• May, 2017: Helping Employees Manage Difficult Conversations, 62 New Courses, and a New Interface Update

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    Spring has sprung and with it comes exciting updates! This month, we're highlighting new features based on your feedback. We'd love to hear your suggestions, so keep them coming! Read on for:

    • Updates to our User Management dashboard
    • A simplified way to submit course requests 
    • How to effectively handle difficult conversations 
    • 62 new, high-quality courses added to the content collection

    Questions? Don't hesitate to let us know. Email us at success@udemy.com

    Keep on Learning,
    Customer Success at Udemy for Business

    Updates to our User Management Dashboard

    This week, we're bringing an exciting design update to our User Management dashboard to help you more easily manage users within your account and drive learning forward. To see the new interface, log into your Udemy for Business account > Click "Manage" > "Manage Users."

    What's new? You can now search by role!

    What's updated? Import users from CSV in a new menu under "Invite new users." "All users" and "Pending invitations" groups will be listed on the left hand side

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    A Simplified Way to Submit Course Requests

    Along with industry trends and data from the Udemy marketplace, one of the most important factors we use to prioritize new content topics is your feedback. That's why we've launched a new, simpler way to submit course requests for your team to share what content they'd like to see. Take a look at our new Course Request Form here.

    Submit a course request form to:

    • Suggest a specific course: Did you discover a great new course on udemy.com that isn't available in your business account? Submit a request.

    • Suggest a general topic: If you don't have a specific course in mind, you can still submit a request if you'd like to see us add new content in a topic area (e.g. Managing Difficult Conversations, or Splunk).

    Our Content Team will review all requests and respond within 1-2 weeks. Submissions will be based on a number of criteria, including course ratings, user engagement, and demand. If your course is approved, it will be added into our collection.

    New and Noteworthy Courses

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    Docker Mastery: The Complete Toolset From a Docker Captain by Bret Fisher

    Be ready for the Dockerized future, where nearly all software is developed and deployed in containers. Taught by a Docker Captain and consultant, this course is designed for software developers, sysadmins, IT pros, and operators. As an added bonus, 3% of my the course proceeds will be donated to supporting open source initiatives.

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    Team workflows in JIRA by Dan LeFebvre

    This course is designed for JIRA administrators to gain tips, tricks and techniques to work better in JIRA. The course uses a project-based approach to build workflows that optimize for dev team collaboration with QA teams, while exploring many of JIRA's features, including agile boards, filters, permissions, workflows, schemes, and many more.

    Join us at the ATD International Conference & Expo May 21-24

    Will you be at the ATD International Conference & Expo in Atlanta, GA May 21-24? Reply back to this email to let us know! We'll be at Booth #716.

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    The ATD International Conference & Expo is one of the largest events for talent development professionals in the world. Conference sessions will cover the latest trends, best practices and solutions for designing, delivering, implementing and measuring learning programs. Hope to see you there!

    How to Effectively Handle Difficult Conversations

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    Are your employees equipped to manage difficult conversations?

    In our latest blog post, Udemy instructor and psychologist Kellie Edwards shares tips on how employees can master the important skill of being able to manage difficult conversations. 

    Read more here.

    Be sure to subscribe to our blog to stay up-to-date on the latest learning insights and best practices!

    62 New Courses Added

    We will remove courses that are outdated or do not meet our quality standards on the last day of each month. 

    You can find the courses that are scheduled for removal on our list of “Last Chance” courses.

    You can view newly added courses, however, by clicking here.

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  • April, 2017: 37 New Courses to Learn From, Managing Unconscious Fear, and a New Support Center

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    We’re always working to improve the level of support we provide to you and your team. That’s why we’re launching a new support center that will help you better manage your company's Udemy for Business experience. Read on to learn more about:

    • The new Udemy for Business Support Center
    • How to address unconscious bias at work
    • Is your organization prepared to manage unconscious fear?
    • 37 new, high-quality courses added to the content collection

    Questions? Don't hesitate to let us know. Email us at success@udemy.com.

