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Weekly Roundup – October 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 Community News section of the Teach Hub on Wednesdays to read through the roundup!

Weekly Roundup

News & Updates


Closed Captions

Did you know you can add closed captions to your Udemy course? This article gives directions on how to do so! We recently changed what type of closed caption file format you should use, so please note that going forward only .vtt files will be accepted. If you have .srt captions currently in your course, we will automatically convert them for you. And if you’re in the process of creating closed captions for a course, you can this tool to convert from .srt to .vtt.

Have questions or need assistance? Just email instructorsupport@udemy.com and our Support Team will be happy to help!

Instructor Spotlights

Guy Hauptman achieved wild success after creating a Chemistry exam prep course for high school students. Learn more about how Guy did it and then try using some of his strategies to promote your own courses!

In the Community


Over 3,000 instructors have joined us for the Black Friday Launch challenge. We’re excited to have you all on board and can’t wait to see your courses in the marketplace! If at any point you need to refer back to the challenge information and requirements, this page has all the good stuff. Be sure to take a look at each resource for guidance creating a really high quality course, and we hope you’ll join us in the Studio for the bonus tasks too!

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