Getting Started Guidelines

You can publish your own online course on nxtgenstudio.com


Step 1: Think and Plan

Think about your area of expertise and plan it in the form of a course. Planning gives you an overall idea and it also saves time. Generally, courses should be in the form of developing series of independent Lectures under standalone chapters that help students to go through with ease.

To start with your course, follow the guidelines below.
- Visit website nxtgenstudio.com
- Sign up with the details required
- Click on create new in publisher dashboard

Course Info

- Star by entering a short description of your course under the info tile.
- Define your course title and keywords, select a category and a give a short description.

Cover Image

Upload a cover image which best suited for your course. It will be shown at your course page.

Promo Video

Promo video is to introduce yourself and your work. So, record an introductory video of approx 2mins. What your course is all about, and who will benefit by taking your course. Check out the audio, video, lighting, and background before you record for the entire course.

Step 2: Create Your Course Content

First, click on add chapter tile and enter the title of the chapter and description.
Then upload the lectures you want to under the chapter title.
Your Lectures should be sequential, logical, and consistent under each chapter.

At least add 5 lectures under a single chapter head with duration of at most 10mins each.

- Have descriptive titles for Chapters and Lectures (avoid long title names).
- Add activities or ass essments to reinforce previous learning (e.g. questions, projects, exercises, "Quiz").
- Include an Introductory and Concluding Lecture.

You can add Q/A session and exercises and also articles as a lecture in the form of pdf document.
But we recommend that your course consists of at least 70% video lecture content and has a mix of different content types for differentiated instruction.
(E.g. Video, Audio, Presentation, Document, Text, Mash-up)

Pricing

We recommend you to do pricing according to market standards and the authenticity of your content.

Step 3: Publish Your Course

Once you have completed the above procedure and submit the course content, our expert panel will review your course and give it a pass or fail on the basis of some standards. If your course is rejected don’t panic you can modify it with guidelines we provide you. Once you get the acceptance your course is live on website.

Essentials

While developing video content, you must give concern to various aspects:
- Lighting - keep it bright and balanced.
- Audio - make sure that audio is clear, crisp, and audible.
- Video - use high resolution video format like 720p, have a clean background, good framing, make sure everything is understandable.
- Type - keep files to a 1.0 GB file size limit, use only .mp4, .mov, or .flv file format, and use widescreen 16:9 ratio even though 4:3 is accepted.

Step 4: Promote Your Course

- Nowadays social media is the best source for promotion
Include your course link on social media facebook, twitter etc. And you can ask your friends to share your course with their coworkers and any organizations they think may be interested in your content.

- Put a link of your website or blog
Use the blogs or ask someone who owns a website or a blogger to put your course link on their website.

- Invite family & friends to review your course
Share it with your family and friends, and ask them to write an HONEST review of your course. Having a few reviews will help you get more students enrolled in your course.

- Announce your course to your network
Email all your friends and colleagues, share on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube (add a course link in the description of your videos).

- Add a link to your email signature
Turn every email you send into an offer for your course. Add a link to your course (instructions here) to the bottom of your email signature. It's easy to do, take no upkeep, and will continue to market your course.

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