    Keep on Learning,
    Customer Success at Udemy for Business

    The New Udemy for Business Support Center

    Based on your feedback, we’re excited to announce the new and improved Udemy for Business Support Center that allows us to provide a better customer experience. We’re delighted to bring you the following:

    • A fully redesigned help-center powered by Zendesk with up-to-date articles to help you whenever you have a question on best practices or how-tos
    • Easy-to-use forms so you and your teammates can ask for help, request new content or product features and track progress on your requests
    • A global Customer Support team dedicated to helping you drive learning engagement

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    Click here to learn how this support center will improve your experience with Udemy for Business!

    Addressing Unconscious Bias at Work

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    Today well-known tech companies still only include less than 5% of African-American or Hispanic employees in their workforce. And women still hold a mere 14% of top CEO jobs. We have to get better.

    We hosted a People Innovators event in San Francisco to discuss Addressing Unconscious Bias through Learning. Our panel of HR and Diversity & Inclusion Leaders included key people from Pinterest, Entelo, Visa, and Revinate. Together they shared some of the ways they are reforming organizational processes to eliminate bias and ultimately create more diverse and inclusive workplaces.

    New and Noteworthy Courses

    Download the full list of Udemy courses right from your company learning portal. Go to Manage > Manage Courses and click on the "Export Course List" button at the top right of your screen.

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    Pass the ITIL Foundations Exam by Joseph Phillips

    This exam-focused course covers everything you must know to pass the ITIL Foundations exam. We’ve heard lots of demand for higher-quality content in this space, and we’re excited to share this new course by ITIL-certified professional Joseph Phillips, who has written books on Microsoft technologies, CompTIA certifications, and project management.

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    Think Like a Leader with Brian Tracy

    Whether you have been recently promoted to a leadership role, have your eye on a manager position, or are looking for the next step in your career, you likely will find yourself asking, “What can I do to lead my team to success?” In this course, thought leader Brian Tracy shows you how you can harness the power of the 8 core pillars of effective leadership to become a powerful motivator and achieve leadership success.

    What's Unconscious Fear and Are You Equipped to Manage It?

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    Is your organization equipped to manage unconscious fear?

    How do you foster employees who embrace change instead of resist it?

    Laura Goodrich, a leader in global workforce innovation and Udemy for Business instructor, shares how to ensure your individual employees, leaders, and organizations are poised to embrace innovation and manage change.

    Read more here.

    Be sure to subscribe to our blog to stay up-to-date on the latest learning insights and best practices!

    37 New Courses Added

    We will remove courses that are outdated or do not meet our quality standards on the last day of each month. 

    You can find the courses that are scheduled for removal on our list of “Last Chance” courses.

    You can view newly added courses, however, by clicking here.

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  • March, 2017: Introducing a Better Course Selection Experience, Bulk Import, and 78 New Courses!

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    This month, we’re excited to showcase some exciting new features and courses, prioritized directly from your feedback. Please keep the ideas coming -- we love hearing your suggestions on what will help your learners engage further. In this month’s updates:

      • A newly redesigned Course Selection Experience
      • A new CSV Import tool to help you bulk import and bulk manage new users
      • 78 new courses that your teams can start learning from today
      • Our newest playbook on how to think like a marketer to ignite learning engagement
      • More information on our upcoming new Support Center!

    Questions? Don't hesitate to let us know. Email us at success@udemy.com

    Keep on Learning,
    Customer Success at Udemy for Business

    Introducing a Better Course Selection Experience

     In order to create the best course selection experience, we recently redesigned our course landing pages (CLP) for learners. The CLP is a key page to help people determine whether a course is the right fit. Today, we’re excited to announce that our updated design is now live on all course selection pages. This fresh, new look makes the functionality and design of our course selection experience easier and better.

