OPTIONAL: How to use Udemy, download files, etc...

Symon He
A free video tutorial from Symon He
Author | Investor | Entrepreneur | Stanford MBA
4.5 instructor rating • 12 courses • 230,291 students

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Overview of some useful Udemy features like speeding up lectures, bookmarking, downloading files, and how to to ask questions to the Q&A forum.

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Fundamentals of Analyzing Real Estate Investments

Learn professional investment analysis techniques for real estate investing in residential and commercial properties

18:34:48 of on-demand video • Updated December 2020

  • Confidently Evaluate the Return Potential of Any Real Estate Investment Opportunity
  • Know a "Good" Investment from a "Bad" Investment
  • Use Professional Grade Investment Models to Evaluate Your Deals
  • Evaluate Rental Income Properties
  • Evaluate Fix & Flips
  • Evaluate Commercial Properties
  • Evaluate Airbnb Properties
  • Use Smart Investment Deal Structures With Business Partners
  • Understand and Use Professional Real Estate Investment Strategies & Techniques
English [Auto] OK. Don't skip this lecture you to me just recently went through a complete interface overhaul. There's a lot of changes to the way it looks. There's some new features. If you don't know how to do some of these things watch the lecture go to the part of the lecture which shows you how to do these things. Otherwise just at least watch the first part so you know what's in this lecture. And if you have a question about it later you know to come back to this lecture. OK so know where to find your courses when you log into Udemy how to go to the course home page how to download the files such as the models that are in the course associated with the different lectures where to find them how to use the Q and A eight to ask questions or to find answers to questions that have already been asked by other students. What are the announcements for the courses and how do you find them. What's in them. How do you use the bookmarking feature and why you should use them. And some tips around the Udemy video player. There are some keyboard shortcuts video resolution options and defaults that happen especially when it's blurry. What do you do. Close captions transcripts volume control. So if the volume is not loud enough it has to do with the video players volume defaults. Okay I'm going to show you how to fix it. Some playback speed options how you can slow down or speed up the playback of the lectures. And finally how do you get a certificate of completion from taking a course on udemy. What does it take to actually get that certificate. All right. So next step I'm going to show you all of those things. But if you want to skip the rest of it until you have an issue with it and you know to come back to this lecture. All right first step is going to you to meet outcome and make sure you're logged in. If you're logged in you're going to see this photo of yourself. Your profile photo on the right. If you're not logged in make sure you're logged in first. Because once you're logged in then you're gonna be able to see my courses. So I want you to go click on my courses and it's going to show you all of the courses that you're currently enrolled in. And by default it's going to sorted by your most recently access courses. So the course that you've signed up for and actually logged in or started a lecture on the course that you took most recently. But you can also sort of by most recently enrolled or in alphabetical order or by completion percentage from lowest to completed or from completed to non completed. OK so you have your options here. You can also sort of by the category of courses that you're enrolled in or whether you started the course or not. And you can also search by instructor so if you scroll down the instructor list you're going to be able to see Simon heat. Now that's not going to show up because I'm in my own account so I'm not going. My courses don't show up for myself but you'll be able to see all the instructors that you're enrolled in and you can also search the courses by name here. OK so let's say you find my real estate course and you hover over it like this and you click on it it's going to take you to a page like this. So any course on you to me now this is completely new redesign interface that they just released in late March of 2019. Okay so if you haven't logged back then recently it's very different and that's why I don't skip this lecture. Okay so when you're in a new course page it's going to show you the title and it's going to have the video player here for the current lecture that you're in is gonna show which lecture that you're in if you haven't started the course you're going to be starting on a lecture one. All right. One of the most frequently asked questions is Hey Simon where do I download the files that you're using. Okay. So pay attention here when you're here right now with the player you see the lectures on the right here as you scroll through the lectures. If you see a lecture that has this folder sign you see that some of them have this it means there's files associated with that lecture and you click on that. I'll show you what files are available for download. With respect to the lecture and if you select that file it will automatically download to your download folder. You see that so that's where you can download all the files. And if you scroll through the rest of the course as you go through it you'll be able to see all the lectures that have those files associated with those specific lectures and you can just click on it. Look at the file click on that file and then download it to your download folder. Now before we get into what's on this player and all of the good stuff here that you should be aware of so you can have the best learning experience. I want to go over a few of the things at the bottom here. OK so first thing that's available is the overview. This is if you're