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Plan your Skillshare class / online course using Notion

teacher avatar Janosch Herrmann, Tools for digital business

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9 Lessons (57m)
    • 1. Intro Video

    • 2. What makes a good Skillshare class?

    • 3. Create your course overview

    • 4. Add additional information

    • 5. How I plan my videos

    • 6. Notion templates

    • 7. Create a resource page for your class

    • 8. How to handle files & media

    • 9. Outro

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About This Class

Creating a Skillshare class can be a bit overwhelming for many people, but it doesn't have to!

In this short class I'll introduce you to my course planning system in Notion that has helped me to publish high quality classes consistently!

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Janosch Herrmann

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Hey, I'm Janosch,  a computer science student  & tech enthusiast based in Berlin, Germany. I help individuals & small business to organize & automate their work using modern tech tools!

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1. Intro Video: Welcome to this short skill share class. My name is Ganesh and in this class I'm going to teach you how you can use the notion productivity software to plan out your online courses in an easy and intuitive way. I'm a web designer and online marketer. And by now, I've created a couple of online courses, all of which I plan using the notion software. If you've never heard of notion, it's a all in one organization and productivity tool that combines all of the features of tools like Google Drive XL, Ever Note, and all of these other productivity Note-Taking tools into one software. So it allows you to have one coherent system that you use for pretty much any productivity need is used and loved by millions of users all over the world because it allows you to skip the headache of having all of these different tools for different purposes and productivity aspects. And instead having one tool that combines them all to taking notes in Evernote. Well, you can delete veil exact thing in motion. You can also do things that you would use it usually do with Trello like project planning and project management and also things like tables and databases and rose and calculations like you would do in Google sheets or Excel can be easily done in version as well. You can use notion as a replacement for pretty much any other productivity tools that you use. So you can combine all of your efforts and all of your thoughts processes and to do that everything else into one software. So if you wanted easy and intuitive way to plan out your online courses, this course is for you. Please take note that I will not be covering everything that notion has to offer. This would just be too much for this small cores, but I also have a 4.5 hour long class on skill share that covers a much more of the notion basics, pretty much everything that you need to know about it. So if that sounds interesting to you, please just click on the link below this video or go to my profile. And there you'll find the notion one-to-one calls, which is the extended version that covered all the basics. That being said, you can still take this course without any prior notion knowledge. I will cover some of the absolute basics. So you can get started right away and plan your online courses. Also, you'll get access to the resource guide for this course, which means that you can actually download all of the templates that we will be creating together in this course. You can directly import them into your notion of workspace and use the exact same templates that I have been using to plan out my last online courses. That said So without further ado, let's just jump right into the course. 2. What makes a good Skillshare class?: When it comes to creating your own skill share class, there are a couple of best practices that you should take into consideration. They will generally help you to achieve a higher cause quality, which will in turn lead to more students and also will help you make more money on the platform. Summaries, more, the recommendation type. These are best practices that you should do or should implement in your course, while others are actually required by still share. So you have to implement them in your planning and also in your actual video class. Skill share has a actual official handbook teachers handled for this. We will go over some of the main aspects of this handbook. All of the things that I believe are the most important. But if you want to actually read through all of the guidelines, recommendations, and requirements, I recommend you check out the handbook which I'll link below this course. Also in the resource guide, you'll find the handbook as well. Now let's get started with a video. The first and most important aspect is both the video and the audio quality. Now, you don't need any fancy equipment. You don't need a $1 thousand camera or a high-end microphone. What I would recommend you have as the bare minimum would be something that record HD footage, some kind of camera, maybe even your phone. Although I would recommend that you actually get a real camera, Some of the phone cameras might be enough, but gas January speaking, if you can afford two, I'd recommend you buy a kind of low-level digital camera that you can use for your, for your courses. Also, the audio is something that's really important and that's most overlooked. So some people think that video quality is actually more important. But if you have a certain video quality, I think the audio quality is much more important if you have really terrible audio that can really mess up your cause and make it so that nobody really wants to watch it. So I'd rather invest a couple of dollars more into your audio equipment. Buy a cheap achieved microphone, something like B. What's it called The Road Video Mike probe of Go is like a really solid beginners, beginners microphone. Of course, if you have more money available to you, you might think of buying something more