What to Expect When Creating a Course

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Hi, guys. Welcome back to your cyber. A creator on boarding. I'm Katherine MacGyver. And today we're gonna go over what to expect when creating over.
We've done the high level overview. You know that there are some major milestones as you go from complete start to finish. And today is module. We're going to go over that in a little bit more depth. So you're going to know what are the activities and when to expect. Um um we'll go. We'll discuss time lines and choosing your timeline a little bit.
We'll talk about communication with your cyber, a team and the options.
And then I'm going to share some of the project management tips that I learned while creating my courses.
first things first. Like all great projects, you have key delivery, Bols. They're going to be four key deliverables for you. The 1st 1 is going to be your course syllabus. And you have to have this done before you start working on your course content. The reason why is because we're going to be looking at the cyber, a platform for any complementary courses, where things that can help supplement it. So we need to know, what are the topics that you're looking at? So we can cross reference our platform? I do understand, or we understand that this is a living document, and as you go through it, things like times may change. You may end up splitting into additional modules. That's part of the course creation process. But really, having that outlined at the beginning will be very helpful. As we continue to support you through this, the next ones your professional bio. Don't worry, it's not scary. We want to make sure that we have it
so that we're ready to post you on the platform as one of our creators. So doing that up front helps set the tone as we're working with the cyber team to get the platform ready for you. Your next major delivery herbal after you've completed your syllabus in your bio is going to be your course content.
This is going to be the big kahuna. This is, you know, 45% of your course,
and these were going to be your slides or your lesson outlines. So slides. If you're using Power point er, Google slides. Lesson outlines. If you're doing like a show and tell and sharing your screen. But this will give us a sense of what? What is actually going to go into the course? There will be a course content review so much like the other milestones in Project Management.
We're going to take a peek at it. But this isn't something to be worried about. This is where we're going to share
some coaching, make sure that we're both understanding what we're working on and where we're coming from. And perhaps give some feedbacks regarding the cyber rebranding standards or maybe some recommendations on additional modalities. You can consider using so nothing to be worried about there. But that's the bulk of the work. And then the last,
the major chunk, the 50% of your work, which isn't entirely true. It's going to be your recordings. So this is actually creating those videos.
So you've created the contents. You know what you're going to talk about now? This is doing the talking and doing the recording. Those you're going to be your last major delivery bols. Once those air done, the cyber team will go through some beta testing. There might be some tweaking or adjustment on some of those videos,
but then you are ready to go to production. So for you as an instructor syllabus, bio course content and course recordings.
So let's go ahead and talk about this from an actual timeframe perspective.
As we go through our course creation timeframe, we're gonna have some major moments or milestones that will help us gauge how far along we are in the process. And then you're gonna have some tasks to do between those major milestones. So the first major milestone your instructor contract is signed. We know that that's completed. Check that is done.
Here you are. The tasks between that and the next major milestone are going to be watching this on boarding. So going over what the expectations are
understanding that there's a little bit of training for you as a creator and then completing your syllabus. Impersonal bio. So once you've completed your syllabus in your personal bio, we're gonna have your on boarding call. What will happen during that on boarding call? We'll check to make sure everything that we've done in these videos make sense
and take a quick peek at your syllabus and your personal bio. Make sure everything's in ship shape
before we move into creating course content. So after we finished the on boarding and get your cell abyss approved, we're gonna move into creating course content. So from their slides show until outlines those sorts of things, this is the
bulk of the time, and I were the conversations that not only my experience,
the conversations that I've had with several of our other instructors
is that we really need to think about when we're talking about course creation. We need to schedule 3 to 4 hours for every hour of actual recording and teaching time. That gives you an opportunity to do your research, create your course or create your content. So actually putting it down on what you want to cover, make sure your organization is there, make sure you're covering key topics,
and for me personally, I like to rehearse my modules. So I like to go through it as I'm creating it. T show myself. What would I talk about? As I'm talking about the topics, I think of things that I didn't necessarily per in my content so I can update my content. So
course creation or the content creation is going to be the bulk of the work for you.
