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MoT Course Checklists
If you've created a video course with us before or have completed the 3 steps in this guide, then you can use this checklist to check you've covered all essential criteria in your course.
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All required criteria must be met for your course to be put up on The Dojo.
These checklists go over the criteria that your course is required or recommended to have to be put up on The Dojo. Click the criteria titles to learn more about each criterion, why they’re important and how to implement them in your course.

Planning

Criteria
Description
Required or Recommended
Unique Topic
Is there material on the in the same topic area aimed at the same target group of learners on The Dojo? If so, consider specialising your topic to help your course stand out.
Recommended
Title
Write a catchy, short, descriptive title letting your learners know what your course is about.
Required
Course Description
Write a course description that includes your course goals, target learners, course prerequisites and any resources learners will need to take part.
Focus on the skills learners will gain, not just the subjects they will learn about.
Don’t suggest the course is for everyone; be clear on who the course is best suited for.
Required Recommended Recommended
Course Design
Each course must have an introduction lesson that welcomes learners to the course, explains what they will get out of the course and walks learners through the course structure.
Lessons should map back to your course goals.
Each lesson should cover its own individual sub section of your topic and stand independently from the other lessons in your course.
Each lesson must build upon knowledge gained in the previous lesson or previous knowledge of target learners.
Required Recommended
Recommended
Required
Lesson Designs
Write clear, brief, descriptive lesson titles letting learners know what the lesson is about.
Write clear lesson descriptions; include why learners should complete each lesson, the overarching purpose of each lesson and your lesson objectives.
Include learning activities to help learners apply what they’ve learnt and check if they can meet the learning objectives.
In some lessons, include some form of community engagement activity so that learners can get information and feedback from peers.
Provide all resources for all activities, if any, such as worksheets, source code, practice files, URLs etc.
Required
Required
Recommended
Recommended
Recommended

Creating

Criteria
Description
Required or Recommended
Video
Your video should be recorded and published in HD, 720p or 1080p with 16:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1280×720px or 1920x1080px. We host our videos on Wistia, for further details of publishing requirements see Wistia help for export settings.
When recording away from the screen, make sure the recording frame is well-lit, steady, focused and distraction free/tidy.
When recording your screen, make sure your content is well-framed and zoomed-in where appropriate so learners can follow along easily.
Required
Recommended
Recommended
Audio
Record in stereo, for more details of the requirements for audio see Wistia help for export settings.
Record crisp, clear audio by using a decent microphone and recording in a quiet, small space to reduce environmental noise and echo.
Use your real, accented voice; your learners will benefit from this.
Turn all notifications off! Including your phone and and any tools that sends on-screen notifications to your browser or desktop.
Required Recommended Recommended Recommended
Delivery
Be enthusiastic and keep a casual, conversational tone.
Use an appropriate range of teaching delivery methods e.g. demonstrating, lecturing, storytelling etc.
Plan for pauses between chunks of learning and activities.
Use cues to highlight key points, using your voice and/or visuals where appropriate.
Required Recommended Recommended Recommended

Marketing

Criteria
Description
Required or Recommended
Social Media
Get the word out! Draw in the crowd by promoting your course on social media platforms such as Twitter and LinkedIn. Sing its merits in an enthusiastic and personal way, making use of relevant hashtags.
Recommended
The Club
Share your course on The Club, our forum, in relevant categories, no spamming please!
Recommended
Slack Groups
Share your course on our Slacks in relevant channels, no spamming please!
Recommended
Feedback
Go the extra mile and ensure your course is hitting the mark by seeking feedback from your learners using surveys.
Recommended
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