Weekly Roundup – May 20, 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
The “Report Abuse” function has been rolled out to announcements, direct messages, discussion posts, and reviews. In each of these areas you’ll see a flag icon. Click the icon to report an issue to our Policy team!
Revamped Course Creation Articles
We’ve gone through the many course creation resource articles living in the Support Center and revamped them! Some have been split up while others have been consolidated. We’ve also updated directions and screenshots where warranted. Take a spin through the Support Center for the full experience! Or for a quick preview, check out these awesome audio and video help articles:
- Audio: Quality Standards
- Audio Quality: Common Issues and Solutions
- Video: Quality Standards
- Optimal Video Recording Settings
- Optimal Video Export Settings
- Recommended Video Editing Tools
- Recommended Audio and Video Equipment
New Enrollments & Revenue Reports
We’re including this note again as we’ve continued to see a few questions. 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 hope to have everything back to instantaneous mode soon, and we appreciate your patience in the meantime!
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. Last week in the Studio more than a dozen instructors shared their own “Why I Teach” stories. The stories are fun, motivating, and generally inspiring – check them out here!
Video Lecture Formats
There are a variety of different video types you can use to teach a Udemy course. This week in the community we’re discussing three types of video – live action, screencast, and slides – and how to choose the best and most effective format for the content you’re teaching in each lecture.
Now here’s the fun part: we challenge you to product two lecture videos in two different formats by this Sunday, May 24. Upload each to Youtube or using the test video tool so you can share the link in the Studio or How To course. We’ll give you feedback on the effectiveness of your instruction and choice of video format!