This is the final step of your video training creation journey: course set up and deployment. After going through the previous 7 steps, where you’ve prepared, created and gathered all the elements, your course is now ready to be published! In this article, see what you´ll need to do, to assemble and publish all your content outputs and launch your video training course.
The actions in this step may vary, depending on your training platform. Here, we will use the bugle video training platform as example.
Step 8: Course set up and deploy, with bugle
In this stage, you will need to perform 4 actions:
1. Make each piece of your content available in the repository. This means upload videos, documents, create quizzes and other interactive moments in the bugle platform.
2. Creating the structure you defined on step 2 of the process, in the publisher area.
3. Assign each piece of content to its rightful place in the structure, by simply selecting it from the repository.
4. Test and publish your course
For these 4 steps, you will be using bugle’s publisher tool.
Once you have completed the first step of having each piece of content available in the repository, you start creating a new course with giving it a name. For step 2, you will be in the publisher console, where you will create the structure of your course, add supporting documents and further reading, and customise your course.
In the course customisation area, you can choose an image for the course (and its author, in case you want to indicate authorship), add a video teaser and the course description – always remember to focus your description on the benefits for the learner.
TIP: We recommend creating a naming system to help you categorise and distinguish your files. You can use acronyms, numbers and anything that works for you. Just make sure you don’t randomly name your files, otherwise you will struggle to find the right ones and will be more likely to make mistakes.
As you assign all your videos, attachments, quizzes and other pieces of content to their respective places in the course structure, you should test and preview them to ensure there are no mistakes. It is very important to ensure only final versions are uploaded to the repository, to keep things organised and make it easier for you to find the right file.
Once you have assembled your course, make sure you use the preview mode and do the course as if you were your final audience, to check if everything is exactly where and how it should be.
If you are happy with it, it is time to publish the course, add it to a category and define who it should be available for – is it for all the member of your online academy, or to a specific group, based on certain criteria?
TIP: Before you share your course with the entire audience, invite smaller focus group of audience members to do the course. This will allow you to gather feedback on the students’ experience and will also give you the opportunity to do any necessary adjustments to ensure better results upon launch.
It’s time to launch!
You should communicate the launch of your new course to your relevant audience and include the right level of detail. Is it compulsory? Recommended? Is there a deadline? Remember to include the actual link to the course in your launch email and any log in information you find relevant. Remember to focus your communication on the benefits for the learners.
One last piece of advice: remember to avoid leaving your course unattended after you publish it! Apart from checking reporting and stats, you should also periodically check all your links, as well as the freshness of your resources and content.
And that’s it! You have now completed the entire process of creating and publishing a video training course.
If you would also like to see the step by step to setup the bugle platform, take a look at this infographic.