high-end, so you have something that has really good quality. But you don't need this to sort out putting your own online courses and classes. Now, something that skill share recommends you do is the kind of the course on class length. So Skill Share usually wants the classes to be between 2060 minutes long. Now this is not a requirement. You can have shorter courses than this and also longer courses. I have two courses that are way longer than this and they have done pretty well on the skill share. But many of the really, really successful courses are more in the 20 to 60 minute range. So this is something to keep in mind because on other platforms like Udemy often causes that are like five to ten hours long or even longer than that. And this is something that you usually would not try to do and try to do if you were just creating for Skill Share. So what that means is tried to be really precise in your videos to be on point and make them really visual and engaging so that people actually want to watch them. That you can really catch somebody's interests so that they watch all the way through. The next thing is pretty much common sense, which is having a well-planned out course or class, which means that the content should be really well thought out. So it should be from beginner to advanced. It should go from low level to high level. There should be some kind of hierarchy in the coast so that it makes sense for the user which is going through a class to, to watch one video and then the next one. And kind of how bound flow going where they, for example, they first introduced, their first get introduced to a topic, and then they gradually get better and you expose them to more and more aspects of that topic, just like I'm doing right now in this course. This is the way to go and this is something that's really important. Now, one more thing that's exclusive to skill share is there project-based learning, which is that they really tried to encourage the skill share users to directly implement what they learned in their classes they've taken. So this means that you are required to include a, some kind of project in your classes. So for example, in this case, in my case right now, what the project is is kind of setting up your course outline in notion. And because this is what I'm talking about in this course and kill Shia really wants to focus on this kind of learning and they want to improve this kind of learning by kind of requiring caused and class traders to implement these, these projects into their classes. So that everybody that watches the class also has the chance to directly implement what they've learned in this class project. So keep this in mind and try to think of something that's really engaging for, for the, for the class uses for the people that watch your class. So that they have something that's not too difficult, but also something that's not too easy and not I'm kind of logging into your account, your e-mail account, you know, something that's way too basic and that doesn't get them, them going doesn't actually help them. Needs to be something that's kind of in between those two extreme. Next thing is an introduction video, and this is also something that's required by skill share. You have to include an introduction into your courses so that people do just kind of look around for the next course they want to take. Have a chance of checking out what the causes about before they get right into the course materials. Just break some kind of one to two minute or three minute video that explains what you are going to do in the course. What the people that are taking the course are going to learn and also kind of what the requirements are. If you, for example, if you need some kind of software tools for it, if there's, if it's a advanced level course that you need some kind of prior experience for it, and so on. So I just read a quick minute, quick two-minute video that explains all of those things and kind of integrate that into your project planning or in your clinical course planning, which we'll do in the next videos. Now if you implement all of these strategies and best practices for your skill share class, you will have, first of all, a great chance at having successful for class. You have a good chance of users actually wanting to, to watch your class and to engage with it and so on. But also you get the chance to become what's known as a staff pick, which is when the content team at Skill Share picks out your class to be kind of one of the best in the specific topic areas. So for example, in the criterion space, maybe there's one class that extremely, extremely well done and that covers, for example, the GTD method or something else. And this will then be staff pick, which will be spread on the front page and on the category pages. Which means you will get more credibility and also more people that actually joined your class watch your content and you earn more money this way as well. That's it for the rough outline of all the things that Scotia requires and some of the best practices. In the next video, we'll actually start to outline our cause in notion, and we'll have a look at how this works and how we best set it up. So see you in the next video. 3. Create your course overview: Now let's actually start building out your course outline in motion. For this, you will need a notion account, which is free. So you can just sign up virtual notion dot, SO I think it is. And then just create an account and you'll choose the personal plant, which is free. You probably don't need the personal profile and get and then this sign into your account and we'll go from there. Now as I said, I will cover some of the absolute basics in this course and in this video. But if you want a more in-depth and more general, broad look at all the features and all everything that you can do with notion. I recommend you check out my longer version of this course pretty much it's my notion one-to-one cores, and it covers pretty much anything about notion in much detail. So, yeah, check it out. But now let's get into notion. Alright, so now I'm logged into my notion account as well. And I've created a new