Building a course alone is a daunting task. We guarantee that co-designing with a crew makes for a more successful online community. To wit, we invite you to:
This is a good opportunity to grow your network and to get other people to work with.
A good on boarding experience will help new people find their feet in your course community. Communities have different identities and different ways of introducing yourself will work in different communities. In Play With Your Music, a course about music production, we asked people to list 5 of their favorite artists when they sign up. Without prompting them, people started sharing this information when they introduced themselves to the community.
Other ideas are asking people to make something, share a GIF that reflects something about them or tell why they wish to join the course.
The best way to build a quality community is to participate in other communities. Take a look at how other courses do it:
Post your observations to Discourse under Community Safari.