April Feedback Post: Get and give feedback on your course here!

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Whether this is your first or fifth course, it’s always helpful to hear from other instructors on how you can improve your course content to be even better. Each month we like to provide a space for you to share your course content for feedback from the community.

Before you share your course content for feedback, check out our self-promotion policy and read these quick guidelines:

  1. Be specific. Share what you’re looking to improve or things you’re concerned about so your fellow instructors can provide targeted feedback.
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We hope this feedback thread can help you create even better courses!


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  • csking1981
    csking1981 Posts: 372 Community Champion rank
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    Hi;

    Thanks for you post.

  • SuppamitrPr78
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    Good day ladies & gentlemen

    Could you please suggest me to improve my first online course.

    Here is my first course online on Udemy.

    https://1drv.ms/f/s!AjZR4F3111y8h85SURWk0wA7eNUSbw

  • csking1981
    csking1981 Posts: 372 Community Champion rank
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    Hi SuppamitrPr78;

    I did it so consider these:

    1- Your sound quality is good but use Audacity free software to remove statics from your sound.

    2- You screen capturing quality is good.

    3- Add some sort of smile on your face at the beginning so it's better!

    4- Increase your camera distance when filming your face up to your chest.

    5- You can send your test video to Udemy agents for more checking from instructors dashboard.

  • I'm not sure how this thread works, but I'd certainly like to receive feedback on my first green screen, virtual studio course introduction:

    P.S. I know I've got to work on the green outline (using Camtasia 2018).

    Thanks ahead of time for your consideration,

    ---Brian

  • JocelynH
    JocelynH Posts: 1,536 Community Champion rank
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    Meta-note that you're doing it right :D

    Tagging in @GregReverdiau
    because he's done some cool green screen work! @MarkLassoff
    too.

  • MarkLassoff
    MarkLassoff Posts: 320 Community Champion rank
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    Hi Brian:

    Good first attempt. Here's what I'd look at:

    1) The color balance is off. Your (meaning you-- the human) color is very flat and dull. Not enough depth to the dark parts, so it looks very washed out to me. The dullness of your color is augmented by the use of primary colors in your background. You look very washed out and the colors in the background move to the foreground which is not what you want.

    2) The proportions are off. You have to position yourself so it looks like you are part of the scene. The TV screen would have to be on a 5-foot tall stand and the ceiling would have to be about 18 feet for this. Cutting yourself off at the chest means the whole thing looks "off" to the viewer. Think about how tall things are and put yourself into the scene proportionally. The proportion problem is augmented by the first problem I mentioned. You, in the foreground, appear in a lighter register (kind of like how mountains far away appear lighter). One would expect the foreground to be more pronounced and the background to appear lighter.

    Trick: Take a screenshot of a real newscast or weathercast from Youtube and use that to judge the proportions against the background.

    There are some other issues I noticed, but, I think if you correct the two above you'll be making huge strides.

    Good luck,

    Mark

  • @MarkLassoff

    Thanks, this is great advice.

    ---Brian

  • GregReverdiau
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    I second what Mark said. I think that maybe there is some of your green screen reflecting in your hair which makes your hair a little green. The washout part could be corrected with some added contrast I think.

    Also I think maybe you are recording yourself in front of a pretty small green screen which means that when you move your hand around 0:58, it is cutout. You should try to move further from the lens if you can and get more of your body, this will also help with the proportion thing that Mark mentioned.

    Last thing, not necessarily green screen-specific but your lighting is pretty harsh and create shadows on your face that are unappealing. Try to diffuse your light a little bit or add more lights closer to the front of your face.

    Best of luck!

  • @GregReverdiau

    More great advice. Thank you.

    ---Brian

  • luisrobertop87
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    Hi Everyone in the community,

    I want to ask for a feedback, I've planned to make my first course and I would like to know a expert opinion (the udemy teachers) about my video, the video language is Spanish.

    My Video: https://youtu.be/wJFGGlSmS00

    Thanks in advance.

    Update: I removed the original video and I shared the same video, this time via Youtube

  • csking1981
    csking1981 Posts: 372 Community Champion rank
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    Hi luisrobertop87;

    Welcome to our community!

    Your video is processing...

    So waiting to finish...

    In addition you can send your test video to Udemy review team from:

    Instructor dashboard -> Tools -> Test video

    Regards;

  • csking1981
    csking1981 Posts: 372 Community Champion rank
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    Something is wrong in your video.

    I got this error: Unable to play video. Please try again later.

    Please upload it again.

    Regards;

  • istuff360
    istuff360 Posts: 11 researcher rank
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    Hi,

    Dear: Experts

    I am creating my first course to publish on udemy and have done a Test Video which I've also sent to udemy team to get feedback on overall quality and would also appreciate if you could please give me your honest feedback on Video, Audio and Presentation quality and also help me improve it by providing your expert guide which I would highly appreciate. I'm building my course using following things:

    OS: Windows 10

    MIC: Blue Snowball + (Pop-Filter & Boom Arm)

    Screen Recording & Video Editing: Camtasia Studio 9

    Audio Recording & Editing: Audacity

    Can't wait to see your great feedback, thanks in advance!

