Each Udemy course contains a question and answers section, where you can ask the instructor questions about the course. You can quickly view answers the instructor has posted, ask your own question, or read and respond to comments other users have made.
Posting a Question
There are two ways to search for existing questions and post new ones.
Ask a Question in the Lecture Player
- If a question comes to mind while you’re viewing or reading a course lecture, you can access the Q&A, by clicking on Browse Q&A at the bottom of the lecture player. This will bring up the Q&A on the right hand side.
- Next, you will see the Search for a question section at the top right. Type your question in that section, and if another user has asked this question before, it will appear below. Question and answers containing the same words will also appear.
- If no one has asked your question in the past, then click on the green Ask a new question. Please note that in order to ask a new question, text must be entered into the Search for a question box.
Ask a Question on the Course Dashboard
The other way to access the Q&A is to do so while you’re on the course dashboard. On the course dashboard, you can see Q&A as the third tab on the page. If you click on it you will see the questions board.
The Q&A here works the same way as it does in the lecture player. You can search for a certain question or words by entering it in the search for question box.
With the dashboard view, you can also sort by relevancy and sort by popularity filters.
Follow a Question and its Responses
By using the Q&A on the course dashboard, you can also prioritize questions and responses you wish to monitor, by using the Follow Responses option. When a user or instructor posts a response, we’ll send you a notification.
To stop following a question and the thread of responses, click on Following Responses.
Mark an Answer as Helpful or Read the Top Answer
If you find an answer or comment informative and useful, you can indicate this to other users, by clicking on Mark as helpful. The original poster of the question and the instructor can also mark answers as the top answer by clicking Mark as top answer. Only one answer can be marked as "top answer".
Edit or Delete a Question or Comment
If you need to edit your question or comment in the Q&A, or wish to delete it, click on the three dots that appear at the top right hand of your post.
Either the user who posted the question, or the course instructor, can delete the post.