Online learning has evolved to the point where we are seeing large numbers of online training websites appearing all over the Internet. E-learning is becoming increasingly common where students at all levels of education are experiencing it these days. Whether you are a graduate school, university, high school, or grammar school student, if you are wanting to learn something for either an academic or non-academic purpose, it is very easy to obtain access to quality educational resources now.
Distance learning has expanded the e-learning concept to incorporate other related terms such as Learning Management System (LMS), Personal Learning Environment (PLE), and mLearning, which demonstrates that e-learning combines technology along with the effort to provide students with an improved learning experience.
Although it seems like we are connected to the entire world via the Internet, sometimes we are offline as well. And that shouldn't stop us from being able to learn something by whatever means that are available. In this article, I will be discussing the offline feature offered by Udemy that allows you to watch all of your favorite courses without having to use an Internet connection.
Currently, there are 4 ways to access Udemy courses:
All of the methods discussed above require you to have an Internet connection to watch your online courses. However, there are also methods that will allow you to watch your Udemy courses offline as well by downloading the lectures and then storing them on your mobile device.
Your Internet connection needs to be working in order to download your video lectures.
Click on the 'My Courses' tab. Your courses will be displayed. In this tab, there are 4 sections that are available:
Click on the 'All Courses' section. This is where all of your active courses are available. You can download them from here and watch them offline. However, if you click inside of the 'Archive' section, you can also download video lectures from there.
Once you click on your preferred course and gain access to your course dashboard, you will see a download symbol directly inside of the course. You can either download the entire course, a specific section of the course, or download just individual videos that you want to watch.
Since you will be watching the video offline later, you might want to get the best quality video possible. You can do this by clicking on the 'Lecture Options,' choosing 'Video Quality' and then selecting the video quality you want. Note that if there is a 'closed caption' feature on the video, it will work even when you are in offline mode but you will need to ensure that the 'Closed Captioning' feature is enabled prior to downloading the content.
Once the downloading process is complete, your video lecture will stored inside of the 'Offline Ready' section. You will be able to enjoy your favorite lecture videos directly in there.
After you are finished with it and want to delete the downloaded video off of your device. Go to the 'Account' tab, and then click on 'Downloaded Content,' and then click 'Remove' to delete whatever video content you want to.
That's it. You can now watch Udemy courses offline. As I stated above, currently, only video content is available for offline viewing. The offline feature is still lacking many features because other features don't work without an Internet connection. However being able to learn some of the material offline is better than nothing at all. I have found it very handy when I have needed to use it.