  • csking1981
    csking1981 Posts: 372 Community Champion rank
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    Hi luisrobertop;

    Welcome to our community.

    I wish the best courses for you.

    I checked you video:

    1- Your sound quality is good.

    2- Your video qulity is good and must be >=720

    3-Your delivery is good and also your good talking speed.

    In addition you can send the test video to Udemy Great review team to check your video freely.

    I tried it the Udemy review staff are really great !

    Regards;

  • csking1981
    csking1981 Posts: 372 Community Champion rank
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    Hi istuff360 ;

    Welcome to our community.

    I wish the best courses for you.

    I checked you video:

    1- Your sound quality is good.

    2- Your video qulity is good and must be >=720

    3-Your delivery is good and also your good talking speed.

    In addition you can send the test video to Udemy Great review team to check your video freely.

    I tried it the Udemy review staff are really great !

    Regards;

  • istuff360
    istuff360 Posts: 11 researcher rank
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    Hi,

    @csking1981

    Thank you so very much for your kind response and appreciation!

    My Video is really in HD quality but don't know why it did not appear on udemy's provided Video Player in HD as on my side it seemed like a little low quality but i exported it from Camtasia in 1080P (1920x1080).

    Anyways, really encouraging response which I highly appreciate and hope you also get much more success on udemy, thanks once again! :-)

    Note: I also have submitted to udemy's expert team to review as i did before which was passed and they only guided me to fix the audio which was a little muffled and they also provided me needed help to do it which I have improved a lot than better as much as I think now just waiting for their great response :-P
  • luisrobertop87
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    Thanks, I updated my entry adding a youtube url with the video.

    Thanks for your time.

  • luisrobertop87
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    Looks good for me, just a minor observation: Your eyes are always pointing to left instead to see the camera.

  • luisrobertop87
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    Here you are my first video, feel free to fire any observation.

    Thanks in advance.

  • @luisrobertop87

    You're absolutely right. That's where my script was being held by my wife ;-).

    I've since switched to using my Surface Pro 3 as both a telepompter and video camera. We'll see if this fixes the problem.

    So far I've gotten:

    1) Move the camera back.

    2) Look into the camera.

    3) Better lighting.

    4) Remove green screen haze.

    Hopefully I'll have them all licked for tomorrow's recording.

    Thanks for answering,

    ---Brian

  • mmumshad
    mmumshad Posts: 2 Community Champion rank
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    Hello All, this is for my new course. I'd like feedback on the video overall. Specifically about the things that I say in the intro, my language, any sentences that I can improve, audio quality etc.

  • luisrobertop87
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    Really good for me, congratz

  • csking1981
    csking1981 Posts: 372 Community Champion rank
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    Hi;

    Thanks for your inerest.

    If your video quality in your hard drive is great so you have no problem and the loaw quality is because of your connection speed.

    If your vido quality in your hard drive is low so you must check your exporting settings.

    Regards;

  • SaritaWariyer25
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    Very useful thanks

  • SaritaWariyer25
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    Great advice, thanks

  • SaritaWariyer25
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    Nice short lesson tips in video course making. Thanks

  • csking1981
    csking1981 Posts: 372 Community Champion rank
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    I hope the best for you.

    Regards;

  • AliciaPaz
    AliciaPaz Posts: 294 Community Champion rank
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    Let me start with English is my primary language so I will focus on the video beyond the words you are saying (Sorry hopefully someone else chimes in who if more fluent in Spanish.)

    -Your audio is fantastic, very clear, well paced and even I understood your words!

    -The visual is a nice mix of visual and well done

    -I always enjoy seeing instructors face at the beginning of their intro as well.

    -Apologies again about the language piece but if this is an intro it's a bit long although that's a preference more than anything. I prefer those to be 2-2.5 minutes max.

    Overall especially for the 1st time this was great!

  • AliciaPaz
    AliciaPaz Posts: 294 Community Champion rank
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    Hey,

    Sounds great. The overall presentation is great, my only criticisms are that there isn't much visual until 16 seconds in and if this was an intro I might become bored looking at the screen or if I was hearing the audio I might think it froze. As a whole, it is well done and I use almost the same setup!

    Good Luck,

    Alicia

  • AliciaPaz
    AliciaPaz Posts: 294 Community Champion rank
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    Really great work, it sounds good although there are moments it seems to get "deep" I wonder if maybe when you move your sweater hides the mic. Visuals and use of green screen are perfect. Your course seems to be robust. What you will learn, who you are, etc are very clear.

    My only criticism which is very minor and maybe personal preference is it's very long, almost 10 minutes. If I am browsing potential courses ideally 2- 2.5 minutes I may view before I add to cart, move to another course or dig deeper.

    Great work, you create high-quality courses, that is very clear!