Creating Online Video Course Content

Hello Minhaj! This is an interesting software application. When it comes to creating videos, I hate being in front of a camera. This type of software is exactly what I have been looking for. It is nice to know that creating videos with Content Samurai is simple and straight forward enough to use. The snapshots looks great. I will test-run the 7 day trial and from there subscribe. Thanks a lot for this review.

Does anyone know of anything that might be a good fit? I have sold on Udemy before for consumer level, non-credentialed courses and I have been tinkering with Thinkific which I like very much, but they do no limit the ability for the viewer to simply skip to the end of the video as pretend they completed it. Otherwise, Thinkific might be ideal but without that sort of control over content consumption, it’s a deal breaker for me.
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Vidnami Text To Speech Use Online Audio Editor For Text To Speech With Natural Voices

Does anyone know of anything that might be a good fit? I have sold on Udemy before for consumer level, non-credentialed courses and I have been tinkering with Thinkific which I like very much, but they do no limit the ability for the viewer to simply skip to the end of the video as pretend they completed it. Otherwise, Thinkific might be ideal but without that sort of control over content consumption, it’s a deal breaker for me.
Vidnami Text To Speech Use Online Audio Editor For Text To Speech With Natural Voices
Vidnami Text To Speech Use Online Audio Editor For Text To Speech With Natural Voices

Kay – I don’t know of any place where you can simply list a course that is for sale, and I’m not sure how effective that would actually be. It sounds like what you really need are good ways to drive traffic to a sales page for your course on your Web site. The best way, by far, is through your own e-mail list. To the extent that you don’t have that, or in addition to that, consider the suggestions at https://www.learningrevolution.net/best-way-to-market-online-courses/ as well as https://www.learningrevolution.net/build-an-audience-for-selling-courses/ – Jeff


You know the business metric you want to impact. Now ask yourself how training will allow you to accomplish that business goal. Your answer to this question will be your training goal – the high-level reason for why you want your learners to complete the online course. Using the example of improving NPS, your training goal may be to make our customer service reps more knowledgeable in supporting your customers. After all, the more customers feel supported, the better their feedback will be on your company’s customer service.
The company massively upgraded its Web page builder capabilities in 2019, making it more powerful than ever for creating Web sites and courses. And, in early 2020, Kajabi released Kajabi Email, featuring a powerful visual editor to to create attractive, high-converting e-mails fast. The Web page builder and e-mail capabilities are included with every plan.
I have one question, being a real novice. I want to use a platform for on-line learning that not just allows for pre-taped videos, slide shows with audio, and other “static” mediums. I want a platform that allows for live teaching where I can either see the individuals (as I teach self-care/body work), hear the individuals and their questions (but they see me), and/or get their chats (latter being less desirable – other two being more as they create a real live classroom feeling). Which on this list does provide that live video teaching/ “conferencing” option. Or alternatively – do people mix and match platforms.
I used Teachble to build my first school where I presently have ten courses available with ten more yet to upload. However, while I do like the way that their software makes my school look, it was pretty steep learning curve to figure out how to use it to create a school and courses since their website is not at all intuitive. In addition, I found numerous small annoyances with their software which made the process more cumbersome.
If you have a clear picture of the media types and assets you’ll be using to develop your content, you’ll be ready to create your storyboard screens using the steps outlined below. However, if you’re unsure or are still deciding, skip to step 3 to get a better idea of the content and activity types you may want to include before moving forward with creating a storyboard. In any case, you can always update your storyboard along the way – just be sure your team is aligned on all of the changes before you do.
Content Samurai (Vidnami) lifetime plan: We had many readers ask us about a discounted lifetime plan for Content Samurai. The Noble Samurai team has never offered a lifetime plan before, and we can’t predict if they ever will in the future. However, once you get Content Samurai at a discount ($35/m or $297/year), you lock that discount price for the lifetime of your account, including recurring charges.

