We’re happy you’re interested in becoming an instructor and teaching on our platform! At RTDC you can teach what you know, or teach what you love, and many young African professionals are waiting, eager to learn.
Below are answers to the most frequently asked questions we receive regarding the teaching experience on the RTDC platform, and becoming an instructor.
How do I register as an instructor?
Learn how to set up your instructor account.
Can I teach a course on any topic?
You are free to choose and teach from the topics preset by Ricasi Consultancy Limited on RTDC. Please refer to our course categories to select your topic.
Do I have to pay any fees in order to become an instructor?
There is no fee to be an instructor on the RTDC platform. Instructors are paid according to a revenue share model.
Learn more about RTDC’s instructor revenue share.
What approval do I need to get started as an instructor?
No approval is needed to get started. Before an instructor can publish a course on the RTDC marketplace, however, they need to complete the instructor identity verification process.
In order to create paid courses, instructors will need to set up a payment method for their account (see “How will I get Paid” below).
Are there any requirements that my course must meet?
Yes. Courses must have at least 30 minutes of video content and at least 5 lectures or learning modules.
In order to ensure that students have great learning experiences, we also have a Quality Review Process that every course goes through.
Learn more about our course quality checklist and our quality review process.
How will I get paid?
Instructors can use MPESA, PayPal, Payoneer or direct deposit to receive their payments. More details on our payment schedule for instructors can be read here.
What’s the general structure of a course? What is the primary teaching method?
A standard course is a mix of written content and/ or video-based. Additional teaching tools (like assignments, quizzes, and coding exercises, etc) can be added to create a rich learning experience for students.
For courses regarding certification preparation, we also offer instructors the ability to create a Practice Test course.
How do I create a course?
This section includes extensive resources on how you can create a course and get started.
How do I get my course materials on your site?
Since we function primarily as an on-demand, content/ video-based platform, you can create the content on the platform, upload your audio/ video files directly to the RTDC platform or share links to media uploaded on other sites (like youtube, google). Learners must be able to view your course lectures on or through the RTDC platform.
Does Ricasi Consultancy Limited retain exclusive rights to my course if I sell it on the RTDC platform?
No. Our marketplace model means that when you publish a course on our platform, you retain all the rights to your content. You simply grant us a license to host the course and make it available to our users, and to advertise your course on our platform and on third party services.
These license terms are outlined in detail in Content Creators terms. You can also offer your course on other services, but we ask that your course is never offered for a lower price than on the RTDC platform.
Note that if your course is included in the RTDC for Business content collection, per the Promotions Policy, there may be additional distribution restrictions.
Will Ricasi Consultancy Limited promote my course?
As an instructor, you have the option to enroll in the RTDC Deals Program. Learners enroll in courses that are selected for promotion and discounted through the RTDC Deals Program.
Learn more about the RTDC Deals Program.
What languages can courses be taught in?
Most world languages are selectable as the home language for a course you teach, and you are welcome to create a course in any available one you wish.