My name is Johnathan Smith aka LightSport Man and I have over 500,000 followers from the training I do face to face.. New To Udemy and looking to move some of my training online. Looking for tips and tricks if anyone can please help
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We are ready to help you to create great courses or increase the quality of your teaching.
The most important matters in teaching are:
1-Enjoy the teaching!
2-Consider you are teaching to children so say everything in depth and in simple language!
3-Try diffrent methods to delivery your concept.
4- Be expert in your field of teaching.
For recording :
1- You can use something like this:
but i'm using external sound card for connecting my microphone.
2-For better quality of your voice you can use Audacity Software and use it's noise reduction filter so the result is great.
3- For capturing your screen you can use : BB flashback pro.It;s really great app.
5- In addition you can send your test video to Udemy review team they are great and will help you a lot and also you can post your video here so we can help you.
6-Also you can use Udemy help center with great topics in this link:
7-Open My courses so there is few great Udemy free courses for how to create your course.
8- Don't worry anymore just focus on your recording and do your best.
Remeber this: practice make perfect.
It's undoubtedly going to be strange for you to convert from face-to-face to online. You have a huge leg up in knowing your teaching topic so well and how to teach it. Now the question becomes, will online training strangle your existing teaching style and how will you have to change it to adapt. It's also great that you have half-a-million followers to dig into your courses once they're ready.
I assume that since you've been doing face-to-face training that you'll be filming using a camera rather than screencasting (recording your computer screen). That means lights, cameras and action. I'd look around and get in touch with some of the video and green screen experts in the A/V section of this forum.
Anyway, welcome, best of luck and keep asking those questions.
I believe having over 500.000 followers will be an advantage for you when you first start. You know you can promote your own link to those followers and Udemy will only ask for 3% and you get to keep 97% of the revenue in that case which is really cool 🙂