just curious about the course what you enrolled for what you know what the description of the course was when you purchased it. You can reference it here. Now the Q and A's this is where the questions and answers for the course are gonna be located. And now Udemy has done a better job of associating them specifically to the lectures where people are asking them. So this first lecture there there's no questions because it's just talking about hey if your video is blurry. This is what you should do. But for some other lectures there will be more. Q Any questions here. And if you don't see it you can just type in a topic. So for example one of the topics that I cover in this course is called the discount rate and if you type it in it's now going to show up over 34 others 34 questions related to the discount rate or where the discount rate is mentioned and you'll be able to see it. So here people usually will type the question here and then they have some description that's more details about what their question is and I'll try to answer it. So see if the question that you're trying to ask or you're thinking of it has already been asked. Okay if it's already been asked then there's gonna be an answer because I answer every question that gets asked in this course. Now if it's not there then what you can do is you can hit the Ask a new question and it's going to pull up this form here where you can enter the question. So here try to be as complete as you can with a question. Don't just say discount rate what is it. That's not as clear but try to be as specific as possible about what you're confused about. How do you determine what is the a what is a good discount rate for different investments. So that's a better question because I know the context of what you're wondering about with respect to discount rate and if you have to clarify for example if I were looking at you know and then fill in the blank details the more detailed you can be the better I can answer your question and the more helpful this question thread is going to be for future students who also have similar questions. OK so that's where you can post a Q and A. In fact that's the best place to reach me if you have any questions related to the course content at all. Now if you have any technical issues because that's not something that I have anything to do with or have any control over. So for example if the video player is crashing or is or you know your browser keeps shutting down that's a technical issue. So here's a link right here for the support team and they'll be able to help you a lot of times I'll have no idea what's going on they may have some issues going on with servers and just a certain area for a certain period of time where they're doing some kind of maintenance and it's causing some issues and it goes away. A lot of times it's a connection issue between the user and logging into Udemy itself. So if you have any technical issues reach the support team here for technical support another thing here is announcements and this is where I'll occasionally post educational announcements or relevant materials to articles that I've written or articles that I find interesting that's relevant to the course that you're taking. So here I mostly share real estate and real estate related types of articles because his real estate course but I occasionally share some things that I think might be interesting for my audience. So here you can check out all of the announcements that I've made including the time where somebody tried to scam you on you to me that I wanted to make my students aware of. You'll see all the announcements here under the announcement tab. Okay so there's one more tab here called bookmarks and bookmarks is a really really useful tool for you to make bookmarks or little notes of important parts of lectures you want to be able to go back to later. Okay so let me demonstrate something so let's say I was watching a lecture here and I get to a part where I'm like oh wow whatever Simon said here I want to remember it and be able to go back to it later. So what you can do is you can just hover over this little tab here that has a so like a bookmark with a plus sign and then just hit the plus sign it will automatically pause the video and open up this add comment part. So then I can say okay this part is what is a good price and that's the note I want to set for myself if I hit enter. Pay attention to what goes on down here now that bookmark is saved for you. So later on if you log out you lie back into the course you can come back to the bookmarks here. Wherever you are at in the course if you're at some other lecture by then that and you look back here is like hey what was this about oh this lecture on why is investment analysis important what is a good price. Let me go back to that if you just click that it will take you to that lecture. Exactly back to that point where you made the bookmark. So this is extremely useful. There's a lot of material covered in this course. This is one of my longer courses but most My courses are pretty long there's usually 60 70 80 lectures and you want to be able to make notes because otherwise you're not going to remember everything. And it's better to make bookmarks here so you can always go back to it rather than writing it on a piece of paper or somewhere off Udemy. OK so super useful. And if you made a bookmark by mistake you can just delete it right here. You hover over the X hit the X mark and now it is. Okay so now let's go back to the player. Here are some useful things to understand about the player that's going to make your learning experience much much better. OK. So first of all if you're on a small screen you can expand this to watch a on a larger area or you can go full screen. Right. So if I go full screen now it covers the whole screen. OK so Nina just hit that and go back. OK so if you want to go back and see the lectures here you just go back to the default view and they'll show the lectures again. Right. Most of the time if it is watching