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Teachable Review: A Simple, Easy-to-Use Learning Management System

Course creation is tough work. You spend hours pulling all your hard-earned knowledge out of your head and into a course format that you hope will make sense to your students. You don’t want to struggle with learning a new platform in which to place your fabulous course. I’ve spent a little time playing in some learning management systems (or LMS) to give you a better feel for what is out there and help you …

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Is Ruzuku Really Ridiculously Easy Online Course Creation?

Confession : When I signed up for the Ruzuku 30-Day Course Creation Challenge in April, 2015, I failed. Ruzuku’s tagline is “Ridiculously Easy Online Course Creation.” So, how could I fail? It wasn’t because I couldn’t finish in time or because I couldn’t figure out how to use the platform to create my online course. It was because I didn’t even try. I was still dreaming about what I wanted my business to be, and …

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3 Mobile Marketing Strategies for Promoting Your Online Course

Mobile messaging apps are the future. Within a couple of years, says The Economist, half the planet will use at least one messaging app, and some people already use more than one. So there’s no doubt that mobile messaging will be crucial to promoting your online course. It’s essential to understand how this works now, so you can get ahead of your competitors. Let me explain why I think it’s worth considering, by giving you …

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Use Only Great Course Images: Follow These Do’s and Don’ts

Higher education has hardly evolved in the past few years. There are still giant auditoriums where professors listen to themselves speak for 3 hours. There are still instructors who read from the book and quietly mumble “Any questions?” before quickly moving on. There are still educators who blame the student if they’re failing.   It sucks for students. It sucks for the professors. It sucks for everybody. And the worst part is: this mediocrity is …

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The Ultimate List of WordPress LMS Plugins for Online Courses

So you’re planning to create an online course. That’s awesome! Quick question: Are you going to use a WordPress LMS (Learning Management System) plugin for that? Which one? You might want to try a WordPress LMS plugin if you want to keep your online course completely under your own control, by hosting it on your website and not on a big multi-course marketplace or a third party hosted LMS service. Plugins are one of the …

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The Ultimate List of Online Learning Marketplaces to Create and Sell Your Online Course

While we don’t recommend online learning marketplaces as a long-term platform for independent online course creators (here’s why), they are a good way to get your feet wet. There’s very little technical knowledge required, so if that’s the only thing standing between you and your first online course, then a learning marketplace may be the solution for you. The other advantage is that there’s no cost for you to use these platforms. The only cost …

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The Ultimate List of Learning Management Systems

When you’re faced with a choice and there are way too many options, what happens? One of two things: either you freeze and choose nothing, or you make a choice without feeling like you really knew it was the *right* choice for you. This is definitely a big problem when you’re looking for the best learning management system (LMS) for your online course. Your choice of LMS is important, because it isn’t just a software …

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The Nitty Gritty of Running Online Courses

Nothing dampens an online course creator’s enthusiasm like problems with collecting payments. You spend weeks working with your students, answering their emails and solving their problems, doing your best to help them find success. They’re engaged and eager to learn, and you think to yourself “Wow, I’m really making a difference in this person’s life.” But when the time for payment comes, you are met with declines, delays, and plenty of excuses to go around. …

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Take A Peek Inside The Course Builder’s Laboratory!

We just reopened the doors to our flagship program, the Course Builder’s Laboratory! This version has been updated, revised, and improved. It’s better than ever! Wanna see inside? Here’s an overview of the entire course: You can take a sneak peek at the syllabus here. Also, thousands of students have taken the Course Builder’s Laboratory since we first offered it several years ago. Meet some of our students on this page. Do you have any …