A professional looking course. Sounds good, right? Here’s the thing: At the heart of one of these is a style guide. Yes, a good ole’ style guide. There’s no way around it.
Before you even set a proverbial foot into your course platform, pause, and set aside an hour or so to work through the things in this article. If you don’t, and you impulsively jump into your course platform, throwing in your content willy-nilly, you’re going to have a small nightmare – but still, a nightmare – at the end of all this.
Save yourself the nightmare.
Go through this article, step-by-step, and make yourself a course style manual before adding one thing to your course platform.
I’m going to cover:
- Creating your course’s brand
- Choosing fonts and colors
- Identifying a common lesson structure and course elements
- Thinking through your images
- Claiming your voice
Yes, it’s 5 things. That may seem like a lot but I promise – one hour of your time. And you’ll save HOURS of hassle later on.
Let’s get going!