How can we create educational courses on Unacademy?
You just need to download Unacademy Educator App and start teaching. Link for Android devices (Phone/Tablets): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.unacademy&hl=en
Is the Unacademy Educator App available for iOS or Windows?
The iOS version of the Educator App is available on the App Store. The link for iOS devices: https://unacademy.slack.com/files/U46A72GBW/F7EAGV2RY/.png
The app is not available for Windows devices.
Can we create the lessons using our laptop/desktop/PCs?
The Unacademy Educator App is not available for these devices. It is available only for Android phone/tablet and iOS devices (iPhone/iPad).
Can we record the videos using screencasting, video camera, pen tablet, mobile camera or other means and use that for uploading?
No, that will not be possible. The only way you can create educational courses on Unacademy platform is through Unacademy Educator App. There is no other way.
What are the reasons for which an educator will make courses on Unacademy?
The majority of the Unacademy Educators make courses to share their knowledge with lakhs of Unacademy Learners, and in the process, they touch, impact, improve and enlighten the lives of many Learners. We also have incentives for Unacademy Educators, as a token of our appreciation for their amazing work.
Will the educator be paid to make these courses?
No, We do not pay our educators for the courses. However, we have incentive structure for our educators based on the total views which they achieve on the platform, which enables them to cross the views milestones. To know more about incentives, please read the article below
What is the process to become an Unacademy Educator?
You will need to install our Unacademy Educator App https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.unacademy&hl=en
The app is self-explanatory. Please make a demo lesson where you are explaining any concept or topic. Our review team will go through your lesson and will either approve the demo or will ask you to remake the demo, with suggestions for improvement. Once your demo 1 is approved, our educator relationship manager team will guide you through the rest of the process.
How can I maximize my chance to get approved as an Unacademy Educator?
Once you install the make, take 2-3 pics of the content of your topic. Revise it once before recording the lesson. Try to explain the concept rather than just reading out the content.
It also helps if you are an expert in that domain. Please mention at the start of the lesson if you have a prior teaching experience or have prepared/cracked the exam, are a working professional in that domain etc.
What are the qualities of some great educators?
- Domain Expert - They do thorough research on the topic and make sure all the relevant information is included in the lesson and that it is factually and conceptually correct.
- Passionate: They really want to spread their knowledge and are very passionate about teaching. They exude confidence and enthusiasm which is really infectious and our learners love listening to their lessons
- Voice Modulation: They are not monotonous. They vary their voice a lot, so that the learners stay engaged.
- Use of examples, stories, anecdotes: They take a lot of real life examples and stories to enrich the content of their lessons.
- Use of unique teaching methodologies: They use creative diagrams, graphs, charts, mnemonics etc. to ensure that the learners remember the facts and concepts.
Can you give us the link of some great educators on Unacademy?
- Abhishek Srivastava - https://unacademy.com/user/abhishek6077
- Aniruddh Kanisetti - https://unacademy.com/user/AnirudhKanisetti/courses
- Deepanshu Singh - https://unacademy.com/user/deepanshu.n.singh/courses
- Dhiraj Singh Chauhan - https://unacademy.com/user/dhirajarya1
- Reema Behl - https://unacademy.com/user/ReemaBehl/courses
What are the topics on which an Educator can create courses?
You can create a course on any educational topic. We have many existing topic lists and you can choose to create courses on any of those categories. However, if you do not find the topic of your interest, you can still go ahead and create a few courses and we will add that topic to the platform.
What is the meaning of an Unacademy Lesson?
A lesson is an educational video created only using our Unacademy Educator App. The usual duration is between 8-15 minutes.
What is the maximum duration of an Unacademy Lesson?
It is 15 minutes. One lesson cannot be more than 15 minutes. However, if the topic is really big, you can explain the topics in parts i.e. Part 1, Part 2 and so on.
What is the meaning of an Unacademy Course?
A Course is a collection of lessons which has a definite title, objective and target audience. It can have anywhere between 5-100 lessons, depending upon the topic of the course. Usually, the number of lessons are limited to 30 per course.
How much time does it take to create one lesson?
Usually, it takes 45-90 minutes to create 1 lesson (including content preparation and recording). It can be as short as 20 minutes (if the content is ready and you are the subject matter expert) to as long as 2 hours.
How much time does it take to create one course?
It depends on the number of the lessons that a particular course contain. One course can be as small as 5 lessons to as big as 40 lessons or even more. So, a course of 10 lessons will take around 10 hours of time to be recorded. You can either do it on a particular day (holiday, weekend) or spread it over several days if you are working or have other engagements.
What content can I use to create these courses?
You can click pictures of your hand-written notes, whiteboard notes, a PPT, PDF or any content which is free from copyright i.e. available to be freely used and the content is in public domain.
Can I use various images from internet and textbooks?
You cannot use images from the textbook as they will create copyright issues. In the case of the internet, majority of the images will have copyright issues. However, there are a few websites like pixabay.com etc. which provided royalty free images. You can use such images.
When will my course be published/made live?
As soon as your course is complete, you can message on the Unacademy app and after quality checks, our team will make the course live and then you can share the link on various social media platform for maximum reach.
If your course has 20 or more lessons, we can make live when more than half the lessons are recorded. For example, if you are recording a course with 30 lessons, we can make it live once it has 16 or more lessons.
Exception: Daily/Recurring courses like Daily Newspaper Summary, Daily MCQs based on current affairs etc. are made live on Day 1 with at least 2 lessons.
We have seen many educators who go live on Unacademy's YouTube channel? How does that work?
We allow our great educators to go live on Unacademy's YouTube channel to interact with our subscribers. We only allow our great educators to go live. These educators consistently create amazing courses for Unacademy Learners and thus, are really popular. You can also become one of them.