Unofficial Udemy, Camtasia and PowerPoint Course Creation
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Unofficial Udemy, Camtasia and PowerPoint Course Creation

Unofficial Udemy Course Creation with Camtasia Studio 8, Camtasia 9/2018/2019 and PowerPoint 2016 Presentations
4.3 (207 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
11,173 students enrolled
Created by Brian Jackson
Last updated 7/2019
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This course includes
  • 12.5 hours on-demand video
  • 17 articles
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn to create PowerPoint animations
  • Learn to capture and produce screen cast based course videos
  • Learn to produce and market your courses via udemy
  • Windows PC or Mac
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Camtasia

This course is not sponsored by or affiliated with Udemy, Inc.

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The Udemy team recently announced that 1/4 of its instructors make more than $10,000 per year selling their Udemy courses online. More than $10,000.  I personally make well over $30,000 per year.  That's a lot of passive income to simply watch pass you by without acting. Maybe it's time you considered taking your piece of the pie. 

  • 12.5+ Hours of High Quality Online Video Training!

  • Over 11,000+ Students Currently Enrolled!!

  • 188+ Course Reviews Averaging 4.55 Stars!!!

Learn What it Takes to Produce and Sell a Udemy Course

This course explains how to create Udemy courses using PowerPoint and the Camtasia Screen Recorder and Video Editing software. It includes everything you need to know to create stunning screencast based presentations on your Windows based PC. The course concludes with information on pricing and marketing your course that will set you well on the path to becoming one of the Udemy $10,000+/yr elite. 

  Good instructor  - Brian is a good instructor. He explains things well and for that I learned a lot of things easily. I'll be a future Udemy instructor and this course is definitely helps. Thank you Brian.    ---Joni Esteban (5 Stars) 

Learn PowerPoint Slide Animation 

Rather than using PowerPoint to produce bland presentation slides, this course will show you how to animate PowerPoint slides to produce stunning production and course logo videos and show you simple ways to add movement to your slide presentations to maintain your audience's attention. 

In this course you'll learn to use PowerPoint to: 

  • Create a course image

  • Animate production logos

  • Animate course logos

  • Animate lecture slides

    Learn to add exciting PowerPoint presentations to your Udemy lectures. 

    Fantastic course! - If you are trying to learn how to publish on Udemy, this is a great course! I learned more about using Camtasia and publishing on Udemy than I have with all the other information I have found! Really good stuff! Highly recommend!
    ---Josh Gwin, MBA (5 Stars) 

Learn Camtasia Studio 8, Camtasia 9, 2018 and 2019 Screencasting 

Camtasia is the premiere Windows PC based screen capture and video editing tool. In this course I'll show you the ins and outs of Camtasia recording and walk you through the video production process from beginning to end. From video recording through editing tasks such as deleting unwanted scenes, zooming and panning, and adding callouts -- it's all here. 

In this course you'll learn to use the Camtasia video recorder and editor to: 

  • Capture screencasts

  • Capture PowerPoint presentations

  • Edit your videos and merge media

  • Zoom, pan, and annotate your videos

  • Produce your course lectures for upload to Udemy

Learn everything you need to know to become proficient with Camtasia Studio. 

But wait, there's more... 

  This course is excellent.  - This course is well organised, clearly presented, and provides step-by-step instructions on the do's and don't of how to successfully create a Udemy course. It answered a lot of the questions I had and alerted me to other important considerations. I feel that I now have a blueprint that will guide me as I go through my course creation steps.
---Silvia Wright-Davies (5 Stars) 

Learn Udemy Course Production and Marketing 

Learn to navigate the Udemy website and to use the interface to produce and market your course videos. Learn to price your courses to sell. Learn to promote your courses so that customers will want to own a copy. Learn to monitor sales and take action to keep the money rolling in. 

Don't forget the standard Udemy 30 return policy, no questions asked!  This should make your decision a no-brainer ;-) 

Online education has rapidly become the preferred learning method most students. This is the wave of the present, not the future... Get in on this trend now before it's too late. 

Best of luck with your new course! 


Who this course is for:
  • Those new to udemy course production who would like practical course development guidance
Course content
Expand all 166 lectures 12:42:44
+ Course Introduction
8 lectures 34:34

In this overview of the course I discuss each of the eight major sections in the course which pretty much lays out the course production process, not that you won't learn even more about creating courses for udemy in the next couple of lectures.