Once you complete that, you're gonna have a course content review coal, and that's just going to be a quick peek. Make sure that we're following the branding guidelines. See if we have integrated multiple modalities or different ways for people to learn. Um, and then
once we look over that, you're going to move into recording your modules. So the next thing that you're going to do is record three initial modules.
So we want to do that because we're gonna look over your A V and your your presence on camera. So making sure that well, not camera, specifically making sure that your voice carry that there's no allied background, that you can see you if you're on camera.
And then if there's anything from a coaching perspective that may make your teaching more engaging,
this gives us an opportunity to discuss it before you do all of the work of recording it. So I know that I get frustrated doing reworking, which would much rather adjust early on. That's what this is about is adjusting early on.
So once we review those three modules, then you're going to move into your course recording and you're going to do the bulk of it. This is going to be that sprint before the finish line.
As you do your course recordings. Towards the end of that, we're going to start beta testing. So having your are beta testers review each of those modules and then giving feedback. So if maybe you're like me and you have an army of dogs in your neighborhood
and you can hear the dogs in the background, perhaps re recording that so that your students have the best experience possible. Once you finish beta testing, we moved to course publication.
Congratulations. You have finished your course. This is a cause for celebration.
So now that we know what those major milestones and those major activities look like one of the next most important things you can do through your course creation
other than creating your delivery bols is communicate. So I cannot stress how vital it is that you have frequent communication with your team. So your coaches, your mentors, your
content production managers, your ta is. If you have them, you're going to want to check in with, um, at least weekly give them a status update. What am I working on? Where am I having struggles? Maybe I need some advice on this, But keep those communication lines open
because this is what will help advance your course forward. You're gonna want to do status updates and discord. Hey, I just finished all of the content for module three I'm moving into module for
and then you're going to want to report your course creation progress. So reporting is going to help your Sai Buri team plan there re sources for getting you up to production, but also give them insight into what you are working on. What's important? Maybe if you're having any barriers, how we can continue to support you
in creating that course, We don't want you to go out there and be an island of yourself.
So keep those conversations going. I personally think it is always better toe over communicate than under communicate. So even if it's a quick as hey, I've been working on this, but I haven't gotten as far as I'd like. That's a better place than Oops. I said I was going to be done, and no, I'm not.
So these course creation management habits are ones that I learned as I created my courses. So as we're going through our course syllabus, I developed not only project but course milestones.
So I had in my last course, I think 12 modules. So I said, OK, here are my major chunks. Now, when I'm reporting to my cyber a team I have completed these modules for content. Do you want to look at them or not? Um and then I also did the same for my recording. Hey, I finished. You know,
module eight, which was my massive module. And now I'm moving into module nine. These milestones are easy ways. Toe have joint communications so that everybody knows what we're talking about rather than me saying, Yeah, you know, I'm working on this one module that has these topics. So for me, I like very discreet elements.
I can say yes. No, on done
of. The next thing is blocking dedicated timeto work on your courses. I don't know about you guys, but life happens for me, and I'm like I could do that later and then later never happens. So even if you want to block just a few hours three or four
to work on your course content so that you can make that weekly progress.
And you have something to report in your weekly progress checks. I found that this was this helpful and Justus helpful for me as it was for my Sai Buri team. Because I don't want to be the person who is like, no progress this week s o it. I found that reporting out helped motivate me
to keep working on my things and not be like, Oh,
we'll do that later. Um And then proactively communicating your needs or challenges. I know that I tend to be super independent and like to do my own thing and then come up on road box and then are like, Whoops, I don't know what's happening.
So for me, I had to learn to be a little bit more forthcoming, like with my t A's. Hey, I'm thinking about this. Does this make sense?
So please keep that in mind as you were doing your own courses.
So today we went over the course creation deliverables. You know that there are four of them that are major and this is how we're going to know your courses completed. We know what the timeline looks like. You know that you need to have your syllabus before you move into content and content. Creation has been reported to be the bulk of the instructors time.
So don't undersell yourself when you're blocking your time. We also understand the communication expectations. We want this to be a two way
communication between instructors and their Sai Buri team. This helps keep everybody on the same page and all of our expectations in check. So with that, our next module, we're gonna talk a little bit more about discord, so I will see you guys there.
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