Weekly Roundup – February 25, 2015
The Weekly Roundup is a list of all instructor-relevant updates, announcements, and general news that has taken place in the last week. Check the Teach Hub on Wednesdays to read through the roundup!
News & Updates
Euros Live on Udemy
Our students hail from nearly every country in the world, and as part of our endeavor to make the learning experience on Udemy as localized as possible, we’ve recently rolled out Great British Pounds, Japanese Yen, and Euros on the site. This article goes over all the details of what students will see as well as what you (the instructor) will see in your revenue report.
If you’re wondering about what effect this will have on students, we’re excited to say that in the last two weeks we’ve seen a 20% increase in sales from students in Europe (the United Kingdom and the Eurozone). As we expected, people really do prefer buying in their own currency!
For the Love of Students
Teaching is all about building a relationship with your students so you can deliver the best learning experience possible. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we put together some relationship-building tips. For all of you with published courses, these tips are immediately applicable. For those of you working on your first course, keep these suggestions in mind!
After you publish your course and it’s happily chugging along in the marketplace, it’s still important to “keep the magic alive”. What does this mean? Adding or updating content in your course when called for. This article offers some fun examples of how other instructors are approaching this, as well as quick 3-step guide for checking the “health” of your course.
Make a course update by this Friday (2/27) and then let us know by posting in the Udemy Studio, Faculty Lounge or the Comments section here (with the hashtag #valentines). We’d love to hear how it went!
We heard from many participants in the New Year’s Challenge that they’d like a schedule of checkpoints they could apply when creating any course at any time. This Success Tracker allows you to set a goal date to publish and then works backward to auto-fill due dates for each course creation checkpoint. This will not only keep you motivated and on schedule, but it will ensure you’re publishing a really great course that meets Udemy’s quality standards.
We’ve updated our Getting Started article to function as a comprehensive step-by-step guide to course creation. If you’re working on your first course, the article is key to helping you find useful resources and information about Udemy. If you’re already a published instructor, it’s still a great go-to reference for all things course-creation related.