16 Step Action Plan for Creating Your Course

Steve McDonald
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Lecture description

Just like the title says, this lecture lays out 16 action steps you can follow to create your own online course using Camtasia Studio 8 and Udemy.

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Udemy Course Creation w/Camtasia Screencasts - Unofficial

Udemy Course Creating Made Easy w/Camtasia Screencasts - Learn How to Teach Online Courses with Screen Capture Videos

04:37:56 of on-demand video • Updated October 2019

  • Create a Udemy course from start to finish using only your computer, Camtasia and a microphone.
  • Use Camtasia Studio 8 software to capture video straight off your computer.
  • Record screencasts with high quality audio.
  • Edit your videos with a few simple tricks to make your audio and video look professional.
  • Integrate text and slideshows into your videos to put more power into your lectures.
  • Create simple Powerpoint slideshows and record audio over your slides.
  • Upload all of your video lectures to Udemy.
  • Create compelling titles, descriptions, and course goals that help people find your course on Udemy.
English [Auto] OK before we get too far into the actual instructional URLs for this course. I want to just lay out the entire process of recording uploading and publishing a complete economic course using Kamte Asia. So this video just includes 16 action steps that walk you through the process step by step. So let's jump in to number one invest in camp Asia. Obviously you're going to need the software in order to do this. It's normal priced at the time of this recording at 299. If you buy it directly through to Asia and if you use the link to you to me as long as you do me is still doing that or discount you can apply for a discount of half off as a to me instructor once you have came to Asia up and running on your computer you need to invest in a good microphone and there are lots of good microphones out there that I recommend the blue snowball blue is the brand. Snowball is the model. And you can get those for about 50 to $70 mostly depending on the color you choose. It's a great Mike and it will take care of all that you need if you want to go a step even more advanced some people who go with a blue Yeti. So that's another option but I personally use a blue snowball Mike. Then you're going to need a pop screen and you don't need anything fancy you just need a filter to go in front of your microphone to keep those pops out to save you a lot of editing down the road. And you can get those for as little as about 10 bucks. The fourth thing you need to do is join the Utama instructors Facebook group. This is a really important step because the instructors Facebook group is full of very knowledgeable people on the technical aspects as well as just the actual content aspects of creating your course. So you're going to find a lot of knowledge there a lot of help. And of course please also participate in the discussions for this course because I'm always here to help you and other students within the course can help you with any problems that you have. So use those resources that are out there. Set up a quiet recording space doesn't really matter where it is as long as it's not an actual space. As long as you can have it free of refrigerators humming air conditioners humming dogs and children barking and hollering loud truck noises driving by or any other distractions that are going to cause editing problems down the road then you're going to create an outline of your course. You can write this down on a spiral notepad you can create a Word document for it but you just need a rough outline to give you a general idea of how many lectures you're going to have what those lectures are going to be about. And then what your different sections are going to be about so generally you'll have one two three lectures in your introduction. You'll have anywhere from two to three or four sections within the main body that will have two to five or even 10 lectures per section and then you'll have a conclusion section that usually has one to three lectures as well. Just wrapping up your course kind of like this one does the next thing to do is to record a test video. This is very important because it takes a little bit of fine tuning to get your audio and your video right. So you want to record that test video it should be less than two minutes. It's just to get an idea of how well you've recorded your audio and video and then you're going to submit that to the instructors Facebook group. And again that's a very important step because you have a lot of great people on there that will give you feedback and help you get on the right track. So you start off right recording things right. To save yourself a lot of heartache from having to rerecord things down the road then based on the feedback that you get from that YOU TO ME instructors Facebook group on your video you can adjust your sound or video based on that then once you've got it down then you can record your lectures. And I should say once you've adjusted your video or audio resubmit a test video to make sure that it's good once you've kind of got the approval of the community then you can go for it and start recording your lectures. Once you've recorded your lectures you can edit and upload your lectures into you to me. And I personally record one video at a time and then I edit it and then I upload it. That doesn't work for everyone but that's a good workflow for me so that I can keep track of where I am out in the process. I can actually see the course developing right on you to me as I go. And it prevents me from getting confused or losing files that I've already recorded. If you're very organized you may be able to sit down in longer recording sessions and do multiple videos at one time and then edit them all later. And if you're OK with that and you can keep that organized then by all means go for that. But in any case get your lectures recorded edited and uploaded into you to me. And then finally once you have your whole structure set up you can submit your course to you to me for review. And this is the exciting and scary part. But don't be worried about it. Most of my early courses when I submitted them to you to me they came back with some kind of fixes that were required before they would publish it and that's fine. So you just go in and you see what you've done. You know a lot of the times it's something simple like you forgot to write descriptions about your videos. Hopefully it's not something about how they were actually recorded but sometimes it will even be how you uploaded them or how you saved the videos. So get to work on fixing those. In the meantime you could submit your cover image form to you to me because they'll actually create a cover image for your course for free which is awesome. Or if you prefer to make your own you can get your own photo or image or you can go to a designer on five or Lance and have one create it then you correct all of your required fixes based on the enemy feedback. It's also good to correct their suggested fixes too although they don't require that you do that. They're telling you how to make your course better. So it's really good to take those to heart as well. And then you resubmit your corrected course. Back to you. I mean and once it's approved you're life and your course is out there then you'll want to set a price on it based on what you've determined will be a good price and then you want to promote your course. You can put a free coupon on the utility instructor's Facebook group if you want to promote it for free or you can just get you to me. Promotor course for you organically. But those are the 16 steps to getting you to course published. Again I want to say thank you so much for joining me. Please participate in the discussions if you have any questions I'm glad to help. And I can't wait to see what course you create.