But, what has really set me off is that when I first signed up with them, they sent me e-mails on a regular basis but, suddenly stopped doing so. Then, the other day, I got a pop up window at the bottom of my screen informing me that their Teachable Summit was starting right then! So, I followed the link and signed up for their summit. But, not only did not receive notice of the impending summit via e-mail, I did not receive a confirmation e-mail that I had signed up for the summit! Thus, I contacted their customer service again to ask why I received neither notice of the summit nor a confirmation e-mail and that is when the run around started! First, I was told to check both of my e-mail addresses and my Spam folder. But, after my reply to that message, I was then told that their e-mails had bounced back to me too many times and that I had been removed from their e-mail list! Thus, they told me to add their e-mail address to my safe sender’s list and they would send me a confirmation e-mail. But, that was complete bull because, when I checked my safe sender’s list, their e-mail address was listed on both e-mail accounts! So, I sent them a reply stating that their e-mail address as well as their domain name was on my safe sender’s list and that I did not appreciate being lied to!!!

Online courses allow you to "monetize your knowledge" and impact an unlimited number of people. They're one of my favorite ways to make money online! Today's video is a step-by-step course creation tutorial that shows you exactly how to make a course with Teachable, one of the best online course software options (and the one I personally use for a number of my own courses).
Most of the time, an LO is better suited to a specific content format. Like LOs that require learners to “list” information are better suited to written notes. But there can be some repetition when presenting content to cater to all three learning styles. Not to worry! Because this repetition can actually lead to better retention and improved understanding.
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Content Samurai Review |😎|Worth it or Overhyped? ⚡⚡Heavy User Reveals All😎

LearnDash, in my opinion, is pretty much the gold standard for serious WordPress learning management system (LMS) plug-ins and the recent release of version 3.0 has made it even better. It is a very feature rich platform that was clearly developed by people serious about e-learning (and the founder, Justin Ferriman, does have a long background in e-learning).
Sarah Cordiner is an education expert, author, speaker, trainer, award-winning online course creator and CEO of Main Training. With 11 years in business in the education industry and over 5,000 students in 121 countries – Sarah encapsulates a mesmerizing marriage of education and entrepreneurship as the EDUpreneur’s internationally acclaimed leader in ‘profitably educating your marketplace’.
Download The Ultimate YouTube SEO Cheat-Sheet for free here, and you will be presented with a video and an offer to get Question Samurai for just $3 (Question Samurai helps you discover the exact content your customers are actually looking for when they search for your keywords in Google and YouTube). After that, you will receive an offer to get Content Samurai for just $35/m or $297 for the whole year (which is $24.75/m, half off the regular monthly price).

Don’t forget Lightspeedvt.com. They specialize in creating interactive video training courses for speakers, consultants, and other experts. They’re based out of Las Vegas and have done work with Bravo (Top Chef’s Cooking Courses), GM, and countless speakers. They’re start-up fees are a little steep for most people, but it’s definitely what you’re talking about in the article.


TalentLMS is a good platform. It’s just in a different class than these – will give you more capabilities in a number of areas like tracking, reporting, SCORM compliance, multi-tenancy. I cover it and similar platforms here: https://www.learningrevolution.net/learning-management-system-for-small-business/. These platforms are probably a better fit for your needs. – Jeff
You may also like this e-Learning platform which allows you to create your own e-shop – marketplace and there sell your courses for FREE and with no extra effort! This e-shop function can be switched on by one click in the platform settings. You only need to select the courses you want to display. Personalizing your e-shop by using your company’s logo and colors, so that the visitors would recognize the e-shop as yours, is a question of only a minute. so lets try and get more profit!
Teachable Tutorial 2020 🔥 How To Create An Online Course (FAST & EASY!)
Teachable Tutorial 2020 🔥 How To Create An Online Course (FAST & EASY!)

Sarah Cordiner is an education expert, author, speaker, trainer, award-winning online course creator and CEO of Main Training. With 11 years in business in the education industry and over 5,000 students in 121 countries – Sarah encapsulates a mesmerizing marriage of education and entrepreneurship as the EDUpreneur’s internationally acclaimed leader in ‘profitably educating your marketplace’.

