Creating Online Video Course Content

Wow, thank you for compiling this list and putting all of these great resources together! Anyone looking to create online courses will surely be lucky to stumble upon this piece. For more tips on how to create an online course, take a look at How to Create an Online Course in 5 Easy Steps – https://www.schoolkeep.com/blog/how-to-create-an-online-course-in-5-easy-steps
So off we go I am going to speed this thing up so we can get through this content samurai review really quickly and show you there is much details as possible, so let's dive into the slides.  So I am just going to slow the video down just a second again.  It's really cool in the slide editing area because below is absolutely loads and loads of different beams. I really like the versatile stone effect sort of a blackboard effect in a way, I'm going for this one I am going to pick the green and the stone effects, yeah the really cool thing is just released content samurai now allows you to upload your own videos so we can actually upload an intro clip.
Content, activities, and experiences should be sequential, cumulative, and coherent. They should be highly interactive and allow for a range of levels of learning, learner entry points, and experiences. Information should be “chunked” and moves sequentially from simple to complex; concrete to abstract and general to specific, in clear, concise text.
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Hey! We enjoyed reading your article. But, the majority of the companies listed on this page are for long term courses/classes. At PharmPsych Sites we cater mostly to Continuing Education professionals in the medical field, many of whom just need a short term solution. In the medical field information changes quickly, and most of our users do not want to have a long term course. We make it easy and simple to do that.. In fact, our prices are below the range of what you listed; we also have some free packages. We would appreciate it if you would take a look at what we have to offer and provide us with some feedback: https://pharmpsych.com/sites/
Your Learning Revolution is so informative. Thank you. I’m wanting to create a website for Enrolled Agents to earn their annual CPE credits. The material is going to be a self-study course using a downloaded written course to their computer. After they have studied the material, they go back to my website and take a test, it they pass with 70% I submit the credits to the IRS and then I send the student a certificate of completion that they can download and keep in their file. The students need 72 credits every 3 years so the site needs to keep their information so when they come back and open their profile the completed courses with be there. I will also need for the site to accept credit card payments and be able for the student to go online and take a test and receive an instant percentage grade so they will know if they need to take the test again something like “congratulations, you passed’! There will not be any videos or webinars and anything live just a list of all the courses available, a cart for them to pay and a student profile for the course to be downloaded to their computer. (they can study off-line that way) What do I need to buy to get this started? I’m so excited about doing this and your site it so informative I’m so glad to have met you. Please let me know when you get a chance, Thank you again, Take care, Linda.
However, I find all of this very suspicious since their e-mails to me suddenly stopped after I received a survey from them where I left poor feedback for them because their advertising is misleading, they only provide half of the solution for marketing an online course, and very little of the information needed to do so. But, after informing the customer service agent of this, I have not had reply from them of any sort whatsoever! Thus, I am now searching for a new home for my online outdoor academy!

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.
I’ve participated in a couple of courses that use Zippy Course (one was Derek’s own course, another was by a well-known course development coach who pitches Teachable in the program, but is actually using Zippy Courses to deliver it!). All in all, a very solid platform that will get you up and running – and, of course, selling online courses – quickly.
Hello Jeff..thanks for this information. My needs seem to be a little different, and I hope you can be able to guide me. I work for a non-profit organization and we offer elearning courses for business owners at no charge. Our approach is to develop the content, have someone produce it as an ecourse — and we own it. I don’t understand the monthly fees that all of the platforms you mentioned seem to have. Wondering if you have suggestions of elearning developers that produce the courses without any ties into monthly fees and revenue sharing. Thank you!
It is important to sit down and ask whether using Content Samurai will really bring in the marginal fifty (or twenty-five if you go annually) dollars a month that it needs to make it a good decision. Part of this will depend on the length of time you intend to keep and use Content Samurai. If you have your material ready, you can do all the work in just one month (or have a virtual assistant do that for you). You can get a lot of videos done in 30 days, pause and resume the license only if/when you will need it again in the future.
If you want to create a profitable online course, the most important thing is to get acquainted with your audience, learn what their interests are, and come up with the best course idea. If people see that you are solving a significant problem for them and that they will learn new skills, they will want to buy your course. A successful course always:
This means that you are recording with a green background behind you – where you have a green screen, you can have anything behind you during the editing process. It could be a video behind you, animations, or just a still image. I use the green screen so that I can have my PowerPoint slides up behind me in the post editing phase this is great for my more classroom type training
Learning Cart has been fantastic for me! I entered the field on Teachable because they provide a lot of guidance on how to get your course(s) noticed. But, I soon felt the technology was lacking and I didn’t get much from their guidance. So, I moved to Thinkific who has a little bigger feature set, but their tools for creating the home and landing pages were not very flexible and did not offer much for customizing, unless you are a coder. After researching over 50 LMS I chose Learning Cart. Their tools for customizing their template are much better and they have all the features I need. Most of all, their support is fantastic! With that said, our business model is to provide training on a wide range of business topics, from technical to management. I do not teach any of the courses. Instead, I find experts who have a course or idea and want to make some money, I market the courses and manage the site. You just teach!
Creating animations has always been considered as a time-intensive activity that requires heavy software and technological expertise. However, over the past few years, the emergence of various online presentation and animation tools has simplified the process of creating animations. Animations are very powerful tools for elearning. They are engaging and can serve a variety of purposes. Animations can easily be changed, in contrast to traditional footage.
And as soon as you finish recording the audio you just hit on to the next slides and it creates what timing, takes a bit of time but it's all cool while you doing that I was just getting my YouTube channel ready to be uploaded and yeah the good old bouncing Samurai, the content samurai knows I love him ... [laughing] and the next thing to do is actually go through and listen just double check your video.
Animations, such as white-board style drawings, are very modern and visually engaging for online learners. The software is easy to use and comes with built-in images, text, music, and themes. While it takes a little longer to create than narrating Powerpoint slides or recording your computer screen, it’s still very easy to do it yourself and the results look professionally produced. Here are some options to consider.

