FAQ

If you have your course lecture in PowerPoint (or planning to create), you can easily convert it to video.

If you have PowerPoint 2010 and later:

  1. Record a narration
  2. Under the Slide Show Tab, choose “Record Slideshow. This will launch the Presentation and will record your narration through whatever is set as the default microphone on your computer (be sure to test that audio is being picked up by external mics).
  3. Start your presentation normally, and it will record the entire session.
  4. Be aware that under the same “Record Slideshow” dropdown, you can record over individual slides if you make a mistake.

Save it as a Video

After recording the presentation, click File > Save as > Save as type. You will see an option called “Windows Media Video” or .wmv which will save your presentation as a video. Be sure to save your file as both a PowerPoint file and a windows media file, so you can go back and edit the PowerPoint later.

If you have PowerPoint 2007 and lower version:

You can use the workaround if you don’t have a higher version of ppt (2010 and later). You need  ‘windows movie maker’ for this ( most computers using Windows do have the program by default).

The following steps show how to convert a presentation into a movie. However, please note that any transitions or custom animations you have applied to your slides will not convert. You can add transitions between slides in Windows Movie Maker, but I would suggest reworking any slides in PowerPoint that were dependent upon animations.

  1. Using PowerPoint, open the presentation you would like to convert into a movie.
  2. Click the Office button and select Save As.
  3. The Save As dialog box appears.
  4. From the Save As dialog box, navigate to where you would like the presentation to be saved.
  5. From the Save as type drop-down menu, select JPEG File Interchange Format (*.jpg).
  6. A dialog box will appear asking whether or not you want to export every slide or only the current slide.
  7. Select Every Slide.
  8. A dialog box will appear alerting you that each slide in your presentation has been saved as a separate file in a folder by the same name as your presentation.
  9. Click OK  and Close PowerPoint.
  10. Open Windows Movie Maker.
  11. Choose File > Import Into Collections.
  12. The Import File dialog box appears.
  13. Navigate to the folder in which you saved each slide as a JPG image.
  14. Open the folder and press [Ctrl] [A] on your keyboard to select all of the images.
  15. Click Import.
  16. All of your slides will appear in the Collections area in the center of the screen.
  17. Press [Ctrl] [A] on your keyboard to select all of the slides and drag them down to the storyboard below.
  18. If you press the Play button on the preview panel to the right, you will notice that your presentation is now in movie form.
  19. From the Finish Movie category, select Save to my computer.
  20. The Save Movie Wizard appears.
  21. Give your movie a name and select where you would like to save it.
  22. Click Next a few times and then click Finish.

We know its difficult to teach in front of camera first time… But you can learn it quickly. After all background work like course structure, script etc its time to shoot your videos.

Step 1:  Select Room

Select a quiet place in your home to record your lectures. If possible select a dedicated space which is far from road / noisy places. Turn off noise making equipment like vents or fans, television, phone, washing machine etc. Keep the room as quiet as possible.  Please try selecting bigger space (avoid cramped space). Remove the clutter and avoid too many people in the recording space.

Step 2: Prepare background

Now select a nice background for your video shooting. Make it natural.  you can select just any plain wall also but sometimes they reflect too much light. You can use the seamless paper for the background (try to google it, you can find them for a very reasonable price).

Step 3: Check lighting

Use natural light as much possible. Make sure there is plenty of light. At the same time avoid any light which is reflecting and distracting. Overhead lighting tends to create a shadow on the face.  You can use simple studio lights to adjust the amount of light required.

Step 4: Check audio

Make your recording space sound proof as much as possible. Generally, empty rooms echo the sound and it will be too distracting. Also some objects the room can reverb the sound and make an echo. Sound dampening sheets will do the magic, but you can use pillows to cover those echo making objects.

Before shooting your lectures, check your video and audio equipment are in desired settings and all the cables are connected.  Relax and loosen up. Create test video and watch yourself for improvements before your shoot full-length lectures.

Promo videos are the most important part of your overall Unanth course. Any visitor to the site can watch this video and form a first impression of you and your course. Students who watch a good promo video are 3X more likely to buy your course. Promo video serves as the preview of your course and should reflect the actual experience what student will get inside the course.

