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Create engaging online courses videos with Detail: a step-by-step guide


Tima Fofana


April 29, 2024

The online learning industry is experiencing unprecedented growth, with projections indicating a market value of over $370 billion by 2026. This surge is fueled by the increasing demand for flexible and accessible education, a trend further amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the number of online learning users expected to reach 57 million by 2027, the need for high-quality course content has never been greater.

Training videos have emerged as a cornerstone of online education, offering a dynamic and immersive learning experience. By combining visual and auditory elements, these videos enhance knowledge retention and engagement among learners. In this guide, we'll explore some key things to consider when creating an online course along with a step-by-step guide on how to record your videos using Detail.

Preparing before recording: setting the foundation for success

Before diving into the recording process, it's essential to lay the groundwork for your online course. Here are some key steps to consider:

Define your purpose and audience

  • Identify your passion: Start by selecting a topic you're genuinely passionate about. List down your expertise and map out your knowledge on the chosen topic.

  • Understand your audience: Determine who your course is for and assess the demand for it. Research existing courses on platforms like Udemy to identify gaps and opportunities for differentiation.

Establish learning outcomes

  • Clarify learning objectives: Define what knowledge, skills, and attitudes your students will gain from the course. These learning outcomes will serve as the foundation for structuring your content.

  • Write measurable objectives: Utilize resources like "5 Steps to Writing Clear and Measurable Learning Objectives" to ensure your objectives are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound.

Structure your course modules

  • Outline course structure: Determine the modules, quizzes, exercises, and additional resources to include in your course. Consider how students can apply their learning and assess their comprehension throughout the course.

  • Plan content structure: Decide on the organization of information and content flow within each module. This structure will provide a roadmap for planning and recording your course videos.

Why use Detail to record your online course videos? 

Streamlined workflow

  • Detail simplifies the course creation process by eliminating the need for complex studio setups and expensive equipment.

  • With just an iPhone, course creators can effortlessly showcase their expertise to a global audience.

Confidence in presentation

  • The built-in teleprompter feature empowers creators to record with confidence, ensuring seamless delivery of content without the need for extensive memorization.

  • Course creators can position themselves anywhere within the video frame, enhancing engagement and personalization.

Dynamic visuals

  • Detail offers a range of layout options, including green screen, full screen, and picture-in-picture, allowing creators to customize the visual presentation of their courses.

  • By seamlessly integrating slides into recordings, Detail enables creators to enhance the visual appeal and effectiveness of their course content.

Efficient editing

  • Text-based editing in Detail streamlines the editing process, enabling creators to remove mistakes, add subtitles, and refine content with ease.

  • AI-generated clips simplify course promotion by providing ready-to-share highlight reels, saving time and effort for creators.

Step-by-step instructions: How to use Detail to record online course videos

  1. Download Detail: Begin by downloading Detail from the App Store and installing it on your iOS device.

  2. Set up your recording space: Choose a quiet and well-lit environment for recording, ensuring optimal audio and video quality.

  3. Open Detail: Launch the Detail app and navigate to the recording interface. Here, you can select your desired layout, adjust settings, and set up the teleprompter.

  4. Compose your script: Write or import your script into Detail's teleprompter feature, ensuring a smooth and confident delivery of your course content.

  5. Position yourself within the frame: Use Detail's layout options to position yourself within the video frame, optimizing visual presentation and engagement.

  6. Start recording: Once everything is set up, begin recording your course content. Utilize Detail's teleprompter to guide your delivery and maintain consistency throughout.

  7. Review and edit: After recording, review your footage and make any necessary edits using Detail's text-based editing tools. Remove mistakes, add subtitles, and refine your content to perfection.

  8. Export and share your course videos: Once you're satisfied with the final product, export your videos from Detail and share them on your chosen platform. Utilize AI-generated clips and promotional materials to enhance course promotion efforts and attract learners.

Start creating your online course today with Detail and join the growing community of educators in the online learning community. Download Detail for free.

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