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Whether you’ve been teaching for years or just getting your feet wet, you can make an engaging program with us. We’ve compiled resources and best practices to help you get to the next level, no mater where you’re starting. 

Target your students

  1. The description you write here will help students decide if your course is the one for them

       Example: Financial planning                  

  2. Are there any course requirements or prerequisites?

       Example: Calculator

  3. Who are your target client/students?

      Example: Anyone seeking financial guidance 

Workout Structure

There’s a course in you. Plan it out.

Planning your course carefully will create a clear learning path for students and help you once you film. Think down to the details of each lecture including the skill you’ll teach, estimated video length, practical activities to include, and how you’ll create introductions and summaries.

Tips

Create an outline.

Decide what workout style / niche you’ll teach and how you’ll teach them. Organize course into sections. Each section should have 3-7 lectures, and for wellness coaches should include nutritional assignment and/or nutritional recommendation and teacher should include at least one assignment or practical activity.

Introduce yourself and create momentum.

People online want to engage quickly. Make an introduction section that gives students something to be excited about in the first 10 minutes.

Sections have a clear learning objective.

Introduce each section by describing the section goal and why it’s important. Give lectures and sections titles that reflect their content and have a logical flow.

Lectures cover one concept.

A good course length per section is 5-8 minutes, to keep client interested and help them progress in short bursts. Make course around single program so client can easily re-watch specific points later.

Mix and match your lecture types.

Alternate between filming yourself, your course, and slides or other visuals. Showing yourself can help student feel connected.

Practice activities create hands-on learning.

Help students apply your coaching strategies and training to their real world with projects, assignments or worksheets.

Requirements

  • Your course has at least five sections
  • All courses add up to at least 25+ minutes of total video
  • You course is composed of valuable educational content (learn more)

Resources

P.B.A. University Trust & Safety

Our policies for instructors and students

Join the community

A place to talk with other instructors

There’s a workout program in you. Plan it out.

Planning your course carefully will create a clear learning path for clients and help you once you film. Think down to the details of each course including the skill you’ll teach, estimated video length, practical activities to include, and how you’ll create introductions and summaries.

Tips

Create an outline.

Decide what skills you’ll teach and how you’ll teach them. Organize lectures into sections. Each section should have 3-7 lectures, and include at least one assignment or practical activity.

Introduce yourself and create momentum.

People online want to start learning quickly. Make an introduction section that gives students something to be excited about in the first 10 minutes.

Sections have a clear learning objective.

Introduce each section by describing the section goal and why it’s important. Give lectures and sections titles that reflect their content and have a logical flow.

Lectures cover one concept.

A good lecture length is 2-7 minutes, to keep students interested and help them study in short bursts. Make lectures around single topics so students can easily re-watch specific points later.

Mix and match your lecture types.

Alternate between filming yourself, your screen, and slides or other visuals. Showing yourself can help students feel connected.

Practice activities create hands-on learning.

Help students apply your lessons to their real world with projects, assignments, coding exercises, or worksheets.

Requirements

  • Your courses has at least five lectures
  • All lectures add up to at least 30+ minutes of total video
  • You course is composed of valuable educational content (learn more)

Resources

P.B.A. Trust & Safety

Our policies for instructors and students

Join the community

A place to talk with other instructors

You’re ready to share your knowledge.

This is your moment! If you’ve structured your course and used our guides, you’re well prepared for the actual shoot. Pace yourself, take time to make it just right, and fine-tune when you edit.

Tips

Take breaks and review frequently.

Check often for any changes such as new noises. Be aware of your own energy levels–filming can tire you out and that translates to the screen.

Build rapport.

Students want to know who’s teaching them. Even for a course that is mostly screencasts, film yourself for your introduction. Or go the extra mile and film yourself introducing each section!

Being on camera takes practice.

Make eye contact with the camera and speak clearly. Do as many retakes as you need to get it right.

Set yourself up for editing success.

You can edit out long pauses, mistakes, and ums or ahs. Film a few extra activities or images that you can add in later to cover those cuts.

Create audio marks.

Clap when you start each take to easily locate the audio spike during editing. Use our guides to manage your recording day efficiently.

For screencasts, clean up.

Move unrelated files and folders off your desktop and open any tabs in advance. Make on-screen text at least 24pt and use zooming to highlight.

Requirements

  • Film and export in HD to create videos of at least 720p, or 1080p if possible
  • Audio should come out of both the left and right channels and be synced to your video
  • Audio should be free of echo and background noise so as not to be distracting to students

Resources

Create a test video

Get feedback before filming your whole course

Film and edit with confidence

P.B.A. trust & safety

Our policies for instructors and students

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Get Started with Video

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Build Your Audience

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