My Top Tech Tools For Course CreatorsOct 13, 2021
One of the most common questions that people come to me with is "what tech tools do I need to develop my course?". And I get it, it's a huge question. In fact, it's one that I asked myself in early 2014 when I was first tasked with building a course and other educational content. I spent hours, and days, researching what tools to use and how to use them. Lucky for you, I'm going to be sharing my top resources with you so you can skip the hours of research.
Today we are just going to focus on microphones and video recording but we will be covering more topics in the future.
Before we begin, I think it's important to note, you can totally get by with making your course with your iPhone and laptop. These tools will just take your course to the next level. You'll also want to consider investing in these tools if you have an older phone or laptop.
A microphone is a great investment if you plan on making a course, launching a podcast (or being a podcast guest), or making YouTube videos. A microphone is going to ensure that your audience can clearly hear you and isn't straining to understand the message you are sharing. And if your audio is crappy, someone might even stop consuming your content.
The good news is, you don't have to spend hundreds on a microphone. My favorite microphone (and the one I've used for years) is a Yeti Blue Microphone. You can pick this mic up for under $200 dollars and it will last you for years. If your budget is a little smaller, people adore the Yeti Snowball ice which is under $100.
Solid audio can really make or break things like a Podcast or Youtube video. I could give loads of tips about making great audio, so let me know if that's something you'd be interested in.
If you're making a course, you are probably going to want videos to help teach the material your course is focused on. There is no right or wrong way to do videos but I always suggest using slides and showing your face for at least the introduction and welcome of the course.
Lucky for us, we can now make our course slides, course videos, and course marketing tools all via Canva. Canva is currently beta-testing their editing options for these videos but you can at least get to recording and sharing in Canva.
If Canva isn't your favorite, I also love to use Loom. Loom has a desktop app and a Google Chrome plug-in that make recording your videos easy. There are limited editing options for Loom but it is a great way to give feedback to clients, record quick videos, and even record your slides for your course.
Hopefully, this post answered two of my most commonly asked questions aka what can I use to make my course videos and what about my course audio.
If you're still looking for help developing your course. I would love to help you!
What questions do you still have about course tech tools?
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