For those of you who have been here a while, you may remember that we used to have a monthly thread where you can ask for feedback and share your feedback with your fellow community members. Well, we have good news!
We are bringing this back!
In the spirit of community, it’s always helpful to hear from other instructors on how you can improve your course content. This thread will serve as your opportunity to solicit feedback on specific aspects of your course.
Before you share your course content, check out our self-promotion policy and read these quick guidelines:
We hope this feedback thread can help you create even better courses!
I am new to the Udemy instructor game, I created a simple cooking course on Jamaican cuisine (Jamaican Cuisine 1). It got 0 traction. Despite it not being amazingly aesthetic, I know the content is reliable.
I would love feedback from some of you if you are truly interested in trying Jamaican cuisine.
First off the good:
- I love your profile picture, you look warm and friendly!
- I am not a fan of greenscreen but yours makes a lot of sense
- Your sound in the intro video is great, but there is a lot of background (bird?) in the second. Audacity will remove some of that and it's free.
- I am not very familiar with Jamaican cuisine so some more general ideas are below
- I like how you mentioned vegetarian, vegan options, ingredient swaps if necessary, and the cultural background to the cuisine.
- 33 minutes is very short, too short.
- For a cooking course I expect to see some cooking! I want to see more; ingredients up close, explanation during the process, how you learned it, what it tastes like, show me the process of cooking, adding things to a pan, plating the food- make me hungry and wanting to head to out eat!
- It's a bit ad hoc, I don't expect a full script for a cooking video but some of this seems too casual and off the top of your head, "what else do I need to tell you" and "what did I say?" could be removed in editing if needed as well
- The landing page is a bit short
Yeah, the recording editing piece takes me a long time, for every 1 hour of completed content I spend 15 or so to get there. The audio sounds great, which is often the one thing students critique most.
@AndieH876 I watch a ton of Jamaican YouTube cooking videos and cook.
- Make your title longer. Highlight either your food science degree there or that you include history. Cooking 1 makes it seem too basic. I would not use 1 or 101.
- Consider adding an introduction video (free viewable) going into more detail
- Alkaline eating is the main reason new people come to Jamaican cooking (whether alkaline body makes sense or not). Having a recipe or a how to on that would do really well.
It does take time editing videos but you will get faster as you continue. Udemy students expect to see a large amount of videos listed. Be sure to mention you answer questions to help them with their new skills.
I didn't find the September feedback post, so I'll post it here.
I'm a veteran of Udemy's Portuguese Community but just a beginner in the English community.
So, last week I launched my first course in English, called "Introduction to programming for Bioinformatics with Python" (it's free for now).
This course is an English version of the original Portuguese course (which has more than 80,000 students enrolled). However, I am not a native English speaker. So I'm not quite sure about my accent (spelling or pronunciation). Could you all send me some feedback about my course?
I really appreciate any help you can provide.
I don't see the new thread either, but happy to give feedback here.
Introduction to programming for Bioinformatics with Python
It's easy to understand you, and I like how you start with a short bio- it shows you know your stuff! The audio is clear, and although I know 0 about Python, I clearly understood what you were saying. You have many courses under your belt with great reviews, so you already know what you are doing. The course may be a little short for a Python course which is very competitive in English, but for free it's good.