Weekly Roundup – March 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
Student Satisfaction Analytics
We’re excited to announce the launch of Student Satisfaction Analytics! You may be wondering what this focus on student satisfaction is all about. Happy students are hungry students, and hungry students consume more content, become powerful word-of-mouth evangelists for your courses, and go on to purchase more of those very same courses.
Student Satisfaction Analytics provides a wealth of data to help you understand how your course is performing in the marketplace, and how satisfied your students are with your course. Use this data to drive updates and improvements to your course, and let it inform your overall approach to teaching on Udemy. Take a look at the five steps of the “Student Satisfaction Journey” which will help you, the instructor, understand how to take action! Then read more about how instructors Phil Ebiner and Steve Churchill used Satisfaction Analytics to drive their own course improvements.
Always remember that your course is a living, breathing, and evolving experience. The new Analytics is all about giving you the right data to keep your course vibrant, healthy, and optimized. You can find a rundown of the new Analytics dashboard here.
Archiving Inactive Coupon Codes
We’ve made a nice little update to the Coupons page – you can now check a box to exclude inactive coupons from the list. This will help you quickly locate your active coupons and decrease the time you spend scrolling through the list.
Write a Review Button
For students, reviews are an important factor when deciding which course to purchase. In an effort to encourage more enrolled students to leave course reviews, we’ve made the Write a Review button bigger and bluer. It’s not a large change but one that our team found does successfully impact student behavior.
Teacher Tech Initiative
We’ve just launched the Teacher Tech Initiative, a new program aimed at educating K-12 teachers so they can teach development and computer science to their students. You can read more about the program on our blog or in the official press release.
In the Community
Udemy instructor and Learning Scientist Adam Lupu will be leading a discussion this Friday at 10:00am PDT in the Udemy Studio. Adam has selected several of the introduction lecture videos submitted during the #introlecture challenge last week to highlight. He’ll be discussing what these instructors did really well and how you can do it too! Join us for a fun and informative Q&A.
Through a combination of data analysis and qualitative feedback, our Learning Science Team has identified the introduction lecture as a key element for student satisfaction. On April 15, we will start requiring an introduction lecture as part of Udemy’s Quality Standards. Here are two resources that will help you plan and produce the best introduction lecture possible – one that truly wows your students!
- A 3 Step Guide to Structuring your Intro Video for Success (including a helpful template for scripting your first lecture!)
- Make or Break It: Filming your Intro Lecture