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.
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.
We value our instructors at Udemy. We created the Instructor Community to have a dedicated space for our instructors to connect with like-minded individuals to change lives through learning. We’d like to take this space to the next level. We are considering creating a space for Instructor groups to provide our instructors the ability to team up with instructors near you and instructors like you. For example, there may be a team for Instructors in Turkey, Women Tech Instructors, Instructors with 500K Students. The possibilities are endless. Before we go any further, we wanted to get your input as this space will be for you!
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health, we've introduced a marketplace maintenance program to periodically audit and unpublish nonperforming, outdated content.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.