workspace just for this project. So this is not my actual workspace, but just more to show you around and so that we can together create this course outlined so quickly about notion. This is pretty much the interface that you'll see. This is your notion workspace and how it's built up. What kind of the components and the functionality is, is what I will show you now. So here, this is pretty much where you will have your content. This is kind of where you edit your pages, where you input images, text, et cetera. So for example, you just press here and then you type in the slash command. And then you can choose any of these kind of media forms. You can input text, you can embed a sub page, for example, you can credit it paid to-do list. Or you can also, for example, embed images. So let's just quickly go through this. A to-do items. To do one, for example, to do two as well, and so on. And you can create now something else as well. So I could go ahead and just create a heading. This is a heading. So pretty simple. You can just type in here. For tax, you don't even need to type into the slash command. But if, for example, if you want to input an image, you can just select that from the drop-down origins type in image, and select that. And then upload an image from your computer. Or for example, choose one from an splash. Will just this in here real quick. So you'll see how this looks. But yeah, so this is how this would look. This is your notion workspace. And these are the building blocks of notion. So these are, these all are blocks. You can see this from the little menu right here. And you can drag them around because these blocks are like individual things. I could drag this below the heading, for example. You can also drag them into columns. So I could say, OK, I want a two column layout. So I will just drag this over here. And now I have these two items. Next to each other. Same also works for the image, for example. So this now has to reload, but oops, taking a long time. Here. There we go. So now the image reappeared again. You can see these now are two columns. And this is how you basically input content, how you create to-do items, and so on. On the left side you'll see kind of the menu. And you see we are on the homepage right here. I created this homepage. You can add pages to this. So pages are somewhat similar to well, the both folders and they're also the page themselves. So if you imagine Google Drive for example, in Google Drive, you would have a folder and then you would have files in that folder. And these pages can be both the file where you can input something, but you can also create a folder out of them. So I could go ahead and just type in slush page. I can embed a sub page into this page. So now I have content on this page, but I also have a sub page here. And if I click on that, you see I could say that. Say this. This is my sub page. Whoops. I'm not typing this correctly right here, but yeah, this is my stub page. And now if you go back, you'll see that appears right here. If I click on this drop-down, you'll see that I have created a sub page below my homepage. And this is kind of the basic navigation within, within notion. Now that's a couple of more things. Under Settings and members, you can actually check out your settings if you wanted to upgrade, if you want to be dark mode, for example, these are all things that you can check out here. You can also switch your workspace appear. So if you have, as you see, I have a couple of workspaces right here. These are all my different workspaces that are used for different courses as well as my actual workspace. This is not necessary right now, so you won't need this, but just so that, you know, you could have several kind of instances, several several accounts, pretty much as it would be within one account, but this is one workspace and these are separate from each other. So if you had two workspaces there, like two different accounts, pretty much. Now, lastly, up here, we have a couple more options like the style, so you can change the text style to make the text a serifs font. So you see right here, you could make it a mono font as well. You could make the text smaller, for example, and also things like making the pages full width. So they stretch out as you see right here. But these all are, yeah, not really that important settings right now. One more thing I want to go over is the Share menu. So you can actually share out your pages with other people. You can show that to the web, which we'll cover later. And you can also invite people via email to check them out, to edit them and so on. Now that's it for the absolute basics of notion. If you want to go into more detail, as I said, checkout my notion of one-to-one cause, which will guide you through everything that's to know about notion. But we will now get started with creating the course outline. Alright, so we'll actually get rid of all the stuff that we have put in here. And what we'll do is we'll create a sub page. Now, the way we'll do this is we'll just type in slash Board. And now we'll choose full-page. Now, Boards are what's called a database and don't be bothered by that. It's not that complicated. Pretty much. It's a Kanban board, which is what we'll use to lay out our cost structure and to pretty much Yacco over all of the aspects of a cause to planet, different, different videos and different section, et cetera. So let's just put it in here and we'll call this course outline. Now if you're familiar with how Kanban board work, we'll have these different columns which will divide into different sections for our course. So like the introduction, maybe some kind of topic that cover is covered in a couple of videos. And then the next topic. So you can kind of see your course outline and see how it breaks down or the different aspects of it. And so that you can then easily plan out each one of your videos. So first of all, we will actually delete these cards right here. We'll delete this node status box. And we'll actually implement new names for these columns so we can change these around. We can do whatever we want with them. And we want to kind of create a course