Creating a Course

Last Updated: Mar 13, 2018 08:09AM PDT

Interested in teaching others by creating a course? Start off by going to Contribute → Create a Course. Or by going to Products → Courses → Create a Course.

When making your course, you'll want to add your course title and a course image.
Additionally, you’ll want to determine if your course can either lead to a certification or is part of a course package. If your course does lead to a certification or is going to a be part of a course package, you can check the box and enter the appropriate information for the members viewing your course.

Courses qualify as part of a certification if, upon course completion, students can take an exam to receive an official certification.
Course packages are comprised of numerous courses or subjects, and may or may not lead to a certification opportunity.
You’ll then set up the basic description information, such as:
What the course is about
The  category
The participant’s experience level
A featured image
What topics apply
Any required software
Skills requirements

Creating a course will earn you 10,000 points, more than enough to gain a free month of premium service, once published.

Next, set up your course curriculum. Here you’ll structure your course into chapters and lessons within each chapter. When making lessons, first indicate if it’s a video or an article. For videos, you’ll upload the video file and add a description. For articles, you’ll write the content directly in the editor.

Adding a chapter

Writing the chapter title and description

Adding a lesson

Lesson added

We also recommend creating and adding an Intro Video for your course. This Intro Video is freely available to anyone and is a great way to help potential participants know more about your course, so they can better decide if they’d like to enroll.

When you’re done with your course, you’ll submit it for editorial review. Our editors will check for any major issues and work with you if they have any questions or concerns. If the course needs additional work, then you’ll receive a notification and can check the Editor Comments on your course to review the feedback and ask for clarification, if needed.

Check out the Course Guidelines for more information on creating your course and the approval process.


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