Instructors Guide (Step 2) – Producing Your Course

In this section, find all the resources you need to film your course using a screencast or physical demonstration, check out our tips and tricks for appearing comfortable and confident when the camera starts rolling, and take a look at our playbook for creating your very own at-home video setup (coming soon).

Before you actually film your course, it’s important to do a little prep work. The more thought you put into your course before filming, the easier the process will be. We promise! Here are the 5 most important things to do before filming your course. 

  • Prepare an outline with your main talking points (check out this helpful template). This will help you stay on track and cover everything you want to when you sit down to record. 
  • What format(s) will your course take? As you outline your course, keep in mind the two ways you can create a course. Be sure to take a look at the corresponding sections of the instructors guide for the equipment and how-tos you need to make your videos.
  • Practice! Do a run-through of each video lesson so that you can iron out any kinks and make sure your course feels natural. Sit in front of a mirror, record a test on your computer, or grab a friend. Some instructors even choose to write out a full script so that they’re extra prepared when the camera starts rolling.
  • If you have photos, materials, slides or anything else you need for or want to show in your course, be sure to have them ready before film day.
  • Make sure there are no distracting sounds or visuals in the background so that your viewers can focus on what’s most important: your content. If you're using a screencast, clean up your desktop and turn off any notifications before you start recording.

Need help? For help with filming and editing your course, Travitor offers a special discounted rate for Travitor customers! Learn more

Now get started with Screencasting or Physical Demonstration.

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