Weekly Roundup – July 22, 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 Community News section of the Teach Hub on Wednesdays to read through the roundup!
News & Updates
Looking for some quick tactics you can use to promote your Udemy course? Browse through the Resources section of the Teach Hub and looks for articles titled “Self Promotion Tips”. Learn how to add an email opt in to your website, set up an email autoresponder sequence, and optimize your YouTube channel for course promotion.
As an instructor, you can include a “bonus lecture” (the very last lecture of your course) to market your other courses and products to students, and to inform your students of resources that you provide outside of the course. We consider the bonus lecture to be a marketing tool – please read these guidelines to ensure any bonus lectures you currently have or ones you plan to create fall within our policies.
From the Review Team
If you’re using a Webcam to record talking head style videos, Udemy’s Review Team suggests you put a little extra effort into the setup before you go nuts recording. This resource from Wistia gives some quick and easy tips to avoid looking like a zombie on “webcamera”!
In the Community
Over the past two weeks we’ve given out a number of Innovation Awards to instructors who have taken a neat, fun, and innovative approach to teaching on Udemy. Go here to see the winning lecture videos and get your own creativity flowing. Then join in the fun by producing your own innovative videos in the form of “mini challenges”! If you complete two mini challenges by July 27, you’ll be eligible to win Udemy swag.