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Weekly Roundup – May 16, 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


Google Analytics Upgraded to Universal Analytics

We’re upgrading to Universal Analytics! If you’re currently using Google Analytics on your course landing page, this upgrade will occur automatically. Here are few benefits to using Universal Analytics:

  • Improved mobile tracking
  • Demographics capabilities
  • As Google adds new analytics features, they will only be added to Universal Analytics rather than Classic Google Analytics

More information about the change can be found here. But remember, the upgrade on Udemy will occur automatically – no action is required from you.

Introduction Lectures 

We’ve heard from the Review Team that a number of courses are being submitted for review each day that don’t include an introduction lecture. Keep in mind that an intro lecture is now a required element on the Course Quality Checklist (see the first item under Structured Teaching). If you’d like some feedback on your introduction lecture, upload it as a test video and share the link in the Udemy Studio!

New Enrollments & Revenue Reports

When you receive an automated enrollment notification, there may be up to a 24-hour delay before this entry will appear in your revenue report. But don’t fear, no information is being lost! We’re in the process of migrating our framework to another code base, and this is causing the delay. We appreciate your patience during this period!


From the Community


Why do you teach on Udemy? You probably created (or are planning to create) a course on Udemy for a number of reasons. Though it’s easy to get distracted by the day-to-day details, we hope you never lose sight of the big picture: that you, as a Udemy instructor, are changing the world. You’re impacting the lives of hundreds if not thousands of students around the globe – students who are embarking on a new career, developing a much needed skill, or fulfilling a life-long aspiration. These students are what drives Udemy’s mission and, at the end of the day, are the fundamental reason that you’ve chosen to share your passion and expertise in an online course.

This week in the Udemy Studio and Faculty Lounge, we’ll be sharing several real student stories with the community. We hope you’ll join in the discussion!