Weekly Roundup – September 16, 2016
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 Fridays to read through the roundup!
News & Updates
To maintain trust within the marketplace, we’ve released Instructor Verification earlier this week. It will be powered in part by Trulioo, a third-party verification provider. They also power user verification on sites like eBay, PayPal, and Kickstarter. For more information, check out the Support Article! Our Trust & Safety team will also be here for any other questions you may have, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edit & Delete Lectures: Update
We do see quite a few of these questions in the Studio, so we wanted to reiterate this point. If your course is in English, you may edit and delete lectures as you see fit without it affecting your search ranking! The warning message will eventually be removed, but we’re still waiting on the fix to be distributed to the International courses as well. Keep an eye out on this space — we’ll be sure to make another announcement once we’re at 100% with this.
In the Community
Pinned Posts from Facebook
A short conversation on what we’ve learned recently from books, as well as some excellent tips on lecture delivery. We also took some suggestions from the groups and made some organizational changes by utilizing hashtags. Hopefully, this will make looking for past posts a little easier! Feel free to jump into any of these conversations by joining the Studio if you haven’t already!
Udemy Students: Making Waves
Have you read about an amazing Udemy student lately? Check out this blog post on Nick di Vona. He learned how to make an app on Pokemon Go by taking Mark Price’s Udemy course, “iOS 9 and Swift 2: From Beginner to Paid Professional“. Spoiler alert: Nick did indeed get paid for the app he created! Learn more about this fantastic student, and remember, you never know who you’ll end up reaching when you publish a course on Udemy!