When I first toured Fedora at the beginning of 2015, I knew I'd found what I wanted: A super-simple platform for delivering my awesome (ahem. yes.) instructional content. Chances are, you've discovered the same thing. You have awesome stuff to teach. You LOVE teaching, and now you can create a new course framework in minutes. You probably have a course or two in your school now, and you're looking to build on it.
Now you're in charge of designing your own school - your own brand - and suddenly the game is changing. You've gone beyond needing a bare-bones school. Now you need a gorgeous website that reflects your growing brand AND attracts lots of new students.
Having a beautiful school makes a difference. More than any other transaction, online education requires TRUST. People aren't just buying a product, they are making an investment in themselves. They have the choice to do lots of other things, but they choose you. That's a matter of trust, and you can increase that trust with a beautiful school. In TV and movie creation they call this "Production Value" - and while it's hard to quantify, it's real. It means that your site looks like a pro put it together. You wouldn't bank at a place that looks run down and has broken windows.
I'm going to use the metaphor of building a deck off the back of your house. You can hire a builder to come build your deck and sit back with your lemonade and it's done. Not only is this VERY expensive, you feel no "sweat equity" in the work. It's just another piece of the house, and if something goes wrong, there you are calling the builder. BUT if you are adventurous you can design and build your OWN deck. Sure, it'll take more time, but in the end you'll gain skills and knowledge, you'll have a lot more tools to work with in the future, and you'll have saved thousands of dollars.
So. Are you ready to build your deck? Here's the cool part: I'm your neighbor and I've built a gorgeous, enviable deck. Rather than just give pointers from a distance, we will work together to build something of lasting value.
This is THE place to start building your Teachable or Fedora school! We've divided up the process into manageable steps, from lessons on your Site Header, to your Home Page Content blocks, as well as instructions on how to change content in Text blocks and lessons on Footers. Together, we'll begin the process to creating your beautiful school. I can't wait!
There are a few things for this class that you will need before we begin. First things first, we need to hit up the hardware store for some tools. You'll need to have the following:
This designing & building of your Fedora/Teachable school is going to change your business! The simplistic platform of Fedora allows you to make your school truly your own. By taking the time to enhance your brand and image within your school, you will be taking the time to build trust between you and your students. This is YOUR school. Your hard work that needs to have the right image. Learning how to create a beautiful website will attract lots of new students. And that wanting to create a professional and unique image is what I want to share with you. Register now, and I'll see you in class!
Hi there! I'm Jessica Sprague, owner and instructor here at JessicaSprague.com. I founded JessicaSprague.com in 2007 to share the creative potential of Photoshop for crafting. I've been teaching Photoshop and graphic design, photo editing, digital scrapbooking, e-commerce, and online school development for a decade. It's my goal to help you build the skills and knowledge that will last you a lifetime. Learn more about me. Are you ready to start the journey? Join me!