Course Creation Rock-Star - Make Your First Online Course
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Course Creation Rock-Star - Make Your First Online Course

How to research, record, and publish your online course using free and paid tools like Camtasia, PowerPoint, and Udemy
4.8 (33 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.
1,501 students enrolled
Created by Ron Hogue
Last updated 11/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create and post your first course online
  • Identify what to teach by researching, asking questions, and listing personal experiences
  • Structure topics logically to take your students through each step in your process
  • Identify tools to use for screen recording
  • Record and edit your voice and computer screen
  • Choose the right microphone based on your budget and recording preferences
  • Build a presentation from scratch
  • Design a clean slide deck by choosing a color scheme and applying professional animations
  • Choose the best platform for hosting your course (hint: you're already here)
  • Watch behind-the-scenes videos to learn how this course was created
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Requirements
  • A computer (PC, Mac, Linux) for recording and editing videos
  • Knowledge of word processing or spreadsheet programs for listing and organizing ideas
Description

LATEST: Course updated again November 2015.

Start making your course with little or no experience in training. Use free tools and trial software to get started as cheaply as possible.

About this course:

  • Lifetime access
  • Extra lectures and resources always included for free
  • Unconditional Udemy 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Activities to put into practice what you learn here
  • In the Bonus area, you also get key lessons from my Camtasia Essentials course which sells right here on Udemy for $67

See how I:

  • Research a course topic
  • Structure ideas into a course outline
  • Create a presentation from scratch using free design and presentation tools
  • Record and edit audio
  • Record and edit the computer screen
  • Produce a video file
  • Create PDF resources for students
  • Upload videos to Udemy

You'll learn how to:

  1. Choose what to teach
  2. Identify your target student
  3. Set expectations for your students
  4. Collect and organize lecture topics
  5. Build a professional looking presentation
  6. Create resources and activities for students
  7. Capture the best audio possible
  8. Speak with confidence using the right words
  9. Record and edit your computer screen (screencast)
  10. Produce video files
  11. Choose the right platform to host your course
  12. Upload your course video files

... and much, much more!

You've read this far! Thank you!

Check out the free video previews so you can see how this course is presented.

Click the "Take this course" button in the top right now to begin making rock-star courses!

Ron Hogue

Who is the target audience?
  • For anyone who has not created a course
  • For anyone who has created a course but needs help creating better courses
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 83 Lectures Collapse All 83 Lectures 04:42:54
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Introduction
1 Lecture 01:16

Welcome and introduction to the course.

Preview 01:16
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Planning
21 Lectures 01:09:02

What is this course about and who is this course for?

Preview 04:10

A little bit about your instructor.

Preview 00:55

Finding your motivation for creating a course and holding on to that motivation.

Preview 02:50

Addressing objections and fears related to creating a course.

Preview 02:34

Setting expectations for the course.

Preview 01:05

Getting familiar with the Udemy layout and resources.

Getting Comfortable
01:33

Overview of "Finding Your Course"

Preview 01:08

Researching and deciding on the best topic(s) for you to teach.

Choosing What to Teach
07:39

How to view competition.

Competition
06:16

Identifying the audience for your course.

Audience
04:20

Identifying and setting student expectations for your course.

Setting Expectations
06:06

Summary of "Finding Your Course"

Summary of Finding Your Course
01:26

Overview of "Building the Course"

Preview 01:06

Compiling the information you'll need to create your course.

Gathering Content
04:06

Organizing your content into a logical path for your students.

Chunking and Outlining
07:59

Presentation tools (software) and slide layout.

Preparing Your Presentation
04:02

Using color, pictures, and motion on your slides.

Presentation Design
07:34

How to structure your presentation.

Building the Presentation
02:01

Importance of student resources and activities.

Resources and Activities
01:17

Summary of "Building the Course"

Summary of Building the Course
00:55

Resources and activities to reinforce lessons in Section 1: Planning.

Section 1 Resources and Activities
3 pages
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Producing
23 Lectures 01:17:45

Producing section overview

Preview 00:44

The importance of audio quality

Preview 01:29

Overview of "Producing Audio"

Preview 00:20

A look at the audio tools that you can use.

Preview 08:11

How to best use your voice when recording.

Using Our Voice
06:19

A look at the three options you have for speaking to your students during recording.

Speaking Options
00:38

Advantages and disadvantages of using each of the three speaking options.

Speaking from Mind, Notes, or Script
06:01

How to get your environment ready for audio recording.

Preparing Your Environment
03:02

Things to do prior to recording, setting levels, and testing audio.

Prerecording and Testing
06:04

Recommendations of what to do and avoid during recording.

Recommendations for Recording
03:38

Summary of "Producing Audio"

Summary of Producing Audio
01:24

Overview of "Producing Screencasts"

Preview 00:34

A look at the tools available for recording your computer screen.

Tools for Screencasting
02:21

Getting your computer ready for recording.

Preparing for Screencast
07:47

The value of walking through the steps prior to recording and what to do during recording.

Practicing and Recording
03:19

Summary of "Producing Screencasts"

Summary of Producing Screencasts
01:08

Overview of "Producing Talking Head Videos"

Preview 02:09

Hardware and software used for recording talking head videos.

