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The Udemy Review Process

Here on Udemy we take course quality very seriously.  After all, if a student wants to take a course on Udemy and invest in his/her future, we want to make sure their experience is a great one.  But we’re also humble about what we know and do not know about course quality, so we’ve devised a review process that bases our standards in the science and data of what our students tell us.  As an instructor, you’ll be aware of the Review process through two main ways: the Course Quality Checklist and the Review Process after you hit “publish”.

The Course Quality Checklist lays out all of the technical requirements of what a Udemy course is — how many lectures you’ll need to have, what format your videos need to be in, how many minutes of video you’ll have to have.  Think of the Course Quality Checklist as the foundation of your course — you can build whatever sort of course you like, but you’ll need to keep the Quality requirements in mind.


The Udemy Review Process is where our review team looks over you course after you hit “publish” to see if you’ve incorporated all of the Checklist requirements.  We’ll also look at things like how you’ve structured your course, how engaging your course material is, and if you’ve done any really interesting things with your course curriculum or content.

The Review team looks over every course that’s published on the site, and then sends you an email letting you know their feedback.  We’ll help you fill in any gaps that we see in your course, and give you some recommendations for improving your course in small but powerful ways over time.  Our feedback is always grounded in a combination of time-tested instructional design principles, data from the marketplace on student engagement, and direct feedback from the millions of Udemy students.

Once you publish your course, make sure to look for an email from review@udemy.com to see our feedback.  If you want to be super proactive, go ahead and add that email address to your email contact list right now.  If you have any questions at all about the feedback, or want some help in making the changes, just reach out and let us know.  We are here to help you, every step of the way!