Create Skillshare Courses Fast with Free Adobe Spark Software

Duncan Koerber, University Professor

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14 Videos (1h 25m)
    • Welcome to the Course!

    • Introduction to the Software

    • What Kind of Course is Spark Good For?

    • There's No Need to Prepare Too Much

    • Signing Up for a Free Account

    • A Look at the My Projects and Video Pages

    • How to Create Slides with Icons, Images, and Text

    • 2 Important Tips for Effective Slides

    • Applying the Right Themes to Your Course Videos

    • Preparing and Downloading the Video

    • Watch out for these Spark Quirks

    • Spark's Inspiration Videos for Ideas

    • Adobe Spark is Great for Promotional Videos

    • Pro Tip: Editing the Sound Later


About This Class

Creating an online course usually takes a lot of time. Preparing an outline and writing down point-form notes alone can take many months. And then you’ve got to sit down and record take after take of you talking until you stop making mistakes

Would you like to cut that prep time in half or more and make money on your courses sooner?

You can with new free, web-based video software, Adobe Spark.

I’ve created successful online courses with varying methods. In the end, I prefer using Adobe Spark. It’s the most efficient way to create online courses for Skillshare and Udemy.

In this course, I’ll show you why and how. 

You’ll learn to:

  • Find your way around the Adobe Spark interface
  • Create soundbites and link them together into a full video
  • Add free icons and images right from inside Spark to slide layouts
  • Apply appropriate design themes to videos
  • Use Spark for Promotional Videos

The course starts with a look at what kinds of courses Adobe Spark is good for. The course then fully explains every feature in the video creation page. I also outline some best practices for using the software efficiently.

If you’re new to online course creation, the lesson on recording technology and software will get you started on putting together your recording studio. 

9 of 9 students recommendSee All

This course was very easy to follow and gave me confidence in my ability to quickly and easily create course videos in Adobe Spark.
Rebecca Livermore

Blogger, Author, Content Manager

This is an excellent course! Duncan's overview, explanations and examples of the functions & features of Adobe Spark Video are clear and insightful. He has a calm, assuring delivery style that will nurture your confidence and willingness to explore the possibilities of this tool.
Mark Joyce


Very comprehensive course on Adobe Spark.
Julio Lara Simple Steps to a Solid Foundation





Duncan Koerber

University Professor

Dr. Duncan Koerber has taught writing and communications courses for the past 10 years at six Canadian universities to thousands of students.

Currently a full-time assistant professor at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, Duncan Koerber worked for nearly 10 years in reporting and editing roles for the London Free Press, the Mississauga News, and the University of Toronto Medium. He has freelanced for magazines and newspapers, including the Toronto Star.

Oxford University Press recently published his writing textbook, Clear, Precise, Direct: Strategies for Writing (2015). Available on Amazon, the book considers the seven most common errors (interfering factors) in writing and how to improve them (enhancing factors). His second book, Crisis Communication in Canada, is in the revision process for University of Toronto Press.

Duncan Koerber has been a successful freelance editor, reaching the top 0.01% of editors on Elance. Now, his freelance editing and proofreading agency on Upwork is in the "top rated" category.

Duncan Koerber has a bachelor of arts degree in English, Professional Writing, and Political Science from the University of Toronto (2001), a master of arts degree in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario (2003), and a Ph.D. in Communication and Culture from York University and Ryerson University (2009).

His academic writing, which focuses on media and journalism history, writing pedagogy, and public relations crisis communication, has been published in the Canadian Journal of Communication, the Journal of Canadian Studies, Journalism History, Media History, Composition Studies, Canadian Journal of Media Studies, and Sport History Review.