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An Easy Guide To Creating And Publishing An Online Course

The internet is a vast place with many resources for learning. Finding the right balance of information for your needs can be challenging, especially when you’re looking for a new skill or something more specific like an online course. This post will discuss how to create and publish an online course that you can share with people interested in what you have to offer.

Invest Time in your Course

Creating an online course is not as easy as it seems. Most courses require hours of planning and content creation before being published online for others to see.

There are a few key points that you should take into consideration when creating your course:

  • Research what is already available in your niche, so you don’t end up repeating the same information.
  • Every lesson should have an intro, body text, and conclusion, which will help keep things organized. 
  • You may want to include examples or demonstrations with each step-by-step direction.

Create a course outline

Having a course outline will be helpful to ensure the course is of high quality, follows a logical progression, and doesn’t end up getting too big.

You’ll need to think about what you want your learners to achieve by the end of the course and then plan how to progress through it.

For example, if you’re teaching someone maths, then you might decide that at each lesson, there will be new learning objectives for them to reach before progressing on in their studies – as well as questions throughout so they can measure their understanding. You’ll also need to consider how long people are likely to spend working on each topic or section (is this something that can be completed in an hour, or does it take days?). The more time spent here planning your lessons, the more accessible everything will be later on.

Choose the Platform for your Course

With many platforms, such as Teachable and Thinkific, it’s essential to decide which one you want to use based on your needs. Checking a review of the platform you intend to use is the best way to determine if it’s worth the investment or not. The best thing is that each platform offers a free trial period so that prospective customers can try each service without risk.

There are some differences between Teachable and Thinkific, such as how easy it is to create courses. Still, in general, they have similar features, including unlimited storage space for video files and audio recordings.

The ability to add quizzes and polls sets these two apart from other options like Udemy or edX, where this feature isn’t available yet. Both providers offer customer support via email, chat, or phone during regular business hours (although there might be delays). It’s essential when choosing your provider that you consider what you want before signing up.

Teachable is the go-to platform for creating a course with no coding experience necessary. Still, Thinkific offers more customization and features for beginners who are looking for something more complicated.

Publish and Promote your Course

With your content ready and the perfect LMS in place, it’s time to publish and promote your course. Publishing your content on an LMS is the best way for students to access your content. Tools like WordPress or Blogger allow you accessible publishing capabilities without needing any coding experience. If you want more control over how people view and interact with your content, host things yourself either through Squarespace or WordPress hosting. The downside of hosting with these providers is that they may charge fees based on how much disk space and bandwidth that site uses (Squarespace has different plans for individuals versus businesses).

With the content live, you should have a marketing plan in place. It is essential to promote your course as soon as possible, but it’s also good practice to start promoting before the content goes live so that people are aware of what is coming up. You’ll want to post on blogs and forums relevant to your niche (you can find these through Google) and social media sites like Facebook or Instagram.

Publish an “announcement” video on YouTube announcing when the course will be released and outlining all its features- this will help attract new subscribers who may not know about the release date yet!

Remember: every little bit helps! Anytime someone interacts with something related to your online course, they’re one step closer to enrolling themselves or recommending it to a friend. So, post on as many sites as possible and use your social media profiles to share links.

Creating and publishing an online isn’t as complicated as many people think. Explained in this article is a guide on creating a course and publishing it to the world. By reading through the blog post, you should better understand what it takes to create and publish an online course.

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