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How to create an online course

Welcome to our section about how to create online courses. We know its overwhelming in the beginning and you wonder where to start with the whole process. Well, luckily you found us and this page. Here we will publish regularly foundational and advanced articles and resources to help you get started. We want you to be absolutely ready to create online courses but there are many important topics throughout the process.

Create a course for online platforms

  • Become clear on your objectives and goals
  • Outlining an engaging course
  • Choosing the right course style
  • Deciding on and getting the equipment ready
  • Designing Compelling Slides
  • Filming Your Course
  • Optimizing Video and Audio
  • Preparing the Course Landing page and the Launch
and some more. Consequently, there is a lot to learn, huh? Therefore make sure to stay current with our block and this section. We will keep you posted on new developments and articles with our newsletter. So make sure you subscribe. So happy reading and create online courses that really engage students and help to make the world a better place. Get in contact if you have questions.

Make Your Own Video Studio for Online Courses

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A Quick List to Get Going

To make your own videos for Udemy courses, it’s worth putting in a little time and investment upfront to get a great and consistent quality set up to produce your courses.  The choice of equipment can be overwhelming, so here is a brief checklist that you can follow to get going on making your own online course videos. 

10 Steps to Online Course Creation

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The journey to creating an online course involves a multitude of decisions and steps.  It can be a daunting prospect to get started, especially for those new to online course creation.

Even if you have created an online course before, you may be looking to improve your course creation process.  You might be having less success than you would like and are wondering where you might be going wrong. Regardless of your situation, some questions you might have included:

Teaching Online Courses – Best Practices

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Teaching online courses brings with it a set of challenges not found in a traditional classroom setting. Online instructors often fail to make the connection between what happens in a physical learning environment – whether that be a classroom, training facility or conference room – and what they do when teaching or creating online courses.   Whether you’re using Udemy, Teachable or an LMS to teach your online courses, you can benefit from knowing a few general teaching best practices. 

Here’s a list of best practices that will help you think about what you need to do in your online courses that help to replicate what most instructors would do when teaching in person.

6 Online Course Design Principles

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Online course design should look to traditional course design principles for inspiration as these are rooted in years of research on instructional design practices. So when you sit down to design your next online course, keep in mind a few key course design principles that will help guide your content creation and organization. How you incorporate these may differ slightly depending on which online course platform you are using and what the end purpose and audience for your online course are. 

10 Online Presentation Tips for Creating a Great Udemy Course

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Online presentation skills do not come naturally to every aspiring Udemy instructor.  Yet your presentation skills can dramatically impact the quality and learning outcomes of your online course.  Think about it, how many times have you sat in a room listening to a presenter and found your mind wondering and yourself waiting for the talk to be over?  How many bad YouTube videos have you skipped over looking for something better and more fun to watch? You don’t want your students to start feeling the same way halfway through one of your lessons or your course!

We do live in the age of YouTube, live streaming and instant gratification. So, if your online presentation skills – and we mean both video and PowerPoint skills – are not in ship shape, you could lose student interest. They won’t finish your course or will leave poor reviews and you’ll be leaving money on the table.   

9 Tips From Successful Online Course Creators

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Successful online course creators seem to be multiplying exponentially in recent years. Back in the early days of Udemy, earning 6 figures as an online course creator was a novel idea. Now stories abound of online course creators making big-time careers out of creating all manner of courses, and then after being so successful, helping others to propel themselves into the world of online course creation.

Online Teaching – 8 Tips to Get Started

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Teachinguide often receives requests for assistance from readers who need help getting started in online teaching and course creation.  We decided to put together 8 first steps to take and factors to consider if you are contemplating making a move to teaching online.

Online Teaching Options

How you proceed breaking into teaching online will depend very much on your teaching and domain experience – whether you have any at all, have a lot, and everything in between.  So, keep this in mind as your read.  In addition, you must consider whether your goal is to make some cash on the side or to make an entire career of teaching online.

Here’s a list of some of your options:

5 eLearning Best Practices

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eLearning vs. Udemy

A generic definition of “eLearning” would be “any learning that happens via electronic media”. In this sense, Udemy courses fall under the umbrella of eLearning.  Udemy i a MOOC  (massive open online course) platform that has its own LMS (Learning Management System) that allows course creators to create and sell a course.

However, eLearning is an industry that goes well beyond the Udemy platform. eLearning has come to mean something slightly different than what Udemy courses offer.  Nowadays, the term “eLearning” and the “eLearning industry” generally refers to what we think of as “corporate training”, or, “online education” in a school setting, such as K-12 programs. 

How Much Does It Cost to Create an Online Course?

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Why Think About the Cost to Create Your Online Course

Do you know how much it costs to create online courses? Most people who decide to create their first online course or who want to start an online course business are primarily focused on how much money they will make.  As with any business, thinking about making money is the fun part.  The cost of getting into the business, however, not so fun.  Yet, it’s worth doing some thinking upfront about whether you are looking to spend closer to $0 in costs to create your online course, or if given your goals, you might want to spend more here and there on certain things. 

Online Learning Platforms – 5 Marketplace Comparisons

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The Range of Online Learning Platforms

Online learning platform solutions can be a confusing market space to navigate as an online course instructor.   Online course platforms range from “marketplaces” such as Udemy, where anyone can create and sell an online course of virtually any quality, to Coursera which partners only with educational institutions, to Thinkific and other LMS platforms that allow instructors to create a proprietary online course platform and market their online classes.

If you want to create and sell online courses in a so-called “marketplace” like Udemy, which makes selling online courses relatively easy, you may wonder what alternatives to Udemy exist.  Given the brand recognition and market share Udemy boasts, it may be hard to figure out what other online course marketplaces exist and how they are different.  

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