Important Message for Mac Users: Apple has recently released an OS update that may prevent the virtual classroom from launching on your computer. In order to get into your session, you must download the most recent version of Java, which is available for free here.
Learn It Live is a social learning platform that connects people to expert instructors in online classes. Our mission is to allow anyone, regardless of their physical location, to learn from an expert online.
The best resource to get started is our Expert Center, which provides all the info and steps you'll need from start to finish.
See our Expert Center for full details. Expert instructors on Learn It Live offer a variety of classes for training, certification, skill enhancement, and fun.
There are three main types of offerings:
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the types of classes you can conduct on the site.
See our Expert Center for full details. You'll apply for an Instructor or Organization account and fill out the one-page application providing details about your expertise and the classes that you are interested in providing at the site. Please fill out this application as completely as possible so we can approve your account quickly.
Your Learn It Live academy shows learners who you are and what you offer. For example, see this completed academy page.
Setting up your academy is simple. Follow these tips to create a compelling page:
If you have any questions or want some direction, feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
At sign-up, you must choose at least one category and subcategory combination as your "area of expertise." Once you are approved to the site, you can add other areas of expertise via your "Edit Academy Page." Also, if there is an "area of expertise" that you would like to associate your academy, but is not yet included in the site's listings, you can suggest it for addition.
After you upload an image to your academy or class, you can scale and crop it to ensure the correct area is being used. To do so, click to Edit your academy or class, and underneath your uploaded image, select "Scale & Crop Image."
Before creating a class, it is important to get a basic understanding of how live sessions work. We have a few resources to get you started quickly:
After logging in to your account, you can create classes by clicking "Create a Class." See a sample class page here.
Some tips on creating your classes:
After creating a class, it will be listed under your "My Classes"
Every class widget has a control panel underneath that allows you to manage the class. Specifically, you can perform 5 actions:
Most Important: Watch this 100-second video on how a live session works:
Log into your account and click the green "Enter Live Session" button from your private profile. This button becomes activated 30 minutes before the session start time.
The system will prompt a download of a small Java file to launch the virtual classroom. Please accept the download and open it on your system.
Before entering your session, it is best to close all other applications running on your computer. This will ensure an optimized experience.
Every Learn It Live session can be recorded. Once a live session begins, it is the instructor's responsibility to click "Start Recording" in the lower left-hand side of the session window:
If you choose to record, the recording will be generated within 12 hours after the session ends (in certain rare circumstances, it can take up to 48 hours for processing). The recording will be automatically routed to your profile where it will be permanently accessible for viewing. To access these archived recordings, click on the orange "View Recording" button on the class widget. The beauty of instructing online is that everything is recorded and archived for later review – by both you and all registered learners.
If there is no recording for a session, it most likely means you did not initiate the recording from within the live session. If you believe the recording is mistakenly missing (and it's 48 hours after the session ended), please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
After creating a class, it will be listed under your "My Classes." Every class widget has a control panel underneath that allows you to managel that class. You can cancel the class by clicking the cancel icon within the control panel. If there are students enrolled, you will be asked to enter a note about why you are cancelling. To cancel within 24 hours of the first session start time or after it is over, please contact email@example.com.
When you charge for a class, we accept and process all received payments. Once all live sessions are completed, we transfer the money to an account of your choosing.
You must let us know to which account you'd like to receive the payments. You can do this by clicking "Account" and then "Payment Info."
There is no up-front or subscription costs for instructors. You decide whether you want your classes to be free or to have a price.
Our fee structure is straightforward. We take a transaction fee and % commission whenever payments are made for a class with a price. Please see this resource for our current commission structure.
One of the benefits of Learn It Live is that we take a greatly reduced commission from the users you bring to the site.
Every instructor is given a referral link to provide to their existing clients, members, or students. When students use that link to sign up to the site, they are automatically referred to your account. We take a greatly reduced commission from these users that you refer. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the current commission structure.
Your personalized referral link is listed in your "Account" under "Referral Info." You can also see all the users that have been referred to your account to date. See this FAQ for information on how to refer people to a specific class.
Finally, if one of your existing clients or members is mistakenly not associated to your account as a referral, please send a note explaining the issue to email@example.com.
Every class widget has a control panel underneath that allows you to manage the class (see this FAQ for more info). In this control panel, you'll find a link icon. Click the link icon and you'll be able to copy a specific referral link to send out in your marketing efforts. When a user comes to the site via this referral link, they'll be referred to your account and we'll take a reduced commission from their payments.
Yes! Each class has an accompanying report that shows who registered, who attended the live session and for how long, who watched the recording and for how long, and a whole host of other metrics.
To access the class report, click "View Reports" at your Learn It Live private page. Alternatively, you can click the "View Report" icon underneath the class widget in the control panel.
You can list all your instruction services directly on your academy page. This means that prospective customers can see what you offer, and request instruction directly from you.
To add your instruction services, you'll click "Add Instruction Services" from your private page. For each service, you'll need to provide some information and a standard price.
Instruction Requests allow people to request instruction directly from you. If you have enabled Instruction Requests, then your services will be listed on your academy page. Learners will see the services and can request them directly from you.
Once you receive an Instruction Request, you'll see the specifics of the service sought by the requester. You'll need to create a private class for the individual or group that has requested the service. You can communicate with them to co-ordinate and finalize the program.
The LiL ContentMaker allows you to upload learning content that you can then assign to specific classes or to specific learners.
You can upload content:
You can also embed and import content from sites like Youtube, Vimeo, Prezi, Slideshare, Scribd, and Flickr.
You control who can see this content and how they can use it. You also can assign the content to your classes and learners.
When you assign it to a class, the learning content will be listed on the class page.Click on any of these items to view the learning content. On the content page, you can view the content, download it, and if it is a document, print it by clicking "Print" above the document.
Yes! In fact, we recommend it.
As an instructor, you have all the same privileges as a learner. The only difference is that the classes that you register for as a learner will be shown under "My Classes (learning)" and won't be shown publicly as part of your own class offerings.
You have full control over the e-mails we send you. Configure your settings by clicking on "Account" then "Notifications."
Every user page has an option to "Send Message." This feature allows you to send a message to a specific learner.
On the lower left-hand side of your private page, you'll see a box that lists all learners that have taken a class from you. Click "Message All" to send them all a message in one go.
Our mission is to allow anyone, no matter where they are, to interact with experts in online classes.
We need your help to make that happen. Let us know what you want to see on Learn It Live.
We're always ready to chat. Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org