In the past 2 years, Covid-19 have changed the lifestyle of many of us. Nowadays, we are more accustomed to spending time at home and make use of the online platform for working or studying. When you tend to do some e-learning to improve your skills, it’s likely that you look for courses on Udemy, the huge and popular online learning platform.
Learning online is good and convenient, but sometimes, it’s also annoying when you suffer from the unstable Internet. Or you might also want to save the courses locally for playback. Therefore, you may need to download the lectures from Udemy, and questions come: How to download the Udemy courses? Can I download them on my PC? This passage will clearly answer them and give you tutorials in detail.
First of all, does Udemy allow us to download courses? In fact, the Udemy videos cannot be downloaded on PC unless the instructor or lecturer of that video grants you permission to do so. It is due to the copyright issue that Udemy does not allow this to happen.
However, Udemy has made it clear that you can always download the lecture video on your mobile device like your smartphone or tablet. The reason why Udemy allows this is that the video download on PC can be easily moved and spread via the internet while it will be difficult to do so on your mobile device and the downloaded videos are also usually encrypted.
So you can feel free to download videos on your iPhone or iPad or you can make a request to your instructor to give you permission to download the lecture video on your PC. Please remember practice activities like quizzes and practice tests, etc. cannot be downloaded and can only be completed online.
Now you should know when and where you are allowed to download videos. Let's see how to download now.
Download Udemy Courses on PC
If you have been granted permission to download the video, you can click the gear icon on the right bottom of the video.
On the pop-up option list, you can see the resolution of currently playing video and just click the Download option, which will download the lecture of the same resolution of the video in play. In other words, you can switch to other resolutions before downloading if you are not satisfied with the current resolution as the downloaded one.
If the icon of Download is greyed out, it means that the instructor has not given you the download permission, or the video is just not allowed to be downloaded. Luckily, there’s still another two ways that you can try: record Udemy videos for offline viewing or use a video downloader to download Udemy courses .
Download Udemy Courses on Android/iPhone
As mentioned above, it is always acceptable to download the lecture video on your mobile devices. Here are the steps:
Step 1. Open the Udemy app and enter the lecture you want to download.
Step 2. After entering the interface, there are then many ways to download lectures of different number episodes:
For downloading just one lecture, just tap the download icon beside the lecture title on the bottom lecture list. Or play the lecture episode and tap the ellipses at the upper-right corner and choose Save for Offline.
For downloading one chapter of lectures or the whole lectures, please tap the download icon behind the chapter title or course title respectively.
If you really want to download the lecture video but you do not have the permission, instead of downloading the course, an alternative way is to record the lecture on your PC.
Among multiple screen recorders in the market, FonePaw Screen Recorder is the best recommendation. It’s a desktop screen capturing tool which enables you to record videos in high quality. With an intuitive interface, it’s very easy to use, and it can customize the recording area, set up the recording length for automatic ending, and lock the recording window without distraction. All the practical features make it simple and suitable for Udemy course recording.
Here’s how to use it to record the Udemy videos:
Step 1: Download FonePaw Screen Recorder
Click the button below to install the Udemy recorder on your PC.
Step 2: Open the Udemy course you are going to record
Open the page of the lecture video on Udemy and pause it before playing. You can open it in whatever browser you prefer.
Step 3: Choose Video Recorder and do the basic settings
Open FonePaw Screen Recorder and choose Video Recorder on the home bar, you will see this interface. You can make some basic settings here, for example, toggle off the webcam and microphone, adjust the system sound volume, etc.
Step 4: Set up Lock and record screen function and start recording
If you want to let the program keep recording the Udemy video without distracted by you using the computer to do other things at the same time, you can use the Lock and record screen function. Right-click “Advanced Recorder” behind the REC icon, and you will find this at the drop-down menu.
Now you can select the window where the Udemy video is, and then set up the recording area.
After the setting, the program will record only the window of the Udemy course. Even if it’s covered by other programs, they will not be recorded. But it’s noted that the lock recording will automatically end when you minimize the window or exit the program.
Now you can go click the Record button to start recording. Then, go to the window of the lecture video and press the resume button.
Step 5: Set the recording length to end capturing automatically
If the course lasts for a long time and you want the recording to end itself. You can set it up by clicking the clock icon to set the duration to the estimated length of the lecture video.
Step 6: Get the recorded Udemy courses
When the recording ends, you can preview or clip it before saving. You can also easily find the video in recording history. Now just dive into learning!
- If you do not know where the downloaded video is, you can also open the preferences in FonePaw Screen Recorder and go to the Output tab. Under this tab, you can not only set the path for saving the recorded video but also adjust its format(common format: MP4/MOV/M4V), quality(low, medium, high), and frame rates.
When it’s not permitted to download the Udemy course directly on your PC, a third-party downloader might also be of help.
Using Inovideo Downloader is also a good option. It’s a simple but useful online video downloading program that supports videos from multiple popular online video platforms. Here’s the tutorial of using this software:
Step 1. Get Invideo Downloader and install it on your desktop.
Step 2. Open the Udemy video that you want to record, and copy the URL of the course.
Step 3. Paste the URL to the Udemy video download, and then hit the “Analyze” button.
Step 4. After analyzing the URL, there will be a pop-up window where you can select an output format to download the course, and you will see the video size the quality. Choose the one you need, and select “Download” to get the video.
Now you can get the Udemy course successfully. For more details, you can also check 4 Best Solutions to Download Udemy Videos/Courses.
That’s all of how to download Udemy courses locally on your PC or Mobile devices. For offline viewing Udemy videos on your Android or iPhone, you can simply download it at the Udemy app. As for saving the course on your PC, you may have to get the permission from the lecturer.
Without permission, you can still try FonePaw Screen Recorder or Inovideo Downloader. Help yourself to choose the method your need.