A course may have more than one instructor who plays a role in creating and managing the course. This article is intended to guide instructors considering this option toward positive use cases while avoiding problematic use cases.
We frequently see three main reasons why instructors buddy-up on the RTDC platform:
- They’re looking for support with course creation, development and production.
- They’re looking for help teaching or managing the course (e.g., responding to discussions etc.).
- They’re looking to exploit the RTDC platform marketing tools to share each other’s student base.
Ricasi Consultancy Limited’s Policy on Co-Instructors
The purpose of the RTDC platform and its tools and features is to benefit both students and instructors. However at times, these same tools are abused by some users in order to to circumvent the RTDC marketplace policies.
Here are a Few Quick Rules of Thumb to Steer you in the Right Direction:
- DO be co-instructors if each individual is bringing in unique expertise in the form of course creation, development, production, teaching or managing the course.
- DO make co-instructors visible on the course if they’re the ones actually appearing in the course videos and/or engaging with students. At least one of the visible instructors on the course, should be the person students are learning from and interacting with.
- DON’T be co-instructors with the primary goal of exploiting the RTDC’s marketing tools or sharing each other’s student base.
- For example, if an instructor wants to pair up with you after you’ve published your course just to market to one another’s students, this is against Ricasi Consultancy Limited’s policies.
- If on the other hand, you want to co-develop or co-manage a course together right from the beginning, that’s exactly why we enable courses to have multiple instructors, and is totally fine.
Everyone makes mistakes, so most first violations will result in a warning. Subsequent violations may result in loss of access to product features, account suspension, or in rare cases, account termination.
Remember, if you are planning to add a co-instructor to your course, we recommend that it be someone whom you know and trust. Please take extra care and consideration if you are splitting revenue with or giving editing rights to a co-instructor. Keep in mind that Ricasi Consultancy Limited’s contractual relationship is strictly between Ricasi Consultancy Limited and each of the instructors. Any co-instructor business agreements related to a course remains exclusively between the co-instructors.