Tools for Video Recording
09:35

Things to do to get your body ready for recording.

Preparing Your Body
01:31

Conveying confidence and energy during video recording.

Confidence and Energy
02:53

Testing the recording equipment and recording your video.

Testing and Recording
07:25

Summary of "Producing Talking Head Videos"

Summary of Producing Talking Head Videos
01:13

Resources and activities to reinforce lessons in Section 2: Producing.

Section 2 Resources and Activities
3 pages
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Publishing
25 Lectures 01:28:35

Introduction to the Publishing section.

Preview 01:13

Overview of "Editing" which discusses editing audio, screencasts, and videos.

Preview 01:16

Introduction to editing audio.

Editing Audio
02:52

How to import audio files into Audacity and export them as an MP3.

Importing Audio into Audacity
01:28

How to edit audio in Camtasia Studio.

Editing Audio in Camtasia
04:55

Importing and editing audio to be used for background music.

Background Music
03:10

How to use waveforms to sync audio between the external mic and the video camera.

Synchronizing Audio and Video
03:06

How to edit screencasts by removing unwanted content.

Editing Screencasts
07:15

How to edit videos with Camtasia Studio.

Editing Talking Head Videos
08:10

Summary of "Editing"

Summary of Editing
00:57

Overview of "Publishing and Posting"

Preview 00:24

How to produce an MP4 video file of a talking head video in Camtasia Studio.

Producing Videos in Camtasia
01:03

How to combine the screencast recording with the talking head video to create a single video.

Combining Screencast with Video
12:03

Assigning specific settings to the production of video files. This includes setting a defined bit rate.

Custom Video Production Settings
03:13

How to create an audio-only version of your content in an MP3 format for students.

Producing MP3s for Podcasts
01:07

A breakdown in reverse (deconstruction) of how I created one of my PDF resources.

Producing PDF Resources
08:16

A look at four different options for hosting your course and the advantages of each.

Hosting Your Course
05:17

Summary of "Publishing and Posting"

Summary of Publishing and Posting
01:15

How I researched the topic for my course.

Choosing My Course
01:39

The structure and phases I used to outline my course.

Outlining My Course
03:35

How I created my presentation template from scratch - including the color scheme choice and application.

Preview 08:59

How and why you may want to compress your video files and combine them with the externally recorded audio.

Compressing Video and Combining Audio
05:36

A list of the equipment (hardware) and software that I use for course creation.

Preview 01:10

Resources and activities to reinforce lessons in Section 3: Publishing.

Section 3 Resources and Activities

Wrap up and thank you for taking my course.

Conclusion
00:36
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Bonuses
13 Lectures 40:16

Introduction to the Camtasia bonus section.

Bonus 1 - Camtasia
00:25

How to install Camtasia Studio for the PC.

Installation of Camtasia Studio for PC
01:35

A look at the Welcome Screen resources available to you when launching Camtasia Studio.

Start and Welcome
01:29

Understanding the different parts of the Camtasia Studio screen.

Layout
01:41

Watching and using the Getting Started project to help you get familiar with Camtasia.

Getting Started Project
01:20

Using the Camtasia Recorder.

Recorder
02:40

Understanding the Clip Bin section of the interface and the Tracks area of Camtasia Studio.

Clip Bin and Tracks
07:00

How to add different types of media (pictures, video, audio) to your Camtasia Studioproject.

Importing Media
02:09

How to add splits and cuts to your video during editing.

Splits and Cuts
05:26

The options associated with producing your video.

Production Options
04:09

Recommended production settings for producing your videos.

Production Settings
04:23

Bonus 2 - An overview of how Udemy guides you in creating different elements of your course.

Bonus 2 - Udemy Overview
06:31

An example of how I upload video content to udemy.

Uploading to Udemy
01:28
About the Instructor
Ron Hogue
4.7 Average rating
403 Reviews
5,000 Students
5 Courses
Technical Training Guru

Delivering technical training since 2003, Ron has taught hundreds of students everything from Microsoft Office applications to soft skills to Networking. His passion for training is evidenced in his energetic and engaging deliveries.

In 2012, Ron won two separate awards for his "Top Five-ish Screencasting Tips" video. He was recognized twice as one of the top ten New Horizons applications instructors in the world (Dec 2004 and Oct 2005).

Ron's love of learning and technology began in 1985 with a life-changing teacher and a Commodore 64 computer. He's upgraded his computer a few times over the years (it's now an i7) and continues to share what he learns.

Southeastern College in Lakeland, FL is where Ron earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Education - Secondary Mathematics. Since graduation, Ron's job titles have included Director of Education, Applications Instructor, Technical Instructor, Training and Operations Manager, Sr. IT Learning Specialist, Technical Trainer, Manager of Technical Training, and Training and Development Manager. He has facilitated Train-the-Trainer sessions to coach and mentor new and seasoned instructors. Ron has created custom courses for a variety of companies including financial institutions, manufacturing, industrial, talent management, and was even flown to Memphis to deliver a custom class at FedEx headquarters.

Delivering live, in-person training is where Ron really shines. He loves interacting with audiences and entertaining while training. He has a genuine desire for learners to understand whatever course they are taking. He will often go the extra mile to ensure that his students have everything they need to apply their learning in their projects.