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.

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  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’.

Our var­i­ous tools help you organ­ise online class­es wor­thy of the exper­tise you wish to pass on to your future stu­dents. Dis­cov­er all our fea­tures now by click­ing on the but­ton below:

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