Preview 03:28

In this two slide lecture I show how Udemy works from preparing and submitting your course through sales and payment. The view is at the highest level but I still hope this provides a good overview of what we're about to undertake.

Preview 03:40

In this lecture we discuss the hardware and software requirements of preparing a udemy course. Although the initial investment can be steep if you're starting from scratch, most of us have a PC or Mac with much of the required software already installed. With a little luck, you can get started for the cost of a $69 pair of microphone headphones.

Preview 03:57

In this lecture we review alternate sources of udemy production information as almost a prerequisite to this course, the most important being the udemy staff course on creating a udemy course. I don't think it replaces this course, but it sure is good for free.

Preview 02:51
+ Camtasia 2019/PowerPoint 2016 Quick-start Mini-course
13 lectures 01:20:59

Section introduction.

Introduction to the Quick-start Mini-course

In this lecture, students will learn to use a simple text editor to create a Udemy course outline.

Creating a Udemy Course Outline

In this lecture, students will learn to convert their outline into a Udemy course template.

Udemy Course Setup

In this lecture, students will learn to use PowerPoint to create course card images.

PowerPoint 2016 Course Card Image

In this lecture, students will learn to create a simple screencast lecture using the Camtasia screen recorder.

Camtasia 2019 Recorder

In this lecture, students will learn to use the Camtasia video editor to edit their screencast recording.

Camtasia 2019 Video Editor

In this lecture, students will learn to add PowerPoint intro and outro slides to their screencast recording.

PowerPoint 2016 Slides

In this lecture, students will receive a brief overview of basic lecture presentation skills.

Udemy Lecture Presentation Skills

In this lecture, students will learn to produce and distribute their finished Udemy course.

Udemy Course Production

In this lecture, students will learn the fundamentals of Udemy course marketing.

Udemy Course Marketing

In this lecture, I'll demonstrate the lecture creation process one more time.

Quick-start Mini-course Section Workshop

To complete this, the first and only section project in this course, I'd like you to do the following:

Create a Udemy course lecture with into and outro PowerPoint slides.

Submit the message "Quick-start mini-course complete" to the Q&A section of this course to share your progress.

Congratulations on learning Camtasia so quickly,


Quick-start Mini-course Section Project

Section conclusion.

Conclusion to the Quick-start Mini-course
+ Camtasia 2018
8 lectures 39:54
Introduction to Camtasia 2018
Extension: How Camtasia 2018 Works
Screen Layout
Do Common Things From Studio 8 in 2018
What's New in Camtasia 9 and 2018?
Sample Camtasia 2018 Production
Camtasia 2018 Section Project
Conclusion to Camtasia 2018
+ Initial Setup
6 lectures 15:04
Introduction to Initial Setup

This lecture shows you how to create a Udemy account in preparation for becoming an instructor or purchasing courses on the site.

Creating a Udemy Account

In this lecture we go through the steps required to become a premium udemy instructor. You can not charge for your courses until you become a premium instructor.

Becoming a Paid Instructor

In this lecture we look at where to find the software for installation. We also look at checking to see if you have Microsoft Office preinstalled on your system. If you do, the software is free and all you need to spend is about $70 on a decent headset microphone.

Installing the Software
Initial Setup Section Project
Summary of Initial Setup
+ Finding Your Niche
8 lectures 30:59
Introduction to Finding Your Niche

In this lecture we learn how to scope out the potential competition using the course search function of udemy. During the lecture we discuss ways to add keywords to your course title to refine your search and find a competative niche.

Scoping Out the Competition
Using the Udemy Insights Feature to Check out the Scene (2017 Extension)

In this lecture we create a course by supplying the minimal information required, mainly a title.

Creating a Course

In this lecture we fill out the Basic information page to begin defining the contents of our book. We discuss the importance of selecting a short but keyword rich title, a descriptive subtitle, and a competitive category for your new course to improve search and browsing hit results.

Category and Search Results

This lecture discusses the use of the udemy Curriculum tool to layout an outline for your course. It includes information on adding and renaming sections and lectures as well as deleting and moving these two basic building blocks.

Outlining Your Course
Finding Your Niche Section Project
Summary of Finding Your Niche
+ Creating a Course Image
7 lectures 24:24
Introduction to Creating a Course Image

In this lecture I provide a very quick overview of using the Gnu Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) to produce a 960px x 540px udemy image. Use your favorite tool be it the premiere Adobe tools or something that came pre-installed with your operating system. In two more lectures I'll show you how to use PowerPoint instead to create udemy images.

