Sometimes a few suggestions are all you need to let the ideas flow. Take a look at some Lesson ideas that you can use.
We've all been there, staring at a blank page waiting for the first piece of inspiration to arrive before we can create some on-screen magic. With that in mind, we've collected a few Lesson ideas that can spark some creativity and help get you on your way with designing your Courses.
Setting an Intro and Outro Video:
A great way to start and end your Course, is to make your first Lesson a video introduction and your last Lesson a fond farewell video.
Why not take a look at our Console Training Course which you can find in The Collective – you never know, you might find some more inspiration there too!
Embed a Video into your Lesson Instead of Uploading it:
Some videos are too large to upload into a Lesson, but that doesn't mean you cannot use them! You can easily embed videos from YouTube, Vimeo or other sources into your Lesson.
They'll even be playable all within your Lesson, so you don't need to worry about sending a member away from your Course.
In your Lesson, just press Link Media and then paste in your Embed Code and set your desired height and width.
Create a Button within your Lesson to take a Member to a Dedicated Page:
Whilst not all HTML code will work in Lessons, there are some things you can put in that can add a nice touch to your Lesson. For example, why not create a button that can take a member to a specific web page to continue their Course learning?
In this example, we've created a button that would take a member to our Disciple Media Website.
Here is the sample HTML code we used for this:
<div><a style="background-color: #f26b4f; color: white; border: none; padding: 8px 16px; font-size: 16px; border-radius: 5px; cursor: pointer; display: flex; align-items: center; justify-content: center; text-decoration: none;" href="https://www.disciplemedia.com">Visit Disciple Media</a></div>
Having a Form for Members to Submit Information to you:
Perhaps your Course has some coursework, you're looking for member feedback for your Course, or you even want to make an end of Course quiz. Why not embed a form into your Lesson, so your members fill it out there and then?
In this example, we've created a form using Google Forms and embedded it into our Lesson.
Using the Link Media option, we pasted in our Embed Code and set the Width to 100% and the Height to 2096.
Making your Slideshow a Part of your Lesson:
You might have a slideshow that you have already created, with a whole host of content and information that you don't want to recreate in a Lesson. Why not embed your slideshow into your Lesson for your members to navigate through!
We created our slides through Google Slides, and embedded them using the Link Media option. We pasted in our Embed Code and set the Width to 100% and the Height to 400.
We cannot wait to see where your genius takes you!