Think promo video as a trailer for your upcoming blockbuster movie!!! The end objective of your promo video is to generate excitement for the student and prompt him to buy your course. But please note that it should reflect the real sense of your teaching style and the content that you’ll cover

Please note guidelines while making your promo video

  1. Keep it short, ~ 90 to 120 sec.
  2. Show yourself in the video, if you are using slideshow keep your “talking head” in the corner of the screen. Make sure you are clearly visible.
  3. Consider adding some background. It will make the video more engaging.
  4. Produce the video for high-quality output. If you are using slides, make sure you use the larger fonts. Keep in mind that students may use their mobiles and tablets to see this video (smaller screens)
  5. Be true to your rest of the content. The voice, content, presentation style etc should match the rest of the course.

Promo videos are the most important part of your overall Unanth course. Any visitor to the site can watch this video and form a first impression of you and your course. Students who watch a good promo video are 3X more likely to buy your course. Promo video serves as the preview of your course and should reflect the actual experience what student will get inside the course.

Think promo video as a trailer for your upcoming blockbuster movie!!! The end objective of your promo video is to generate excitement for the student and prompt him to buy your course. But please note that it should reflect the real sense of your teaching style and the content that you’ll cover

Please note guidelines while making your promo video

  1. Keep it short, ~ 90 to 120 sec.
  2. Show yourself in the video, if you are using slideshow keep your “talking head” in the corner of the screen. Make sure you are clearly visible.
  3. Consider adding some background. It will make the video more engaging.
  4. Produce the video for high-quality output. If you are using slides, make sure you use the larger fonts. Keep in mind that students may use their mobiles and tablets to see this video (smaller screens)
  5. Be true to your rest of the content. The voice, content, presentation style etc should match the rest of the course.

Below are the recommended content of your promo videos. You are free to change these as per your course as long as you meet end objective.

  1. Put your course image for first 3-4 seconds with background music.
  2. Introduction / Overview  ~ 20 seconds : At a high level, describe the benefits of the course, what is covered, and what skills the student will have upon completing the course. In the introducing part you may talk about your work experience, companies you worked or trained, book/articles you published, number of years you worked or teaching etc. This will give credibility to your students. Also, state the real world benefits and skills students will get if they take this course rather than abstract / generalized concepts.
  3. List the content ~ 20 – 30 seconds: List ( not description) the major components of the course. Think of this as a bullet list. Please restrain yourself on explaining each chapter. Remember you are not teaching (yet) in the promo video, you are promoting the course.
  4. Describe your target student  ~ 20 – 30 seconds:  Talk about who is the ideal student for your course. Think what role your ideal students will perform, and what they want to do in that role, but has some challenges currently have. For eg, ” I designed this course for “project Managers” who want to “track their projects effectively” but doesn’t know how to use “Microsoft project plan” Here role your target students want to play or playing is “project managers”, they want to do ” track their projects effectively”, current challenge they have ” don’t know MPP tool”.
  5. Thank note and a strong call to action – 30-40 seconds: Thank your potential students for watching your promo video, and let them know the next steps to purchase the course. For example  “Thanks for watching this promo, If you’re ready to learn more and sign up for the course, go ahead and hit that Enroll button. See you on the course!”

To summarize, keep your promo video short and sweet. Promote your course don’t teach anything in the promo video. True to your content. Should match with Unanth’s video & audit guidelines.

There are two types of marketing:-

Unanth Marketing

We know what tactics are required to sell your course and for that, we send them emails, notifications on social media sites, create announcements, providing them discounts and much more keeping in mind the tendency of students to buy your course that’s why endorsements changes again and again.

Tutor Marketing

You can create the coupon code(paid or free) of your course after course approval and promote that code in your social media profile and circle more and more.

All tutors who publish paid courses must have a contract with Unanth Technologies Pvt Ltd, India through accepting its terms and conditions. Unanth pays to its Indian tutors through NetBanking and Foreign tutors through PayPal.  Right now this is the only option you can get your payment.  If you don’t have PayPal account please create one from your country specific PayPal website.

Below are the steps for tutor payments-

  1. Month 1 (say January) students purchase a course, payment comes to Unanth.
  2. Month 2 (say February) Unanth process, if there are any refund requests from students for starting 15 days and on 16th revenue will be settled to the tutors.

As a tutor, you can publish any number of courses and we process all your payments as per above steps.