How To Improve Your Online Courses

Creating your online course takes time but when you are done you will have a well-deserved sense of sanctification.

But finishing your course is only the beginning.

Once you have learners going through your content it is on you to continually improve your offering.

How do you do this?

Well, first you can simply make it easy for people to provide you feedback as they go through the content. I mentioned one program you can use to allow your learners to show you exactly where they have questions or suggest improvements.

Another method is to simply ask you learners.

If you set-up a forum then you can encourage them to leave their feedback in exchange for unlocking certain bonuses in your course. Try to facilitate this conversation in a conducive way so that it just doesn’t become a place where people leave generic or unsupported feedback.

Holding informational webinars is also a way to solicit feedback.

Your webinar should be on a specific topic so it provides value to anyone who attends. You then can set aside a few minutes somewhere in the webinar to administer a poll to the attendees. Many people who attend these kind of virtual events will freely offer up their feedback.

Finally, you can use a tool like HotJar to see how learners are interacting with your online course. If you are noticing that many learners are not getting past a certain point, using HotJar is a great way to see exactly where they are dropping out and how it is they are interacting with the content.

Finally, you may wish to consider training programs that are proven to churn out dynamic, engaging courses, simply apply these techniques to your own courses.

The point is no matter how you do it you should always be looking to improve your courses. If you are selling your course content then the continual improvement will keep your offering current which means it remains applicable to prospective customers.


Justin Ferriman is the co-founder and CEO of LearnDash, the WordPress LMS trusted by Fortune 500 companies, major universities, training organizations, and entrepreneurs worldwide for creating (and selling) their online courses. Let's Talk! | Twitter

2 Responses

  1. Feedback is imperitive. Our photography course has changed so much since when we first launched last year. All down to our users.

    Listen to your customers because these are the people that are spending their time learning with you.

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