• Labs

    This article outlines the Labs' learning experience and how users can access the feature.

    Please note: Labs are only available to Udemy Business Pro users.

    What are labs?

    Labs are a learning experience that allows learners to apply their skills by completing real-world projects using a workspace.

    Note:  Please see below for important information regarding the use of Workspaces.

    What types of labs are available

    Udemy currently provides labs for the following areas 

    How to access labs

    You can access labs in three different ways:

    1. In the top navigation, hover over Explore to access the drop-down menu where you can see all the features available with a Pro account, including labs. When you click on Labs you’ll be brought to the labs landing page where you will find all available labs.  

    2. If you have a specific topic in mind, you can type it in the search bar from your logged-in home screen.

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     Both courses and relevant labs will appear in the search results.

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    Next, use the right arrow button to scroll through the carousel of lab results. To start a lab click Start practicing.

    3. Alternatively, you can search for a lab by clicking on the Labs tab on the home page.

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    Then, click Explore labs.

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    You’ll be brought to the labs landing page (see below), where you will find all available labs. 

    To refine your search, type in a topic or keyword to the search bar, or click on a category radio button and/or a popular topic.

    To choose a lab, click Start practicing on any lab listed on the right to begin learning.

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    Selecting a lab mode

    We offer multiple modes for labs. Modes allow you to choose what level of guidance you want to receive when engaging in hands-on practice activities.

    Completing labs over a period of time

    Labs can be completed over a period of time depending on the lab’s Project expiration time. You can locate the Project expiration time by selecting a lab and scrolling to the Lab scenario section.

    If you wish to leave a lab and save your progress, you can either click the back arrow or End button at the top of the lab's task page.

    You will receive a notification prompting you to end or leave your lab. Select Leave lab if you wish to save your progress. If you select “End lab” before you’ve completed it, you will lose any progress you’ve made to this point.

    To return to a lab you have previously started, navigate to the Labs page following the instructions outlined above. On the Labs page you will see a list of started labs available and the time remaining before they expire.

    Scheduling a learning calendar event

    Learn how to schedule learning calendar events for labs while accessing Udemy Business on a browser.

    Workspace sessions and restrictions

    Review important information about workspace sessions and restrictions on Udemy.

    If you are interested in learning more about Labs, please reach out to our support team



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  • Labs: How to Select a Mode

    Labs are project-based learning experiences in which learners work through tasks in real-world technical environments, called workspaces. A lab can be completed in three different modes, each offering differing levels and styles of guidance. This article explains each type of mode and how to access them for your lab.

    Please note: Labs are only available for Udemy Business Pro users.

    What are modes? And what types of modes are there?

    Modes allow you to decide the type of structure and guidance you want to have as you complete a lab. 

    For a given lab, you can choose what level of guidance you want to receive while completing the real-world project. A Udemy lab can be taken in three different modes:

    1. Follow along: The follow-along mode provides up-front step-by-step instructions for how to complete the lab. You complete the lab project by following detailed tutorials organized into tasks. 

    • We recommend this mode if you are brand new to a topic or skill area.

    2. Guided challenge (recommended): In the guided challenge mode, the lab project is broken down into tasks, resembling an IT ticket management system used by technical professionals. You are assigned tasks, attempt them, and then check your work against provided solutions. This mode provides high-level guidance on how to approach the overall project and allows you to have hands-on experience and self-assess your progress along the way.

    • We recommend this mode for the majority of learners. This mode is a good fit if you are familiar with the topic and need to practice the real-world application.

    • Please note: Selected labs include automated reviews in Guided challenge mode for learners to check their work and get specific and actionable feedback on their task attempts. Learn more about our new feature, Automated Lab Review.

    3. Open challenge: The open challenge mode provides a minimum level of guidance as you determine the overall approach and steps needed to complete the project. You are provided with a library of resources to work through the project and will complete the work on your own with minimal guidance and support. 

    •  We recommend this mode if you are feeling confident and ready to complete a real-world project on your own. 

    How do I select my preferred mode?

    After accessing your lab, you can select your preferred mode on the lab overview page.

    1. Under Choose your mode, select your preferred mode for this lab.

    2. Click Start lab.

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  • AWS Labs

    This article outlines AWS labs and how to access them.

    How to access AWS Labs

    There are two ways to access AWS labs.

    Type AWS in the search bar from your logged-in home screen.  

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     Both courses and relevant AWS labs will appear in the search results.

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    Next, use the right arrow button to scroll through the carousel of AWS lab results. To start an AWS lab click Start practicing.

    Alternatively, you can search for an AWS lab by clicking on your Udemy Business home page.

    1. Click on the Labs tab.

    2. Click Explore Labs.

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    This will take you to the Labs’ overview page, where you can view all available Labs. 

