Live Class on LearnDesk offers various components that include information about the class, its pricing, and the class schedule.
To get students to sign up for the class, it is important to provide them with class information that includes the title, summary, description, and requirements of the class. It also includes information on the skills that the student will gain from taking the class and the suitability of the class for various age groups. It is important that this information is provided in a clear and cohesive manner, as the student will take a decision to book a class based on this information.
LearnDesk provides an easy and effective way for teachers to provide the above information, which you can do so via the "Basics" tab of your class.
Once you have created your Live Class, you can start adding the basic information. If you want to edit a class that you have already created, navigate to the list of Live Classes for your School, as shown below:
Then, click on the class that you want to edit.
Next, click on the "Basics" tab, as shown below:
You can add the following fields for your live class:
Set a descriptive title for your class, as shown below:
The following are some quick tips for writing an effective class title:
- A good title provides information on the topic of the class.
- Every title should have a clear meaning, and it should be relevant to the class.
- The title should not be too long.
- The first letter of each word should be in uppercase, except for articles and short prepositions.
- Use colon (:) in place of the hyphen (-).
- The “exclamation mark (!)” is not allowed unless really required.
- Use a tool like Grammarly to check that the title is grammatically correct and does not have any typos.
- The title should not have a year in it.
- The title cannot end in a full stop.
Next, provide a one-line summary of your class.
The following are some quick tips for writing an effective class summary:
- A good summary provides information on the topic of the class and an outcome that your student desires.
- The summary should not be too long.
- The summary should contain a maximum of 2 sentences.
- The summary should not be the same as the Title or Description.
- The summary should start with an action word similar to “Learn”, “Gain knowledge”, “Practice”, “Experience”, etc.
- Only the first letter of the first word of each sentence, nouns, and acronyms should be in uppercase. Rest all words should be in lowercase.
- There should not be more than one exclamation mark (!) in the summary.
- Remove any series of dots such as “.....” or “___” and replace it with a full stop.
- Use a tool like Grammarly to check that the summary is grammatically correct and does not have any typos.
Next, provide comprehensive information about your class by writing a detailed description.
The following are some quick tips for writing an effective class description:
- Provide a detailed description of the contents of the class.
- Include what the class focuses on, the target audience, and why they should take this class.
- The description should answer the following questions in the given order:
- What is the class about?
- What will you learn in this class?
- What will you gain by taking this class?
- Who should take this class?
- Why should the student take this class over other classes?
- Why should the student work with this teacher over other teachers?
- The description should not have any bold and italic, except for paragraph headings.
- There should not be more than one exclamation mark (!) in the description.
- Remove any series of dots such as “.....” or “___” and replace it with a full stop.
- Use a tool like Grammarly to check that the description is grammatically correct and does not have any typos.
- Ensure that there is no trailing white space or line break at the end of the description.
- Ensure that font size is consistent across the description. You can use the clear formatting option in the editor to make the font size consistent.
- The description cannot have links to the author’s social media profiles and testimonials.
Next, provide your students with a list of requirements and prerequisites for the class.
The following are some quick tips for writing an effective class requirement:
- Comprehensively list all the requirements and prerequisites for the class.
- Requirements should be in bullet points.
- If there is only one requirement, then it should be without a bullet point.
- If requirements include any particular software/app:
- Provide a direct link to that software on the software makers' website.
- Do not link to Apple AppStore, Google Playstore, or third-party download sites like Download.com.
- Mention that the software needs to be installed on:
- or the relevant machine type, as required by the software.
- Use the proper name of the software and write its name as it is written originally. For example:
- Excel should be written as Microsoft Excel.
- Photoshop should be written as Adobe Photoshop
- Creative Cloud should be written as Adobe Creative Cloud
- Each requirement should be written as a complete sentence. You should rephrase the sentences if they are sentence fragments.
- Use a tool like Grammarly to check that the requirements are grammatically correct and do not have any typos.
- Ensure that there is no trailing white space at the end of the requirements.
