Creating Online Video Course Content

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.

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


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
Anthea is a Course designer and Content Creator for the LearnWorlds team. She holds years of experience in instructional design and teaching. With a Master of Education (M.Ed.) focused in Modern Teaching Methods & ICT (Information & Communications Technology), she supplements her knowledge with practical experience in E-Learning and Educational Technology.

Another key difference for in person teaching and remote, individual learning is that as an instructor you are not able to gauge student understanding and progress based on eye contact and immediate interaction. To make sure that students are successfully learning, you need to integrate quizzes, assignments, and other interactive tools to see how students are progressing.
Just using Paypal as a payment gateway and one of any number of approaches to managing access to content (like, for example, a membership plugin) can work just fine. The platforms listed here all manage access rights as an integrated part of the software and have done a good bit to streamline the e-commerce process. Many of them also streamline authoring of educational content and make it easier to integrate content, assessments, and social interaction (e.g., discussion boards) into a single educational experience. It all depends on what learning models you plan to use and how adept you feel at taking a more DIY approach. – Jeff
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.
How to Create Your First Online Course | SELLING ONLINE COURSES
How to Create Your First Online Course | SELLING ONLINE COURSES

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 your business relies on having top-notch video quality (and if you are in the online course business this is definitely true), then having access to Professional video editing software is an investment worth doing. Advanced editing software provides many special effects and helps you take your video creation from beginner to Pro Level. Such editors can help you create the most stunning videos, rivalling what film makers can produce. We tested some of the top video editing software and we present here the results so that you can find the program with the right features for you.

Animoto is an automatic video editing app that is very straightforward to use. Unlike the previous apps, you cannot capture pictures or videos from within the app. What you can do though is select an editing style, then add filters to your video by choosing a style theme from the list of provided options. Select a preferred soundtrack and add your captions and titles on photos and video clips. Inserting title screens with custom messages throughout your video and sharing your footage via social media is possible. Additional features provide HD videos, longer videos, video downloads, cloud storage, more photos and videos to upload.


Embedded in this front-end planning is getting an in-depth understanding of your customers and audience. Think about who you’re creating this training for. What are their demographics? What do they care about? What terminology or jargon would / wouldn’t they understand? How do they like to learn? What would they like to learn? Once you answer these questions, you will have a great foundation for your learner persona.
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!

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.
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
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.
How To Create An Online Course Website With Wordpress - NEW!
How To Create An Online Course Website With Wordpress - NEW!

Mike – Good question. This has become a somewhat confusing area as more and more LMSes have added/improved their authoring capabilities. In the “old days” an LMS was mostly just a database that handled enrolling learners into courses, presenting a “menu” to enable them to launch/access the courses, and tracking their progress through the course based on communication between the course and the LMS. Eventually, though, LMSes started including tools to do just what you describe – i.e., link texts, pictures, video, etc together into a flow. The main issue with this is that every LMS does it a bit different, So, if you build your courses in the LMS, you will almost certainly have to re-build them when you move to a new LMS. Authoring tools are LMS-independent. You build your course in the authoring tool and then can import it into any LMS. There are standards that have been developed to support this – SCORM being the main one historically. For some additional info on all of this see:
The purpose of your online course should also help you to define the business metric you’d like to impact with your training. Traditionally, training managers, instructional designers, and L&D professionals are not accountable for business goals, but rather to simply create and deliver learning content. However, there is no better way to show the value and ROI of a training program than to affect business outcomes. To do that, you must start early by establishing business metrics you want to impact at this stage. For example, a business metric that can be influenced by training may be net promoter scores (NPS). We’ll expand on this example moving forward.
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.
So here we go I just load the video down as we now enter content samurai itself, I love this sort of samurai guide load at the ultimate Christmas time and so the samurai's in Christmas time is awesome and now we've done intro sort of - I sort done the  intro slide and that's just something I have learnt just using the system  awesome too and nice couple of slides especially because the contents on the Fritch site  tends to be written by the people and just myself as the editor comes along and does the audience stuff with it. So narrowing slide content samurai I started actually creating the video.
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Create Your Online Course Template - Swipe My Proven Process For Creating Great Online Courses!

WizIQ has come a long way during last few months. We all know about its much loved Virtual Classroom. Now, it’s spreading wings in a direction. It recently launched Online Academy Builder – A DIY platform that allows users to create their own online teaching website in a few minutes. A lot of other improvements have also been made. You can find more details on the website – http://www.wiziq.com/

Hello Menhaj,I have come to the perfect place for what I was looking for. I was planning to create a small video of my dance class as well as short videos of dance documentation. I was searching for an easy and simple way to carry on the task which I couldn’t fine. As I came across this post I feel so excited for finding the solution of my humble dream. Thank you so much for reviewing the Content Samurai. 