    3. From the labs overview page, click on the Cloud Computing radio button on the left-hand side to see all of the AWS labs.

    4. Click on AWS from the Popular topics list on the left.

    5. To choose an AWS lab, click Start practicing on any AWS lab listed on the right to begin learning.

    aws_labs.png6. Select a lab mode.

    Once you select an AWS lab, choose which mode you want to learn in. We offer multiple modes for each lab so users can select their level of guidance. 

     Using Safari? Please review the last section in this article for important information.

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    7. Next, launch the Workspace. 

    After selecting the mode, click on the Launch button in the top right corner to open the Workspace associated with the Lab. 

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    Ending workspace sessions

    You can end the workspace session by clicking End at the top of the page. Please note that ending a workspace instance will reset the workspace; all data will be cleared and will not be saved. This action can't be undone. 

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    Workspace sessions and restrictions

    Review important information about workspace sessions and restrictions on Udemy.

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    Udemy labs run in an environment isolated from udemy.com. You will need to allow third-party cookies in your browser settings to use the preview browser in these labs. You can change these settings in Safari -> Preferences -> Privacy. Be sure you are using the latest version of Safari and that the checkbox below is unselected:

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  • Azure Labs

    This article outlines new Azure labs and how to access them. 

    How to access labs

    1. Click on the Labs tab on your Udemy Business home page or in My learning.

    2. Click Explore labs.

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    3. This will take you to the labs’ overview page, where you can view all the available labs. You can search for Azure labs using either the search bar or by selecting the “cloud computing” radio button to filter labs and then sub-filter by “Azure” under “Popular topics.” 

    4. Click on any lab listed on the right to begin learning.

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    Selecting a lab mode

    Once you select an Azure lab, you will need to select which mode you want to learn in. We offer multiple modes for each lab so users can select the level of difficulty. Learn how to select a mode for a lab.

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    Launching a workspace 

    After selecting the mode, click on the Launch workspace button either in the top right corner or within the lab’s “project assignment” to open the workspace associated with the lab.

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    Ending workspace sessions

    You can end the workspace session by clicking End at the top of the page. Please note that ending a workspace instance will reset the workspace; all data will be cleared and will not be saved. This action can't be undone.

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    Workspace sessions and restrictions

    Review important information about workspace sessions and restrictions on Udemy.

    Note for Safari users

    Udemy labs run in an environment isolated from udemy.com. You will need to allow third-party cookies in your browser settings to use the preview browser in these labs. You can change these settings in Safari -> Preferences -> Privacy. Be sure you are using the latest version of Safari and that the checkbox below is unselected:

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  • Data Science Labs

    This article outlines data science labs, how to access them and launch a workspace session.

    How to access labs

    Step 1: Click on the Labs tab on your Udemy Business home page or in My learning.

    Step 2: Click Explore labs.

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    This will take you to the lab’s overview page, where you can view all the available labs. 

    You can search for data science labs using either the search bar or the Data science radio button to filter labs and then sub-filter by topic. Click on any lab listed on the right to begin learning.

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    Selecting a lab mode

    Once you select a lab, you’ll need to select which mode you want to learn in. We offer multiple modes for each lab so you can select your preferred level of guidance. Learn how to select a mode for a lab.

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    Launching the workspace 

    After selecting the mode, click on the Launch workspace button in either the top right corner or within the lab’s “project assignment” to open the workspace associated with the lab. 

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    Workspace sessions and restrictions

    Review important information about workspace sessions and restrictions on Udemy.

    Ending workspace sessions

    You can end the workspace session by clicking End at the top of the page. Please note that ending a workspace instance will reset the workspace; all data will be cleared and will not be saved. This action can't be undone.

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    Note for Safari users

    Udemy labs run in an environment isolated from udemy.com. You will need to allow third-party cookies in your browser settings to use the preview browser in these labs. You can change these settings in Safari -> Preferences -> Privacy. Be sure you are using the latest version of Safari and that the checkbox below is unselected:

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  • DevOps Labs

    This article outlines DevOps labs and how to access them. 

    How to access DevOps labs

    1. Click on the Labs tab on your Udemy Business home page or in My learning.

    2. Click Explore labs. This will take you to the labs’ overview page, where you can view all available labs. 

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    3. This will take you to the labs’ overview page, where you can view all the available labs. You can search for labs using either the search bar or by selecting the DevOps radio button to filter labs and then sub-filter by Popular topic

    4. Click on any lab listed on the right to begin learning.

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    Selecting a lab mode

    Once you select a DevOps lab, you’ll need to select which mode you want to learn in. We offer multiple modes for each lab so you can select your preferred level of guidance. Learn how to select a mode for a lab.

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    Launching a workspace 

    After selecting the mode, click on the Launch workspace button in either the top right corner or within the lab’s “project assignment” to open the workspace associated with the lab. 

