Planning your course

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

8 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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  • Create your learning objectives

    Learning objectives and why they’re so important 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, their money, and are hoping to learn something in return. It’s crucial for you to create a course that addresses the needs of...

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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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