Discover How to Create and Manage Online Courses

Online Learning is one of the fastest-growing markets on the Internet and is projected to exceed $325 Billion by 2025. The ability to create and manage online courses either for your business or clients is an incredible skill set to develop right now. In this important certification, you will discover a simple and repeatable process for strategizing, designing, building and managing online courses. You will learn how to: create an effective online course strategy, design a course outline and plan, develop video-based modules and resources, set up your course technology and manage and update courses.
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Course curriculum

  • 1
    • Intro to Course Creation & Management
    • 20-Step Course Creation Checklist
  • 2
    MODULE ONE: Plan Your Course
    • Module One Introduction
    • Download Module One Handout
    • LESSON 1: Select Your Course Niche
    • Niche Selection Worksheet
    • LESSON 2: Research Niche Market
    • Niche Market Research Worksheet
    • LESSON 3: Profile Your Ideal Student
    • Student Profile Worksheet
    • LESSON 4: Identify Your Big Why
    • The Why Method Worksheet
    • LESSON 5: Select Course Type
    • Planning Your Course Worksheet
    • [BONUS] Ten Profitable Course Models Part 1
    • [BONUS] Ten Profitable Course Models Part 2
  • 3
    MODULE TWO: Design Your Course
    • Module Two Introduction
    • Download Module Two Handout
    • LESSON 6A: Create Learning Outcomes Part 1
    • LESSON 6B: Create Learning Outcomes Part 2
    • Course_Creation_Learning_Outcomes
    • LESSON 7: Gather Course Content
    • LESSON 8: Structure Course Outline
    • [WORD] Course Outline Template
    • [GOOGLE] Course Outline Template
    • LESSON 9A: Determine Course Deliverables Part 1
    • LESSON 9B: Determine Course Deliverables: Part 2
    • Course Deliverables Worksheet
    • LESSON 10A: Design Course Content - Part 1
    • LESSON 10B: Design Course Content - Part 2
    • Storyboarding Template
  • 4
    MODULE THREE: Deliver Your Course
    • Module Three Introduction
    • Download Module Three Handout
    • LESSON 11A: Course Creation Tools Part 1
    • LESSON 11B: Course Creation Tools Part 2
    • LESSON 11C: Course Creation Tools Part 3
    • Course Creation Tool Kit
    • LESSON 12A: Creating Your Teacher Persona Part 1
    • LESSON 12B: Creating Your Teacher Persona Part 2
    • Creating Your Persona Worksheet
    • LESSON 13: Preparing to Deliver Your Course
    • Course Preparation Checklist
    • LESSON 14A: Select Your Online Course Platform
    • LESSON 14B: Setting up Thinkific Part 1
    • LESSON 14B: Setting up Thinkific Part 2
    • LESSON 14C: Tour of FreelanceU Course Platform
    • Online Course Platforms Guide
    • Lesson 15: Set up Your Pilot Course
  • 5
    MODULE FOUR: Manage Your Course
    • Download Module Four Handout
    • Module Four Introduction
    • LESSON 16A: Engage and Support Your Students Part 1
    • LESSON 16B: Engage and Support Your Students Part 2
    • LESSON 17: Evaluate Your Online Course Results
    • Simple Survey Questions
    • LESSON 18: Update Course Content and Learning Platform
    • LESSON 19: Create Your Marketing Plan
    • Marketing Action Guide
    • LESSON 20: Identify Your Next Steps
  • 6
    MODULE FIVE: Building a Course Creation & Management Service
    • Download Module Five Handout
    • Building a Profitable Course Creation Service
  • 7
    Course Wrap-Up
    • Course Wrap-up


  • Craig  Cannings

    Craig Cannings

    Chief Learning Officer, Freelance University

    In 2008, my wife Kelly and I co-founded Freelance University with the purpose of becoming the #1 go-to training center for Freelancers and VAs from around the globe! As of this year, we have successfully trained over 14,000 Virtual Assistants and Freelancers in more than 70 countries. Kelly and I have had the great privilege of building our Online University while raising our 5 daughters who are the greatest blessings of our lives. I look forward to meeting you and seeing you either in this program or at our University very soon. I leave you with my favorite quote from marketing guru, Seth Godin: "The only worse thing than starting something and failing... is not starting something."

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