“Another” 40 Tips on Making a Great Online Course

“Another” 40 Tips on Making a Great Online Course - "another" 40 tips on making a great online course

“Another” 40 Tips on Making a Great Online Course – Free Course: “Another” 40 Lessons I wish I knew when I started teaching online! 3X’s longer than Last Year’s Free Course.

[Optional Free Prerequisite Course40 Tips on Making a Great Online Course]. 

Welcome to “ANOTHER” 40 Tips on Making a Great Online Course. This is a free course to help you save time and money when creating your online courses. Learn from my mistakes. Creating an online course is easier than you think; in this course I will humbly teach you how to work smarter (not harder) by discussing 40 [ADDITIONAL*] tips/best practices I have learned the hard way teaching online over the past 12 months.

The Topics and Tips that we will Cover Include:

What Should You Teach Tips:

  • Tip #1: Make “PASSIONATE” Course Placeholders to Help You Decide What to Teach
  • Tip #2: “Educational Darwinism” (Read Other Course Reviews Before Making Your Course)
  • Tip #3: Using Udemy’s Insight Tool in Order to Decide What to Teach
  • Tip #4: When to Stop Making a Course

Content: Innovative & Helpful Course Content Creation Tips:    

  • Tip #5: Consistent and “Creative” Content Theme
  • Tip #6: Idea Generation
  • Tip #7: Multiple File Formats
  • Tip #8: Question Anticipation
  • Tip #9: Using Props
  • Tip #10: Making Your Course International
  • Tip #11: Creating Innovative Exercises
  • Tip #12: Calculating the Length of Your Lessons
  • Tip #13: Scripting Your Course
  • Tip #14: Spurts of Inspiration
  • Tip #15: Write Confidently from Your Heart (Be Different and Unique and Free!)

Course Structure Tips:

  • Tip #16: Fast and Slow Navigation Options
  • Tip #17: Structuring the Logic of Your Course Outline
  • Tip #18: Immediate Value Added and Impact Strategy

Design Tips: Visual Design Idea Tips:

  • Tip #19: Design for Mobile
  • Tip #20: Screen Casting Using QuickTime [Mac Only]
  • Tip #21: Screen Casting Using PowerPoint [Windows Only]
  • Tip #22: Providing Internet Links as Resources the “Correct” Way

Setting Up Equipment Tips:

  • Tip #23: Intro. to Setting Up Your Equipment, Recording and Editing from Scratch
  • Tip #24: Setting Up the Camera, Lights, Microphone and Computer
  • Tip #25: Recording the Video, Editing the Video and Uploading it to Udemy
  • Tip #26: Getting Help from Udemy in Order to Perfect Your Videos+Best Practices
  • Tip #27: Using and Setting Up a Teleprompter
  • Tip #28: Removing Echoes

Appearance and Health Tips While Creating Courses Tips: 

  • Tip #29: Health(ier) Desk Setup
  • Tip #30: Cosmetics + Looking Camera Ready
  • Tip #31: Looking Less Tired
  • Tip #32: Whiter Teeth

Delivery Tips: 

  • Tip #33: Get In “Your” Friendly Personable Zone to Teach
  • Tip #34: Staying Upbeat When Teaching
  • Tip #35: Use Language That Won’t Get Lost in Translation & Easier to Understand

Additional Editing Tips: 

  • Tip #36: Leave Room for Captions
  • Tip #37: Adding and Customizing Images for Your Lessons with PowerPoint
  • Tip #38: Selecting/Adding Music to Your Lessons
  • Tip #39: Making a Video + Animation + Adding Pictures + Music from Scratch
  • Tip #40: How I Made and Edited the Previous Lecture (Fun)!

I will be making an annual free course like this one every year* that discusses solutions to problems I encountered during my year of creating courses so that you won’t have the same issues that I have had (and therefore you can work smarter and not harder).