Organising online classes: 7 essential steps

Organising online classes: 7 essential steps

Do you give face-to-face lessons but want to develop your audience? Are you looking to get started but worried about the difficulties you might run into? Why not consider offering your classes online? Creating your first classes online could be a way to bring your project to life by limiting the risks compared to face-to-face classes, as there is no need for room rental, travel, and so on. Here are the 7 essential steps for creating online classes worthy of your expertise.

Summary

  1. Manage registrations for your online classes
  2. Create and use attendee forms
  3. Hold your classes with the right tools
  4. Publicise and sell your online classes
  5. Retain your students
  6. Keep in touch with your students

1. Manage registrations for your online classes

Now that you’re ready to launch your online classes, it’s time to manage registrations. To do this, Weezevent provides intuitive tools for organisers and their attendees, including registration by form, online payment, booking, monitoring and checking of attendees, turnover monitoring, and more. Everything is brought together so that you can manage registrations with complete independence and keep track of how registrations are progressing in real time. You can even sell your online classes by setting a price for registrations.

2. Create and use attendee forms

To be able to support your students as best as possible, some information about them might be crucial. In order to address certain topics in a clear way, you may, for example, need to know the level of your attendees and future students before you even start holding your online classes. With the attendee form, you can request all the information you need from attendees, on a mandatory or optional basis.

3. Hold your classes with the right tools

Today, videoconferencing is a tool that is widely used in many professional fields, especially for delivering classes (e.g. yoga, cooking). Although different from standard face-to-face classes, using a videoconference tool (such as Zoom, Google Meets, Facebook, and so on) is increasingly valued thanks to its ability to bring people together regardless of distance. With this tool, you have the opportunity to deliver your classes while discussing with and helping your students. Despite the distance, the link between you and your students will remain strong as long as you do everything you can to strengthen it.

4. Publicise and sell your online classes

Good communication around your events is essential for stacking all the odds in your favour and attracting as many students as possible. The greater your field of communication, the greater your chances of attracting an interested audience. Since social networks (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.) are now the preferred communication channels among internet users, it’s important that you use them. Weezevent allows you tovintegrate your ticketing systems into your websites and your Facebook page or event, and also gives you a link to share on other networks for accessing your online ticketing system.

5. Retain your students

A good teacher must create a relationship based on trust. It’s therefore important to consider a method of retaining your students. Setting up a retention strategy will soon be of major importance for your business. Retaining your students will have many positive impacts, the most important of which is guaranteeing a minimum income in the long term — which will be higher or lower depending on the number of students attending all of your new classes. To do this, you can, for instance, provide them with a promotional code giving them access to preferential rates.

6. Keep in touch with your students

Beyond retaining your students with offers, simply maintaining contact with them will play a major role in keeping your audience engaged. To do this, Weezevent gives its organisers the option to use its CRM tool WeezTarget. This allows you to communicate effectively with your students using a system of targeted email campaigns. For example, you can design different emails when announcing your future classes, including one message for loyal attendees and another for ‘dropouts’.

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