It is important to sit down and ask whether using Content Samurai will really bring in the marginal fifty (or twenty-five if you go annually) dollars a month that it needs to make it a good decision. Part of this will depend on the length of time you intend to keep and use Content Samurai. If you have your material ready, you can do all the work in just one month (or have a virtual assistant do that for you). You can get a lot of videos done in 30 days, pause and resume the license only if/when you will need it again in the future.

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
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 am developing learning materials directed to patient education (ie drugs side effects, appropriate use etc). So, I expect a high heterogeneity of learning materials and many learners who will likely pick very different course choices. Course bundles would apply, such as “diabetes learning bundle” or “breast cancer learning bundle” etc, but also with a huge variety.

You can see here that I have been uploading my own images. I think it's great you know if you got certain section of your article that you just have this image that just has to be there then awesome go and use it I do, and if not the find images tab that they've got goes out and get some great images for content samurai. You can use them to insert nice and easily and then I think in a minute I will show you some layer options as well so you can lay the actual slides out in different ways to sort of give it behind the actual text or half half, you know text one side images the other and what obviously the content samurai is so much easier than PowerPoint, content Samurai is much easier than PowerPoint they go just a quick 7 or 8 minutes and all the slides are done. So easy.
For some, the topical outline may be sufficient in documenting and communicating the course curriculum to the team before diving into content development (step 3). Others may find additional value from creating a detailed storyboard. For example, if you’re working with a team of other designers, or with a programmers who need a blueprint for your online course creation process.
Thanks for the great article. I have a question for you or anyone here. My company is preparing a number of training programs for 2015. In reviewing all the platforms available, what do you think about putting a single course on multiple platforms. Can that be done? My thinking is some of these platforms have built in (huge) audiences who are accustomed to purchasing online courses, and it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have access to as many potential students as possible by being on multiple platforms. Any thoughts.
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
I teach for a large, well known (ahem, orange) online company. Many of my most advanced students (who will run out of content soon) need other options. I do not need to market and attract large numbers of students as I teach 70-90 classes weekly; I simply want to supplement and further their skills (I have three classes to offer that parents and students both ask about regularly) as they progress out of the current curricula. As they are all in China, could you possibly narrow down which of these options will work there? If by chance I can grow my own business, that would be fine, but it is not currently my short-term goal. The option to expand is certainly one I want to keep available as a possible long-term goal. TIA. 🙂
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.
Just to put cost in some context, when I designed and built one of the very first eLearning platforms for Sun Microsystems in 1996 to train my sales force, I had to hire 23 web page creators and instructional designers to build my site. Sixty hours of on-line training cost me $1.34 million dollars. Of course, at that time, no alternatives existed and Saba, Blackboard and Moodle all came by to see SunTAN (Sun Training Access Network) to see my learner-centric model. I used Java to create custom pages on the fly depending on the audience (salespeople want just the basics and sales engineers wanted everything possible). But within 2 years I was able to show the CEO a >125% ROI (increased sales and getting them trained faster than in the classroom) and I never had any problem keeping my content updated from that point on when execs understood eLearning’s importance. Of course we didn’t call it eLearning then, Cisco’s John Chambers coined that word a year later. Today I am using LearnDash to create a site for my 4000-person active senior community and the cost will be more like $15,000.
EASIEST Video Editing Software/Video Editor
EASIEST Video Editing Software/Video Editor
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