outline using them. That makes it easy for us to divide our course into different thing. Alright, so let's start doing this. We will actually just Whoops, we'll go into here and we'll call this additional information. Just really not able to tab right now. I don't know why, but yeah, and we'll change the color of these. This is obviously not necessary, but I'll just do this to make it look a little bit more coherent for right. Now, we'll put in the introduction video. We will add in a Course Content section. And we'll add one more group, which will be the outro. Now, keep in mind, you can always, obviously at him several more groups. I used to actually group my course content into more kind of smaller groups. And I stood still do this for large courses. But if you want to create a sculpture class, which means you'll usually have like five to ten videos or like ten to 15. And then you usually don't need this kind of segmentation between different aspects of your actual course content. I just like to keep it simple, but if you have a bigger cause, of course, you would probably create multiple kind of different factions of your course content in here. Now, this will be the buckets that we will organize our information into. So as I said, this will be something where we put in additional information about the course. Something like ideas we have for the course, or additional things that we want to include in the course. Then in here we will create the outline for the intro video. We'll put all of the course content on the videos, actual cores in here and the outro video right there. And so we have a good overview of the course in here. So now let's add in our first video. So far the introduction video, I'll just say skill share intro. And now let's click on this. And now you'll see that this pretty much created a new page within this database within this Kanban board. So if you've ever used something like Trello or Asana, this probably looks pretty familiar to you where you have kind of this task or to do. And then you can click on it and you can have additional information about that specific task or thing. And what we will do with this is we will actually input all of our planning and planning on the individual video level. So if you want to plan these gusher intro, we'll put that into here. And then we'll have all these deduce laid out here where each of them has the planning like the D, the outline or the script for the video and all the media files and everything in there so that we can conveniently just use that for our course. Now what I want you to do is to input all of your ideas and some of the planning, like some of the ideas for videos that you have for your class into here. So just create one more fire for the outro And then input all of your individual video ideas into here. And then we'll start by adding in the information for these individual videos. In the next video, we'll also add in some of the additional information, which could be something like, as I said, ideas and so on. So stay tuned and I'll see you in the next video. 4. Add additional information: Alright, so now that we have the basic outline of our online course out of the way, let's get into some additional things that we want to add into our cost structure. So we created this additional information panel right here. And we will now create 23, excuse me, three different pages within there, pretty much, which will cover some of the additional aspects that we want to take care of when we are planning out our spellcheck class. First of all, will be the ideas handled. So this will be a page that will pretty much allow you to add in any additional ideas that you have while you are creating this course either rests on a very frequent basis. Because when I plan out my online courses, I usually give myself like a couple of days to a week to kind of collect ideas to plan out the, the cost structure if it's a bigger cause, for example. And then I will always come across like additional ideas that I have, things that I want to do maybe later if the course has been launched, or also things that I don't want to directly implement into the video but thinks about the editing. For example, some resources that I want to include or January just certain things that I want to do a specific way. And this kind of helps me keep track of them in one space directly in the course outline so I can just quickly access them when I'm editing the course or when I'm kind of planning. And yeah, so this is the first one or second one will be the class information. So Skill Share has a couple of things that you need to include. For example, you will need a nice and compelling class title. You'll also need a description for both the class and also your your project, the product that you want to include in the scotia class. So let's just jump right into that. And also, because I forgot, if you go on the ideas page, what I would do is I just typed in a checkmark or hydrides being checklists to do this thing. And then kinda hairpin idea one, idea two, and so on. You get the idea if you have finished it, if it's not long NAD anymore, you can just delete it or just check it off. And so you see always what kind of idea is still playing with the ideas you still have and what you've done that implemented already. Now back to the, back to the class information. If you go on that page. I want to do is I want to create kind of an outline for these things that you need. So let's just call it first one class title. And then we'll just, I'll use the lines right here. So three of those to kind of create this line, you see it on my screen, but Hover over it, you'll see it. My screen and somehow doesn't really display this. But then you can kind of leave some space and this is where you would type in the class title. So use this class information page kind of as an easy way to write out these, this information before you actually want to publish the class. So once you are finished, once you've, you're all done editing, you can just just copy paste the interior skill share account. And you heard about about them already so you don't have to worry about that later. Ok, next