- Ensure that only requirements are listed in the requirements field. Move text related to the description, to the description field.
Next, input the skills the students will gain by taking your class. The following are some quick tips for writing effective class skills:
- List the skills that the person will acquire by taking the course.
- All skills should be separated by a comma.
- Each skill should not be more than two words.
- The first letter of each word should be in uppercase.
- The only exceptions are for words like eCommerce, eGovernance, or acronyms.
- The very basic skill which the person will acquire from the course should be included first. For example, if the user will learn how to use the Lookup function in Microsoft Excel, then the skills should be in the following order:
- Microsoft Excel
- Do not include the words that indicate “learning”, “increase”, or “decrease”. For example, if the user will learn how to use the Lookup function in Microsoft Excel, do not include the following as skills:
- Learn Excel
- Learn Microsoft Excel
- Learn Lookup function
- Use a tool like Grammarly to check that the listed skills are grammatically correct and do not have any typos.
Next, select a level for your class.
Next, select all the applicable age groups for your class.
If you want to delete a selected age group, click on the age group, and then click on the trash icon.
Next, select the language of presentation and instruction of your live class.
You can select only 1 language for your live class.
The language that you select should be the language with which all the basic fields of the class should be filled. For example, if you set the language to be Hindi, then you need to fill in the class title, summary, description, requirements, and rest of the fields in Hindi.
You can add teachers to the Live Class by clicking on "Add teachers".
Next, upload a cover image for the live class. The recommended size for the cover image is 1280px x 720px (16:9 aspect ratio).
To delete the cover image, hover your mouse over the image, and then click on the trash icon.
You can add an introduction video to your Live Class by clicking on "Add Video" as shown below:
Note that the maximum video file size is 10 GB.
Next, select the video that you want to upload and click on the "Upload" button in the top right corner as shown below:
Select the file that you want to upload from your computer. Next, the video will upload to LearnDesk, as shown below:
Once the video has been uploaded, click on the "Select" button to set it as the preview video for the class. Please note that the time taken for uploading and processing videos depends on the size of your video, which can be from a few minutes or longer. It is recommended that you keep the browser tab open and your computer connected to the internet when the video files are getting uploaded.
Once selected, the video name should show up. If you want to remove the video, click on the remove icon next to the video name.
Next, if you have prepared closed captioning files for your videos, you can upload them too. To do so, click on the "CC" button and then click on the "Upload" button for the respective language to upload the closed captioning file. Closed captioning files should be in the .vtt format.
Next, if you want to set the thumbnail for your preview video, click on the thumbnail button for the video. Next, click on the "Upload" button to upload the thumbnail image. The recommended size for the thumbnail image is 1280 x 720px (16:9 aspect ratio).
Next, set the welcome email that you may want to send to your students when they book your class. The welcome email text is added to the email that is sent to the student on the successful booking of the class.
Next, you have an option of offering a certificate upon completion of the class to the student. If you choose to offer a certificate, you can customize it accordingly.
Certificate issuer school logo
You can add your school logo to the certificate that you offer to your students.
Certificate issuer school name
Next, you can mention the name of your school on the certificate.
Certificate issuer name
Next, you can mention the issuer's name on the certificate.
Certificate issuer title
Next, you can mention the designation of the issuer.
Issuer LinkedIn ID
Next, You can mention the LinkedIn ID of the issuer.
You can learn to get your LinkedIn ID by clicking on "Learn".
Next, you can add the title to the certificate for the completion of the course.
Next, you can state the learner's completion of the course and the level of the course under this heading.
Next, you can add the details to the certificate as per the requirements of your course.
Certificate Expiry date
Next, you can put the date and time of expiration of the certificate.
You should continue to save the basics, as you keep making changes. The "Save" button is on the bottom right of the screen. You can also save using the keyboard combination CTRL+S on Windows and ⌘+S on Mac.
You can preview the changes made to the basics tab by clicking on the "Preview" button. Preview enables you to view the sales page of the class from the student's perspective.
The "Preview" button is located on the bottom right of the screen.