This article is a step by step guide on creating a course and setting up all the necessary details before making it live.
Taking the first step is essential towards selling your course online. If you are about to get started, we are glad to have you on board.
This article covers a step by step guide to help you ace setting up your new course.
After you sign up, you can easily create a course from your Dashboard.
Go to your Dashboard > Courses > Create Course to produce your first course or add an additional course.
The above step will show you a form where you need to enter key course details, including the Course Title, Course Instructor and Course Type.
Identifying the Course Type
a) Normal Course
In the normal course, the learners can access the course items in any order. Admin is also free to update course content even after it is published and available to learners.
b) Gamified Course
In Gamified Course, items can only be accessed in the pre-defined order. The learners aren’t allowed to view the subsequent chapters until they have completed the previous ones.
Example: You can use quiz with minimum passing marks in the course content where learners can’t access the next topic until they score minimum passing marks.
c) SD Card Course
In SD Card Course, the course is created using course builder, after which it gets shipped as an encrypted ZIP file to separate SD Cards. This course type only works in Android-based mobile devices and Tablets. The course can’t be edited once it is published.
Among the above three, Normal courses are opted for, mostly.
Set up your course
Now that you have created your course, it’s time to determine your pricing structure and other significant information. Go to the “Courses” page and click on the details icon of a specific course to proceed.
You will be redirected to a page with the following broad headings namely Details, Pricing, Marketing, and Advanced.
This page contains the basic details of the course which would be visible to the learners in the Website/App store page.
a) Title: The title of the course is the name of the course under which the course would be published.
b) Instructor: The instructor is the name of the teacher who is teaching that particular course.
c) Description: This is visible to learners before they subscribe to the course. This should include complete information about the course, which would influence the learners' decision to subscribe to the course.
d) Course Tagline: This is visible below the title on the description page. This should include concise information about the course.
e) How to Use: This includes an instruction text by the institute for the learners about how to use the course.
f) Language: This determines the language of the course taught.
g) Show Advanced Options: To enable more advanced feature option, click on “Show Advanced Options”. These features are only available if you have subscribed to one of the premium plans.
- Make it freely available for learners on sign up:
By enabling this feature you allow the course to by-default gets added into the learner’s library the moment they sign-up.
- The course can be accessed through:
This shows the number of platforms your course would be available on. You can pick out the platforms or select a pool of it as per your wish.
- Allow offline usage on Mobile apps
Here the learners would be able to view the videos or other course material through the app even when they are offline.
However, the offline videos would be in the encrypted form hence can’t be transferred.
- Show Learners Count on Course Detail
The number of students or learners taking your course is automatically visible in the course details. To disable the option you need to tick the “no” box.
- Custom Scripts/Tags in head
You can add customized widgets into the course page.
For Ex: Adding support to third-party tools, adding additional Meta tags for SEO, HTML & CSS customizations etc.
To save the above information, click on “submit” before proceeding to the next section
Refer to this article to know about the pricing structure in details.
This option enables you to make your course more SEO Friendly for better consumption & visibility.
App version 2.6.1
a) Course Page URL: This is the URL under which the course would appear on the internet. Please make sure this is SEO Friendly. Best Practice is to include Course Name and Instructor's name in the URL. For Example, Sample-Course-1-from-Demo.
b) App Deep Link: App Deep link is a custom URL that contains all the information needed to take a user directly into a particular location within the app instead of just launching the mobile app's home page. This feature would allow you to personalise users' experience & improve user engagement.
For example: If you are running a Google Ad to promote this particular course of yours, if anyone clicks on that, they will be redirected to the landing page of this course, on their mobile app.
However, if your study app is not installed on their phone, it will redirect them to the play store first, & when downloaded, directly on the course landing page.
c) Course Page Title: This consists of the title of the course under which the course would be published.
d) Course Page Description: This is copied to metadata HTML tag of the course detail page. This is used on the Google search result page.
e) Course Keywords: Keywords are the set of words which learners can search to discover your course from Google search results.
f) Course Categories: Courses belonging to a similar topic can be categorised under the same category. For example: Under the maths category, you can produce Geometry & Arithmetic courses.
g) Custom Scripts/Tags in Checkout Success Page: You can add additional widgets or components during the checkout of this course through this option.
h) Custom Scripts/Tags in Landing Page: You can incorporate additional widgets or components in the landing page of this particular course.
After the above changes, click on "Submit".
This feature enables you to produce a copy of the course as well as delete the course.
a) Copy Course: Whenever you are required to make certain changes in the course while also retaining its original form, this option comes handy.
b) Delete Course: This option allows you to permanently remove your course from the curriculum. Though Learners who have already purchased it will continue to have its access until their subscription ends.
App Deep Link feature is launched on App Version 2.6.1