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    Workspace sessions and restrictions

    Review important information about workspace sessions and restrictions on Udemy.

    Ending workspace sessions

    You can end the workspace session by clicking “End” at the top of the page. Please note that ending a workspace instance will reset the workspace; all data will be cleared and will not be saved. This action can't be undone.

    end_workspace.png

    Note for Safari users

    Udemy labs run in an environment isolated from udemy.com. You will need to allow third-party cookies in your browser settings to use the preview browser in these labs. You can change these settings in Safari -> Preferences -> Privacy. Be sure you are using the latest version of Safari and that the checkbox below is unselected:

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  • Development Labs

    This article outlines development labs and how to access them.

    How to access Development labs

    To access development labs, follow the steps below.

    1. Click on the Labs tab on your Udemy Business home page or in My learning.

    2. Next, click Explore labs.

    explore_labs_.png3. From the labs overview page, click on the Development radio button on the left-hand side to see all of the development labs.

    4. Next, click a development lab topic from the Popular Topics list on the left.

    5. To choose a development lab, click Start practicing on any lab listed on the right to begin learning.

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    6. Select a lab mode.

    Once you select a development lab, choose which mode you want to learn in. We offer multiple modes for each lab so users can select their level of guidance. Learn how to select a mode for a lab.

    • Using Safari? Please review the last section in this article for important information.

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    7. Next, launch the Workspace. 

    After selecting the mode, click on the Launch button in the top-right corner to open the workspace associated with the lab. 

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    Ending workspace sessions

    You can end the workspace session by clicking End at the top of the page. Please note that ending a workspace instance will reset the workspace; all data will be cleared and will not be saved. This action can't be undone.

    workspace_ending.png

    Workspace sessions and restrictions

    Review important information about workspace sessions and restrictions on Udemy.

    Note for Safari users

    Udemy labs run in an environment isolated from udemy.com. You will need to allow third-party cookies in your browser settings to use the preview browser in these labs. You can change these settings in Safari -> Preferences -> Privacy. Be sure you are using the latest version of Safari and that the checkbox below is unselected:

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  • Automated Lab Review

    This article outlines the Automated Lab Review (ALR) feature for labs, which provides real-time and actionable feedback for your work in a lab’s workspace.

    Please note: Labs are only available to Udemy Business Pro users.

    Locating labs that feature an Automated Lab Review

    You can locate labs that feature an automated lab review by following the steps below:

    1. From the home page of your Udemy Business account, move your cursor to the Explore menu at the top-left hand of the page and then select Labs

    2. Enable the Automated lab reviews filter to ensure your search results include labs with the feature.

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    How to start a lab with an Automated Lab Review

    Step 1: Start the lab in Guided Challenge Mode (Note: an Automated Lab Review is only available in Guided Challenge Mode). 

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    Step 2: From the project assignment page, launch the Workspace by clicking the “Launch workspace" button. The workspace is where you’ll complete each task. Learn more about workspaces.

    View the tasks for the lab by clicking on the “See your tasks” button.

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    From the Tasks view, you will see a list of tasks required to complete the lab, instructions for the task, resources to complete the task, and the “Start review” button. 

    Follow the instructions to complete each task, in order, in the provided workspace. When you are ready to check your work, click the “Start review” button for real-time feedback about your task. solution.

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    Successful completion of tasks in this lab

    The lab will review your work and display your results. If you have successfully completed the task, the “Mark task as complete” button will be enabled. You can click “Mark task as complete” and continue to the next task. 

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    Task errors

    If there are errors in your solution, the review section will provide feedback and guidance on how to approach the task again more accurately. You can also click on the “Example approach” button for additional guidance. 

    When you are ready for another review, click the “New review” button. Once the “Mark task as complete” button is no longer grayed out and enabled, click on it to proceed to the next task in the lab.  

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    Labs with enhanced manager feedback.

    Some labs with Automated Lab Review will include additional feedback within the “Your Manager” section, which will adapt with each attempted solution. The review feedback is dependent on the code you input to the workspace. This dynamic feedback is meant to provide helpful hints and steps to help you complete your tasks and accelerate your progress.

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    Please use the thumbs up or thumbs down icons to indicate whether the feedback you received was helpful. You can submit a response each time you request a review and review new feedback.

    Note: you will see this additional feedback when there are still checks to complete per the task. If you have correctly completed all checks, you will not receive additional feedback and will be permitted to mark the task as complete to proceed.

    Note for Safari users.

    Udemy labs run in an environment isolated from udemy.com. You will need to allow third-party cookies in your browser settings to use the preview browser in these labs. You can change these settings in Safari -> Preferences -> Privacy. Be sure you are using the latest version of Safari and that the checkbox below is unselected:

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