Cognitive models or “frames of mind” shape the way learners perceive and process information and suggest that an individual’s ability to learn is influenced by the manner in which information is presented. Course designers should create an array of assignments, activities, and assessments that allow learners to interact and practice with content in multiple ways, on multiple cognitive levels and using multiple measures and methods to assess learning.
A learning management system is your own Academy that you can link to your website and fully brand as your own platform. It makes online course creation simple and easy to sell your learning products. My recommendation is Thinkific (I host all of my courses on this platform), but if you’re still early in the platform selection process, here is a list of all of the things you should look for in an LMS (Learning Management System).
In a bit of a quandary w/ LMS. We are a small religious order with a newly formed seminary wherein we would like to offer an eLearning option. Most of the sources described above are either web-based/ clud based platforms. We would like something more like an authoring tool platform, like Moodle, to create our courses and track everything from our own website.
I’m just going to throw my two cents in here after seeing so much negative stuff about Udemy. While I understand the criticism related to such aspects of the platform as controlling user data and communications with students as well as some difficulties with the review process, I have had an excellent experience with them. The bottom line is, Udemy courses sell. For those of us who don’t like to do a lot of marketing or aren’t very good at it, Udemy has a huge user base and very effective marketing.
Let’s say I start with Thinkific but a year from now ultimately decide to shift over to another platform like WordPress / Learndash or Kajabi. What are the potential risks and repercussions of doing this? Is it not that big of a deal or is it not advisable? My thoughts are this. As long as you can export the customer list from the old system (with their passwords) and then import it into the new system you are fine. But I am not sure if most systems support this. Any input is appreciated.
The number one thing we kept in mind while creating the first version of our online Instagram course was that it has to be as in-person as possible. We knew that it had to be as interactive as possible so we could gather feedback and find out what our students’ biggest struggles were during the course. What we didn’t want was a course where we’d be sending our worksheets and students would feel like they were talking to a faceless corporation.
Very well written and explained Jeff. Beside comparing pricing and other features, one thing you can add here is the security of the content on any platform. It’s a very important factor when deciding to go for any course platform. For the content creators, the most important asset is content. The course platform should be able to secure the content from downloading, copying or sharing user accounts after purchase. This will have a direct impact on the business. We have developed an online course platform at Spayee, where we take the security of content very seriously beside having all other necessary features like Integrated Payment gateways, Videos, Reports & Analytics, Multiple Distribution Models, In-built Marketing tools. You can request a demo here – http://www.spayee.com

Liam – These are technology platforms, plain and simple. If you want something that is going to help (at least some) with marketing, then go with Udemy or a similar platform. Even on those platforms, though, you are going to have to put some effort into marketing if you expect to make any real money. Basically, you have two choices: hire or contract with someone to do marketing for you or learn to do it yourself. If you aren’t willing to do one or the other, then you either need to go to work for someone who is, or just accept that being in the course business is not for you. – Jeff
But, what has really set me off is that when I first signed up with them, they sent me e-mails on a regular basis but, suddenly stopped doing so. Then, the other day, I got a pop up window at the bottom of my screen informing me that their Teachable Summit was starting right then! So, I followed the link and signed up for their summit. But, not only did not receive notice of the impending summit via e-mail, I did not receive a confirmation e-mail that I had signed up for the summit! Thus, I contacted their customer service again to ask why I received neither notice of the summit nor a confirmation e-mail and that is when the run around started! First, I was told to check both of my e-mail addresses and my Spam folder. But, after my reply to that message, I was then told that their e-mails had bounced back to me too many times and that I had been removed from their e-mail list! Thus, they told me to add their e-mail address to my safe sender’s list and they would send me a confirmation e-mail. But, that was complete bull because, when I checked my safe sender’s list, their e-mail address was listed on both e-mail accounts! So, I sent them a reply stating that their e-mail address as well as their domain name was on my safe sender’s list and that I did not appreciate being lied to!!!
Sounds like content samurai is for me. I have heard of this before but have never applied it in my business. Thank you for the numbers as those statistics are very important in today’s Internet-based market research. I also appreciate how you showed the screenshots for us as I help to see how the screen looks like. Thank you for the helpful content today
You may also like this e-Learning platform which allows you to create your own e-shop – marketplace and there sell your courses for FREE and with no extra effort! This e-shop function can be switched on by one click in the platform settings. You only need to select the courses you want to display. Personalizing your e-shop by using your company’s logo and colors, so that the visitors would recognize the e-shop as yours, is a question of only a minute. so lets try and get more profit!
Teachable Tutorial 2020 🔥 How To Create An Online Course (FAST & EASY!)
Teachable Tutorial 2020 🔥 How To Create An Online Course (FAST & EASY!)

