Weekly Roundup – May 6, 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
Title Case in Course Titles
In an effort to give titles a standardized feel across the marketplace, all course titles should be formatted in Title Case. You should use capital letters to start the principal words in the title, while articles, conjunctions and prepositions should be lowercase.
Testing New Category and Subcategory Pages
Tomorrow we will launch a large A/B test for redesigned category and subcategory pages. Currently, less than 1% of student visits to courses come through the Category and Subcategory pages. The redesign aim to improve the student browsing experience while generating more traffic to your courses. How? By spotlighting more personalized results and more curated content: surfacing the right course, for the right student, at the right time. Stay tuned for more information around the new pages tomorrow!
Udemy Instructor Policies
We’ve consolidated and clarified some of our existing policies – around announcements and student reviews – on this page. None of this is new information, but we heard from a number of instructors that a centralized place to house these guidelines would be useful. Please use this as a quick reference! And if you have any questions about policy, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional clarification.
From the Community
Are you afraid to show your face on camera? Do you struggle to sound prepared yet not over-rehearsed or scripted? Instructor Len Smith is here to help! In this 3-video series, Len goes through how to film talking head videos without fear, and how to deliver a script with ease and authenticity. Check out the videos and then join Len for an “Ask Me Anything” in the Udemy Studio at 10:00am PDT tomorrow (May 7). Len is ready and willing to answer your questions about talking heads and scripts.
To participate in the Ask Me Anything:
- Go to the Studio between 10:00-11:00am PDT tomorrow (May 7).
- Look for the pinned post at the top of the group announcing the event.
- Post your questions for Len on the thread!
To receive a reminder email approximately 1 hour before the event, go here.