Creating a Course

Last Updated: Nov 10, 2016 10:49AM PST
Interested in teaching others by creating a course? Start off by going to Contribute -> Create a Course.

Enter the name of the course you’d like to create and hit Start to get going.

When making your course, you’ll first set up the basic description information, such as:
  • what the course is about
  • the general category it’s most suited for
  • the student’s experience level
  • a featured image
  • what topics apply
  • any required software
  • specific skills needed

You’ll also set whether you want to provide this course at no cost to Premium Members, or if you’d like to charge for the course. Creating a free course will earn you 10,000 points and a free month of premium service, once published.

Setting up your course curriculum is the next part. Here, you’ll structure your course into major sections and lessons within each of those. 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 section

Writing the section 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 students 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. (Note that if you’ve chosen to sell your course, you’ll need to have your PayPal account linked prior to be able to submit for review.) Our editors will check for any major issues and work with you if anything comes up. 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 any questions.

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

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