one will be, the next heading will be class description. Again, I use this divider, but we don't really, we're not really going to see it. And for last one, I'll just type in another heading and we'll make the project description. Now obviously you could make this a bit more pretty. I have a file credit for you that you can directly import that has, that looks bit boundedness and that also includes some tips for all those aspects. But you get the idea. Just input your class header right here. So I'll just type that in here. As I've demonstrated in a spectacular way. And yap right down the class description, the product Flag description, and then just copy paste. Now lastly, something that you might want to actually include, but you don't always need to. I've done it in a couple of classes I've created, which is the information for the editor. If you're editing your courses yourself, you won't need this. But I have for some courses, outsource, the editing process is someone else. Just because I didn't have the time to do it and because I'm not the best pitcher editor. But if you want to do this, you will have to have a clear process in place so that the person knows exactly how you want your course to look. Some of the aspects that you have to, that he or she has to worry about. For example, like branding. Do you want to cause to have a certain brand feeling? And all those are things that you could include in this kind of for the editor page. So I'll just call this editor information. And again, you could put in something like the Fatah, the topography you use for your, for your brand, the colors that the editor has to use, kind of effects that you want the editor to put in. Or for example, you say, OK, I want all of my videos to have a certain background music. Things like this. All of this can go here, just type this in right here, and then you could just urbanists our page as well. And then you could, for example, just share this with your editor. So you could say shared web and just copy this link. And then the editor would be able to accesses. You can even turn on comments, which means he could comment on this information if something is unclear to him. And so you can easily communicate using this feature. Yeah, That's it for these additional, additional features, you don't have to do this, but I really recommend doing it because it just helps you out in a massive way. 5. How I plan my videos: We have all the necessary pages in place. Let's get started by actually adding content to our individual videos. So I only added this Scotia intro. I'll just use this as an example. Of course you would have more videos in here, but I'll just click on the schedule intro openness, add a new page. And now we can create the outline in here. I have a set structure that I use for every video which contains or which consists of three parts. First, I have what I call the to-do items. So I'll just print a heading, called us to do this. I'll make those in a color so that we can actually kind of seeds difference. This is where I would add to-dos that are relevant for this video. So for example, maybe I want to cite an article that I read. And then I would kind of put that in here that I have to kind of prep it OK article, grab the link, maybe grab a screenshot of something like this or that I have to keep something specific in mind. And these are all things that I would put it in here. Now I have a next kind of section, which again, not everybody will need. But this is called the editor instructions. And as I said, not everybody wants to kind of outsource their video editing, but I sometimes do. And when I do this, I have both what we covered in the last video, which is kind of the general overview for the editor to meaning kind of things that apply to every video in the course. Things like branding, for example, or background music. If I want to have Becker music for all of my videos, and then I have specific instructions within every video. So if there's something that I want the editor to do for this individual video, if it should have, for example, a different type of music because it kind of more a fast-paced video. Then I would include piece things in here. Now, the last thing is the actual video outline and how I go about doing this. We'll just set this out right here. Again, add a color. Let's go with pink. This is where the actual video content goes. My process is as follows. I usually, as I said, take out a couple of days to plan out my courses. If they're smaller, if the larger, maybe like a week or two, for example. And what I do is I just collect all of the ideas that I have, all the things I want to talk about concerning that specific topic. So for example, when it comes to this course, I want to talk about FSH, my setup, what I use as external tools, for example, the skill share guidelines and so on. You get the idea. I collect all those things and then I rearrange these kinda video ideas in my timeline. So if you go back to this outline, I have an idea video, the one here at year two, maybe here. And then later I kinda figured out, okay, maybe this idea one has to go after video too. And so I get this kind of step-by-step. Core structure where everything builds on top of each other. And when I'm content with how this looks, I then go into the individual videos and plan out the content here. Now, I do the same thing here as well. I take my time. I'll just kind of put in everything that I want to cover in the video. And then I try to put it in a logical structure. And once that's done, I tried to enhance that with media. So for example, I put in kind of screenshots that I could put in there, or maybe articles that I could kind of implement other things that just make sense for this video and that could enhance the video experience. And I encouraged you to this as well because it really helps you video stand out and make them much more engaging. Now let me quickly jump into my actual video clown white cause planning so that you can see how I actually do this. So this, for example, is how I planned this course that I'm teaching right now. And don't mind the German IOC around here. I'm native German, so