Christopher – Depends on you budget and how confident you are in enrollments/growth. The pricing I have seen on the Catalog option for Canvas is quite hefty – though, I have to say it is very nice. Keep in mind that many less expensive options will offer the registration and e-commerce options you need while also offering options for plugging into common Webinar tools like GoToWebinar. Alternatively, consider an option like WizIQ, which is really geared toward supporting the sales and delivery of live online courses. – Jeff
Great post! I’m learning a lot as I go along but my experience so far tells me that: As soon as I start interacting with my students (“hey, I hope you’re enjoying the course”, “let me know if I can help you”, etc) they tend to finish the course. So as a tutor you need to keep interacting – not selling!- with your students. In my case it results in higher engagement rates. Thanks for a great post Jonathan!
Most of the time, an LO is better suited to a specific content format. Like LOs that require learners to “list” information are better suited to written notes. But there can be some repetition when presenting content to cater to all three learning styles. Not to worry! Because this repetition can actually lead to better retention and improved understanding.
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Bibhash – The main distinction between Prime and the types of systems listed here is that Prime does not have built in capabilities for e-commerce and marketing. That doesn’t mean you can’t use it for selling courses, it just isn’t really set up to do that out of the box. You would need to integrate it with an external e-commerce system at a minimum. – Jeff
The bulk of the work will occur in this step wherein you’ll develop the course content. Even so, this process need not be time-consuming. Start by thinking about what content you already have developed — whether those be PowerPoint presentations, hard-copy or digital training manuals, videos (pre-recorded webinars or product demos), or support articles. Organize those pieces in a cohesive manner. So you’re not overwhelmed by an overabundance of files that can lead to distraction, select only those materials that have a direct correlation to the learning objectives you defined.
Instructional Design is a broad term that encompasses the selection, organization, sequencing, and assessment of content, tools, and experiences to help learners attain a certain set of goals. Poorly designed technology-based courses can confound learning, frustrate learners and instructors, and result in high attrition rates. Oftentimes, a focus on Instructional Design often focuses on micro-level actions – which apps to use, which videos to include in a course (all important). This article instead focuses on several (though not all) good, high-level, Instructional Design practices for creating effective online courses – primarily for teachers in an online learning program.

One of the newer additions to this list of online course platforms, Click4Course compares well with well-established platforms like Teachable and Thinkific and seems strong in its testing, survey, and certificate capabilities. It also offers the interesting feature of being able to configure whether a site is displayed for internal training – in which case a login screen is presented – or selling courses – in which case a catalog is presented.
Hi, Ali – Kartra will enable you to sell digital products, and assuming you are using mainly just video, that can include online courses. So, it may work just fine for your needs. It is not really really a full-featured course platform, though. Kartra itself doesn’t list “online course platform” as one of the platforms and services it replaces. Again, that may not matter if you don’t really care about things like tracking course progress, incorporating quizzes and test, awarding credit and certificates, etc. – jeff
The company massively upgraded its Web page builder capabilities in 2019, making it more powerful than ever for creating Web sites and courses. And, in early 2020, Kajabi released Kajabi Email, featuring a powerful visual editor to to create attractive, high-converting e-mails fast. The Web page builder and e-mail capabilities are included with every plan.
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👨‍💻HOW TO CREATE YOUR FIRST ONLINE COURSE IN UNDER 30 MINUTES!
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