May is finished! See what we covered in the month of AV!

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May is finished! See what we covered in the month of AV!

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Hey Instructor Community! The month of May has ended and we wanted to showcase the highlights of what we covered!


Community Member Shoutouts!

Every so often, there are community members who reach certain milestones and we wanted to shout out a few members!


One instructor has breached “50 Discussions Started”. Congratulations to:



We also wanted to shout out a few members who have reached the “50 Replies Given” in the community!

Congratulations to:





Feel free to congratulate them in the comments as well!🎉🏆👏

Udemy in the News!

Here are some notable press mentions & announcements that you might’ve missed


ChatGPT is the Most Sought Out Tech Skill in the Workforce, Says Learning Platform

Publication - ZDNet


The Hot New Job That Pays Six Figures: A.I. Prompt Engineering

Publication - Forbes


A.I for Leaders: Why an Online Course Could Be a Good Investment

Publication - Inc


Udemy Instructor Community

May’s theme was AV,  and we had a few discussions to cover best practices for instructors!


This post will cover the events and discussions we believe you will enjoy engaging in related to AV.



This month, we had a lot of engaging conversations that can help you strengthen your understanding of your recording setup while teaching online! Check out these subjects discussed in May:


What is the first upgrade you should make to your setup?- See what steps you can make to upgrade your recording setup


What do you use for your recording setup?- Share what you currently use to record your online content through Udemy.


What is the best way to reduce background noise while recording?- See how other instructors are working to reduce background noise while recording their online classes.



AV Coffee Chat:

On May 19, we invited you all to discuss AV as instructors! 


There were a lot of questions and discussions that could be helpful those who want to learn more about AV.


For those who were not able to attend, we have covered a few questions that we believe could be helpful for you. Check out what was asked in the coffee chat and some of the responses from our community members.


Question 1: What type of camera and microphone are you currently using to record your courses?


There were a few similarities between instructors utilizing certain cameras and microphones to record their content. Here are a few recommendations from instructors.



  • Microsoft HD Webcam
  • Built-in webcam
  • Cellphone


  • Blue Yeti Snowball Microphone
  • Blue Yeti Boom Microphone
  • Built-in microphone in your laptop


Question 2: What programs are you currently using to improve the audio and visuals of your courses?

  • Powerpoint - it may be a common tool, but it is a powerful one to present your content
  • Clipchamp - Creates advanced clip art for your presentations to enhance the quality of your courses.
  • Pixel Bay - Helps you find images and design ideas for your slides.
  • Zoom - You can utilize this program to record your courses and it comes with various tools to have an interactive learning experience.


Question 3:What is one thing you can do to improve your AV setup to start?

  • Improve your microphone setup to a stand-alone microphone such as a Blue Yeti. It’s important that the quality of your sound is improved to the learners can fully understand your lectures.
  • Find yourself a good camera. Improving the overall quality of your lectures will give you a leg-up on the competition and will have the appearance of a highly produced course.
  • Utilize ai tools to help improve the quality of your audio in post-production. One tool mentioned was Adobe Podcast.



Have some answers to these questions? Share your thoughts in the comments below 👇.


Looking to catch the next coffee chat? We have one scheduled to discuss Learning Design on May 16th at 9:30 am PT! You can sign up here.