What are the detailed steps to make a web course? (Part 1)
Here is a guide the seven major steps to make + launch your profitable online course.
Validating your Course
The first step in the course creation process is validating your course ideas. This will involve surveying your audience to make sure that your course idea and content meets their needs. This can be done through a web survey, through phone calls with prospective students or a mixture of both. The primary goal of this exercise is to form sure that what you propose to supply is strictly what your audience needs and needs. You want to form sure you’re creating a course that solves a serious pain point – their migraine!! After all, you do not want to travel through all the diligence to make a course than nobody will buy!
Outlining your Course Content
After you have got validated your course idea and clearly understand your customers’ fears and challenges, it is time to stipulate your course content. In this step, you will brainstorm all content that you simply think should be included in your course. You can capture this information on a Google Docs, Word or maybe a sheet of notebook paper. Then you will use a mind mapping app like Google to arrange your content into steps, modules, and lessons. Mind maps are great because they allow you to translate what is in your brain to a visual picture. It also easy to arrange and move your course content around during a mind map so you will develop a transparent learning path for your students.
Build your Course Content
The tools utilized in this step depends on how you are delivering your course content. You have several options here. You can build your content on slides like PowerPoint or Keynote then record your voice. Another option, which is popular if you are doing a software demo for your course, is to try to a screen recording of your computer. The third option is to record direct to video camera. In this option, you’re speaking directly into the camera teaching your course content. Of course, many Course Creators do a mixture of recording from slides and direct to camera. The last option is an audio course only.
Creating your Course Materials
It is important to form your course actionable and supply your students with cheat sheets, workbooks, how-to guides, and other material so as that they’re getting to act on the knowledge you have taught them. In addition, you will be got to develop any branding material like your course graphics. Developing a course is simply like launching a replacement product into the marketplace. In this step, you’re branding your course and making it your own, so it’s recognizable by your audience.