How to Create an Effective Online Course (Online)

Do you want to create an online course but don’t know where to start? This online class will show you how to design and create your course using free technology tools. Find out how you can build a course that can be accessed by participants at their convenience. You can use this to train employees, offer a service to your clients, or teach a community class. This can be a stand-alone “asynchronous” course or used in conjunction with live webinars. You will learn how to use a Learning Management System, create your own videos and podcasts, find copyright-free images, use graphic design tools and then put it altogether in a way that will keep your participants engaged. Patty Martin has an MA in writing and communication and an ME in educational leadership. She has taught for a fully online school for 20 years and has authored six instructional books on writing. In addition to using online platforms for her own courses, she can empower you create classes that sizzle.

Meet with Patty on Zoom for a live discussion and orientation to the course material. Then you will have access to the course material online and be able to work through the information and exercises at your own pace. Plan on about 6 hours of course time. If you cannot join the live Zoom meeting, you can still register and take the full online course.

This course will be offered via Zoom. Once you have registered and prior to class the instructor will send you the link to attend the class. .

Dates:April 24, 2021 Check for other dates
Meets:One Sat., 12N-1PM 04/24 (MT)
Location:ONLINE: Via Zoom
You could save $12.00 on this course by becoming a member of CFU Membership
Notes:Class time is in MT. Good internet connection and a laptop or device with camera and mic is needed. You should download Zoom in advance of class it is free to install, Look for an email from your instructor with the subject line CFU Zoom class for the link. Be ready to log on and join the meeting 5-10 minutes prior to the class start time so you will be ready when class begins. If you have trouble using the link, just go to, click "Join a Meeting" and enter the meeting ID provided in the instructor's email.

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