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Create A Udemy Course In A Single Afternoon Using Keynote & ScreenFlow 5 - - Unofficial
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  • Lectures 8
  • Length 42 mins
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  • Languages English
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Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

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

**Updated as of February 2017**

Learn How to Create A Udemy Course Extremely Fast! In 3 Hours Time I Show You How I Create All My Course Content From Scratch, & Still Meet Udemy's Quality Standards, So I Can Move Straight Into Editing & Upload

  • Design a succinct yet effective Udemy course with just a few hours of development
  • Learn the basics of Keynote - from formatting, to animation, and recording
  • Learn how to Screen Record a course presentation using ScreenFlow
  • Learn how to edit lectures using ScreenFlow's native workspace
  • Pull all the pieces together to create a beautiful course that excels in to-the-point brevity

I started by observing all of Udemy's minimum expectations, then designed a short course around those expectations. The result is a high-quality course from the ground up!

One day on my day off from work, I set myself up to the challenge of creating a complete Udemy course that meets all of Udemy's quality standards in only 3 hours time. My vision was for the sort of student, be it a Udemy newcomer or a merely busy person that's eager to dive into teaching online. Who maybe doesn't have much time to dedicate a month let alone a week's worth of attention to developing a full course. In this course I show that sort of student how to take-off and get right into course creation for the Udemy platform.

It was quite a challenge limiting myself to the minimum amount of lectures and content, but needless to say, it was a success! It even changed my perspective on long courses. I discovered that there's a way to condense material and still be entirely effective with the outcome. I no longer feel like I need to jam tons of material within one course. Sometimes the topic at hand lends itself to a more concentrated time frame. Such is my revelation with this course I have for you.

You too can create a course that's concise, yet effective. This course was designed for the person that needs a jumpstart to teaching online. That needs a quick guided tour of Udemy's most emphasized standards. Who wants to learn how to create content and move quickly into editing and polishing before upload to Udemy.

What are the requirements?

  • Computer (Course uses Mac throughout entire course, but those with Windows Machines may also take this course)
  • ScreenFlow (The full Paid Version, not freemium)
  • Microphone
  • Keynote Application
  • Screenflick (Optional)
  • Graphics Software like Adobe Illustrator (Optional)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create a Udemy Course Quickly
  • Blueprint Lecture Content in a sequential manner
  • Meet Udemy minimum requirements easily
  • Create video lecture content using Keynote
  • Setup Keynote document for optimal Screen Recording
  • Format Text & Customize Keynote
  • Animate text & objects inside Keynote
  • Use slide transition animation
  • Control animation order
  • Record computer screen using ScreenFlow Program
  • Organize course assets effectively
  • Edit video using ScreenFlow's built-in tools
  • Export video using range selector controls
  • Use Udemy dashboard to input clear & compelling course copy

Who is the target audience?

  • Best for First-time Udemy Instructors that want to know how to make the content of a Udemy course using a Mac, and do so quickly.
  • Expert Udemy Instructors aren't recommended to take this course
  • Note: This course does not go into topics that Udemy already covers on their website, such as: uploading videos via bulk uploaders, making course quizzes, etc.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: The Rapid Udemy Course Creation Process

So that we can jump right into creating a Udemy Course, I provide a Guided Tour of the "Bare Bones" requirements Udemy has in place for all courses created on their platform.

7 questions

This quiz will test your Udemy knowledge, so you can see if you're absolutely clear on standards.

Update Info for Lecture 1

You'll learn how I use Apple Notes to create an instant overview of my course. This will help you organize your thoughts, lay out your course in a logically sequential manner, and give you a reference to go back to at any point in time during course development. This is the roadmap.


Flesh out the content for your course using Keynote. This video covers all the Keynote basics. From Document Setup, Text Formatting, Text Animation, How to Animate Object-Like Vector Illustrations, How to control Animation flow using the Build Order panel, How to Animate Slide Transitions, How To Use Pre-installed Keynote Templates, & more.


In this video we go through a mock presentation using the lecture we made in Keynote, and record both of our slides with Screenflow. If it's your first time being an instructor, this will get you acclimated to the behind-the-scenes that goes into making a Udemy course.


Learn how to edit your video content quickly using ScreenFlow's native video editing tools. We'll cover canvas size manipulation, cutting clips, joining clips, and exporting our content using selected range controls.

Bonus Lecture!

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Instructor Biography

Cory Kensinger, Worked at Apple Inc. / Tech Lifestyle Expert / OnlineCreator

There's one little fact about me that inspires everything I do: I'm curious. REALLY curious. From the time I wake up to the time I go to sleep, I'm thinking about dozens of little questions pricking at my mind to answer. Hundreds of insatiable intrigues I have in my mind to explore. This curiosity drives me to figure out things. Figure out the WHY behind things. To figure out the HOW. My mind is always growing towards these little discoveries, like vines on a wall always stretching further out and up for the sun.

I'm curious, because I want to learn how to create things. Creating things for people makes me feel most alive. There's nothing better than that flooding rush of excitement because what I made really meant something to someone. When I play back a song I wrote, work on a video production, connect with a huge audience, review a new up and coming product, give people the inside scoop on a theory, a method, a set of insights to change someone's life - these are the sort of things I live for.

I'm driven by curiosity, creativity, and truth. 

It's with this passion that I hope to imbue each and every class I establish on this website. I hope you can feel my enthusiasm for discovery when you enroll in my courses. I want know what YOU think. I want to help you with the things I know best.  

It means everything to me.

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