Let’s nerd out on a little tech stuff for your online course. When it comes to creating your membership site for your online course I can see how it could get overwhelming trying to think through all the pages that need to be designed and developed.
The cool part about this is that regardless of what industry, market, or course topic the core pages are always the same for all of my clients/customers.
Of course, there’s a lot of additional functionality that can be built into the membership site such as gamification, social forums, event/calendar system, etc … but today I want to focus on the core pages…
This is a time where a list can come to the rescue…
- Login Page
- Password Reset
- Programs Page
- Course Homepage
- Module Template
- Lesson Template
- Quiz/Assignment Templates
- Suspended Access
- Access Not Yet Released
Login PageWhere customers enter their login information to access the course.
Password ResetAllows customers to retrieve/reset their password.
Allows customers to retrieve/reset their password
Course homepageThis page serves a similar purpose as a table of contents and preview section in a book. It typically includes a welcome video, a list of the modules, as well as any other important information you want to be front and center.
The same page layout should be used for all of the module pages within the course to establish consistency. This page typically includes a short video, summary, and list of lessons within the module.
The same page layout should be used for all of the lesson pages within the course to establish consistency. This page typically includes the video lesson, a short summary, and worksheets/resources associated with the lesson.