Course Developer Bootcamp
Introduction to Online Course Creation
So, you want to create online courses for plurals or for anyone while still being able to be yourselves and open about your& plurality.
Consider this platform a great place to break into the online course creation industry, share skills with fellow plurals, and even potentially make some money for your efforts. We’ll be sharing many courses for no fee here, but we may tweak the content and put it up on other platforms to bolster our residual income.
We are a course-creator on Udemy.com and while we were more-or-less open in the instructor community, we did not openly talk about our plurality or having DID in our courses. The courses are entirely unrelated to DID or plurality. Here is our profile. (note we haven’t touched it much since 2015 and we misgendered ourselves, etc. — not sure we care to tweak it or not. We mostly ignore the platform and get royalty checks monthly. If we decide to put up other courses, we’ll fix it. We just want to be transparent.).
Is this site only for XYZ courses?
We really have no limits on what types of courses we’ll accept on the platform — but please nothing X-rated because that opens up legal issues of screening students.
Not everything we do is based around United Front, but that’s our highest priority in life. So please don’t be dissuaded by our courses going up and all being branded in a certain way or targeting selves-help. This platform is for all of us. We want any types of classes y’all can think of that folk may be interested in.
Will you screen for only plural students?
No. We have a lot of things to do, and we cannot promise to screen the student base at all other than attempting to keep robots, trolls, and abusers off the site. We’re not closing the site to singular folk (that would be nearly impossible to screen for anyway) — but we are restricting the instructors to plurals and reserve the right to ask (and potentially verify) that folk are at least plural-declared members of some corner of the plural community (DID included under that big umbrella).
I’m in a community you& don’t personally approve of. Can I still be an instructor?
We do not hold community members accountable for the actions of their peers. How you& behave is what matters to us, not what groups you are a member of — within reason (like we would say flat-out no to a MAP, or member of some related organizations, but that has nothing to do with what plural community one belongs to that we know of). We entirely expect that communities have plenty of innocent folk in them who have not yet realized that they’re hanging out with bigoted asshats. (Yeah, that’s Buck, and yeah I’ll take credit for it.)
This site is not closed to instructors who personally hold medicalist philosophies or are in such communities while dealing with denial or questioning their diagnosis or identity. However we will absolutely not tolerate the bad behaviors associated with how some leaders in some communities behave i.e. zero tolerance of fake-claiming, shaming anyone (whether plural or not) for any reason (as shame in itself is a huge part of abuse cycles shaming people for any reason is a direct abuse issue), ableism, sanism, classism, racism, exclusionism, or any other -ism we can think of.
This is a school in all but name (it would be illegal to name it a school in our state) and we expect our instructors to conduct themselves as teachers or instructors and be good role-models of inclusion, tolerance, non-bias, and humble/modest leadership. So if you want to put up a cooking class and never mention that you do not like or trust (or understand) endogenic systems, that is OK. But any course found to talk down about, single-out in a negative way, or fake-claim any subtype of plurality or by extension any neurodivergence or disability will be booted, so don’t even bother putting a course up if that’s what you want to say. Also note that students have every right to be biased against instructors for any reason, so while we will not exclude you from putting a course up — if you are loud about your prejudice elsewhere you may not have any students here.
Note, this also goes for instructors attending or reviewing other courses. Be honest about the course materials, speak to the instructor on the side if you have more than constructive criticism, but if you attempt to publicly trash or talk down about another instructor in a forum, assignment, review, or even do so off the site — you and your courses may find themselves gone. Comport yourself as an instructor even when you are a student on the site. You are a role-model to others, inside & out.
What are the site abuse policies?
Here’s what we have so far:
Abusers will be booted. We’re basically the headmx or principal or educational director of this online courseware, and any abuse of an individual or class of people will not be tolerated.
We are both judge and jury as this site is hosted on our server, by our business, and anything or anyone that puts us at any risk of legal action of any sort will not be tolerated. This includes off-site provable misbehavior.
That said, we have equally low tolerance of gossip and rumormills — there’s a lot of he-said she-said in the world, and discrediting of folk in the community. We’ve also been the target of such attempts, so we just won’t tolerate BS. If you’re going to accuse anyone of anything, you better bring proof, which we will judge by whatever means we see fit.
What if you screw up?
If we screw up please email us and let us know, or pull us aside on any platform. We’re thoroughly open to criticism brought in good faith. The same rules about shaming, rumors, hearsay, etc. apply. If you come at us specifically to tear us down or shame us, you’ll get a face full of protector just like you deserve. We make many mistakes, our autism (face-blindness and name issues) and some back-editing amnesia stuff etc. means we might not realize it or even remember who you are even if we’ve interacted with you before. We don’t mean it, and it’s embarrassing but it happens and we have to forgive ourselves and move on. We do our best and will continue to make up for and correct our mishaps.
That said, we thoroughly expect to screw up. Sometimes we catch it first, call ourselves out, and fix it before anyone else is the wiser. But we also expect to miss things, so please be a good citizen and let us know if we did anything you think is wrong. We will consider what folk have to say, sometimes including some research if it’s obscure or something we don’t understand, and make our course corrections issue apologies to those we have wronged and so on.
Can I charge a fee for my courses?
Yes. But it may be a little tricky setting up direct payments so there’s a module in the course to cover how we think it could work out. We’ll eventually see if there’s a way to program the site to have each course have its own payment link(s) but you’ll have to accept payments offsite and approve the student into your course when you are paid. Unfortunately the price won’t be listed the way it is for other courses unless we program a plug-in or something.