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Weekly Roundup – July 8, 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!

Weekly Roundup

News & Updates


Co-Instructor Relationships

Teaming up with other instructors is encouraged if the intent is to bring certain strengths together – creating, developing or producing the course, or teaching and managing the course. However, co-instructor partnerships shouldn’t be formed with the primary intent of augmenting your marketing capabilities to reach more Udemy students. This article clearly defines what healthy co-instructor partnerships look like, and explains why some partnerships are detrimental to the marketplace. Please read through the article to ensure you’re aligned with our policy going forward.

External Links in Lectures

We’ve seen some questions arise in the community about whether it’s okay to include external links in your course lectures. In this article the Review Team lists instances that will be flagged during review and also gives examples of acceptable use of links. We hope this will provide clarity for everyone!

From the Community


Udemy’s instructor community is a huge wealth of information on anything and everything. We particularly love when community members share their filming setup, as the technical aspects of course creation is a common theme among newer instructors. We’re excited that Laurel Papworth, Emanuele Venditti, and Kellie Edwards have all contributed to a lecture in our official How To Create Your Udemy Course course! Each of these instructors goes over their own audio/video equipment setup – complete with demonstrations!

You can check out the new lecture here. The moral of the story? There are dozens of different setups that work to produce Udemy lecture videos, so it’s all about finding the equipment, the space, and the budget that work for you personally.

Want to share your own equipment setup? Feel free to post a photo or a video demonstration in the Udemy Studio!