Hello Instructors! This month saw a lot of lively conversation around the upcoming changes to instructor business terms. As always, we appreciate the thoughtful feedback and questions. Whether you were excited or frustrated about the announcement, we're particularly grateful for the time you took to help each other dig in and understand the changes. Thank you for all your contributions to the Udemy Instructor Community!
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner. Next month, hundreds of thousands of students will be shopping for courses. To set you up for success, we have some tips to make your content even more compelling.
Earlier today, you should have received an email about a few updates to the Promotions Policy that will take effect November 4, 2020. While we've pre-announced several of these changes, we wanted to be sure you have a chance to read more about them and ask any questions you have.
Despite all the challenges of this year, incredible instructors like you came together to help new students everywhere succeed through online learning. Our team has been hard at work to ensure we support the entire community and keep the Udemy platform up and running during record-setting traffic and enrollment spikes.
To keep you informed, we wanted to take a moment to review some of the new features, tools, and products developed in 2020.
Initial Udemy for Business earnings calculations for September have completed and are in the process of posting to instructor revenue reports. However, secondary effects to yesterday's site instability caused a delay in calculating the exact withholding tax for each instructor. As a result, your withholding estimate for September currently includes the maximum possible withholding for your Udemy for Business earnings.
Hi everyone - Starting at 08:30a.m. PDT on October 6, Udemy.com and Udemy for Business experienced a few episodes of site instability causing performance issues for our users. The site is stable as of 04:30a.m. PDT on October 7, and we continue to monitor the situation.
During the State of Udemy this past May, we shared that we’re working on improving the refund system in 2020. Throughout the coming months, we’ll be releasing a series of experiments and updates to our existing refund system.
Hi Instructors - We have reenabled the welcome and congratulations messages for free and paid courses on the marketplace and Udemy for Business. These messages were previously turned off due to the unprecendeted surge in traffic and enrollments our site experienced earlier this year.
Hi Instructors - As Udemy continues to grow to serve more students in more parts of the world than ever before, we're making some updates to our content policies. These updates include changes or clarifications regarding restricted topics, Private Label Rights content, and content for young learners. Read more in the Teaching Center.
We know that it can be hard to find the right time to learn. That’s why we’ve created learning reminders, a new mobile app feature that allows students to set reminders at the frequency and time of day they are most likely to learn.
Hi Instructors! Udemy will be going through site maintenance tomorrow, July 17 from 4-6am Pacific Time. The website (udemy.com) and all related sites will be down or running slowly during this time, so we recommend holding off on publishing any new courses or making edits during this time.
Hands-on practice is important, and not just for students in developer courses — data science students need it too. So we’re improving coding exercises by adding SQL, R, NumPy, SciKit-Learn, and Pandas — along with Swift 5, and React 16 — to the list of supported languages, frameworks, and libraries.