Creating a Signature Program: Thinkific’s Best Content Options

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What’s the best content option when creating a Signature Program? Well, you’re in luck! Thinkific offers seven fun and engaging options that you can use as you please to create your perfect program. Whether you choose audio, video, text, or something else entirely, here are some suggestions on how to make the most of each option. You can even mix and match them to create truly unique content that your students will love!

Video

Thinkific allows course creators like you to upload videos and provides playback on-demand or during the course duration. The best thing about video content is that it works great for target audiences by allowing you to create tailored content. Video is easy to make via webcam or smartphone. With essential video editing software like Microsoft video Editor or Filmora Wondershare, editing is easy and fun. Amazon has excellent microphones and lighting kits; you can find teleprompting apps on the Microsoft store for little to no cost.

Text

Thinkific offers a straightforward text editor that allows you to format your text with bold, italics, and underlines. Use bullet points for lists and headings for subtopics. Images are an easy way to illustrate points in your lessons. One of the most appealing features is the ability to customize the color of your text with HEX codes. Embed links throughout your lessons to share content from other sources or provide more information on a specific point in your post. Use Grammarly or Anyword to create compelling content. When creating content, it’s essential to keep things engaging and interesting. Online Program Lessons Should Be Consumable In One Setting provides more detail on how video, text, and other types of content should be formatted for easy consumption by the adult learner.

Downloads

Files such as PDFs, graphics, presentations, and other downloads make it easy to share printable information. This is helpful for teachers who don't know what format their course material is or need to create course content quickly. If you only need one copy, then all you need to do is download the file, open it up in Adobe Acrobat, and print it out as many times as you want. Downloads are also handy if you want specific content saved in your student notes for future reference.

Multimedia

Adding multimedia to your learning platform has many benefits. Maps, calculators, and shareable Google Sheets are great ways to add interactivity to your programs. Creating a signature program will allow learners to learn at their own pace with the extra time they need or fast-forward through material they already understand. This will enable students to move at their own pace and keep engaged in the material that interests them most. In Business Launch Prep School, I share my Coaching Program Pricing Calculator, Course Creator Map, Speaker Calculator, and more. Students can download or copy and save the tools to their cloud drive or desktop for future use.

Audio

Adding audio provides an additional learning method for those not fond of reading or video. Thinkific offers both video and audio content features for course creators. Record and upload an MP3 file to either the text or audio lesson. This is a great way to share key podcast episodes that enhance the content of the course or downloadable content for student convenience. Your laptop and smartphone should have a voice recorder. Record the information you want to share, upload it to Thinkific and publish it.

Presentation

Upload your pdf slide show to a presentation lesson in your signature program, and you'll be able to record your voice over each slide. So if you'd like to highlight key points for the audience, this option is perfect for you. You can also import your audio files into slides as well. What I like about Thinkific is they make it easy to offer your students various content options to keep your course engaging. Just create your slide show, save it in pdf format, upload it to Thinkific and add a voice-over.

Live Sessions

Schedule live sessions or webinars that students can access via the course. You can do this by integrating Zoom Meetings into your Thinkific account. Next, choose the Live feature option for your lesson and complete it by filling out the essential information. Students may log into one place to access live meetings. Once the meeting is complete, compress it using HandBrake, and upload it to Thinkific so students' future reference.

Published by Rolande Sumner

Rolande S. Sumner is a retired US Army veteran and the CEO & Founder of Life After Service Transitional Coaching LLC®. Rolande enlisted in the US Army National Guard in 1995 and retired in 2015. During her career, she was an Admin Clerk, Heavy Vehicle Operator, and Human Resources Manager. She served as both a traditional National Guard Soldier and as an Active Guard/Reserve (AGR) Soldier; and stationed in Massachusetts, South Carolina, and Afghanistan. She is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) via the International Coaching Federation, a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP). Rolande is also one of the bestselling authors of Behind The Rank, Volume 3.

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