Labs are a learning experience that allow learners to apply their skills by completing real-world projects using workspaces. We offer multiple modes for labs. Learn more about the differences and how to access them below.
Please note: Labs are only available for Udemy Business Pro users.
What are modes? And what types of modes are there?
We recognize that learners need different levels of guidance or structure when it comes to engaging in hands-on activities - that’s where modes come into play.
Modes allow you to choose what level of guidance you want to receive when engaging in hands-on practice activities. We offer 3 different modes:
- Follow-along. The follow along mode provides the highest amount of guidance relative to the other two modes. You can complete a project by following detailed step by step instructions. We recommend this mode if you are unfamiliar with the material and are not ready to try out any of the steps on your own.
- Structured challenge. In this mode you receive a medium level of guidance. You will have a "virtual manager" managing your workflow. The manager breaks down the project into assigned tasks and you are encouraged to try to complete the task on your own before reviewing the solution. We recommend this mode if you need high level guidance on how to approach the problem but you feel you can come up with some of the steps on your own. We recommend this mode for learners looking to practice authentically but need some support.
- Open challenge. The open challenge mode provides a minimum level of guidance. We recommend this mode if you want to assess your ability to complete real-world projects by determining the overall approach to the problem as well as the steps you need to take to get there. Some support will be provided for you in the form of resources, but otherwise you're on your own!
How do I select my preferred mode?
You can select your preferred mode right after accessing a lab.
Learn more about labs and how learners can use the feature.