How To Create An Online Course On LearnWorlds?



It is getting easier than ever to learn new skills online, and to share them with potential students. There are now plenty of elearning solutions available on the market, and LearnWorlds is probably the technology most advanced of them, with plenty of amazing functionalities such as automatic video transcription or in-video questionnaires.

But should you create a school yet and fill it up with online courses? While the answer to this question depends on your own goals and your personal knowledge, this LearnWorlds Course Creation demo might give you a better understanding on how simple it is to use their Course Creation interface.

Therefore, have a look at below demo, and try it out for yourself for free without any engagement!

How To Create An Online Course On LearnWorlds? : Create Your Online School
Create Your Online School  

LearnWorlds course creation steps

Create a new course with an SEO friendly name

Start by logging on your Online school or learning center dashboard, and eventually check the videos that are offered by the platform before starting, as they are very useful in understanding more in detail how it all works together.

If you haven't created any course yet, you find a link to create your first course, and the first step will be to enter a course name.

Ideally, try to keep it SEO friendly by researching keywords that people are looking for when they are searching for information on the subject, thus getting you an easier chance to find organic audience in search engine results.

To make it simple, try to ask yourself that question: what would somebody interested in my course content would be looking for?

How To Create An Online Course On LearnWorlds? : Entering an SEO friendly course name
Entering an SEO friendly course name  

Similarly, you can then give your course a friendly slug URL, meaning that anyone accessing the course will understand what it is about, and will be able to retrieve it in his Web browser history, by using a combination of letters, dashes, and numbers that will uniquely identify and represent the course content.

The easier that slug is and closer to the course content, the better it is!

Selecting the type of course: paid or free?

You will then be able to decide if you want to offer that course for free, or if on the contrary you want it to be paid and earn money from students that will take it.

You can also setup the course as a draft to finish it later, as a coming soon course in order to build up momentum before releasing it, or as a private course if you don't want anyone that hasn't been invited to register to the course.

How To Create An Online Course On LearnWorlds? : Select course access type: paid, free, private
Select course access type: paid, free, private  

Most of the time, the interface will offer quick help information on the left side of the Course Creation popup, in order to lead you into finding the right options for the future Successful Online Course‌ that you are creating.

In the next step, selecting the course price for example, the quick help will include external links to create an online course‌ and select the corresponding price - see our guide to have an idea of course pricing.

Best Tips To Create And Sell Online Courses
How To Create An Online Course On LearnWorlds? : Giving a price to a course
Giving a price to a course  

You can then enter an image that will represent your course, and you should make sure that the image you are using either belongs to you, you have a commercial license to use that picture, or the picture is license free and can be used for commercial purposes such as course creation.

Finally, you will be able to drip feed your course, meaning that it won't be published right away, but instead will automatically build up some momentum by sending teaser emails reminders until the course is released for enrollment.

Now that you have setup the course general information, time to focus on course content!

Creating course content

The first step in creating your course content is to optimize a sales page for your course, in case the one that has been created for you is not up to your expectations.

Then, go to course content tab, and select the add section option.

Any course is made of several sections, each section being a step towards completing the course and having acquired all the necessary skills.


For example, the sections of a course about learning how to create a course could be as follow:

Online course basic structure

  1. Introduction: who's the instructor, what's a course creation
  2. Why should you create a course
  3. What do you need to create a course
  4. How to create a course
  5. Conclusion: What did you learn, completion test

Each and every section can be setup either as a paid or a free section, for example to let your studentds check your course introduction for free, and lead them to pay for the other course content sections.

How To Create An Online Course On LearnWorlds? : Entering course section information
Entering course section information  

Each course section is set with different activities, that differs per course content and section, and are totally up to you!

How To Create An Online Course On LearnWorlds? : Selecting a course activity type
Selecting a course activity type  

You can either include all these type of content, each of them for different purposes at various stages of your online course.

Course activities available on LearnWorlds :

  • A multimedia content, which could be a YouTube video, reading an eBook, a PDF, a self hosted video, an audio file, and more.
  • A live session such as a Zoom metting or a Zoom webinar,
  • Different questionnaires: quizz, exam, or assignment,
  • A certificate or a certificate of completion,
  • An embed content such as iFrame external content, a Slideshare presentation or an external link.

Depending on the course content, objectives, and your style as an online instructor, you might use these options for different purposes.

However, as an experienced online course creator, I recommend you to keep each activity in the 5 to 10 minutes bracket, otherwise you might quickly get your students lost, and you generally expect your courses to be very flexible, such as following a section activity between metro stations, and make it easy for your students to go backwards and forward in your course.

The most common course content will most likely be a video, in which you record yourself showing some content to your students, for example for a guitar course, you would record yourself playing one song and explaining the music tricks you are using as you apply them.

Creating course video activity

There are several ways to create a course video activity that will be interesting for your students and guide them in learning the skills you are sharing.

How to create online course videos?

The easiest at the beginning, especially if you already have a YouTube channel, might be to reuse your YouTube videos and to eventually make some of them private, so they will only be available in your online course.

In below example, I used as a first video recording of my International Consulting videocast‌ with Frugal For Luxury‌ uploaded to YouTube in that course, simply by going on the YouTube video, clicking the share button, and copy pasting the code that YouTube gives in the embed sharing option.

How To Create An Online Course On LearnWorlds? : Using a YouTube video in an online course
Using a YouTube video in an online course  

All you have to do then to fill in your online course is to add more sections and activities until your course seems complete enough to be shared with your potential or existing students!

Course creation extra tips

When creating a course, you will most likely have to reflect about your own knowledge, what you can and should share, how to share it, and will most likely suffer from writer's block or other content creation issues.

However, you should not be afraid of publishing your courses and sharing them as soon as possible and as widely as possible, as there is no such thing as a perfect, and you will always be able to learn in the process and improve your courses later!

The last step: Publishing and selling your course

Now that have created a fully functional course, the next step will be to share it on your social networks, or promote it through any possible way to share links and let people know about your amazing creations.

A possible way to get your first studends and ratings is to create a one day free course offer around, and share it with your professional network to get some honest reviews and improve it accordingly.

Once you'll have done it, and your course will start to get students enrollments along with successful completions and payments, you will be able to see the course dashboard getting filled with data and amazing statistics to understand how it got sold, and how you can make money online‌ by creating and selling more courses!

How To Create An Online Course On LearnWorlds? : LearnWorlds online course dashboard and statistics
LearnWorlds online course dashboard and statistics  


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About the author - International Business Consulting
Yoann is an International Business Consultant, facilitator and coordinator. He worked more than 10 years in global business, supply chain, financial, SAP ERP projects, Web and SEO optimization for various industries, such as logistics, cosmetics, consumer goods, beauty care, or fashion, in more than 30 countries around the globe.
 


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