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    What changed? The new upgrades include:

    • Highlighted course goals and a streamlined curriculum design to help quickly understand whether the topics you’re looking for are included in a course

    • We know you care about who you’re learning from and why they’re qualified, so we’re highlighting instructor profiles more prominently

    • An updated algorithm to show more relevant course reviews and ensure people have the best information to select the course that's right for them

    Check out the new design today by logging into your Udemy for Business account!

     Introducing the Ability to Bulk Import Users

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    It’s important for us to make it as easy as possible for you to manage your Udemy for Business account. We want to help you save time when managing your learners. That’s why we’re excited to announce the new CSV Import tool. The CSV Import allows you to add and edit multiple users at once, in bulk, in minutes.

    • Bulk import new users to your account
    • Bulk add users to existing group(s)
    • Bulk update the group(s) that users belong to
    • Bulk change user roles (i.e. change a user from "admin" to "user")

    To access this new feature, log into your Udemy for Business account, navigate to Manage > Manage Users at the top right of the screen and then Click CSV Import. For more information, please review this article.

    New and Noteworthy Courses

    Download the full list of Udemy courses right from your company learning portal. Go to Manage > Manage Courses and click on the "Export Course List" button at the top right of your screen.

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    Seven Tips for New Leaders - Avoiding Common Mistakes by Skill Boosters

    This course focuses on helping new leaders get off on the right foot with their team by taking the time to get to understand the context, the history, the team and the people in it. Avoid common mistakes, and focus instead on getting the best from your team.

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    Clear and Simple VMware NSX 6.2 and vSphere Virtual Networks by Rick Crisci

    VMware NSX is the most disruptive network technology in recent memory. Demand for employees who understand NSX will continue to grow as the product reaches maturity. This course is designed to help for system administrators and network engineers understand all of the concepts behind NSX.

    Coming Up: A New UFB Support Center

    In our efforts to improve the level of support we provide, we're updating the Udemy for Business Help Center to make it easier for you and your learners to get answers more quickly.

    The new help center will provide:

    • Fresh, new support content showing you how to use Udemy for Business
    • New forms to request new features and new content
    • New support channels to get your tech issues resolved more quickly

    We'll send more information as soon as the new help center launches. Stay tuned!

    Think Like a Marketer to Ignite Employee Engagement

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    Get our newest playbook here and learn how to use marketing to drive learning engagement.

    Marketing tactics aren’t only for those with a marketing title. With a clear marketing strategy, L&D and HR can launch better learning programs and drive higher learning adoption.

    Based our experience marketing online learning to 15+ million loyal learning fans, we’ve put together a marketing playbook with other thought-provoking learning leaders to help you apply key marketing tactics to build a culture of learning.

    Be sure to subscribe to our blog to stay up-to-date on the latest learning insights and best practices!

    78 New Courses Added

    We will remove courses that are outdated or do not meet our quality standards on the last day of each month. 

    You can find the courses that are scheduled for removal on our list of “Last Chance” courses.

    You can view newly added courses, however, by clicking here.

     

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  • February, 2017: Get Motivated to Learn in 2017 With 72 New Courses on Udemy!

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    We hope that you are having a great Valentine’s week! We wanted to show some L and D love and tell you about the new courses we’ve added to the content collection, plus highlight some great ways to drive learning at your company. Read on for:

    Questions? Don't hesitate to let us know. Email us at success@udemy.com

    Now Trending: Learning On-the-Go

    Did you know that more and more people are learning on-the-go? Our recent 2017 Learning Index Report found that people are using their morning commute hours (6AM-9AM) to upskill.

    Every course on Udemy for Business is available on-demand. Download courses ahead of time and never stop learning if you're offline or have limited access to wifi.

    Whether you use an Android or iPhone, we've got the mobile app for you! Download the mobile app today:

    How L&D Can Market Like a Pro by Seth Godin

    Seth Godin is a guest blogger and instructor on Udemy for Business. He is the author of 18 books that have been bestsellers around the world and was recently inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame. In this blog post, Seth gives simple and proven marketing tactics that L&D can use to promote learning content that delivers game-changing results.

