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Create your Course

Course Settings

Fine tune your course through your course settings page. Make sure you reach your target audience through your privacy settings, have the proper instructor displayed for your course, and track visits to your course using Google Analytics. Below we’ve provided insights on how to complete your course settings page.

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PRIVACY SETTING

Public: Public courses show up in search results and are available for anyone to take on Udemy.

Private: Instructors have the ability to make courses private. When a course 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.

Note: Private courses must still abide by Udemy’s Terms of Use but they are not evaluated by the Udemy Quality Checklist.


INSTRUCTORS

A course can have more than one instructor. As the course creator, you are the primary instructor and course owner. You will be able to add as many co-instructors as you like. Only the primary instructor, however, can edit their own permissions. In addition, the primary instructor cannot be removed from a course by a co-instructor.

Instructor Permissions:

Visible:
Checking the visible box means that an instructor will be seen as an active instructor for the course. Their profile picture and name will appear wherever the course is visible on Udemy. Students will be able to message the instructor from the course dashboard.

Can Edit:
A co-instructor with editing permissions can fully modify course content. They can upload and delete lectures, and change course settings.

Revenue Share:
Only premium instructors can receive revenue share. Including the 50% Udemy share, the revenue share for the course must add to 100%.


THIRD PARTY INTEGRATION

Linking Google Analytics with Udemy gives you better insight into your course. Google Analytics can be used to do things like track visits to the course landing page or see how many visitors make a purchase.

Creating a Google Analytics Account:

  • From your browser, navigate to Google Analytics. You can use an existing Gmail account, or create a new one.
  • Use the name of your course as the Website Name and the course landing page URL as the Web Site URL e.g., https://www.udemy.com/learn-cool-stuff. Fill in the rest of the form and click Get Tracking ID.
  • Copy the Tracking ID and return to the Course Roadmap page on Udemy. Click on Course Settings on the right hand side and scroll down to Third Party Integration. Paste the Tracking ID and click Save.

Now you’re ready to track conversions with Google Analytics! It will take some time to get clicks, but when you go back to your Analytics account, you will see the option to view All Pages.


COURSE STATUS

Course status will change whether your course appears via search on the marketplace.

Unpublish: If your course does have students enrolled, you can unpublish it from the marketplace. 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 will continue to have access.

Delete: A course can only be deleted if students are not enrolled. 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.


Visit your Instructor Dashboard to update your course settings.

Go to My Course Settings