If you haven’t created your course yet, follow the steps below. If you have created your course (video, audio, text or presentation), skip to Step 2: Producing your Course.
Step 1: Plan Your Course Planning your course is the first step on your course creation journey and it’s very important to provide yourself with a solid foundation for building the rest of your course.
- Decide what you want to teach. You probably have an idea of what you want to teach, and now it's time to get really specific.
- Craft your Course Goals. This will help you identify what you want your users
- to learn from your course. Getting course goals right will go a long way in helping you create a great course structure. Learn more about how to set great course goals in this short course: Official Udemy Insights: Set your Course Goals
- Use your course goals to create a course structure. Scope the content of your course to ensure that there is enough content for users to engage with and achieve their objectives. This is also where you think through how you want to organize your content. Be sure to conclude each section with either a quiz or a summary to sum up what users have learned.
- Break down your course into smaller, bite-sized lectures and describe what they each need to accomplish. This step is to help you get more detailed about your content, and break it down into individual sections and lectures. Write a lecture description for each lecture, summarizing what users will learn.
Step 2: Produce Your Course
This is the most important part of your course creation process.
- As you're creating your lectures, consider different types of learners. Video lectures should alternate between the different lecture types and also between presentation styles such as “talking head”, slides, screencasts and drawing boards. Upload your promotional video so that users can preview your course.
- We strongly encourage you to include practice activities throughout the course to keep learners engaged--at least one per section. These can take many different forms depending on the content, but may include quizzes, case studies or projects. For more in-depth information about practice activities, take a look at our course: Official Udemy Insights: Adding Practice Activities.
- Use the bulk uploader to upload your videos into your course. You can also use the uploader to upload any other resources you’re including (supplemental resources, PDF, audio, or presentation lectures). Once your videos are uploaded, go through your outline and associate the videos with the correct lecture.
Step 3: Polish Your Course
In this step we’re talking about making your course ready for publishing.
- Craft a compelling course summary
- Take another look at your course title, and add in a subtitle.
- Create a course image that meets our guidelines.
Step 4: Publish Your Course
Admins: You are ready to publish your course!
Non-admins: you will need to submit the course for review and an admin will need to approve it for publishing.