So, you have your community all set up but it's pretty empty (is there an echo in here?).
Time to fix that, stat! ⏰
Your Library is there for you to make sure your community is jam-packed with value, including Courses and other kinds of videos.
Here's just some of the things you can do to fill that gap 👇
In this article:
Tips for Creating Courses
You don't need to be a teacher to create online courses! Folks at Nas.io live by the saying "Those that do, teach."
The best teachers are those who are active in their fields, no matter what that is. Education is evolving as online tools improve and it's become a wonderful way to add value to your community.
Here are some tips to get started on creating your own video course.
Pick a topic relevant to your community
Obviously your course has to be relevant to your community. If your community members are there because your community is all about cars, they probably won't find a course on plants to be very helpful.
Also pick a topic that you're a. passionate about, and b. know a lot about. Do your research and be as thorough as possible so that your information is correct and in-depth.
Create a course outline
Plan exactly how many lessons your course will have and what you want to cover in each one. Make sure each lesson has an introduction, middle, and conclusion (reiterating is good for learning).
Once your course outline is done, write a script of exactly what you want to say in each video.
Film and edit
You have a couple of options here, but the two most popular are to record your screen with voiceover, or to film yourself speaking to the camera.
Whichever you go with depends on the topic of your content.
Time to upload your course! You can upload your video files directly to your content Library on Nas.io. Include a title and description for each course and video lesson, and you're good to go!
You can find details on how you can upload a course to Nas.io here.
Original Worksheets and Resources
Worksheets and resources are a great way to supplement video lessons and help reinforce learnings.
You can upload your worksheets and resources to your Library in collections, so everything stays organized.
Creating Quick and Simple Content
There's so much more you can do with the Library that don’t involve writing essays or going out filming with a camera and a full crew and becoming a pro filmmaker overnight.
Here are some resources and content you can pull together in no time at all, yet still provide value for your members.
Compiling Pre-Made Resources
No matter what kind of community you create, having all the info your community needs in one place is going to be of value. Even just organizing resources to be found in one place can be a source of value.
Find your favorite videos and add in the links and descriptions, or find papers, blogs, and essays on your favorite topics and provide links to where your community can find them.
Creating brand new content takes a lot of time, and even the top content creators repurpose old content to give it a fresh feel. Take a look at your favorite content and see how you can repurpose it to give it new life.
You can repurpose content by turning it into infographics, presentations, expanding on individual points, or even creating PDF documents as eBooks. Just make sure you’re not copying, and always credit the original creator if you’re repurposing someone else’s work.
Canva is incredibly helpful when designing eBooks and presentations. It's free to use and they have this guide to help you create your own designs.
We hope this helps make managing your community that much easier! If you run into any problems or have any questions, message us on the Chat in the corner and we'll get back to you as soon as possible :)