How to create an online course
Online courses are growing in popularity and there hasn’t been a better time to bring herbal medicine into the 21st century.
Creating online courses may seem daunting if you’re not the most tech savvy person or a great writer, but it couldn’t be easier to use simple tools to create great online courses.
The course materials are all sent via email and can include downloadable course booklets, videos, webinars, recipes, hints and tips and much more.
Creating an online course - full course
Sign up to the eight part course.
The course includes step by step guides, videos and lots of resources.
All materials are downloadable and will be available for one year.
Or, if you don't want to sign up to the full course, you can simply sign up for the sections that interest you.
Disclaimers, legal stuff (including GDPR) and insurance
Please note: This information is based on the UK system and please do check the requirements of your Country/Region.
Using free pictures to enhance your materials
“The day I discovered Unsplash was the day that changed my life! I love pictures and have always been disappointed with the ones I was forced to use in my older courses.”
Discover how to use free pictures to create beautiful engaging materials.
How to create course material from what you already have
There are many ways to create course materials and it’s important to find what works best for you.
Your students will have different learning styles, backgrounds and skills, so your course materials will need to reflect that.
Using automated email systems to deliver course content
Whether you’re starting off with 10 students, or 100, there are ways to automate your emails.
This really helps increase your flexibility and is something I wish I had done a lot sooner.
Using online course creation - Teachable
Online training is now common for most people and so this sort of environment is second nature to a lot of people.
I’ll show you the pros and cons of Teachable and how it can work for you.
Creating the course in your own website
This really depends on the type of website that you have but there are many ways to incorporate courses into your existing set up.
How to create good student relationships
The downside to both online and correspondence courses is that in their nature they can be very insular. Students need to interact with you but also they need to interact with each other.
I’ll explain what I’ve done to combat this and ways you can develop good student relationships from the start.
You've got the course - now how do you sell it?
It’s important to say up front that what works for one person isn’t going to work for another person, there are lots of variables involved in selling anything.
I’ll take you through what worked for me and what didn’t and some ways you can discover the right way for you.
Did you know I offer a mentorship programme?
A mentor can be useful at any stage of your herbal journey, whether you’re a new student looking for support and guidance, a complete beginner looking for one to one advice and learning, or a newly qualified herbalist looking for support.