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Hello all, 

What shall be the duration of a course video?

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ElianaC
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Hi @RajdeepKaur Keeping videos between 2-7 minutes is only our recommendation to provide a better learning experience for students, as identified in research conducted by specialists, but it is definitely not a requirement it is up to you if you want to make larger videos. You can learn more about our Video Standards here

 

The maximum length for each video is 4 hours. Additionally, each video file cannot be larger than 4 GB as this is the limit in size. 

 

I hope this helps!

 

Eliana Cerna

Udemy Community Moderator 

Thank you!

We all have opinions, but there is research on this. Check out the following:

 

https://www.uab.edu/elearning/news/faculty-best-practices/what-is-the-best-length-for-an-instruction....

The results verified that video engagement initially declines between minutes one and three, levels out between minutes six through 12, then continues a steady loss of viewer engagement after the 12-minute mark.

 

https://www.techsmith.com/blog/video-length/

 

https://www.qualitymatters.org/qa-resources/resource-center/articles-resources/research-video-length

 

https://blink.ucsd.edu/faculty/instruction/tech-guide/instructional-videos/best-practices/video-leng...

 

Lawrence M. Miller
Author/Instructor

It is pretty interesting because I have the average length of my videos 30 mins and I tried to split it in shorter videos (2-10 mins videos) and also my sales dropped. Then I changed it back. My assumption is that (at least in my field) when the students see so many videos they assume it is too complex and too long. I also prefer less chapters than too many.

SSAA
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@gimatek Thanks for sharing this observation. Maybe the context determines the optimal length and there is no universal rule (?). This being said, we cut it all up (2 minutes is the minimum and we try not to have anything above 10 minutes, although we do have some exceptions).  

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