This course is not sponsored by or affiliated with Udemy, Inc.
Creating an online course usually takes a lot of time. Preparing an outline and writing down point-form notes alone can take many months. And then you’ve got to sit down and record take after take of you talking until you stop making mistakes.
Would you like to cut that prep time in half or more and make money on your courses sooner?
You can with new free, web-based video software, Adobe Spark.
I’ve created successful online courses with varying methods. In the end, I prefer using Adobe Spark. It’s the most efficient way to create online courses for Skillshare and Udemy.
In this course, I’ll show you why and how.
You’ll learn to:
The course starts with a look at what kinds of courses Adobe Spark is good for. The course then fully explains every feature in the video creation page. I also outline some best practices for using the software efficiently.
If you’re new to online course creation, the lesson on recording technology and software will get you started on putting together your recording studio.
Try a free preview of the lectures. Udemy also offers a 30-day refund guarantee. Join now!
An introduction to course and an argument why my old methods of course creation were just too time-consuming.
Adobe Spark is great for some – not all – types of courses. Find out which ones.
Making courses in Spark requires much less preparation.
Signing up for an Adobe Spark account is both free and easy.
A look at the My Projects homepage and the Video editing pages, with all major features explained.
A step-by-step run through creating slides and adding icons, images, and text.
2 Tips from my experience to make your slides more effective and improve flow.
All software has quirks – here are some about Spark.
Once you're all done your video, you have to prepare it for download or sharing with the public.
Gain inspiration from other Spark users to create masterpiece slide decks.
Adobe Spark is great for course promotion videos – learn why.
Sound editing can give a little more punch to your Adobe Spark recordings. This video shows how to use free software to add professional effects to your voice.
Dr. Duncan Koerber has taught writing and communications courses for the past 10 years at six Canadian universities to thousands of students.
Oxford University Press recently published his writing textbook, Clear, Precise, Direct: Strategies for Writing (2015). Available on Amazon, the book considers the seven most common errors (interfering factors) in writing and how to improve them (enhancing factors). His second book, Crisis Communication in Canada, is in the revision process for University of Toronto Press.
Currently a full-time assistant professor at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, Duncan Koerber worked for nearly 10 years in reporting and editing roles for the London Free Press, the Mississauga News, and the University of Toronto Medium. He has freelanced for magazines and newspapers, including the Toronto Star.
Duncan Koerber has been a successful freelance editor, earning a 95% success rating on Upwork.
Duncan Koerber has a bachelor of arts degree in English, Professional Writing, and Political Science from the University of Toronto (2001), a master of arts degree in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario (2003), and a Ph.D. in Communication and Culture from York University and Ryerson University (2009).
His academic writing, which focuses on media and journalism history, writing pedagogy, and public relations crisis communication, has been published in the Canadian Journal of Communication, the Journal of Canadian Studies, Journalism History, Media History, Composition Studies, Canadian Journal of Media Studies, and Sport History Review.