• Adding Multiple Instructors

    A course can have more than one instructor. As the course creator, you are the primary instructor and course owner, and you will be able to add as many co-instructors as you like. Only the primary instructor, however, can edit their own permissions. In addition, the primary instructor cannot be removed from a course by a co-instructor.

    Add a Co-instructor to Your Course

    1. From the Course Roadmap, click Course Settings and scroll down to Instructors
    2. Enter your co-instructors email and click Add 
    3. Grant instructor visibility and edit permissions.
    4. Click Save


    Visible: Checking the visible box means that an instructor will be seen as an active instructor for the course. Their profile picture and name will appear wherever the course is visible in your Udemy Business account. Users will be able to message the instructor from the course dashboard.

    Manage: A co-instructor with the Manage permission can modify course content and settings. They have full visibility and editing access to all course management functions, including the ability to upload and delete lectures, make changes to how the course displays in the marketplace, and create coupons for the course.

    Q&A: This permission controls whether instructors can view and answer questions from students in the instructor Q&A dashboard.

    Assignments: Instructors who are enabled with the Assignments permission will receive notifications when students submit assignments, and will be able to provide feedback for them if they wish.

    Reviews: Instructors with the Reviews permission will be able to view and respond to student course reviews in the Reviews section of the Instructor Dashboard (please note: in order for an instructor to respond to reviews, they must also be categorized as a visible instructor). 


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  • Change the Title of a Course

    Your course title can be changed at any time. The change will happen immediately.

    How to Change the Title of a Course

    1. Navigate to the course page
    2. Click Course Landing Page on the left-hand side
    3. Rename the course in the first box
    4. Click Save at the top of the page


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  • Delete or Unpublish a Custom Course

    A custom course in your Udemy Business account can only be deleted if users are not enrolled. If your custom course does have users enrolled, you can unpublish it from your Udemy Business account. Unpublishing a custom course prevents new users from enrolling.

    Who can delete or unpublish a custom course?

    Only the creator of the custom course can delete or unpublish it once it’s been approved by an admin.  

    Unpublish a custom course

    When a custom course is unpublished, it will no longer be visible in your account and new users cannot enroll. Users who have already enrolled in your course will continue to have access. To unpublish a course, please follow these steps below:

    1. Navigate to the Courses page by clicking Teach.


    2. Select the custom course you wish to unpublish and click the course settings gear icon on the right-hand side.

    3. Click Unpublish.

    4. Click yes to confirm your decision to unpublish your course.


    Deleting a custom course 

    If there are no users enrolled, you may delete your custom course. Please note that deleting a course permanently erases all course content including discussions, and associated files. Deleting a course cannot be undone.

    1. Navigate to the Courses page by clicking Teach.

    2. Select the custom course you wish to delete and click the course settings gear icon on the right-hand side.

    3. Click Delete.

    4. Click yes​ to confirm your decision to delete your course.


    Republishing a custom course

    Learn how to republish a custom course.

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  • Direct Messages: Rules and Guidelines

    Direct Messaging is a tool that users use to ask the instructor any questions about the course content. This is a tool that users and instructors can use to ask and answer questions about the course content, and for instructors to use to get dedicated feedback on the course. This is meant for 1:1 learning and feedback, not to promote or market to users. 

    Instructors – Detailed Guidelines

    • DO answer questions politely and in a timely manner.
    • DON’T send rude, aggressive, or threatening messages to users.
    • DON’T use Direct Messaging for mass-messaging users about promotions; the use of coupons, external links, marketing messages or references to the same are prohibited. We understand that users can reach out with questions or requests, and it is important for instructors to be responsive. When users reach out with specific questions, you can feel free to answer them and direct them to appropriate resources. However, this is where we will take context into account.
      • For example, if an instructor is encouraging users within the course to send them Direct Messages asking for coupons, then it is considered a violation of our policies when an instructor provides the coupon code through Direct Messaging.
      • On the other hand, if a user reaches out with a question about additional material, it is not a violation if the instructor sends a link to their website where there is more information.
    • DON’T ask for or post personal information about users.

    Users – Detailed Guidelines

    • DO ask instructors questions politely, if you’d prefer not to participate in public course discussions.
    • DON’T send rude, aggressive, or threatening messages to instructors.
    • DON’T use Direct Messaging to spam or request free coupons or other material unrelated to the course.

    When an instructor is clearly going against the spirit of Udemy policies in an attempt to game the system or if we see a severe negative impact on the user experience (high unsubscribe rates or refund rates) it will be considered a violation of our policies.

    Escalation Policy

    Learn what happens when there is a violation of our policies here.

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  • How to Make a Course Enrollment Page Private

    Instructors have the ability to make the enrollment page for their courses private. To gain access to the course, users will need to enter a password, or request access.

    How to change a course enrollment’s privacy settings

    1. Navigate to the course page. 
    2. Click on the course settings gear icon at the top right.
    3. Select Public, Private (Invitation Only) or Private (Password Protected).
    4. If you select Private (Password Protected) you will need to enter a password in the box below.
    5. Click Save.


    Types of enrollment privacy

    • Password Protected

    After receiving your course URL, a user must enter the created password on the course landing page in order to access your course.

    • Invitation Only

    A user must request an invitation to the course from the course landing page and you can also send an invitation to the user directly. To send an invitation, click on "Invite Users" on the right hand side of the Users page. If a user requests an invitation for the course, however, then a notification will appear on the left hand side of the page by "Users".


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