I do plan some of my course content and some of my, It's a notion in German, but I kind of translate it most of the actual things that are important so that you can understand those obviously. So this is how my view for the, for this exact course looks. And if you go into one of those videos and openness as a page, you'll see exactly what I was talking about. Try to translate this. So this is to-dos. You can probably read this. This just means editor instructions and this is structure. Yeah, and this is how I structured this video. One more thing that's really important if you want to work with somebody else on the course or if you are working with an editor, as I said, what I do is I can take these sentences for example. And if I want the editor to add in a certain image, for example, at a certain point in the video, I'll just mark this text. And then you can just use the comment feature right here. You can click on this or you can use Control Shift M. And then you'll see the text is highlighted in yellow and you can add a comment. So for example, I could say insert picture, for example. I don't have anything to insert here, but I'll just add this. And now you see that this remains yellow and you see this little comment button right there, common icon. And this way, when the editor has a look at the course or for example, somebody you're working with to get on the course. He sees all of these comments and he knows where there's something to add into why he needs to put in an image a certain power from a different video or whatever else there is. And this really helps with collaboration. One more really nice small feature that I use is the ability to add icons to pages. As you see right here, you can add these little icons to your pages. And this might seem like a gimmick to many people, but what it actually does is if you go back and you now see AB egg and all these kind of questions might read crusts remarks to my videos. And I usually do this when they're not finished yet. Now I haven't updated them for, for this specific course. But usually what I do is at the beginning, I add these little question marks. And then once I plan out the video correctly, once I'm finished and once I'm happy with how the video Plan turnout, I go in there and I change this to a checkmark. And now if I go back, I easily can see what I have planned out already and what videos I still need to put in some work on. And yeah, this just is a really nice way to keep a great overview of your course planning and how it's going. That's it for this video and next video we'll check out notion templates and how you can use them to speed up all of this kind of template creation and how he can. 6. Notion templates: When you're creating these video outlines, you'll quickly realize that you always have to type out the same exact video outline of the kind of structure for your videos. And that's just repetitive and doesn't make any sense. So I highly recommend you try out the notion templating feature, which allows you to create a template for pages that you can quickly just with one click Install And then the structure that you have predefined will just appear. I'll show you how this works again, using my course I created right here. This is the cost that we just checked out. This is the exact cause I'm teaching right now. And now if I create a new video to scholars, new video was not going to go into much detail there. But if I click on this, you see they have the option here to which called video for logarithms, which is German for video template. And if I click on that, you'll see that this red question mark that we discussed appears up here. And now, once the content loads, you'll see that I have generated the same exact strategy or the same exact structure I use for all of my videos, just with one click. So I don't have to always type all of this out, and I'll show you how you can do this right now. So in our course outline, let's just go up here to new and click this drop down. And you'll see this is the template section. So just click on new template right here. And now as you see it says you're editing a template in cause outline. So this is a template in this course outline kind of view database, whatever you wanna call it. So now we could give this a name. We could say, we could just try to create the same kind of outline, a synchronous structure that I have used for my templates. Or we could say video template of Leo structure template could be a good name. Now, we can also add the icon again, so we'll just type in a question mark. And this is what will get. And now we'll just type in the structure again. So we'll just put a h3 heading three, which is firstly to-dos section, cause to-dos. We'll add a bullet list below this as well type and this is a to-do. And then we can do the same thing again for the editor instructions. You get the idea. And this is, this just goes on. I'll just type in Suffolk and here and then the video out on and just type in the edge region video outlined. And this is now a template. And the cool thing now is I'll just type in this, is. Template. And you can all obviously customize all of these points so you don't need to include anything in there. If you just leave out the content in here, we'll just do this for this demonstration. And if we now go back to our course outline, we can do the same exact thing that I just demonstrated, Yes, so we could just add a new video that say this is our altro. And now we click on this. And we now see this video structure template. If we click on it, you see this question mark gets assigned to this page. Also, if it loads somehow my my Wi-Fi is, but it's slow right now, but let's just wait a couple of seconds. Alright, now it worked. As you see, we now have this structure in here and we can repeat the same process for different kinds of templates. So you could do the same thing for the additional information. You could create templates for those. I have created some for these, which you can download through my resource page, we SOS guide that I have created for you to use the link below this video. And you can also just implement the same thing into all of