The CourseMinded Online Course Scholarship is a highly competitive award for those interested in online teaching & online learning. It's available for high school and college undergraduate students
who are passionate about online learning. Students applying must list the online courses they've taught, have taken, or intend on taking, as well as why you're interested in online learning and what you think the future of online courses will look like.
The website can be about any topic the student is passionate about.
Teach Online & Create an Online Course from Scratch.
Curriculum Last Updated: January 2018
Validating Your Idea
How to evaluate demand before putting time & effort into creating your course.
An overview of all the different ways you can create and delivery content.
Shooting High-Quality Video
The exact process we use to shoot super high quality video content courses.
A comprehensive walkthrough of ScreenFlow - the industry standard screencast software.
Marketplace and LMS Reviews
Udemy, Skillshare, Teachable, Sensei, Gumroad and other learning management systems.
Hosting & Selling Your Course
An analysis of the different options related to hosting your course and payment processing.
Pricing & Discounts
How to price your course, when to offer discounts and subscription revenue models.
Multiple Products & Bundling
Offering multiple courses, bundling different products and managing upsells.
Internet Marketing & Promotion
The strategy and tactics we use to sign up more students and drive more revenue.
The Blueprint to Launch as Fast as Possible
Learn how online course development and teaching online fundamentally works with Tommy Griffith.
Who is this guy?
Tommy Griffith is the SEO Project Manager at Airbnb, and was previously SEO Manager at PayPal. He's the creator of the digital marketing course ClickMinded, which started as an an SEO training course with 8,000+ users. He feels weird writing about himself in the third person, but admits that it sounds slightly more epic.
Frequently Asked Questions
When was the course last updated?
The course was updated in January 2018, and was first created in the Fall of 2015. We update the course on an as-needed basis when things change in the teaching online / creating an online course world. The course includes lifetime access and free updates for life.
What Learning Management System (LMS) should I use to teach online?
After evaluating literally every single LMS out there, we recommend Teachable. You can get 1 month of the Teachable professional plan (a $99 value) for FREE (valid only for first-time users). Teachable is a great way to start teaching online.
How long do I have access to the course?
The course includes lifetime access to CourseMinded, including free updates for life :)
I don't have a good camera, or I don't want to film in front of an audience.
That's okay! CourseMinded covers the entire spectrum of courses, from a simple course with powerpoint slides and voiceover - to very high production value courses in front of a live audience. You're not limited to one particular type of course. We cover all of them.
What screen capture software should I use?
While there are a number of options out there (we list the best ones in the course), if you're trying to teach online, we recommend ScreenFlow, and we've included a comprehensive walkthrough of how ScreenFlow works as part of the CourseMinded curriculum.
Is the class actionable? Can I implement what I learn immediately?
It sure is. We added a number of comprehensive video tutorials on how to create and promote a new online course from scratch. It’s pure video screen capture, and contains the exact strategy we use to developing our websites and campaigns, from concept to completion.
Is the course mobile and tablet friendly?
Yep. The course is fully responsive, and unlimited lifetime access is inclusive of any devices you own.
Can I expense this for my company or write it off for my business?
No accountants were involved in the making of this advice, but a number of former students have given feedback saying their companies let them expense stuff like the CourseMinded training course if you're learning how to do it on behalf of your company.
Do I need to be a teacher to make a good online course?
What secret "teaching online" tactics am I going to learn?
None. You can learn everything in this class through other people’s blog posts, forums, and trial-and-error. There is nothing secret here. That said, there is a lot of information (and misinformation) out there. CourseMinded is designed to make creating an online course as digestible as possible, but it won’t be teaching you anything you can’t learn on your own.
Do you cover email marketing?
Yes, we cover email marketing and why it's important to your online course, but if you're interested in learning a comprehensive email marketing strategy, try the ClickMinded email marketing training
The course is a little more than 3 hours long, and has been cut up into small, digestible and organized segments, so you can refer back to it when questions about specific topics come up long after you’ve finished the course. This seems to be one of the features people like the most.
What's the refund policy?
CourseMinded includes a full 100% money back guarantee. We're happy to give a no-questions-asked refund within 30 days of your purchase.
The course includes:
Validating Your Idea Creating Content and Content Mediums Static Slides and Audio Overlay Stock Photography & Video High Quality Video Courses Quizzes, Tests & Downloads Marketplace and LMS Reviews Udemy, Skillshare, Lynda Teachable, Sensei, Digital Access Pass, Gumroad Pricing, Hosting and Selling Courses Discounting & Subscriptions Multiple Products & Bundling WordPress and Website Hosting Start a New Site From Scratch Walkthrough ScreenFlow Walkthrough Internet Marketing and Course Promotion Tactics
Learn how to create and sell an online course from scratch.