The Udemy Interface

Tim Buchalka
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Android App Development Masterclass using Kotlin

Learn Kotlin Android App Development And Become an Android Developer. Incl. Kotlin Tutorial and Android Tutorial Videos

61:50:31 of on-demand video • Updated January 2021

  • Learn the core Android app development and Kotlin skills to build real Android apps.
  • Learn how to target current and older versions of Android when writing your apps.
  • Understand how to create Android apps using Kotlin.
  • Be able to apply for Android app development roles.
English So I just want to spend a few minutes going through some of the information and the way that the udemy course layout works just so you can really get the most out of this course. Now if you've already used udemy a lot and you're familiar with the udemy interface then feel free to warn on to the end of this video they'll click on the progress bar on the bottom of the screen and if you let the last couple of seconds play than the video gets marked as completed but if you're not really familiar with the udemy interface then this video might be useful for you, so first I want to talk about searching for lectures, there with the new layout of the udemy course dashboard searching for specific course lectures is so much easier. Now in the main course dashboard as you can see in the screen there, are the course content tab you can find the lecture search box as you can see on the screen now just type in the specific lecture words you're looking for and udemy will display all lectures that have those words in the title and you can also search for questions and answers by going to the Q&A tab, you'll find the question search box below so type in a question and udemy will find questions and answers that are similar to what you're asking about just basically clicked on there any of those that pop up to reveal answers that relate to your question, often you'll find answers to your question by doing that. Now if you can't find answers to your question you can create one by clicking on the add a new question button then typing in your question then with the questions editor, you can enter a title for your question and put the content in the main box, when you're done click on post question, to well to post the question. Now when your questions been solved by either myself, Jean-Paul or even one of the other students in this course it's a good idea to mark for question as solved and you do that by editing the question then adding the phrase solved in square brackets. Now the reason for that is that it makes it easier for others to find answers to questions similar to yours when the list of questions and answers pops up they'll see solved in square brackets and they can choose the solve ones to look at first and that can save time because they'll have an indication that those questions have a solution and it also helps if you summarize your question in the title, titles like help or error don't really give any indication of what the question relates to so in many cases other students won't bother reading them. Now you may not think that's very important but it is really a good habit to get into, as you develop in your career as a programmer, you'll almost certainly raise issues on the Google issues tracker or Microsoft's bug reporting system or whatever technology it is that you found a problem with. Now developing the habit of providing good titles for issues and describing the problem with as much detail as possible to reproduce it will pay dividends when you need to get help from or whoever supporting the environment that you're working in you can also edit a post to provide more information perhaps or correct typing errors by clicking on the three vertical dots in the top right-hand side and then choosing in it now after clicking on edit you'll be able to edit the title and contents of your question and if the question solved adds solved again to the title as mentioned in square brackets. Now every lecture has its own source code in this course as well as other resources that are appropriate to that lecture, links etc that have been discussed in that video, so if you want to grab the source code for any lecture you can do so by clicking on the resources section of the video and you can see the resources box in the left hand corner, it's highlighted in blue to tell you that there are resources there for you to look at and download as appropriate. So when clicking on the 3 bar menu icon above the resources available link, the player will open up on a menu on the left hand side and show you the resource links for that lecture. Now the second place you can look for source code for all projects in this course is in the source code for all apps lecture right at the bottom of the course in the extras section. Now with the source code for all apps lecture, you'll find links to download the source code for each lecture in the course. Well that's the next course announcements you'll find course announcements in the announcements tab, so checking this section out will keep you updated on new content being added to the course and anything that we find interesting that we send out to let you know the latest developments in all things Android and if you want to share your opinion about the course and your experience of it you can leave a review by clicking on the rate this course button on the dashboard. Now I know that Udemy automatically ask you for a reviews anyway, but if that's something you want to do then that's how to do it. Now you can decide how many stars you're going to give the course as well as typing in a review when you don't, just click some you can also go back and change a review using a similar process clicking on the same link in future, some students feel that they get asked to leave a review too early in the course, the udemy system does that automatically but you can always use the ask me later button if you're not yet ready to leave your review. Now the video player used by udemy has many great features if you want to change the video quality hover your mouse over the gear icon on the right hand side, then click the quality that you want the video to be played at, the higher the number the better. Now all the videos in this course are created in 1080p, which is the highest possible quality and that's probably the best experience if you can play that resolution on your computer, Now keep in mind that the way udemy use their video player that you may not be offered that 1080p mode if your internet connection that isn't fast enough, it's something that's outside of the control of an instructor but if you computers fast enough you should get the option for 1080p. Now if you want to change the speed of the video while it's playing, you can do that by hovering over the One X or icon and choosing from the various video speeds and that can be useful if you want to hear me speak faster or slower to aid your understanding. In most videos, we'll have captions for you to enable them just hover your mouse over the captions icon and click on the available language that you want to display with the video at the moment they're only available in English, but it can be quite useful to watch the videos with the captions enabled to get the most out of them. Alright so that's the end of the video Let's move on now after having a look at what Android is and some of the user interface things that we'll be learning how to control in this course. So see you in the next video.