Course Creation Resources

In this section you will find select how to’s and tools to help you with your Course Creation journey. You can unlock even more tools and resources by becoming a Course Creators Circle Member

 

Your Course doesn’t have to be a “course” an interview with Karen Hillen Course Creators Circle Member

Your Course doesn’t have to be a “course” an interview with Karen Hillen Course Creators Circle Member

One of the most common pitfalls in course creation is getting stuck with your course format. In an interview with Karen Hillen, we talk about how your course doesn’t have to be a course.

Karen Hillen is a HR advisor. Karen and I’ve known each other for many many years, and I’m excited to say that she’s finally teaching online and she’s delivering her programs by her Thinkific school, and the Course Creators Circle has been lucky to be part of that journey.

Questions to ask yourself before Creating Your Online Course

Questions to ask yourself before Creating Your Online Course

As the saying goes, “Those who can’t do, teach; and those who can’t teach, teach gym.” Funny as that may sound, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, teaching is one of the most time-consuming jobs you can take on. Is there a need? Before asking yourself...

Embracing Learning Styles in Creating Your Course

Embracing Learning Styles in Creating Your Course

Ask any teacher worth their salt and they will tell you they embrace every student’s learning style instead so the student gets the best experience in their courses. Now when it comes to course creation, online or face to face, that remains true. You need to...

What can you teach as a Course Creator?

What can you teach as a Course Creator?

So you want to teach a course but are stuck for ideas on what to teach. In this episode of the Course Creators Circle Podcast we are going to tackle the topic of what you can teach as a course creator. Course Creation comes from the knowledge that we have and someone...

How to Create Virtual Summits as a Course Creator on HeySummit

How to Create Virtual Summits as a Course Creator on HeySummit

When creating courses, you inevitably end up with a lot of quality content, which you may or may not use in your course. An advantage to having all this content is that when creating your courses, you can reuse your content across multiple streams, whether that be in different courses or in your advertising or marketing.

Get More From Your Courses with the Thinkific App Store

Get More From Your Courses with the Thinkific App Store

As the business world becomes more digital, creating courses is becoming more common. Whether you have a new business or you’ve been around awhile, courses provide plenty of benefits, particularly in a world that now relies on digital sources for educating and increasing skills.

Keep Your Sanity and Your Passwords Strong with LastPass

Keep Your Sanity and Your Passwords Strong with LastPass

Password management is an integral part of business now that everything’s online. Day in and day out, you login to your website admin, all your tools, all your social media.

As a course creator, you utilise a ton of tools and platforms to create your materials and host your courses, not to mention all the social media you use for marketing.

Creating a Landing Page in ThInkific Ready for Pre-Order

Creating a Landing Page in ThInkific Ready for Pre-Order

When it comes to courses, having a pre-order option is a great way to start marketing and selling your course before you are 100% ready to go. It gives you the chance to get some sales under your belt while still working away.

Thinkific has an option for you to create a pre-order landing page, for your course that looks exactly the same as all your other landing pages, but you get the added benefit of a countdown timer to help build urgency. This works really well if you are having a special pre-launch price before reverting back to your normal pricing.

Setting Up Your Thinkific School

Setting Up Your Thinkific School

Are you using Thinkific for the first time? Perhaps you’ve come from another platform or this is your first time using any kind of course creation software. You may be looking at the backend of the Thinkific platform wondering just where to start.

If this is you, we have a walkthrough available on how to set up your Thinkific school that you may like to follow along on. There’s plenty of information as well as hints and tips on how to best set up your platform.

Marketing Your Course Using Content

Marketing Your Course Using Content

As much as we’d like to think that if we put a course out there, people will find it, the reality is that we need to market it.

It all comes down to educating your market and letting them know why they need your course, what you can offer and what they can learn from you.

People are always on the hunt for new information or to upskill, so having some great courses available, particularly evergreen courses, and marketing those well is a great way to grow your business through courses.

What a Recording Day Looks Like

What a Recording Day Looks Like

Recording day – it looks different for everyone but the basic preparation going on behind the scenes is usually pretty similar. Your first couple of times prepping for a recording day may not look great – you may forget things you need, spend hours re-recording due to messing up your lines, or simply take longer than you thought because you weren’t as confident once you got in front of the camera.

We took the time to put together a behind the scenes video on what a recording day looks like, and as you can see in our edited version – you wear a lot of different hats and switch from one task to the other.

Using Lumen5 for memorable text Based Videos in your courses

Using Lumen5 for memorable text Based Videos in your courses

Your course needs to be visually appealing to attract students in the first place. Once they’re enrolled, you need to retain their interest and make sure they retain information you teach them. You do that through videos.

Studies over the years show that video improves our ability to remember concepts and details. Video makes things easier to recall. The human brain processes imagery 60,000 times faster than text.

As if that doesn’t confirm the need for your course to be in video format, video isn’t even something flashy. It’s the new normal. People expect to consume content as video.