this date.

    To schedule a learning event for a lab, follow the steps below:

    1. After selecting a specific lab, click Schedule learning. 

    2. Follow the instructions to schedule a learning event and add it to your calendar.

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  • How to Leave and Edit a Course Rating

    Rating your experience in a course is an easy way to give instructors feedback on how to improve their content and to help potential students select the right course. You can leave a review after starting the course and you will always have the ability to edit or delete it. This article outlines how you can leave or edit a review while taking your course on a laptop or computer. 

    Please note:

    • Currently, ratings cannot be submitted or edited while taking your course on the Udemy mobile app.
    • Learners cannot submit ratings for courses they are taking through our Personal Plan subscription.

    Instructor responses

    Instructors can publicly respond to your review in case they want to thank you for your opinion, clarify any questions or concerns you raised, or let you know that they’ve made changes to improve the course based on your input. If you update your review following an instructor's response, only your updated review will be visible to other students (the instructor's response will be removed).

    How to leave a review

    There are three places you can go to leave a review while accessing your course on a laptop or desktop.

    1. From the course cards on your My learning page.
    2. In the course player by clicking on Leave a rating.
    3. With the in-course prompt: while viewing the course you will be prompted to leave a review three times (beginning, middle, and end).

    All of these reviews will be visible to the instructor and other students, but if you update your review, only your latest changes will be visible. If you do not wish to leave a review when you’re prompted, you can click on “Ask Me Later”.
    Don’t worry, if you change your mind as you continue through the course, you will be prompted again to update your review.

    What to include in your review

    Whether you decide to leave a review after you’ve been prompted, or you initiate the review yourself, the process is the same.

    1. After clicking on Leave a rating, select how many stars you wish to leave in the rating (half-stars are supported for ratings above 1 star).
    2. Leave a detailed review explaining your experiences.
    3. Provide additional feedback if you wish by answering the questions regarding the course’s attributes.
    4. Click Save and Exit to submit your rating.


    After you publish your review, you can quickly let your friends, relatives or co-workers know about the course by clicking on the social media links on the page.


    How to edit or delete a review

    You can change your course review at any time from the course player.

    1. Click the ellipses at the top right-hand corner of the page.
    2. Next, click Edit your rating.
    3. Make the desired changes.
    4. Click Save and Exit to finalize your edits.

    If you would like to delete your review, however, click "Delete".

    Your review will be visible to students who are unenrolled in the course. If you would like to see your review, as it appears to new students, log out of your Udemy account and search for the course in the marketplace.


    Tips for writing a good review

    Here are a few things you should keep in mind when writing a review for a course:

    Tell us why. In addition to leaving a star rating, please share your thoughts.  Your opinion about the course is valuable to other students, but when just a star rating is left, it’s difficult for other students to understand why you left that rating you did.   

    Be specific. Specificity helps other students determine if the course is the right for them.  Are there any areas of improvement?  Did the course meet your expectations? What are your favorite parts of the course so far?   

    And Be Honest!  Reviews are one of the most important features that students consider before enrolling in a course.  However, reviews are only valuable if you’re honest about how you feel about the course.  As long as you share your sentiment in a respectful manner, your feedback is valuable and helpful to the marketplace.

    Review guidelines

    Not all reviews are considered appropriate. Please read through our rules and guidelines for more information.

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  • Finding Courses With Subtitles

    If you’re looking for courses that feature subtitles, this article outlines how you can locate them, and see which type of subtitles they include. Most subtitles are available in the course's spoken language, but some courses also offer subtitles in multiple languages.

    Types of subtitles

    To help make course content more accessible to students around the world, Udemy creates auto-generated subtitles for thousands of courses. The auto-generated subtitles are created using speech recognition technology. If a course has auto-generated subtitles available, then “auto-generated” will appear beside the language of the subtitles on the course landing page (see image below).

    We're always working to improve the quality of subtitles on Udemy. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the subtitles, please contact Udemy Support by clicking Contact Us.

    If the instructor has also uploaded subtitles to their course, this will also be indicated on the course landing page.


    Searching for courses with subtitles

    To find courses in the marketplace that have subtitles added to the lecture videos, follow the steps below:

    1. Select a course category at the top left of the marketplace page, or enter key terms for the course topic into the search bar.
    2. Scroll down on the left hand side of the page and select the applicable subtitles filter.


    Requesting subtitles for a course

    If a course you’re viewing doesn’t have any subtitles, and you would like subtitles for the course, please contact our support team to check on the status of the subtitles.

    If you are deaf or hard of hearing, and require subtitles to take the course, please contact Udemy Support by clicking Contact Us. We will do our best to accommodate these requests.

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  • Archiving a Course

    This article explains how to organize your learning experience by archiving a course. Archiving moves a course from All Courses to the Archived page of your account, but does not prevent you from accessing it in the future.  

    Please note: 

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    How to archive a course from the course player

    1. Click on the ellipses (the three vertical dots) at the top right hand of the course player

    2. Next, click Archive this Course from the dropdown menu

    The archived course will now appear on the Archived page of My learning. 


    How to archive a course from the All Courses page

    You can also quickly archive courses from your All Courses page.