The "Start From Scratch" option: If you don't already have an online training video in your library, you'll need to produce one from the ground up. Thankfully, there are plenty of eLearning authoring tools that specialize in video creation for online training. Again, pay close attention to the features they offer and look for an authoring tool that blends flexibility with user-friendliness.
There is a range of video production tools you can use that offer easy solutions for creating a nice footage. If you just want to edit videos in your computer, there are lightweight editors – either downloadable or online – that will help you get the job done in minutes, and export the video in a format suitable for uploading online, or playing on any desktop or mobile device.
Create Online Courses (How To Record An Online Course)
Create Online Courses (How To Record An Online Course)

I am brand new to this. I did not even know there were such platforms. I have looked at some of the reviews here, but no idea which to try. There are a lot of them. The one that jumped out at me is called Teachable. mainly because of their pricing structure. Since I am just starting out, I have no idea how many classes I might sell, so I cant afford to pay a monthly and they just take a percentage of my sells. What I am looking for though are suggestions and recommendations. I dont want to invest lots of time and money into developing classes on Teachable, if its not a good platform.

Let’s talk about what we mean when we say “accessibility”. We’re referring to the learner flow that begins when the learner first encounters the course (it may be course a link, landing page, etc.) to the point when they enter the learning experience and see the course content. Depending on how you structure this process, it can be as seamless as one click from end-to-end, to as friction-filled as multiple clicks on interfaces that are difficult to navigate.

Selling online courses as I understand it could be about how a professional training business like say the guys who bring you GTD (VitalSmarts) required a “customer” training LMS to scale the business of learning. They use the Thought Industries platform, which is similar to others like Skilljar, LearnUpon or Docebo? I’m sure each has their areas of expertise, benefits, etc. But curious if there is value in expanding on this post with a quick write up about how platforms like Thought Industries help sell online courses as well? Thank you for your consideration.


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!!!
HOW TO CREATE AN ONLINE COURSE 📚 (That Pays You $1,000 A Month Or More!)
HOW TO CREATE AN ONLINE COURSE 📚 (That Pays You $1,000 A Month Or More!)

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
AVS Video Editor is a downloadable video editor for Windows. It is easy to use and it is rich in features as it can give your video a professional and high-quality touch, while importing your clips, trimming them, adding several elements (like music, pictures, and text) and transitions between them. AVS also provides several video effects and offers the ability to share the end result through various social media platforms.
I am brand new to this. I did not even know there were such platforms. I have looked at some of the reviews here, but no idea which to try. There are a lot of them. The one that jumped out at me is called Teachable. mainly because of their pricing structure. Since I am just starting out, I have no idea how many classes I might sell, so I cant afford to pay a monthly and they just take a percentage of my sells. What I am looking for though are suggestions and recommendations. I dont want to invest lots of time and money into developing classes on Teachable, if its not a good platform.
Hi people! I’m an ex high school teacher & have run a biz as a Dread Loctician & Trainer for over 10 years. I have 3 online courses teaching people how to make & maintain dreads naturally & how to run small home based biz as Locticians. I use gumroad. They have a few glitches, but all in all, I’m very happy with it. I sell them via my ems & website though, I haven’t yet began using their tools to sell via them as a course market place.
Your online training video is ready to go. But before you upload it to your Learning Management System or site you need to add the interactions. The number of interactions you include is based on the length of your online training video. For instance, a 10-minute video should have no more than 4 or 5 interactions. However, a microlearning online training video should have just 1 or 2. Here are just a few ideas for interactions that you may want to include:
Just to clarify @disqus_pYZOHMKYCy:disqus, what I find interesting is that across all the different platforms and modes, the majority of students who pony up $$$ for an online course don’t bother completing it. I think that puts the onus fair and square back on us as teachers to make sure our courses are engaging, entertaining, fun and have gamification aspects built in along with a sense of community and a real relationship between the teacher and the students.
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.
I was not aware of the stats regarding the effects of placing a video on one’s website.  The facts speak for themselves and the conversion rate is quite staggering.  Adding videos to my website is a definite must!Thank you for sharing these statistics with us!As for Content Samurai, I found the part I was looking for that would probably be the deciding factor and that is that it provides voice-overs so you can choose a different voice to read your script for the video.  Other than that, it sounds like an easy-to-use software tool that will streamline the creation of videos in less time than normal.  This is amazing!
Wirewax provides a variety of interactive elements including automated hotspots. People, objects, and products can be automatically identified with a hotspot, and the motion of the object can be tracked as it moves in the scene. Static hotspots allow designers to place simple buttons at any spot in a video and viewers can interact with any item that is in it.
Want to Create and Sell an Online Course? (PROS & CONS)
Want to Create and Sell an Online Course? (PROS & CONS)

Very glad to have found this post! I am an Apple consultant and instructor for legal professionals and I teach tech courses for which the students/viewers receive CLE credits for completing. My courses are pre-recorded videos, 1 – 4 hours in length and ready to upload. I have been scouring around trying to find a good platform that can do a few things I need:

A major part of great content is variety. Almost all courses should include a variety of audio, visuals, video, and text. If the goal is to accomplish a specific task, there should also be assignments and exercises allowing the student to complete the task and accomplish the goal. If the goal of the course is for a student to recall information, quizzes testing this recall should be included.


Completely agree – I’ve heard many stories about people using Moodle and then finding that they either don’t have the time/expertise to configure things themselves, or don’t have the budget to engage a consulting firm to do it for them. Out of the box solutions are much better for small businesses as they can get started easily themselves at a relatively low pricepoint.
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.
7 Keys to Make $100,000+ With Online Courses
7 Keys to Make $100,000+ With Online Courses
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