your different videos by simply clicking on the button. Now if you want to change up your layout again, so have a better loud, loud that you want to use. Just go back into these templates, click on this little menu and go to Edit. And now you can change up the template and then you can use the new template again in your future projects. What I do because I have multiple causes and if you also want to create multiple courses, I recommend you just duplicate. One thing that's a bit unpractical is that these templates are for this kind of database and for this kind of view only. So if you have a new course, which you would then create a new course outline for, you would have to put them in. Again. One way around this is by pretty much just duplicating this course outline for every new course that we create by just going on the little icon right here and then click on duplicate and then go from there so that the templates are already included in the database. And then you can just wipe out any of the content and use this as a clean slate for new courses that you want to plan. That's it for this video. In the next video, we'll go over the class resource guide I've created and how you can create such a guide for your class. Because I think it really adds value to a class if you have the central resource with all the links of the additional kind of content and downloads and everything. And it's really easy to do that emotion. And yeah, that's what we're gonna do in the next video. So stay tuned and I'll see you there. 7. Create a resource page for your class: A very nice way to enrich your online class is by creating a resource page. A resource page is pretty much just a collection of links and additional materials like PDFs on an e-book or software tools that you can use, that you can just, just collect in one place and that your students can access easily. Just to do some additional reading, for example, to download additional materials, etcetera. And the great thing about notion is that you can create this page a directly within notion. So you don't need something like an actual website. You can still share this with anybody. Just share the link and then people just can access it without even having an own notionally count themselves. So this is a great way of kind of having a central place on the internet without having your own website. I've created one of those for each of my courses so far. And it's been great. People have really loved it because it really adds some additional value to your class. So let's get started. Let me show you how you can do this and notion. To do this, we actually need to create a new page within our notion setup. So we'll just go to our Homepage and then just create a new page. And we'll call this class resources preimage. So I would say className and resources as the kind of naming concepts. So if, for example, for my notion 101 course are named notion one-to-one hoops, notion one-to-one resources, et cetera. So just, just go with this term naming scheme. I'll just call this class resources because it's just an example. Now, we have to make sure that we actually can access this page without having a notionally count. So let's go up to the sharing menu and we have to toggle on this shattered web button. Now, what this allows us to do is to use this link right here. And to actually give that out to anybody choose to share the link. And then they can access this page without signing up for an own notion account. We could also allow editing, but that's not something that we want to do. We want this to stay the same. We don't want anybody to be able to change it, so we're not going to enable that. We could also enabled comments. So people could, for example, ask questions directly in the resource guide. But I usually lift us turned off as well because people can reach me through email if they have a question. But one thing that's really, really good and that's really interesting is the allow duplicate this template option. And what this does is it allows people to actually duplicate the pages that we've created into their own notion workspace. I usually do this for the templates I provide so that you can easily just, just copy them into your own workspace and use them without having to manually recreate them. Each time. If you click on the resources below this course, you'll see how this works. It will just create a duplicate button at the top right corner. And then people can easily duplicated into their own workspace. Now there's one more option that is that you only can access with the personal Pro Plan, which is search engine indexing. So this means that your page could actually rank in search engines. So you could, if it has great resources and if it's considering concerning one specific topic. This could mean that your notion page could actually rank in Google and become like the number one result for a certain search term. That means you could actually get traffic through that resource. I've seen that in some cases, usually it wouldn't make that much of a difference. But just so that we know that this option is there for you, now we actually need to input certain elements and resources into this page. There's two main elements I like US or three, pretty much. First of all, as the wept bookmark. And what this actually does is you can just paste in a link. For example, if you had a blog article that you wanted to link in here, just putting the link in this, in this field. And I showed you an example right now, how this works. Alright, so I just copied the link to the notion pricing page, and now I'll go back into my class resources, paste that in here, and create a bookmark. And now you'll see that it actually automatically pulls in information from our page. So you see this kind of thumbnail. You see the title and also the description, the meta-description, and the link. And this is just like a nice visual way of displaying links and resources in the class resource guide, right? Another element that I like to use is the callout. For example, four headings. This is just pretty much like a, it's got this little icon in the corner. And then you can just type in this. They call