    1. Navigate to the All Courses page in your account.

    2. Click on the vertical ellipses on the course card.

    3. Click Archive.

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    How to unarchive a course

    If you wish to unarchive a course and return it to your All Courses page, simply do the following:

    1. Navigate to the Archived page in your account.

    2. Click on the vertical ellipses on the course card.

    3. Click Unarchive.

    The course will be returned to your All Courses page.

    How to find a missing course

    If you are having trouble finding a missing course, please visit this Help Center Article for additional troubleshooting steps.


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  • The Free Course Experience

    Free courses on Udemy offer students a simplified learning experience. This simplified experience limits the features that are available in a free course compared to a paid course. For example, free courses do not offer a certificate of completion, and additional course features like the Q&A and direct messaging are not included in free course enrollments.

    All of these features are available in our paid course offerings. If you want access to these additional features, we recommend enrolling in a paid course (note: students who enroll in paid courses via promotional coupons, our gifting option or Udemy credits will also have access to all the course features).

    If you have enrolled in a free course prior to March 17, 2020 you will retain access to Q&A and your certificate of completion for those free courses only. All new enrollments in free courses on March 17, 2020 and beyond, will not have access to the additional features.

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  • Assignments: Apply Your Knowledge and Improve the Skills You’ve Learned With Udemy!

    This article explains the process of completing assignments, which are a great way to apply your knowledge and improve the skills you’ve learned. If you wish, you can also learn from fellow learners by receiving feedback on your assignments, or by sharing your thoughts on theirs.

    Please note: 

    • Assignments cannot be manually marked or unmarked as complete. If you have completed your assignment and do not see a checkmark, please try refreshing the Course player after completing the steps below.
    • Currently, assignments are not supported on the mobile app. To take and complete an assignment, please complete it while accessing your course on a desktop or laptop computer.

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    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: Assignments do not need to be completed in order to complete the course. You can move forward without having a checkmark on them and you will still receive a certificate. 

    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. 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.

    Once your assignment is finished, you can Choose your sharing preference by selecting whether you want to share with and receive feedback from your peers.

    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, click on Submit at the bottom left of the page. 

    Please note: 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.


    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.

    Instructor Example

    On the Instructor Example page, you can review the instructor’s answers or solutions and compare them 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.


    Give Feedback

    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 have navigated through each section to the Give Feedback page, click on Complete Assignment at the bottom right.

    After completing the assignment, your assignment should be marked as complete with a checkmark. If you do not see a checkbox next to your assignment, please try refreshing your page.

    Please note: Assignments cannot be resubmitted or unmarked 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 feedback 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.


    Why is my assignment not getting marked as complete (no checkmark)?

    If you have completed all of the above steps, please try refreshing your Course player browser. 

    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 complete the course and receive a certificate of completion.

    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 students’ assignments?

    No. You’re not required to share your assignment with your fellow students or provide feedback on theirs. 

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  • Practice Tests: Frequently Asked Questions

    This article includes answers to frequently asked questions regarding Udemy’s practice test feature, which provides comprehensive, long-form simulated exams for learners to assess their knowledge of a particular subject.

    Frequently asked questions regarding practice tests

    Here are answers to frequently asked questions regarding practice tests.

    How will I know which courses offer these exams?

    To learn how to locate and complete practice tests, please visit the applicable Help Center article below: 

    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.

    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.

    How can I review my answers?

    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.)


    Will instructors be able to see my practice test answers and score?

    No. Only the learner can view their answers and final score.

    What is the difference between a practice test and a practice test course?

    While a practice test is a feature available in select Udemy courses, practice test courses only include practice tests. These courses do not include other curriculum items like lectures and quizzes. 

    How do I create a practice test or practice test course?

    Learn more about creating a practice test or practice test course as an instructor.

    Do practice test-only courses offer Certificates of Completion?

    No. Currently, courses that only include practice tests, and no other curriculum items like lectures or quizzes do not offer a Certificate of Completion.

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  • Learning With Coding Exercises

    Coding exercises are an interactive, compelling way to test what you’ve learned in your programming courses. This article outlines how you can find courses that offer coding exercises and enhance your learning journey with them.

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    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?

    Instructors can create coding exercises in various languages, some of which include C++, C#, HTML & Javascript, Java, Python, Ruby, Swift and PHP, among others.

    Completing a coding exercise

    1. After navigating to a coding exercise in the course curriculum, you can begin completing it by following the instructions provided in the course player.

    • Depending on the programming language you are using, you can click Run code to see the output of your code before running a test. 

    2. When you are ready to submit, click Run tests or Run query (depending on the programming language you are using) to see if you’ve completed the exercise correctly.

    • If your test or query is incorrect, review the error details below or the applicable course resources for guidance on how to solve the exercise.
    • If hints or an explanation for the exercise have been provided, you can also access them for assistance by clicking on the directional arrow at the top.

    3. You can review a log for the tests or queries you’ve checked by clicking on Result.

    4. To start the exercise again and delete any previously entered code and results, click on the Reset option located next to Run Code or as an icon at the top right of the screen.

    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, the best way to find answers is to use the Q&A

    Other learners 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.

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