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Bella
Community Moderator
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Hello Instructor Community,

 

We’re always looking for new ways to listen to and invest in our instructors; we want to provide you with the support you need to be successful. Today, we’re announcing the launch of our second cohort of the Udemy Instructor Partner Program for Udemy Business instructors.

 

What is the Instructor Partner Program?

The Instructor Partner Program is an official program for Udemy Business instructors to partner more closely with Udemy and other participating instructors. This is an opportunity for us to grow together, while we work together for a better Udemy. Participating instructors will gain access to expanded technical support, special networking events, potential new marketing opportunities, and more. 

 

The Instructor Partner Program is still new and will evolve with your feedback in our continued effort to meet your needs and those of our students. For more details on the Instructor Partner Program (benefits, eligibility, how to apply, etc.), please visit our Teaching Center FAQ.

 

If you are not currently a Udemy Business instructor and want to get more involved in the Udemy Community, check out our Community Champion program! Applications for this program open on June 13, 2022.

Bella
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Hello Instructor Community!

 

We are excited to bring another educational webinar! On May 31st at 4pm** PST we’ll be chatting with Trevoir Williams about all things audio & visual. Trevoir will be sharing his best tips for attaining high-quality audio & visuals for your online courses. 

 

Space is limited to the first 500 attendees. Register here.

 

If you have any specific questions for Trevoir, leave them in the comments below.

 

We look forward to connecting with you virtually on May 31st! 

 

 

*Please note that this event is being held in English.* 

 

**We recognize that in trying to accommodate the time zones this time might not be the ideal time frame for some of you, however, a replay of the webinar will be available in the community later in the week.

Bella
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Hello Instructor Community!

 

It’s time to recognize some of our most esteemed community members while also taking a look at some of the most popular community posts from the last month!

 

This month, we’d like to give a special shoutout to Basit Khan, John Thompson & Frederico Garay for sharing their Instructor milestones in the community during the month of April! Congratulations, we love hearing about your Instructor wins!

 

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April Community Recap:

 

In April, we dedicated the entire month to discussions about Marketing and boy was it busy! We hosted our very first networking session where over 20 instructors got together virtually to discuss their best marketing tips. Mark Lassoff & Diogo Resende were kind enough to share their best post-publishing tips with us during an hour-long webinar & when we asked the community, “If you could only choose one marketing channel, which would you choose? “, we were blown away by the responses!

 

You can file this next post under, “Reasons I should visit the community every day”....Community Champion Scott Duffy offered to purchase and review any course! And the community took advantage of this offer!

 

And lastly, as we mentioned earlier in this recap, we celebrated some wins with John Thompson, Frederico Garay & Basit Khan

 

P.S. There is still time to register for our next virtual coffee chat!

Bella
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

 

Hello Instructors! 

 

We are thrilled to announce that we are hosting our second Udemy Community virtual coffee chat of the year, on Friday, May 20th at 12:00 PM PST* and you are invited! 

 

What is a virtual coffee chat? 

 

The community virtual coffee chats are hour-long informal networking sessions held via Zoom. During these sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to network with and get to know other Udemy instructors from all across the world.

 

How does it work?

 

Because May is Audio Visual month in the community, we will spend the first 30 minutes discussing AV tips & tricks as a larger group. Then you’ll be broken up into smaller groups so that you may get to know your fellow instructors better.

 

How do I sign up?

 

Glad you asked! You can sign up right here.

 

We look forward to seeing you on Friday, May 20th at 12:00pm PST !

 

*We understand that this time may not be ideal for all time zones, however, we will change the times of the coffee chat each month to accommodate different locations.

Bella
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Hi Instructors!

 

As Udemy grows, we are always looking for new ways to expand our educational offerings and keep learners engaged. With that in mind, we’re excited to share an update with you on our partnership with Emeritus. Check out this Teaching Center article to learn more.

 

 

Teach on,

Udemy Community Team

Bella
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Hello Instructors!

 

Last month we introduced themed content, discussion, and events and the feedback was so positive, so we are continuing on this trend and kicking off an entire month of Audio/Visual content for you.

