Creating Online Video Course Content

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I’m not aware of any restriction on this. You own the content that you put into Udemy. The issue, though, is that Udemy is providing the tools to “structure the content” – i.e., providing the menu/links for a student to move from lesson to lesson. Still, if you course is mostly video – which it would be on Udemy – simply posting those videos on a different site or platform shouldn’t be that big of a deal.

I have tried other platforms with mixed success, but once you get their system down, which I think isn’t too complicated, you can create a good course and get it approved pretty quickly. They just have some specific requirements for your video files that they use to manage quality and standardize the service bit. I think that’s reasonable. At any rate, I just wanted to say that I have 19 courses on Udemy, with one more in the works right now, and I make more money on there per course than any other platform that I have tried BY FAR. 
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Why I Love Using Teachable 🎓 Best Online Course Platform? (TEACHABLE REVIEW)

So you might notice there that the audio is kind of over pushed and driven and sounds a bit tinny, that's my apologies to make this content samurai review I actually...I export this video about four times to four different places so I kind of crush the audio down  a bit but it works fantastically adding scenes like content samurai if it get slide area slightly wrong you can just manually adjust it and it's absolutely fine and yeah, now I'm  actually going to adjust a couple of sections so split up one of the slides and then I am going to add audio, I'm going to add music to the final slide deck.
A storyboard is an overview of every element in your online course, from start to finish. This can include text, audio, slide presentations, the lessons as they appear on the learners’ screens and videos. Storyboards can be as complex or as simple as you need them to be. You can create a simple outline with pencil and paper, or you can create complex PowerPoint slides. Your content authoring tool may also have storyboarding capabilities built in.
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How To Create An Online Course Website With Wordpress - NEW!

I’ve gone around and around 1st deciding on 3rd party .. then build my own with wp/ LMS and back AGAIN. I really prefer a 3rd party all-in-one solution.. as I am just starting out and it’s just “me” The biggest challenge that I have found is the SEO I am not sure how that works without an independent wp site or how it works with a website you build inside a 3rd party. it seems to be the big elephant in the room that no one wants to talks about. Thanks, Alix
So there you go I'm just going through the rest of it I'm previewing it and checking it's all there and when you are done you can click 'looks good continue' and gets on to section where you are generating the final video.  This just takes you a couple of minutes. You can go away and make your coffee, and you do another website and you come back and it would have done it's thing in the background that's absolutely fine as I said content samurai has an awesome image finder and actually even gives you a link you can reference just in case YouTube gets funny about you having various images and stuff in there. I always think it is good to reference where you get images from because hey the photographers put the time it's going to take them so if I can I am going to reference them and content samurai gives you a nice link straight to....you know it automatically generates it so you can link that straight away really easily and this is just going through generation slides and video. It's, I mean content samurai what it's done for my company and all my clients that I work with as well it allows me to create videos superfast and actually have impact and get found in the rankings and I can really say it's the ones who that has literally changed the way we create contents and changed the way people are receiving our contents. In another post I will talk about the ways that you can also you this video to create other contents but its endless....we create a podcast out of this, we created video podcast, we export it to slides, share so create a slide deck and it's so many more ways that people can now view my content because we run it through content samurai, so pretty much any blogger, any business owner, any startup certainly just to have this ability to create so much extra content and content that people want is just priceless.
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.
Wow! i have really learned from your post. The statement that caught my attention the most and got me meditating on is “According to digital marketing expert Dr James McQuivery, one minute of video is equivalent to 1.8 million words!! ”  That got me thrilled! That says so much about the importance of videos. I think thats totally true because seeing a video clears all doubts about the authenticity of a thing or a product. I would really love to do more research on Content Samurai. To be frank, am getting to know it for the first time via your post. From the way you have described it,and since you recommended it, i think i wouldn’t have any regrets giving it a try. Thanks for the wonderful post. Hope to get more contents from you
Thanks  for this informative review, I love the fact that you explained content samurai in details, Video is now the primary way people want to learn, shop, and interact online as a large population of people uses both visual thinking and thinking in the form of words to understand blog post, this goes to prove how important content samurai is to a website. Definitely will give this a try.
Ugh! Still confused as ever…I’m not sure if I need a website, a platform, or both. I’m very leery of the “simple drag/drop features”, etc. as they always seem to be anything but easy unless you’re tech savvy. I have books to sell, as well. I also teach LIVE seminars. I’m basically needing to offer online classes to companies so they can have their employees watch them, and I simply charge the employer either a flat fee or a per-employee fee. They also will want some type of monthly or weekly “tip” that can be sent as a video, email or possibly text. Any other suggestions you might have? Thank you!
Hi Jeff, thanks for the article. 2 questions for you. Where does Kartra fit in here? I’m social media based craft business looking for a landing spot to direct customers to video tutorials for purchase. I cannot tell what is right for me. I would only be selling 1 large/master course that i would like to have broken down into several chapters. Possibly some subsequent courses as advanced learning to the original mastercourse. I just want them protected and not shared. I like the idea of a login, or a landing page to collect the email but not entirely necessary. I could do the payment processing and send customers a link or have the platform collect the payment- not really particular just a bit lost. Really small business, small budget.
A mix of media is more effective than the reliance on one type of media because it satisfies the many types of learning preferences that one person may embody or that a class embodies. Particularly in print- and web-based professional development courses which are primarily text heavy, the use of still and moving visual media can help learners who are poor readers better understand content.
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.