Using the GIMP to Create a Course Image

In this lecture we consider an alternative to the traditional graphics manipulation program such as the GIMP or Adobe Illustrator or Premier by using PowerPoint to create course production graphics, in this case a course logo.

Using PowerPoint to Create a Course Image

An update to the original course outlining Udemy's ban on text in the course image along with a workaround if you really can't live without it (which I suggest your try).

Update on Image Text Ban
Create a Udemy Course Card Image in PowerPoint 2016 (2017 Extension)
Creating a Course Image Section Project
Summary of Creating a Course Image
+ Camtasia Studio 8 Screen Recorder
6 lectures 23:17
Introduction to the Camtasia Studio 8 Screen Recorder

In this lecture we use a PowerPoint simulation to demonstrate the use of the Camtasia Recorder to record video screencasts. Such screencasts will constitute the core of your udemy course.

Capturing Your First Screen Cast

In this lecture we look at directory organization and file naming standards that will help you to keep the multitude of files generated by the udemy course creation process organized. Follow these steps and you should be able to find everything you need to finish course production (this won't be easy if you don't start organizing your files early).

Organizing Your Stuff

In this lecture we look at recording PowerPoint presentation which in the end turn out to cause little difference to the recording method other than requiring that the on screen cursor be disabled.

Capturing PowerPoint Presentations
Camtasia Studio 8 Screen Recorder Section Project
Summary of the Camtasia Studio 8 Screen Recorder
+ Camtasia 9 Screen Recorder (2017 Extension)
9 lectures 32:00
Introduction to the Camtasia 9 Screen Recorder
Overview of the Camtasia 9 Screen Recorder
Recording Screencast Presentations
Recording PowerPoint Presentations
Recording Webcam Talking Head Presentations
Keeping Your Material Organized
Hybrid PowerPoint Presentation/Software Screencast w/Talking Head Webcam Inset
Camtasia 9 Screen Recorder Section Project
Summary of the Camtasia 9 Screen Recorder
+ Simple PowerPoint 2013 (and 2016) Slides and Animation
7 lectures 36:54
Introduction to Simple PowerPoint 2013 (and 2016) Slides and Animation

In this section introduction I attempt the impossible, to provide an overview of PowerPoint in preparation for a demonstration of using PowerPoint to produce Production Logos, Course Logos, and Lecture Slides. I hope this is enough and complain via comments if it isn't and I'll try to add more based on your notes.

Introduction to PowerPoint 2013

In this lecture I go wild and show you the entire production process using PowerPoint to animate my production logo and in the process produce the very video you find at the front of each lecture in this course.

Using PowerPoint to Animate Production Logos

In this lecture we focus on PowerPoint as we show how to animate the course image to produce what I refer to as the course logo. I typically speak over the course logo as I will speak over this course logo during this course. Confused? Don't be, it will all become clear by the end of the lecture.

Using PowerPoint to Animate Course Logos

In this lecture, we show how to use simple animation to snaz up a standard PowerPoint slide presentation. Also discussed is controlling the presentation via on click and with previous configurations.

Using PowerPoint to Animate Lecture Slides
Simple PowerPoint 2013 (and 2016) Slides and Animation Section Project
Summary of Simple PowerPoint 2013 (and 2016) Slides and Animation
+ Advanced PowerPoint 2016 (and 2013) Slides and Animation (2017 Extension)
15 lectures 01:17:26
Introduction to Advanced PowerPoint 2016 (and 2013) Slides and Animation
Differences Between PowerPoint 2013 and 2016
Selecting, Configuring and Changing a Theme
Using PowerPoint Slide Types
Standard Slide Contents
Taking Advantage of PowerPoint Design Ideas
Static or Animated Slides
Adding and Configuring Text in PowerPoint
Adding Free Fonts to Windows
Adding and Configuring Shapes and Images in PowerPoint
Moving, Spinning, Growing and Shrinking Objects
Text Animation with PowerPoint
Image and Shape Animation with PowerPoint
Advanced PowerPoint 2016 (and 2013) Slides and Animation Section Project
Summary of Advanced PowerPoint 2016 (and 2013) Slides and Animation