This article outlines the Udemy paths learning experience and how learners can access the feature.
Please note: Udemy Paths are only available to Udemy Business Pro learners.
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What are Udemy paths?
Udemy paths are pre-built learning paths that combine top Udemy Business courses, hands-on practice opportunities, as well as features like assessments and labs. Unlike organizational learning paths, they cannot be changed or modified.
- Learn how to create a learning path.
Udemy paths can provide learners with the essential instruction and practice they need to learn in demand skills and achieve a specific learning goal.
- Udemy paths will vary across features. Some Udemy paths include courses only, some will include courses and assessments, and some will include courses, assessments and labs.
- Admins and group admins can assign Udemy paths.
How to access Udemy paths
To access Udemy paths, click on Learning paths in the header.
Navigate to the Udemy paths section. Here, you will be able to view and enroll in Udemy paths currently available.
After selecting a Udemy path, click Enroll now button to begin. Or, select any of the learning activities within the path to be auto-enrolled.
Udemy paths with assessments
If your Udemy path includes an assessment, it will be visible at the top of the path. We recommend taking the Assessment before you begin learning.
Assessments can be taken at any point to receive content recommendations with highlighted course content based on your performance. We suggest taking the assessment multiple times to track your progress until you reach your learning goals.
Designed to help drive learning at your organization, learning paths help you achieve learning outcomes by enabling you to combine high-quality Udemy Business courses with all types of resources.
Anyone can create a custom learning path to:
- Help their team upskill for a major new project;
- Create onboarding resources for new team members;
- Build individual career development plans.
Combine all types of resources in a learning path: Udemy Business courses, external links (i.e. podcasts or industry articles), internal links (i.e. internal Wikis or shared documents), and even portions of courses to create a holistic learning experience to meet your goals fast.
To begin creating your learning path, follow the steps below.
Select Learning Paths at the top of the home page for your Udemy Business account.
Next, click Create path.
You can give your path a title to describe the goal of the path. You can also add a description to provide more context for your colleagues.
Important: Path names must be unique for public paths available in your organization. If your path is public and is given the same name as an existing public path, you will be prompted to provide a unique name.
Adding content to your learning path
You can include all types of content in a learning path to create a holistic learning experience: Udemy courses, your custom courses, links to articles, podcasts, an internal wiki or anything else on the web. All edits and changes will auto-save.
To add a Udemy Business course or a custom course, click +Udemy course. You can either insert the course URL or search for a specific skill to surface course results to choose from.
For accounts that include Udemy Business Pro, there is also the option to add an assessment or lab to the learning path. You can search within either of these learning activities catalogs and identify the content that is most appropriate.
Making your learning path public or private
Learning paths can be private to you or public to everyone in your organization. If you want only one or a few people to view this path, you can keep it private and assign it to specific users & groups.
- Learn how to make a learning path public or private.
Once you’ve completed your learning path, click Done.
Who can edit or delete a Learning Path?
Review who can edit or delete a Learning Path.
This article explains how to unassign learning paths in your Udemy Business account.
Unassigning a learning path
Unassigning a learning path can be done by admins and group admins on the Path Insights page or the individual User details page in the Paths tab. The unassign option can be accessed by clicking the ellipses icon as shown below.
How learners will be notified they’ve been unassigned from a path
When learners are unassigned from paths, they will receive an email notification letting them know about the unassignment. Currently, it is not possible to unassign users in bulk or by groups, it can only be done one by one.
Enrollments and reporting
Please note that unassigning a learning path does not unenroll the user from that path. Therefore, they will still appear on the Path Insights page and Learning Path reporting so long as they remain enrolled in that Path.
Reporting impacts from a learn self-unenrolling: If a learner self-unenrolls from a path, their data will be removed from the Path Insights dashboard and Learning Path reports after the next data refresh. However, this does not remove their assignment record, and so, if you attempt to assign them the path once more, the modal will state that they are already assigned.
Unenrolling from private paths
For public paths, learners can re-enroll on their own and their data will once again be entered after the next data refresh.
If the path is private, however, then it will not be possible for the learner to access the Learning Path once they unenroll. Therefore, the editor(s) of the path will need to make the path public so the learner can re-enroll. Once the learner has re-enrolled, the editor (s) can then make the path private once again.
This article outlines how you can search for learning paths in your organization, and take steps to achieve your learning outcomes.
How to search for learning paths
First, navigate to the learning paths page by clicking on Learning Paths at the top left.
From here, use the search filter to search for public learning paths as well as your edited learning paths (learning paths you’ve created).
Learn how to create a learning path in your organization.
To make it even easier to scale learning and develop high-quality, valuable learning paths to achieve your outcomes, you can add multiple editors in a learning path. All editors will have the ability to make the path private or public, and edit the content of the path. There is no limit to how many editors can be added to a learning path.
