On a Mighty Network, online courses are easy. With the simple flip of a switch, you can turn on “Mighty Courses” directly within your Mighty Network. It’s so much easier than having to route your followers between a separate course platform, a group, subscriptions, your website, and social media.
On a Mighty Network, you have the ability to launch unlimited courses–alongside messaging, events, questions, polls, groups, and more. This also happens to be the way that we learn in real life, so it’s a good bet that a Mighty Network will be the best course choice for your brand. People come for the course, and stay for the connections.
Here’s our quick guide for getting started with our Mighty Course feature.
1. Enable Mighty Courses in your Mighty Network
Pro Tip: We have a 14-day Free Trial of Mighty Business with no credit card required. On it, you can set up as many courses as you’d like before you have to upgrade. No credit card is required.
Once you have Mighty Courses enabled, you’re ready to start!
2. Choose your Mighty Course settings
With Mighty Courses, you decide how you want to structure each course that you create. In fact, you can even decide what you call courses within your unique Mighty Network. Some folks call them seminars, workshops, or even resources. It’s up to you.
Then, within each Mighty Course:
- Your course can be public and open for anyone in your Mighty Network to see and join.
- Your course can be private and invite-only to certain members.
- You can charge folks a monthly or one-time fee for access (we have a workaround in place today that will be replaced by something even more awesome in early 2019).
There are also a variety of features you can toggle on and off within each course that will give you different levels of flexibility around how people go through it, and how they interact with the other members also taking your course. More on that in a minute.
To keep things simple, we recommend starting with the default options enabled in your course settings—you can always add more bells and whistles as you go.
3. Create your Mighty Course content
Now, on to the fun part: creating your course content!
Create Your Course Overview
This is where your students can see an overview of everything you’re offering within each individual Mighty Course. The overview is the spot to give folks a taste of what to expect when they dive in, add a video introduction, and/or highlight the benefits someone will experience after they complete your course.
Add Sections and Lessons
By default, you can quickly set up different sections of your Mighty Course for students to work through, then create ordered lessons within each section. Like everything in your Mighty Network, this is fully customizable—if you want to rename sections or lessons to be something else, go for it!
Each section and lesson you create can incorporate a full range of rich media and content—including fully-formatted text with headers, video, audio, embedded forms, file attachments, downloads, and more. Want to add a quiz in the lesson at the end of a section? Embed a Typeform that captures everyone’s answers. Want to deliver a series of instructional videos and track progress as participants move through your Mighty Course? As the course creator, you can organize your videos into individual lessons and easily keep tabs on everyone’s status.
You can even decide if you want to turn on comments for each lesson you create. We love this option because it opens up the conversation around the content you’re delivering and encourages students to share their perspectives, ideas, and experiences—which in turn builds relationships and gives people even more reason to meet each other.
Decide How You Want Your Content Delivered
When you’re organizing your coursework into sections and lessons that you want students to access, you also have the option to decide how you want that content delivered.
There are three easy options to choose from:
- Make all of your content available for participants to explore on their own.
- Give participants the option to unlock content in a specific order as they move through your course.
- Drip out your content at specified times.
4. Now you’re ready to launch!
This is where the magic happens. You’ll see a few options available when you’re ready to launch, including the ability to directly invite people from your email list or share your new course on social media.
Not only will people benefit from the expertise and resources you’re providing in your Mighty Course(s), you’re also giving them a unique opportunity to meet each other and form new relationships as they share this experience.
As your Mighty Courses take off, you can grow your community and content around your courses by taking advantage of other Mighty Network features. Launch an icebreaker question, publish daily polls, lead virtual events, and more—all within your course.
Need some inspiration? Here are a few examples of people using Mighty Courses today.
Bradley Morris is an expert on how to create effective, engaging, binge-worthy online courses. As the founder of eCourse Adventures—an instructional hub and marketplace for digital pioneers, creative entrepreneurs, and teachers—he was looking for a place to host his own online courses, organize mastermind groups, and launch a self-service marketplace for course creators around the globe.
He was getting ready to build his own hub for eCourse Adventures when he found Mighty Networks.
With content, events, private mastermind groups, and courses housed under his brand, Mighty Networks takes the technology headache away and allows him to focus on making his students successful with their own courses. You can explore Bradley’s Mighty Network and see how he’s using Mighty Courses right here.
AllBright is an organization designed to support women at all stages of their careers, with a particular focus on professional development. After launching a physical space for members to gather, the AllBright team was looking for more ways to expand their footprint and increase membership.
They launched AllBright Academy within their private Mighty Network to offer free 10-week digital courses covering topics from how to navigate running an early stage business to effective negotiation techniques. Once participants finish the course, they have access to an all-inclusive community with other alums, where they can get ongoing support, encouragement, and new resources.
Jeff Krasno is the founder of Wanderlust, a global wellness festival with 70 events in 20 countries. When he and his team launched Commune, a new digital brand that offers courses from experts in food, health, social impact, and environmental action, he didn’t want to use different services for courses, community, and events. Then he found Mighty Networks.
In Commune’s Mighty Network, his students keep the conversation going–talking and meeting after they finish a course. More importantly, with all of his courses and people in one place, he can offer other interesting classes for them to take next. His team loves that this passionate community is only getting stronger via courses. It’s all possible because of a Mighty Network.
Gretchen Rubin is the New York Times best-selling author of The Happiness Project and The Four Tendencies, and host of the wildly popular podcast Happier. When she needed to drive pre-sales for her latest book, she launched a Mighty Network–complete with her very own branded iOS and Android apps–where her superfans could be rewarded with exclusive content and experiences.
Today, her Mighty Network Better also serves as the hub for her online courses, and her followers have built relationships with each other in ways that just weren’t possible when they were spread across different services.
Ready to launch your first online course?
Create your own Mighty Network to enable Mighty Courses that gets more useful with every new person who joins. With a few clicks, you’ll have everything you need to bring your people together in one place.