Audacity for Online Course Instructors
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Audacity for Online Course Instructors

Audacity Crash Course -> Use Free Audacity Software to Convert your Courses to Audio
4.8 (10 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,369 students enrolled
Created by John Colley
Last updated 9/2015
Current price: $10 Original price: $95 Discount: 89% off
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Discover how to download and use Audacity for creating, editing and publishing your audio files
  • Find out how to export your audio content from your video course so that you can open them easily in Audacity
  • Discover the structure and techniques for creating a professional audio book
  • Learn how to import and edit your audio files to create Chapters of your Audio Book
  • Discover why your Audio Book really needs a prologue
  • Let me explain why I think its a good idea to create an introductory video
  • Discover how easily you can compile your chapters into a single file for the convenience of your audience
  • Discover another free tool which ensures that your audio files have consistent audio levels across every Chapter of your Audio Book
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  • How to download Audacity from the internet
  • Have already created or be planning to create an online course or a digital product you are intending to sell online

Discover the magic of Content Repurposing?

With Audio Content, a whole new range of options is opened up for you!

Do you find you have more time to consume audio content than video content? So, what about your students?

Hello, I am John Colley and welcome to my Course. I am really looking forward to working with you.

I realised that if I converted my video courses to an audio format I could do so much more with it!

  • Give it as a bonus
  • Use it as a Lead Magnet Give Away
  • Sell it as an Extra offer at the end of your Video Course
  • Upload it as a Limited Series Podcast on iTunes

Would you like me to show you how easy this is?

What if I told you that you can do this using completely free software?

Discover how to:

  • Install and use the basic commands in Audacity
  • Export your audio track from your existing video course
  • Professionally structure your audio book from the start
  • Create opening and closing credits
  • Edit your audio chapters in Audacity
  • Create a prologue for your audio book
  • Export your audio chapters to both MP3 and AIFF
  • Use Levelator to get a standard audio level across all your chapters
  • Compile your audio book into a single file for ease of listening by your audience

My first Audio Book made $200 and got over 600 enrolments in its first month with very little marketing?

What are you waiting for?

Don't forget - there is a complete 30 Day money back guarantee = No Risk for you at all!

Enrol in this course and start making your Audio Books today!

Best regards

John Colley, The Six Minute Strategist

Business Strategist, Online Course Expert and Founder and Host of the Online Learning Podcast

Who is the target audience?
  • Online Course instructors who are seeking to create more value for their students
  • Udemy instructors who want higher sales through content repurposing
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Curriculum For This Course
25 Lectures
Introduction to the Course
3 Lectures 05:41

Welcome to this Course - Its great to have you here and I am looking forward to sharing with you exactly how I create Audio Books from my Online Video Courses. This is a step by step course and the software you need for this - Audacity - is 100% Free!

Let me know how you get on - leave me questions and comments in the discussions or message me here on Udemy!

Are you ready to create your first Audio Book! Great - Lets Get Started!

If you are viewing this in Preview - then what are you waiting for? Enrol now and lets get going!

Preview 02:28

This shows you how easy it is to create an Audio Book course on Udemy. It will not be listed in the market place but in every other respect it is just as good! And you can sell it too!

Preview 02:08

Please Introduce Yourself!
Get Started
3 Lectures 13:57

There are at least six good reasons to create an audio book from your existing video course and I explain them here. Bear in mind that not every video course is suitable for the audio book treatment particularly if it is very dependent on visual demonstrations and screencasts.

Preview 04:37

If you don't have Audacity installed on your computer you will have to go to the download site, get it and install it. The programme is completely free and simple to install. This lecture shows you where to go and then you just follow the instructions for a download in the normal way.

How to Download and Install Audacity (Free Programme)

Before we get started, I would like to show you the key tools we are going to be using in Audacity so that you will find the creation of your own Audio Book easier. If you are already familiar with Audacity, you can probably skip this lecture.

