How to Turn Your Blog Into an Online Course

You are an established blogger already, so, go one step ahead. Create your own online course out of your blogs. HTML lesson is one of the key features of Learnyst using which you can convert your blog site into an online teaching website. Get started. You can cash in on it if you’re smart.

Before you start with it first ask yourself. How do you get started with this process?

There are certain key points you should keep in mind to create an online course out of your blog.

Select your Online Course Topic

While turning your blog into an online course seem to be unrealistic an idea it is also not impossible as some of you might think. Transforming your blog into an online course takes more than simply knowing the subject. The challenge involves evolving the content out of something you know and master. The first step to the process involves coming up with a topic. A good topic. You cannot have generic content in a course like in the blogs. You have to get into the nitty gritty of the subject and be more specific.

Design the Curriculum

I am not in disagreement that the blog doesn’t need a direction. Both blog and a course need the direction. Hence it is very important to design a curriculum for an online course. A Curriculum design that mainly aims at easy learning for the students; Chapters that conveys the course content to the students in a simpler fashion.

Gather Visual Content

Unlike blogs, you cannot get away with simple text content when you are creating online courses.  A strong visual content is a must for your online course.

Do not duplicate your blog content in your online course.

Your blog should convey the content of the course but your course should not deliver almost same information that your blog contains. An online course must always contain deeper details than a blog.  Also, your course should contain more illustrations and examples.

Now…

Turn Your Blog Into Online Course

Both blog and a course need the direction. Hence it is very important to design a curriculum for an online course. A Curriculum design that mainly aims at easy learning for the stude nts; Chapters that conveys the course content to the students in a simpler fashion. So firstly, convert your blog posts into an online course’s lesson. Derive the chapters out of blog post content. In this case, the HTML lessons. Let me tell you how to do that.

In Learnyst, you can create a blog lesson using HTML Lesson. Please refer to create a blog lesson from your online course for more information. In Learnyst you will be taken to HTML Lesson builder where you can enter all your blog content and convert it into an HTML Lesson.

Step 1: Select Section

Type in the text of your lesson and add suitable images for them. On the Sidebar, you have color themes drop down option which has color options for you to choose. You can change the Image and click on Add New Section to add sections like videos.

When you click on Add new section you get to see multiple section options like,

  • Text – you can add nicely formatted text for your lesson here, scroll down for more
  • #2col text – if you have too much of text use two column text to use the space effectively
  • 3col textthree column text for better display
  • Image Text – To display a big image beside the text explanation
  • Video Text – to display video beside your lesson explanation
  • Image – high-resolution images which can be used as lesson images
  • Video – good lesson videos for students
  • custom code – which is nothing but your custom HTML code

Step – 2: Save & Publish your blog

Shape your lesson the way you want and Preview or Save it. Then, click on Publish Button to publish your HTML lesson. Further, click on Ok button. Now, on lesson builder page click on Exit Builder button to return to course builder.  

You can see your HTML lesson added into your course. Click on Publish. 

Step – 3: Publish Course

You can add more blogs. Once you are satisfied with the course. Add course details like description, image, price and other details.  Review course settings and click on Publish.

Now time to Blog about your Online Course

Being an established blogger already you can easily go one step ahead by marketing your online course through your blog. Yes, it is always interrelated. When you actually say about your courses in your blogs people wait for them. That’s how your blog involves your prospective course students. Do not forget to link your blogs to your online course websites.

Developing the content in more creative fashion is very important. You can refer to some great content authoring and graphics creation tools like Canva. You can also go through our blog Top 6 authoring tools to create amazing videos. Blogs can bring your students into an active course learning process.

While turning your blog into an online course seemed to be unrealistic an idea till now, it is a piece of cake now to transform your blog into an online course for all those who follow the above steps. Get started and bring your blog readers as your students into an active course learning process.

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