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Weekly Roundup – January 20

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 Community News section of the Teach Hub on Wednesdays to read through the roundup!

Weekly Roundup

News & Updates


Announcement & Messages Redesign 

Yesterday we released a major update to both Announcements and Messaging! What can you now do with the revamped communication tools?

  • Access a whole new announcements  “dashboard” from multiple pages
  • Use advanced targeting for educational announcements
  • Preview your announcement and send a test email
  • Sort and prioritize messages in the completely redesigned Message inbox

You can read about all the changes and watch video tutorials on how to use the tools here. Do you have feedback for us? Let us know in the Udemy Studio!

Lecture Type Sunsetting

As part of our revamped student course-taking experience, we’re also making some changes to the lecture types available on Udemy. The changes will go into effect on February 15. Please read through the bottom section of this article for clarity on which lecture types will no longer be available after February 15.

While you don’t need to make any changes to your existing eBook (PDF), iFrame, Presentation, or Audio lectures, we strongly recommend that you ensure you have a detailed and complete lecture description for all of these lectures, as after February 15 the lecture description is what will appear in the video player for discontinued lecture types.

Student Story

Due to an unfortunate accident, Sean Sullivan was no longer able to maintain a full-time schedule. After having difficulty finding an engaging job under these constraints, Sean turned to Udemy to buff up his skill set. Now he’s back in the workforce as a tax preparer! What does Sean say about Udemy instructors? “I’m very pleased that the instructors are working professionals who still take the time to answer questions directly.”  Keep it up instructors! Read Sean’s full story here.


In the Community


We want you to start using the new Announcements tool! For some help getting started drafting your next educational announcement, check out this template. Then post your version in the Udemy Studio for feedback!