If you are new to Audacity, why not try creating your own small audacity file and working your way through this lecture with your own Audacity recording to get familiar with Audacity

Quick Guide to the Audacity Commands You Will Need to Know
Getting Your Audio Book Set Up
4 Lectures 10:35

To make sure that you are going to create your audio books to a consistent standard, I have set out some guidelines for you to follow. They are not complicated or difficult but will make your production much more professional.

Audio Book Production Guidelines Before We Start

The Opening and Closing credits tell your listener some key information about your audio book and are important to include. This lecture explains what they need to contain

What are the Opening and Closing Credits?

This is the first time that you are going to be opening Audacity so this is a good way to introduce you to the application. I show you exactly how to open a new Audacity project, record your opening and closing credits and save the file.

Preview 04:21

You will find the Project Check List attached to this document. You need to record your opening and closing credits

Exercise 1- Record Your Opening and Closing Credits for Your Audio Book
1 page
Get Your Chapters From Your Video Course
3 Lectures 04:20

Now we need to get the audio tracks from our video course. This is simple process with either Camtasia or Screenflow and I show you how to do it in this lecture.

Exporting Audio Files from Screenflow or Camtasia

Now you need to create the individual audio files from your Video Course. Complete this exercise before you go any further.

Exercise 2: Exporting Your Lectures to Audio Files in AIFF Format
1 page

Lets take a time out - I would love to get your feedback on the course - start a discussion or message me.

This would also be a great time for you to help out other students by telling them what you think about the course - why not leave a rating and review now? You can always go back and edit it at any time later if you wish.

Time Out: I Would Love to Get Your Feedback on this Course
Transforming Your Video Chapters into Your Audio Book Chapters
3 Lectures 05:07

Before we get to the most technical (but not difficult) part of this course, I just want to explain to you the steps we will do to edit each chapter file.

Editing Chapter Files - An explanation of what we are going to do

Once you have created all your audio files, you need to do a little bit of editing before creating the MP3 Files. I am going to show you what needs to be done in this lecture.

Editing Your Chapter in Audacity

Exercise 3 - Editing Your Chapter in Audacity
1 page
The Importance of a Prologue
2 Lectures 01:58
Why You Need a Prologue to your Audio Book and How to Create One

Now is the time to create your Audio Book's Prologue if you are going to have one. This is Exercise 4.

Exercise 4 - Create a Prologue for Your Audio Book if You Want One
1 page
Creating Your MP3 Chapter Files for Your Audio Book
2 Lectures 02:53
Exporting and Tagging a Chapter of your Audio Book

Now you have to create your MP3 audio files and tag them with the meta data information about your Audio book. This is Exercise 5.

Exercise 5 - Exporting and Tagging Your Files to MP3
1 page
Compile Your Audio Book into a Single File
2 Lectures 06:58

Very often it is easier for your audience to handle your Audio Book as a single file. Compiling this from your chapter files is not difficult as I will show you. I will then show you how to get a constant audio level across the whole file using free software which you can download - Levelator.

Don't forget you can use this technique for each of your single chapters one at a time to get this consistent audio level in each chapter.

How to Compile Your Book into a Single Audio File

Now its your turn to compile your Audio book into a single file (Exercise 6) and if you wish to use Levitator to smooth out the Audio Levels (Exercise 7).

Exercise 6 & 7 - Compile Your Book into a Single Audio File
1 page
The Importance of an Introductory Video
2 Lectures 02:57

As most courses on Udemy are video, you need to explain that your audio book is not a video course. I think it is important to get across the point that you make in your Prologue, that the audio style is less formal than if the course was narrated from a written script. I actually think this is a good point - it makes the Audio Book much easier to listen to.

Why You Need an Introductory Video

This is an introductory video from my Audio Book so you can see how I have pitched it.

My Example Introductory Video
Course Summary and Wrap Up
1 Lecture 03:22

Congratulations on completing this course! Go now and start creating your audio books and posting them for sale on Udemy!

I have attached a summary of the exercise sheet to this lecture so that you can download it and use it to check off your progress.

Course Summary and Wrap Up
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