one lecture or another you don't need this available here. OK. Now one of the most important parts of the player is this settings tab. OK. So it has several features here that's important for you to know it hit the settings tab. It's going to open up the resolution options here. Now you want to make sure that you're watching at least 720 right now Udemy has some sort of a maintenance issue going on so the 10 ADP is not available. But typically if you have a good enough internet connection it will default to 10 ADP or 720. But if for whatever reason your internet connection is unreliable at the moment sometimes you will default to four eighty or 360. Have no idea why these resolutions are even then available because you can't really learn anything or see anything at these resolutions. So if things are blurry it means the resolution has been defaulted to something lower than 720 and you want to go back to at least 720 and if you're watching this later you should have the 10 ADP available up here as well try to watch it in the highest resolution I upload all my videos at 10 ADP so that you can watch it on a on your monitor at high resolution. OK. Now some other options here as you can set it to auto play from one lecture to the next or not. You know some people like to do that some people don't. You can also download the lectures for the lectures that are marked downloadable there are keyboard shortcuts you can learn so here are the keyboard shortcuts. Basically allows you to speed up or slow down. Watch it on full screen or exit full screen right. Or add a bookmark which they're all pretty intuitive so you can basically use these shortcuts when you're watching in full screen and it will execute these commands for you. Pretty useful if you don't want to have all this extra space we say you just want to watch it but still have control over what's going on. OK and if you exit out of that it gets out of that tab OK. And then if obviously if you have any technical issues and if you see anything that is you think is not supposed to be on you to me especially with comments that are abusive or whatnot. You can report that to you to me directly. Now a couple of other options here. Captions. This is if you want the captions to show on the screen while you're watching by default it's off. So if I put it on for English you'll see that it shows up right. Basically these are auto generated. I'll tell you so it's auto general and many different languages. If you want to watch it in different languages you'll show up there as well. Now that's for the captions and you can turn it back off. There are setting options for captions too for the font size the opacity. What do you want to show it under or over the video. You know so you can also change that as well. If you want to adjust it to your liking. Okay so that's the captions now sort of a slightly different thing that's new is the transcript. Transcript. It basically has the caption but on the right and as you're watching it you can follow along here on the right side instead of on the screen. OK so some people prefer that if you prefer that you can also do that. You get to auto scroll so it follows for you as the instructor I'm speaking. You can see that on the side. And if you want to exit out of that you just hit the X button. Now one very important part about the video player is that if it's not loud enough for you the volume and even if on the computer you've turned your volume really high. You have to check the volume player on you to me here because a lot of times they'll default to something like half but half is like very low volume for some reason. So when it's at half even if your computer volume is high it will still sound a little bit low so I recommend changing the volume to be much higher or just go to one hundredth so you just control the volume on your computer so you don't have to worry about the volume on the Udemy player. And once you set it it should default there and stay that way. But you know it's not loud enough just check that and make sure it's there so that you can hear it at the volume that you want to hear in. OK now a few other things for the player you can fast forward five seconds or rewind five seconds. I really don't see the point of the fast forward I see the point of the rewind potentially. But the more important feature here is the play speed so you can go as slow as zero point five X so you're listening at half the speed all the way to twice the speed as you can try it out. So a lot of times when I'm watching videos I like to listen at one point five X so I really appreciate it when the instructors enunciate very clearly and I can still hear them and understand them watching at 1 4 5 x. I'm told that you can still understand me pretty clearly when you're listening to me at one point five X. So try that out. If I'm talking too slow at my normal pace but if English isn't your primary language and I'm speaking a little bit too fast slow down a little bit too OK. So those are your options over there. OK. Finally for some of you may want to get a certificate of completion. OK. So that right here. OK you see this little prize here. If you hover over it says finished the course to get your certificate of completion. And the only way to get it is if you complete all of the publish lectures in the course. OK. So what does it mean to finish a course. You'll see this checkmark next to the lecture here. When that's done you see that when it's not done it's going to have an open box. But if you already watched it and for some reason it didn't register. You can always just go back and click it and you'll see that the number has updated in terms of the number of lectures once all of it it's checked. This will become activated and they'll take you to your certificate and you'll be able to link and share it on LinkedIn or wherever else you want to share it online but you'll be able to have that certificate of completion. OK so all of the lectures have to have this checkmark in order for you to get that.