6 Best Online Course Platforms in 2020

6 Best Online Course Platforms in 2020

Sharing your knowledge and teaching an online course is a great way to leverage your skills and earn a side hustle, but you need to know which are the best online course platforms that you might want to launch in.

Let us first back up and explain why launching an online course or membership is such a great idea.  In 2025 the e-learning or online course market is expected to reach $325 billion.  Also take into consideration this was an estimate before Coronavirus hit and the world is now viewing virtual classrooms and learning environment with increased intensity.

There are many online course platforms available and we don’t believe in the best of the best, but you need to consider many factors when choosing which is right for you.

Here is our review of the Top 6 Best Online Course Platforms

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And then there's, Loom

Record your screen, voice and face to capture instructions for co workers that you can no longer carry out in the office.

Carry out the actions, complete with voiceover, and send the link to the video to whoever needs to see it.

You'll then be notified when the recipient has viewed the video (along with the number of times they have watched it!)

The simplest way to run it is through an extension on the Chrome internet browser.
Loom

Remote Desktop

Another free Chrome extension, Chrome Remote Desktop allows you to connect to and control other computers from the comfort of your own, erm, computer!

Or you can allow other people to connect to and control your PC.

Initial connections can only be completed with consent, but you can set up a library of PCs that you regularly connect to for future access
Remote Desktop

Google Drive

Sticking with Google for one more tool, or to be specific, a collection of tools, Google Drive.

The free version of Google Drive provides 15GB of storage for images and documents that can be access from any device and shared with others.

The files could be a Google Sheet that you can collaborate with a colleague with,  or a photo album of your family that you want to share with relatives.

If you've already got a Google Account, you'll already have this at your disposal.

Google Drive

Miro

If you like being more creative during your collaborations, then Miro is the perfect place for you.

Miro's free tier still allows for an unlimited number of people using the whiteboards, but you are limited to 3 boards - which is ideal to get you started.

Alternatively, if your niece is wanting to play naughts and crosses with you, this is perfect!
Miro

Slack

The communications choice for a whole host of companies and organisations.

Perfect for teams both large and small, with too many functions, add-ons and integrations to mention, Slack is the ideal place to communicate with others.

And as they say, it can replace email so you can get instant response.
Slack

Every Time Zone

Now, Every Time Zone isn't your usual tool, but if you have colleagues all over the globe, and you're trying to schedule a meeting, then this is perfect.

Especially if you're more of a visual person!

Also incredibly handy so you don't wake your relatives on the other side of the planet!
Every Time Zone
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