copying Lynda.com structure and layout

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How can I Mimic the way Lynda.com presents its video material.

I have been learning about Camtasia using Lynda.com.  Their presentation is excellent and I wonder if it is possible to mimic that on YouTube where I will host my stuff.

They can have an very lengthy courses all broken down into short individual tuts.  Just a few minutes.  I try really hard to keep my content to a minimum but am wondering now if a 10 minute video might be better broken in to two or three parts.

I imagine that lynda.com has massive hosting capacity and s custom CMS but even so, is their a way I might present several videos in a seamless fashion that people can dip in to and find their place again and with a neat TOC?

Thanks for your help
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Hi there

You might investigate a site called Teachable.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Zero budget here!
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Ahhh sorry about that. Last I looked they had a "free" plan in addition to the paid. Looks like that's no longer an option.

The thing is, creating something like Lynda.com isn't exactly an easy or straightforward thing to accomplish. Nearly anything you will find will either cost money or will require coding skills. You have the HTML coding involved, and you have the hosting of the video content involved. There are many pieces to this particular puzzle. 

If you have Wordpress and a web site, you can find scripts that you can purchase and install that will allow you to manage a learning site. You might also find this question and responses over on Quora to be of assistance and insight.

Click here to visit the question on Quora

And here is a link that talks about using Wordpress to create elearning

Click here to view

I do wish you the best of luck. Unfortunately I'm not sure I'd be expecting to see TechSmith delve into this area anytime soon. But you never know!

Cheers... Rick :)
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Thanks for your response...
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Sorry to beat a dead equine here, apparently there does still exist a "Free" plan on Teachable.

Click here to view the comparison
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@martcol

You aren't going to be able to do a Lynda.com (now LinkedIn Learning) type setup on Youtube.

You could upload a series of short videos to Youtube as unlisted and make a playlist of them
and then share you playlist link.

Problem is that if you want to charge for your course, On Youtube it's way to easy for someone to get to your videos and copy them or make their own playlist of them and ask for a refund on your course and still have all the videos.

Vimeo is better but you'll need to pay to really put a protected course together.

What you might want to check out is Teaching on Udemy.

If you want to charge for your course you can apply to be a Premium teacher and make some bucks.
More info on that here

Just another option that might work for you.  (●'◡'●)

Dubie:)



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I have three courses up on Udemy. Actually, I believe one of the Udemy users broke out and created the Teachable platform. (Originally, Teachable was known as Fedora)

One of the issues with Udemy is that if selling courses, you don't see payments until about three months after you upload the course.

The platform is nice, but I'm not sure I'd actually recommend it. It's frustrating.
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