ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence chatbot that has taken over the world by surprise. It was launched in November 2022 and has already made its way into our lives due to its versatility. And yes, it does much more than write your college assignments for you. Great news for content creators, now you can even create a course using ChatGPT. The possibilities with AI technology is really endless.
Let's see how you can make the most out of ChatGPT with this definitive guide on AI course creation.
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Benefits of using ChatGPT for course creation
Efficiency: With the help of AI, learning designers, course creators, and instructors can make course creation much more efficient. Instead of spending hours and days brainstorming, you can come up with unique and interesting ideas for content in a matter of minutes.
Saves time: Efficiency saves time that one can utilize for important tasks. For example, you can give the task of generating a video script to ChatGPT and instead work out other details for the video content. The time saved can be invested in value-add tasks that enhance the course design.
Cuts down cost: You can even save up costs with AI. Instead of hiring another set of hands to help you out, now you have your virtual AI assistant to get you through things. Whether it is administrative tasks such as scheduling or more creative ones, ChatGPT can manage them for you.
SEO compliance: With ChatGPT, you can create content that is SEO-compliant and enriched. No more getting into the technicalities of SEO, when you have your expert assistant with you.
How to create a course using ChatGPT?
A constant struggle that content creators face is to come up with new ideas. Very often, one falls into a creative dry spell, and no matter what, it is impossible to get out of it. During such a time, one hopes for a creative assistant who can suggest potent ideas and take the lead. ChatGPT as an open AI has the brilliant ability to skim through the internet and gather the information you are looking for.
For instance, you are struggling with a new idea for your next online course. You can log onto the platform and write down your niche and interests as a prompt. And the AI can find unique and even SEO complaint ideas for your online course. In fact, you can do much more than that. It can assist you with designing course outlines, modules, curricula, etc. People are even using ChatGPT to write marketing copies.
Here are some of the areas where course creators can make the most of to create a course using ChatGPT:
- Course structure
- Topic suggestions
- Course materials
- Copy ideas
- Generate video scripts
- Course assessments and quizzes
- Summaries and overviews
Moreover, you can also use the platform to help write Ebooks, checklists, and other digital downloads.
Create course ideas using ChatGPT
The first step towards creating an online course is having a potent idea. Coming up with new ideas each time is difficult. Here's how ChatGPT can help:
Firstly, initiate a conversation by sending in your niche and expert area. You can ask in the prompt to come up with attractive course ideas related to the niche. To further narrow down your search, it is better to also state the level of your course, whether it is for beginners or more advanced learners. Then, the AI will come up with top suggestions for you that you can use.
In case you are struggling to narrow your niche, you can use the same strategy. Just state your interests in the prompt and it will come up with potential niches that you can look into.
Here is another example of how you can use ChatGPT for course title ideas - another area we all often struggle with sometimes.
I had put in the request for SEO complaint course titles for an online course about digital marketing. The following image has the response that ChatGPT came up with.
As you can see, ChatGPT came up with 10 incredible ideas with very little information. You can further make the results specific by adding relevant information to the prompt. That way you will get the results that you are looking for.
Design curriculum with ChatGPT
As a first-time course content developer, it is common to get lost on what should be included in the course and what should be left out. What the structure of the course outline should look like? And what key topics should you cover in your course? It is always handy to have extra assistance for this.
Here's how you can use ChatGPT to generate a course curriculum. Once you have decided on the course topic and learning level, the next step is designing the course outline. So you start by sending in the pitch with your topic and ask for a structured course outline on it.
Below is an example of how I did it. I wrote a prompt asking for a structured course outline for an online course on the basics of digital marketing. And ChatGPT came up with the following results.
It provided me with a targeted yet detailed outline covering 10 modules and offering further descriptions of each of them.
Once you have the tentative outline, you can generate further prompts seeking details on each of the categories mentioned in the outline. For instance, you can ask the AI to write instructional content on the definitions and types of digital marketing.
Not only that, it can even help you write down full scripts for the lessons, saving you time for transcriptions. Similarly, you will ask for video structure on your topic and can ask for assistance with script writing accordingly.
Write unique copies for your course with ChatGPT
Another aspect of creating a course is writing copies for landing pages, course pages, and marketing campaigns. Being able to write a short yet catchy copy is a whole other skill that some course creators may not even have. Rather than hiring a copywriter, you can reach out to ChatGPT for help. With the right prompt, it will provide you with perfect copy ideas and content for your course.
Here's how I did it. I sent a prompt asking for a marketing copy for an online course landing page about digital marketing. The following image is the response I received.
Not only did it give me a well-written copy, but it also covered key points such as course outcomes, description, etc, It nicely summarised the contents of the course for the landing page.
So this is how you create an online course using ChatGPT. Instead of being worried about the off chance of AI taking over your job, instead, learn ways of coopting with it. Learn how you can make use of the new technology for your advancement. Not only with ChatGPT but also expand your toolbox and engage with other AI tools and be flexible by integrating emerging tech into practices.