 

Here’s what you can expect this month:

 

  • Weekly targeted discussions around the topic of Audio/Visual
  • Guidance around where to find the best A/V resources
  • Networking event to discuss audio & visual tips & tricks with other instructors
  • Audio/Visual 101 Webinar 

 

Leave your Audio/Visual questions below, so we can better tailor the discussions & resources we deliver to you throughout the month.

 

Teach on!

Bella
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Hi instructors,

 

The idea of finding your hard work available on a third-party platform is frustrating and this is a concern that Udemy takes seriously. We want to take this opportunity to share some insights on what Udemy’s efforts to fight piracy look like thus far. 

 

In a continued effort to combat piracy, as many may already be aware, we have expanded our partnership with a new anti-piracy vendor, Corsearch. Through this partnership, any instructor can reach out to Corsearch if they discover their course(s) being offered on a third-party platform(s) without their permission. Instructors can fill out the Piracy Reporting Form. Upon receipt of the instructor's piracy report, Corsearch will file a legal notice called a “takedown notice” to major search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing to stop the traffic from reaching the pirated content. Removing the pirated links from search engines allows prospective students to instead be pointed toward legitimate publications on Udemy or your own site. 

 

While the specific courses eligible for the program will vary over time, just as before, we have a Piracy Detection Program which is designed to ensure coverage globally for the courses which are exclusive to Udemy and are the highest-trafficked paid courses on Udemy. Under Corsearch, we have increased our course coverage more than before! If you are unsure as to whether or not your course is covered under our current Piracy Detection Program or would like us to review your eligibility in the program, please reach out to us at piracy@udemy.com and we will be happy to assist you. 

 

Corsearch will proactively and regularly monitor major search engines for any piracy-related versions of your Udemy course(s), and send removal notices on the instructor’s behalf if the pirated versions of the Udemy course(s) is found on the top major search engines. To learn more about the Piracy Detection Program or the piracy measures we are currently enforcing, please refer to our Help Center articles and the Intellectual Property Policy

 

We hope this information helps in better understanding the steps we are currently taking to combat piracy. We appreciate your continuous feedback and support of all our learners and instructors. Don't hesitate to reach out to us directly at piracy@udemy.com with any additional questions you may have- the team will be more than happy to assist you.

ChrystieV
Community Manager
Community Manager

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ChrystieV
Community Manager
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ChrystieV
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hello Instructors! 

 

We are thrilled to announce that we are hosting our very first Udemy Instructor Community virtual coffee chat of the year, on April 21st at 10am PST* and you are invited! 

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ChrystieV
Community Manager
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Udemy Team
Udemy Team

We are shocked and saddened by the conflict in Ukraine, and condemn the actions of the Russian government. We stand in solidarity with Ukraine, and we hope for a swift resolution to ensure the safety of people across Eastern Europe. 

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Community Manager
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We're expanding what it means to "Teach with Udemy." In addition to our video courses, we're building a new premium product called Udemy Business Pro geared towards corporate customers including hands-on labs and skills assessments.

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Bella
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Each month we take a look back at some of the hottest topics & trends we saw in the community during the previous month while also taking a moment to recognize some of our community members.

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Bella
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Hello Instructor Community!

 

We are excited to bring you another live community event this month! On March 23rd at 9:00am PST we’ll be chatting with Udemy Senior Product Marketing Manager, Katie Bent. In this hour-long webinar, she will take you through some tips and tricks on how to make the most of your instructor experience on the Udemy platform. 

 

Space is limited to the first 500 attendees. Register here.

 

If you have any specific questions, you’d like Katie to answer, please list them below! 

 

We recognize that in trying to accommodate the time zones this time might not be the ideal time frame for some of you, however, a replay of the webinar will be available in the community later in the week.

 

We look forward to connecting with you virtually on March 23rd! 

 

 

*Please note that this event is being held in English.* 

Bella
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Hello Hello! 