out. And it's just a bit more visual way of actually displaying your content. Again, my, my display is kind of not displaying the color correctly, so you don't really see the difference, but this has a color background, which makes it stand out a bit more. And you can also change yet, I cannot, for example, it could USE checkmark and galaxies, just a nice way of visually print a hierarchy in this class resource guides. I'll show you how I do this, my class resource guides as well. Now, lastly, there's one more thing that I like to use, which is the toggle list. And what this does is it creates a toggle button that you can open and close. And this is grateful for FAQs. So how does notion work? It just Antar IT entering the question in here. And now you can open this up and you can type into the toggle actually. So you can say notion is a all in one organization software. And now I can close this up and I can, you know, you could add multiple of these kind of questions and create an FAQ sex, sexual display. So you can toggle on these questions. And for example, you could answer some of the most pressing questions that people have about the topic that you're teaching your class. Obviously, you can also embed sub-pages into this. So just trade a page again. And this way you can have a sub page in this class resources guides. You could create multiple pages or multiple layers deep of these sub-pages. So yeah, that's a great way of kind of structuring your content as well. Kind of the main way that I structured my class resource guides. And I'll show you how one of my guides looks in a minute. Preimage now. Let me just quickly navigate to it. Alright, so now I'll show you how my resource guide for the motion 1-1 cause actually looks. So as you see, I have these kind of this information up here, which says that this is the resource guide for my course on Udemy and skill share. If you have any questions, you can email me. And you have a I have a sign-up for an ocean kind of section. And then there's this, these pages that we credit within that course that you can actually just go into and you see kind of how they work. You see how you can use them. And if you are on a different device, you could actually duplicate these into your own workspace. Also, you see there's a couple of resources mentioned. So like resource to the shortcuts guides by notion, resource for math equations and so on. So things that I didn't fully cover in my video, in my class. You can link those in here and help your students learn even more about them. That's it for this video, LSAT, just copy the link. If you're finished with your resource page and share with anybody that you want to have access to it. And yeah, you're all done. You now have a full resource page that you can use to enhance the learning experience of students. So yeah, I'll see you in the next video and stay tuned. 8. How to handle files & media: Another thing that you have to worry about when you create your first online course or class is how you will handle all of your media file. Because you will begin to gather up many screenshots for your files, links, everything that she will want to implement in two videos later. And you have to store this and organize this somewhere. So there's two ways you could go about this. The first way would be actually to do the notion. So you have actually everything in one place. This will only be possible if you upgrade to the personal Pro Plan because this allows you for unlimited uploads into notions. So you can actually upload all your video files, screenshots, and everything directly into your notion videos. Of course this might be practical so that you have everything in one place. And I'll show you how you could implement this. But this is not the recommended way that I actually do this in my courses, but I'll show you anyway. So in your course outline for your individual videos, what I would do is I would actually add a section to every one of your videos named files, where you can then upload all of your video files, screenshots, et cetera. And you can actually organize them into different categories. And then once you actually you want to edit the video, you can just go into there, you see all the instructions, are, you see the files that you need and you have everything in one place. That's one way of doing this. The other way would be to do this usually using something like OneDrive or Google Drive. I personally prefer Google Drive. And I'll show you how I set this up. Now in my Google Drive. Every one of the courses has its own folder. And that way I can quickly navigate between these. One thing i start doing now is that I create an individual folder for every video within this kind of course folder. And then I can just plan everything out in there. I add all the screenshots of the resources I need for that specific video into the videos folder. And that way I have everything in place. And then I save my finished videos in here as well. So I have all the files available in Google Drive. I use the G Suite and the Drive file stream so that I can actually stream my files directly onto my PC, which helps with spinning up the workflow when it comes to editing and so on. So yeah, this is my favorite way of doing this. Obviously just choose OneDrive, Dropbox or any other hosting service. But Google Drive is my favorite and this is how I set this up. 9. Outro: Now we've already come to the end of this short class. I hope you enjoyed it. I hope you learned something about notion and you have a better understanding of how you can plan your own skill. Share class. I'd love to see how you use this and how you set this up. I'd love to see the results, the classes and courses that you plan. So please let me know if you use the system and how it's working for you. And also if you have any more feedback for me, if you have anything that you felt was missing, if you've any questions, please let me know and I'll be sure to reach out to you if you enjoyed the course and really appreciate it if you gave the post a review because it really helps me out and decided from that upgrade day. And I hope I'll see you in the next course. Chairs.