Our application process asks that you create a sample video so we can understand your teaching and delivery style. Here are some helpful notes…
Watch some of our content
On our website, watch some of the content from our library
Teach us something
Use any screen capture software to record your sample.
Spend 3-5 minutes teaching a process or explaining a concept.
Teach something “from the middle of a course” - not an intro or overview: really get into something specific.
Remember to back up what you’re saying with engaging and instructional visuals.
Tell us ‘why’ and ‘how’. Don’t just click through a series of steps. Explain why you make certain choices or changes. Explain why it matters. Help your viewers understand the expertise and reasoning behind your actions.
Avoid waving the mouse around.
Practice your delivery so you don’t sound scripted.
Be friendly, not formal. Imagine you’re sitting down next to someone and having a conversation rather than addressing an auditorium.
Upload your video
Don’t worry about editing your video - we like unedited versions! Everybody makes mistakes, so leave yours in the video.
Don’t worry about audio quality or video compression. Dog barking in the background? That’s fine. Laptop mic? No problem. We’re not evaluating you based on these things. We can take care of those issues.
Upload your content to YouTube. If you don’t want to make it public, publish it as an unlisted video.