Pilot with Your Target Audience

The experience of teaching a course online is quite different from normal classroom teaching. We strongly encourage you to pilot your course by having people go through the entire course before you release it to actual students.

You may find, as we have, that a large percentage of your work comes after the first pilot, when you see how people actually interact with your material. Be sure to leave enough time to make the necessary changes you discover while piloting.

Some tips for piloting your course:

After you’ve piloted your course, return to earlier steps for more development and implementation. Once you’ve iterated a few times, go live and enjoy your students!