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Planning your online course

Our learning design experts break down the best practices to help you build a solid foundation for your online course

7 articles

  • Recommended course creation process

    Your guide to create an online course that provides a rewarding learning experience The most successful instructors spend time planning their online course before they record it to ensure their course meets their students’ expectations and allows them to learn what was stated in the course’s learning...

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  • Choose your course topic

    To increase your chances of being successful on Udemy, you want to spend some time really thinking through your course topic. Start with a topic that you’re knowledgeable in and passionate about. Then, think about the audience you will be teaching and what they are interested in learning. Next, use tools specific to...

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  • Define your audience

    The first step to creating any kind of content is to think about who your audience is. Think about your future learners — who will be interested in taking your course? In this article, we’ll guide you through the process. Don’t teach for “everyone” Courses tailored to a specific audience are more engaging...

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  • Learning objectives and why they’re so important

    Defining learning objectives will help you set expectations for what your learners will be able to do by the end of your course and guide the structure of your course content.  In many cases, your learners are making a commitment to take your course. They’re spending their time and if they paid for your course,...

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  • Outline your course

    To create a successful course, you’ll want to structure it into sections and lectures that guide your learners through your subject matter in an organized and thoughtful way. Your sections should align to your learning objectives and include lectures that cover the concepts and practice opportunities for learners to...

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