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Weekly Roundup – June 2, 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!

Weekly Roundup

News & Updates


Udemy Raises New Funding Round
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Yesterday we announced a new round of funding that will fuel the next leg of sustainable growth for Udemy’s global education marketplace. We’re excited to invest more in the people, product, and platform necessary to make Udemy the best place for you to teach and for your students to learn! You can read the full announcement here.

Revamped Student Lists

We recently made a useful update to your student lists – you can now sort your student list by student name, course progress or enrollment date. Click here for more information about this update and ideas for how to start utilizing it.

Video Player Beta Test

We’ll soon be launching a beta test for a new video player design. Rather than an A/B test, students can choose to opt in to test out the new design. When or if any actual product changes are made, we’ll update the instructor community.

From the Community


Course Creation Camp
Are you in the process of creating a course? Or are you thinking about starting the course creation process? Today we kicked off a month long course creation challenge and we want YOU to join in! Course Creation Camp consists of 6 tasks to complete during the month of June – each with its own deadline and points value. At the end of the month, instructors with the most points will be eligible to win prizes. Plus, you’ll have the reward of publishing a top notch Udemy course!
Are you ready for #SummerCamp? Here’s how to join in the fun:
  1. Look over the full challenge schedule here. Click on teach task for best practices and detailed instructions!
  2. Complete the task by the designated date and post your link in the Udemy Studio or How To course discussion board. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #SummerCamp to earn points.
  3. Wait for the feedback to roll in!

Instructors from the Studio shared dozens of stories about why they teach on Udemy. We’ve compiled these into a fun article – check out all these inspiring quotes! Our PR team also featured three of these instructors in a Q&A style interview. Read more about Kristen Palana, Huzefa Kapadia, and Calum Brannan.