Hi and good morning from London, England. I want to ask if there are any specific rules (or guidance) around lectures filmed outdoors? Of course I need to take into consideration daylight quality and microphone issues, but apart from that, am I OK to make outside lectures part of my overall course?
What's great about Udemy is that unlike other platforms, you have a lot of creative freedom in how you present your courses.
If you want to film outdoors, go for it! It's of course more challenging to control the lighting outdoors and get consistent lighting as you record across different days at different times, but there's no policy against it if you're up for the challenge.
Why not? Some instructors have used an outdoor setting very effectively. See Clare Lynch's course on Writing with Confidence where she is different settings in Cambridge while talking about great writers and writing. Very effective.
Also, see Chris Haroun's introductory lecture to his course on public speaking.