To add an additional editor, click the path menu:
From here, enter a user’s email address or name to add them as an editor. NOTE: They will need to have an active Udemy Business license.
You can remove an editor by clicking Editor > Remove.
The Featured Editor’s full name will be displayed in the path. All other editors will be shown when a user hover overs the + more editors text.
Tracking changes in the edit history
All editors will be able to track changes made to a path in the edit history. In the edit history, editors can see updates such as when the path is created, the title is changed, and when sections, items and editors are added or removed. It also indicates when a path is set to public or private. The edit history is refreshed when the editor opens the panel.
The edit history can be accessed via the learning path’s menu.
For information on who can edit or delete a learning path, please click here.
To help you reach your learning outcomes even faster, you can select specific Sections or Lectures in a course.
- First, create a learning path and click Add content. Next, add the course to your learning path.
- Then, click edit Course content to easily select which sections or lectures you’d like to include. Users who enroll in the learning path will only see these specific portions in their course-taking experience.
Learn more about how to create a learning path here.
Learning paths can be private to you or public to everyone in your organization. If you want only one or a few people to view this path, you can keep it private and assign it to specific users and groups.
- Learn how to create a learning path.
How to set a learning path to public or private
As you’re creating the learning path, you can set it to public or private by making the applicable selection on the learning path’s home page. The public or private option appears beside the learning path’s Overview.
If you wish to change the path’s public or private setting after it’s been created, click Edit on the path’s home page, and then make the applicable selection.
Learning path visibility
Public learning paths: If the learning path is public, anyone in your organization’s Udemy Business account will be able to discover and enroll in the path. The path will be listed under All paths in the Learning paths page.
In addition, admins will be able to add and organize the learning path into path folders.
Private learning paths: private learning paths will only be visible to the path creator and other editors or users it has been assigned to. It will not be listed under All paths in the Learning paths page.
Editing and assignment privileges
Public learning paths: If a learning path is public, admins can enable themselves as editors. Admins can then edit, update, assign, and delete any public learning path.
Private learning paths: When a learning path is set to private, however, only the path creator or an assigned editor can assign, edit or update the path.
Note: When a private learning path is set to private the Recommend feature will be disabled.
You can include all types of content in a learning path to create a holistic learning experience: Udemy courses, your custom courses, links to articles, podcasts, internal wiki or anything else on the web. All edits and changes will auto-save.
To add a Udemy Business course or custom course, click +Udemy course. You can either insert the course URL or search a specific skill to surface course results to choose from.
Learn how to create a learning path.
Udemy Business customers on Enterprise Plan have access to learning paths. Any employee with a Udemy Business license can create a learning path.
- Learn how to create a learning path.
If you're currently a Team Plan subscriber and wish to upgrade to the Enterprise Plan, please contact our Sales Team.
This article outlines how learning path creators and admins can edit or delete learning paths.
- Learn how to create a learning path.
How to edit or delete a learning path
Path creators: you can go back and edit or delete any path you’ve created by following the steps below:
1. Navigate to the learning path you wish to edit. Any path you’ve created will be included on the My edited paths page. You can access the page by clicking Learning paths at the top, and then My edited paths on the left-hand side.
If required, you can search for the learning path by using the search tool provided.
2. On the right-hand side of the applicable learning path, click on the three dots to access the Edit or Delete options.
Admins: Additionally, admins can edit and delete any public learning path by following the steps below.
1. Navigate to the learning path page by following the steps outlined above, and then access the specific path you wish to edit.
2. If you haven’t already been added as a path editor, on the right-hand side of the applicable learning path, click on the three dots to access the Join as editor option.
3. Once you’ve joined the public path as an editor, you can access the Edit or Delete options by following the same steps outlined above.
This article explains why a course or lecture has been removed from a learning path.
- Learn about learning paths in Udemy Business.
When a course is unavailable in a Udemy Business account, it will be automatically removed from the learning path. Additionally, any individual lectures that are part of the course will also be removed.
Please note: If a course or course lecture has been updated, it will also be updated in the learning path.
There are a few instances that lead to a course being unavailable:
- A course is retired from the Udemy Business Collection: At Udemy Business, we’re dedicated to providing our customers with access to a high-quality, up-to-date content collection. Each month, we curate new courses into our collection and retire low-performing or outdated courses. If a course has been included in a path that is later retired from the collection, it will be removed from the path.
A custom course is unpublished: If an admin or user created a custom course in their Udemy Business account and later unpublished the course, it will be removed from the path.
- Please note: Some organizations may have disabled custom courses in their account.
An imported course is removed from your account: If an admin imported a course and it was later removed from the account, it will be removed from the path.
- Please note: If you need to remove an imported course from your account, please contact our support team for assistance.
When a course or lecture becomes unavailable based on any of the instances outlined above, the path editor will be notified via email and in their Udemy Business account to update their path. The editor will have the option to replace the removed course with alternative courses in the Udemy Business collection.