 

We have some exciting news to share! We’ll be launching a new Welcome forum. Whether you've been here for a while or you're a new member, this new forum will take you on a journey to our community. There are so many instructors in this community that we think it’s important to create a space for you to share a little more about who you are, get to know your fellow instructors, and learn about everything that our community has to offer.

 

We are also looking for volunteers to represent this official Welcome Committee! This is a great opportunity to take your instructor experience to another level and make an impact in the Udemy Community. To be part of it, you just need to:

 

  1.  Be a regular participant in the community. Regular does not necessarily mean daily, but that you participate multiple times a week/month on an ongoing basis.
  2.  Be interested in helping new instructors, making new connections, and sharing your knowledge.
  3.  Abide by the Community Guidelines and have a generally friendly approach with others.

 

As this is a voluntary position, you are not required to spend a set amount of time helping others; you can spend as much or as little time as you wish. Of course, we are offering perks for being part of our Welcome Committee group: 

  • Enhanced access to the Udemy Community team
  • Occasional SWAG 

 

If you're interested, please fill out this form and we will reach out to you with more information. Let's make this an even more vibrant and welcoming community together! 

Bella
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

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Bella
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Hello Instructor Community!

 

We are excited to bring you another live community event this month! On February 24th from 9:30-10:30 am PST we’ll be sitting down with the Director of SEO Marketing at Udemy, Chen Blatman, in an AMA (Ask me Anything) style interview.

 

During the interview, Chen will take your questions, so this is your chance to ask him any of your burning questions regarding SEO. Feel free to kick things off by adding your questions in the comments below!

 

 

We recognize that in trying to accommodate the time zones this time might not be the ideal time frame for some of you, however, a replay of the AMA will be available in the community later in the week.

 

*Please note that this event is being held in English.* 

 

We look forward to connecting with you virtually on February 24th at 9:00am PST! Until then, please let us know if you have any follow-up questions.

Bella
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Starting today, you will now be able to schedule your course coupons in advance within the current calendar month. 

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Bella
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Hello Instructor Community!

 

Question for you, did January feel extra long to anyone else?  

 

Well, in any case,  let’s take a look back at some of the hottest topics & trends we saw in the community last month while also taking a moment to recognize some of our community members.

 

We’d like to give a special shoutout to: Noble Arya, Alex Ramirez & Shigeru_M Thank you for contributing to the community!

 

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January Community Recap:

 

We always like to start our monthly recaps with the celebrations that were shared in the community! In January Community Champion Rahul Iyer shared his milestone of reaching $250k in sales and Ganesh Padala celebrated his 1,000th review!

 

Larry Miller started an interesting thread on the course rating system & several of you chimed in on this thread, “How do you respond to a poor rating”.

 

Don’t forget, tax season is approaching and we posted an update about how to get your tax documentation.

 

Thank you for being a part of our instructor community!

Bella
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

With the new year in full swing, we wanted to draw your attention to an update we just published in the Teaching Center regarding our global pricing practices. 

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Community Moderator
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Bella
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

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ElianaC
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Hello Instructor Community!

 

We are excited to bring you the first of many live community events on January 27th from 9-10am PST! This event will be a fireside chat with Udemy's CEO, Gregg Coccari. We'll have the opportunity to hear directly from Gregg about where Udemy has been and where we’re going in a post-IPO world. 

 

Please use this link to register by January 25th, 2022 as space is limited.

 

This is your chance to ask any questions you might have so please pre-submit questions using this form. We'll use your questions to shape the conversation.

 

We recognize that in trying to accommodate the time zones this time might not be the ideal time frame for some of you, however, a replay of the coffee chat will be available in the community later in the week.

 

*Please note that this event is being held in English.* 

 

We look forward to connecting with you virtually on January 27th at 9:00am PST! Until then, please let us know if you have any follow up questions.

 



ChrystieV
Community Manager
Community Manager

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Bella
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Hello Instructor Community!

 

The holidays are quickly approaching, so we wanted to give you a heads up that our team may be slower to respond over the next week. If you have any urgent questions, please reach out to instructorsupport@udemy.com.

 

We wish you and your family a happy holiday season! 🙂

Bella
Community Moderator
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Community Moderator
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