- 1 student
- 42 lessons
- 11 quizzes
- 3 hour duration
Are you thinking about creating your first online course on an existing Learning Management System (LMS) or on your own website? Are you a company looking to branch out and offer courses and training for employees? If so, then I know you will learn a lot from this course on how and why you need to create a storyboard BEFORE you start recording video lectures for your online course.
In this course, I will show you how to create a storyboard or “blueprint” for your online course to greatly improve production efficiency and quality.
If you have ever had to re-record video or audio for a lecture because you decided to change it after the fact or there was something you just had to edit, then you know how time-consuming that can be! So, let’s not have that happen again! 🙂
Learn how you can get your online courses out into the world with less stress and more finesse!
Obtain an e-course alley certificate upon completion of this course.
- 42 lessons
- 3 hours of content
- Course Type: Knowledge Base
- Assessments: Yes
- Skill Level: Beginner
- Language: English
- Define what a storyboard is and identify why it is useful
- Apply effective strategies for gathering, analyzing and organizing course content
- Develop your own online course writing and design standards using the free example and template provided
- Integrate interactive elements into your online course design and document them in your storyboard
- Create media mock-ups to insert into your storyboard
- Develop your own course storyboard which will allow you to produce your final course content more efficiently by avoiding rework
- There are no requirements or prerequisites to enroll in this course, we only ask that you come open minded and ready to learn!
- I designed this training for anyone seeking to create an online course but who isn’t quite sure how to plan out their content effectively before recording video or audio.
- I also designed this course for people who like to do things right the first time and want to avoid having to re-record their course content over and over again!
Welcome and Introduction
Lesson 1: What is a Storyboard and Why Do I Need It?
By the end of this lesson you will be able to define a storyboard, describe how they can help organize content and minimize rework and explain when to create one.
Lesson 2: How to Brainstorm and Research Content Effectively and Efficiently
By the end of this lesson, you will be able to describe brainstorming techniques, identify reasearch type, describe techniques and organization strategies, and formulate learning objectives.
Lesson 3: Effective Ways to "Chunk"Content
By the end of this lesson, you will be able to: define “chunking” in the context of online course design, describe why content chunking is important and describe key strategies for content chunking.
Lesson 4: Storyboard Templates
By the end of this lesson, you will be able to: define a storyboard template, explain the advantages and disadvantages of certain templates and describe the contents of each stage of a storyboard.
Lesson 5: Writing and Design Standards
By the end of this lesson, you will be able to describe why course standardization is important, how to determine which standards to use, and guidelines for developing writing and design standards.
Lesson7: Making Your Course Interactive and Engaging
By the end of this lesson, you will be able to define interactivity, describe the different types and why it is important, and describe best practices for recording narration to engage your audience.
Lesson 8: Using Interactive Elements in PowerPoint
This is an Add-On series of videos demonstrating how to create interactive elements in PowerPoint using Animations and Action Buttons.
Lesson 9: Great Graphics - Creating Media Mock-Ups
By the end of this lesson, you will be able to define “Media Mock-up”, identify the types of graphics to include, describe how to create a Media Mock-up, and explain how Canva is used for graphics.
Lesson 10: Ending Your Course - Up-selling and Testimonials
By the end of this lesson, you will be able to describe motivational incentives, define up-selling and cross-selling and how to construct them, and identify questions for gaining testimonials.
Lesson 11: The Next Steps - After Your Storyboard is Complete
By the end of this lesson, you will be able to describe why self-editing and peer reviews are important, explain different editing techniques, use a review checklist, describe storyboard conversion and identify useful software and equipment.
Lesson 12: Conclusion
Lesson 13: Bonus Resource!