In this blog, we will discuss about the top 5 types of course content which is being created by creators in 2022.
Are you wondering about what type of course content you should include in your online courses?
Well, hold on!
We understand, as a creator, few things are very hard to figure out, especially if you are a newbie. Since we have been working with creators for many years, we are aware of the pain and dilemma that they go through. Over these years, we have learned a lot and on that basis, we can give you a brief idea about different types of course content.
So, if you have been looking for different types of course content that you should include in your online course, your search end here!
As in this blog, we are going to tell you about the top 5 types of the course content which is being created by creators in 2022.
So, let’s dive in!
Types of course content in 2022
1- Training videos
One of the best and most popular types of course content is training videos. Honestly, videos always steal the show because they are highly engaging and interactive. There are many ways in which you can use your video content:
Standalone video course
You can create a video-only course for your learners. It will not involve any other type of course content like PDF or quizzes. If your niche is something that requires you to show up consistently (like fitness videos, makeup tutorials, etc) you can create a standalone video course only.
You can decide whether you want to show your face in the videos or you want to create videos using infographics and animations. However, we would recommend you show up in your videos. Because including human elements in your videos will make them more engaging.
You can use your previously recorded videos in your online courses. It is up to you whether you want to include the entire video or you want to use a few snippets of multiple videos and combine them together.
Your pre-recorded videos could be:
- Videos you have recorded for your YouTube channel
- The talk that you had delivered in any of your workshops
- Recorded webinars
The best part about using pre-recorded videos is that you don’t have to exert again in explaining the same topic. Moreover, you can mix up multiple videos and create a more engaging one for your learners.
You can record your training videos in multiple formats. Some of the most popular ways to distribute your content through videos are:
- How to do videos: This is one of the most popular types of video course content. You can record tutorial videos and teach your learners how to do a particular thing. You can use call-outs and a few other elements to make your tutorial videos more engaging.
- Presenter Screencast videos: In these types of videos, you and your laptop’s screen both would be visible to your learners. You can use tools like Loom, for recording presenter screencast videos for your digital courses.
- Software tutorials: You can record these types of video course content if you teach how to use the software.
If you are looking for a learning management system for hosting your supercharged, high-end online courses, we would recommend you choose Graphy. As it allows you to create high-quality digital courses by including multiple types of content like audio, video, SCORM, etc.
Moreover, content security is one of the major issues that creators are always concerned about after launching their video-only courses. But, while creating the various types of course content with Graphy, you will not have to worry about content security because it protects your content by adding multiple layers of security like dynamic watermarking, limited screenshots, non-downloadable videos, and end-to-end encryption.
When we talk about course content, eBooks are not something that is used very frequently. But, it is one of the easiest and quickest ways to share things like standard operating procedures or step-by-step guides.
Step-by-step guides can be confusing but if you write them in an appropriate manner in your eBooks, it can help you and your learners in saving a lot of time and energy.
For instance, if you are a social media coach, you know how crucial it is to plan a content strategy. You can design a template (let’s say a 30-days social media calendar) and distribute it in the format of ebooks to your learners.
This will help you to save a lot of your time because this is something that needs to teach practically rather than verbally. So, with your 30-days content calendar, your learners can easily plan and publish their content on time.
Being an online educator, it is very important for you to assess your learners from time to time. Since your learners are not going to be there in front of you, you always have to keep a check on their performance.
And the best way to do this is by including quizzes in your online course content. This will help you to understand if your learners are able to grasp the lessons or not. Along with that, you would also be able to analyze if they are paying attention to their studies or not.
Hence, to keep an eye on your learners performance it is very important to include quizzes after every chapter or module.
But, to include quizzes and assessments in your online courses, you need to choose a course hosting platform that allows you to do so. Though there are several online teaching platforms, we recommend you to choose Graphy for hosting your online courses.
Because when it comes to assessing your learning performance, Graphy gives you a lot of features like:
- Quizzes and assessments
- Live tests
The difference between quizzes and live tests is that your learners can attempt quizzes at any time and can view their marks instantly whereas live tests can be attempted only during the specified time window and results would be visible after the declaration only.
Moreover, Graphy offers multiple functionalities when it comes to adding quizzes or live tests. You can add questions in multiple formats like:
- Multiple correct options
- Single correct options
- Match the column
4- Live classes
Live classes are one of the most important aspects of eLearning.
As it gives you the chance to interact with your learners. Recorded lectures and interactive videos are good but, some learners feel the need to interact with their teachers and peers. Especially, learners who are still in schools and colleges and in the absence of live interaction, tend to feel bored. Consequently, they get distracted.
Therefore, to avoid such situations, it is very important for online educators to conduct live classes frequently. Along with the interaction, it helps teachers to see if all of their learners are on the same page or not.
5- Slide based courses
Slide-based course content is widely used by creators because it is very easy to create as compared to recording videos.
Another advantage of slide-based course content is that it is not tedious. If you create attractive slides and do the voice-over along with some soothing and calm music, your learners are going to complete your course.
You can create a slide-based course if:
- You want to convert your offline classes into an online format very rapidly
- You don’t like to show up on camera
- You already have slides ready but, have no idea how to monetize them
To sum it up:
No matter what type of content you choose, you always need to have the basic ingredients with you to become a successful course creator. These ingredients are passion, knowledge, and market.
If you feel you have them within you then — choose any of the above-mentioned types of course content or mix all of them, create a power-packed online course and launch it on Graphy with a bang!