    Subscribe to our blog today to get great content delivered to your inbox. 

    New and Noteworthy Courses

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    Web Development w/ Google’s Go Programming Language by Todd McLeod

    Go is one of the most powerful, performant, and scalable programming languages today for creating web applications, web API’s, microservices, and other distributed services. Gain a solid foundation in web development with this intermediate course. If you’re brand new to golang, we recommend starting with Todd’s beginner course, Learn How To Code: Google's Go (golang) Programming Language.

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    UX Strategy Fundamentals by Joe Natoli

    Learn how to make good UX decisions at every step of the design and development process, and see how those choices impact product quality and scope with this new course. Whether you’re a designer, developer or UXer, you’ll leave this course with a practical understanding of what makes great products great. If you’re interested in diving into more depth, check out Joe’s course UX & Web Design Master Course: Strategy, Design, Development.

    72 New Courses Added

    We will remove courses that do not meet our quality standards on the last day of each month.
     
    You can find the courses that are scheduled for removal this month and in future months on our list of “Last Chance” courses.
     
    For a list of our new courses, please click here.
     
     
     
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  • January, 2017: 5 Predictions for Learning in 2017 and 78 Fresh Courses For You!

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    Hi There,

    Happy New Year! We’re kicking off 2017 with brand new content to help your employees meet whatever learning goals they've got in the new year. In this update you'll find:

    • An introduction to some of our favorite Udemy for Business instructors
    • Our predictions for workplace learning in 2017
    • The 78 new courses that were added to your learning portal
    • Questions? Don't hesitate to let us know. Email us at success@udemy.com.

    Keep on Learning,
    Customer Success at Udemy for Business

    5 Workplace Learning Trends and Predictions for 2017

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    To help L&D professionals shape a next-generation learning environment, we took a deep dive into the modern learner to distill key the 5 key workplace learning trends and what to expect in 2017. Take a look at the full report here and explore:

    • Why mobile video on-the-go is the new normal
    • What time of day learning is most likely to occur
    • How millennials are addicted to learning and reshaping L&D
    • Why organizations will shift from a push to pull learning strategy
    • How the business world will begin to get serious about VR
    • ..and much more!

    Meet Our Top Instructors

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    Rob is the author of 22 development courses on Udemy and has taught over 300,000 students worldwide, covering 215 countries.

    Udemy for Business offers a one-of-a-kind approach to expert content acquisition and delivery. We utilize the content power of the Udemy marketplace--where 14 million students are taking 40,000 courses from expert instructors around the world--to help your employees acquire the latest skills.

    The key strength to our model is our expert instructor community. Our instructors are subject matter experts and thought leaders that provide a diverse set of engaging learning experiences. Take a few minutes to meet some of our best instructors on Udemy for Business in this short PDF: Meet Our Instructors.

    New and Noteworthy Courses

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    Seth Godin's Value Creation Master Class by Seth Godin

    Learn how to ask the right questions, brainstorm innovative ideas, and design projects that succeed with this newly added course from bestselling author and thought leader, Seth Godin. With this master class he challenges you to define the value you’re creating with your next project, offering or business, with a 35-page workbook to help you get there.

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    Angular 2 + Rails 5 Bootcamp by Jordan Hudgens 

    Learn to build professional applications that combine the Angular 2 application framework with Rails 5 as a backend. In this 9 hour course, you’ll learn to build three dynamic Angular applications that embrace features such as real time updates, along with the power and flexibility provided by the Rails framework.

    78 New Courses Added

    We will remove courses that do not meet our quality standards on the last day of each month. 

    You can find the courses that are scheduled for removal this month and in future months on our list of “Last Chance” courses.

    You can view newly added courses, however, by clicking here.

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