Thankfully, you can get Content Samurai at a 25% discount off its normal price. (This link will send you directly to the checkout page.) So, instead of its retail price of $47, you’ll only pay $35, saving you $12 a month forever (again, for as long as you keep your monthly subscription after clicking on the previous link and taking advantage of this discount deal).
How to Create an Online Course and Landing Page in Thinkific - Tutorial (Complete Walkthrough)
How to Create an Online Course and Landing Page in Thinkific - Tutorial (Complete Walkthrough)

GoAnimate is an online platform that is made easy for anyone. With GoAnimate you can create high-quality animated videos and the characters can be customized into hundreds of different shades of color. What is special about this tool is that it provides ready-to-use templates with specific characters, at different scenes, which you can choose to put on the editor. You can also change the characters of these scenes, specify their position and direct their movements within the scene.

Screencasting refers to a technique where you can record your computer screen while adding a voiceover. It is commonly used for technical training, software training, and step-by-step video tutorials. You’ll likely want to edit the beginning and end of each video segment, so look for a screencasting tool with some editing capabilities. For Mac users, iMovie works well for basic editing.
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.
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.
Dainis – Thanks for commenting. I agree – mostly. Aspiring course entrepreneurs tend to put WAY too much emphasis on the technology. In most cases, simply getting on with it and going with a major, established platform like Teachable or Thinkific is the right move. Still, there can be reasons for going with other options. I get e-mails from people every day asking for advice on platforms, and I am struck by the number of times that they have specific needs for which Teachable or Thinkific are really not the right fit. It pays, I think, to take just a bit of time to think it through, apply a reasonable process, and arrive at a choice you feel confident about (which is the point of my free platform selection guide). – Jeff
However, while they do provide some learning resources with their blog and their free webinars, they do not have single resource that provides you with a complete step-by-step process for marketing your courses. Also, they fail to make it clear that marketing an online course is very different from marketing a standard web site. Thus, I had to spend numerous hours on YouTube watching instructional videos to discover that, unlike a standard web site where you build, and then publish, the site and then vie with competitors for top ranking on Google and Bing, you instead have to build a permission based e-mail list to market to. But, they also fail to provide you with the resources to accomplish that task and thus, you have to turn to other service providers such as Mail Chimp and Timer Monkey to launch an e-mail marketing campaign. Plus, while they do have some resources on building an e-mail list, it is woefully inadequate and far less than clear.
This is one of the most important steps for creating interactive online training videos. Without the right eLearning authoring tools, you may not be able to bring your ideas to life. There are a myriad of tools to choose from. Thus, it's essential to narrow down your must-have features in advance. While some offer amazing asset libraries, others specialize in screen recording and video editing. Ultimately, the tool you purchase will impact your creation process moving forward. For example, an authoring tool that doesn't feature responsive design support will make mobile-friendly videos more complicated.
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We've finally arrived to the moment you've been waiting for… choosing the online training video that's getting an interactive makeover. Take stock of your online assets and gather a few online training video candidates. Then create specific criteria to evaluate each online training video. For instance, the online training video must align with your goals, have a high production value, and feature the key takeaways. Once you've picked the perfect online training video, insert it into the editing tool by uploading or importing the file. You can then trim the footage, add filters, or jazz it up with special effects, depending on the software.
Incorporating story into your delivery of content can increase engagement. It can be equally meaningful to require learners to share stories that relate to learned concepts. Assigning reflections, asking learners to blog, or posing forum prompts that allow focused sharing of personal stories can be ways of allowing learners to make meaning through their own stories as well as through reading colleagues’ stories.
Hi Alice. Have you considered LMScheckout? I usually don’t use these forums to self-promote, but I came across this post, and I noticed that we provide the same service you are asking for to several organizations that are marketing to similar types audiences with varying learning interests. We have an anesthesiologist selling certification for nurses though LMscheckout and many other organizations who want to create customer specific training to a wide variety of users. We use a similar concept to course bundling and have a means to promote recommended and related course through your custom e-commerce site. If you are interested, we are running a series of webinars to introduce our e-commerce solutions for selling and marketing courses online. 6 things you should know BEFORE you create your first online course
Imagine that the LO is to create an employee development plan. The word “create” tells us that a set of online notes probably won’t be enough, because we’re expecting learners to apply their skills. So we might also include an online workshop, where learners get to practice their skills by tackling a case study with the help of a subject matter expert.
I’m not aware of any restriction on this. You own the content that you put into Udemy. The issue, though, is that Udemy is providing the tools to “structure the content” – i.e., providing the menu/links for a student to move from lesson to lesson. Still, if you course is mostly video – which it would be on Udemy – simply posting those videos on a different site or platform shouldn’t be that big of a deal.
edX is great, but it’s not a platform most people are going to be able to publish on. I don’t think of Moodle as a MOOC, just an open source course platform. It has a lot going for it, though not always easy for non-technical people to use. I cover a couple of plug-ins above to add e-commerce capabilities to Moodle (the native ones are not so hot). – Jeff
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