This month we want to recognize the helpers. The instructors who take the time out of their busy schedules to mentor you, answer your questions & educate the entire community! We took a look at the top Kudos earners for last month and would like to give them a shout out below!
Top Community Contributors:
Each month we recognize members who were active & helpful participants in the community and this month, we’d like to give a special shoutout to : Lawrence Miller, Kyle Pew & Sharon Ramel!
September Community Recap:
How about we kick off last month’s recap with the most engaging (and uplifting!) posts of the month? Kyle Pew shared his incredible milestone of hitting 1 million students!Read his story here.
We've been running the Personal Plan pilot in the English market for nearly four months now. We're still learning and growing carefully, comparing learner behavior and business results between the groups that do and don't have the option to subscribe. However, the early results have been very promising. So, we're getting ready to extend the pilot to a broader global audience.
We announced recently that we had filed a registration statement indicating our intent to conduct an initial public offering (IPO). Instructors have played an important role in helping us reach this milestone. So, we plan to reserve 5% of the shares we intend to sell as part of our IPO for eligible instructors, who will have the option to purchase them through a Directed Share Program.
We continue to develop our pricing and promotions systems to help maximize course earnings and support marketplace health. As part of these efforts, we’re looking to better understand the ways students select and apply promotion codes.
The Udemy marketplace is home to tens of thousands of instructors and courses, and we strive to provide an opportunity for success for each one. In order to increase the discoverability of quality courses, improve site performance, and support overall marketplace health, we've introduced a marketplace maintenance program to periodically audit and unpublish nonperforming, outdated content.
I wanted to quickly introduce myself, I’m Chrystie and I am your new Community Manager! I’m thrilled to be in the presence of experts, entrepreneurs and our long time Udemy instructor community members. I have been working with communities for over 10 years and have also created a few online courses myself, so I am very excited to be taking over this role at Udemy.
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.