Before I get started on making videos, etc. I just wanted to ask for any advice on how best to create my course. Of course, I want to make this as professional as I can, and also attract student.
Best, John Griner
Hey @JohnGriner466, happy to hear you're planning on creating your first Udemy course. We have a recommended course creation process, in which our learning design experts break down the best practices to help you build a solid foundation for your course:
For further information, check the resources below:
You may also want to take our Official Udemy Course about how to create an online course.
All the best!
What I am unsure of is the length of the lessons/lectures. Trying to keep them @ or under 6 minutes seems to be Udemy industry standard, and thus, I will make a lot of 6 minute (content) videos, as part of a larger series? If so, the content is 6 minutes,, and so if I want to teach "how to upload data in Python, I would have to keep the WHOLE content under 6 minutes, and then move to the next logical topic, like how to parse and clean uploaded data, in a separate 6 minute video. Or if I want to REALLY teach how to clean the data, reshape, format, etc., break it up into 4-8, 6 minute videos?
Happy to help with that, John! There is no maximum video length but we recommend videos to be between 2-6 minutes long. For more information about our requirements please see the Udemy Course Quality Checklist.
Hope this helps!
@Bella That link doesn't work. I think this is the link on lecture effectiveness that you are pointing to: https://community.udemy.com/t5/First-time-Course-Creation/Lecture-Effectiveness-The-Research/m-p/141...
Before you begin @JohnGriner466 check out the top courses in python here on Udemy. There are over 10,000 courses. You will need to ensure you have a unique selling point. What will set your course apart from your competition? How is your course going to provide that wow factor that the others courses lack? This is essential as it will drive your marketing and promotion to get started.
Like Sharon said, there are over 10,000 existing courses on Python on Udemy that have a head start on you. The honest answer to "how much you are paid" is probably very little, unless you do some research and choose a more focused topic that has less entrenched competition.
In your instructor dashboard you should see an Insights tool under Tools. You can use that to understand the competitive landscape of your topics, and even the median monthly earnings for courses in that topic. It's incredibly important to choose the right topic to teach if your goal is to make money.
ok, i had already downloaded and tried Screencast-o-matics, and found that if I record both me and the screen with the video in the bottom left hand corner while I use PPT and Jupyter Notebooks, it allows me to have 720 p, and plus, that's what we want, a video that not only shows the tutor but an interactive teaching where I not only use PPT, but show the students how to use Python in Jupyter Notebooks
ok, a few things. I have made some videos, and I am ready to upload them and finish the course creation. It seems like that I am only allowed to upload 1 video. I tried to upload all the videos via bulk upload, but got an error. Also, when I try to set-up direct deposit it will not connect. Thus, do I set the price for EACH video, or ALL the videos?
right, I have uploaded the Intro video, and when I try to upload the subsequent videos, the only option I see is bulk upload. I tried to upload all the videos via bulk and got an error, then I upload one via bulk, and it's been spinning on 99%
John, are you creating a new lecture? You should be in your "curriculum" page, add a lecture, and the add content. That is how you ad videos. You don't add them independent of a lecture.