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Maker District Social

Online Class Guidelines



1. Teach on a Permitted Topic

   - Maker District Social online classes should cover topics related to creativity, innovation, craftsmanship, entrepreneurship, design, sustainability, and community-building within the maker movement.

   - Ensure that your class content aligns with the ethos of Maker District Social and contributes to the enrichment of its community.

   - Avoid topics that promote harmful or illegal activities, or that violate the community guidelines and values of Maker District Social.


2. Meet Minimum Standards of Class Formats

   - Classes must be at least 30 minutes in length and need to include an introduction, a clear class project that is posted either as the main class image or clearly specified in the description of your class.


   - Clearly outline:

—— the purpose of the class

—— the expected takeaway 

—— the complexity level

—— the skill level of participants

—— a supply/tool/equipment list (with links, if possible)


3. Clear Learning Objectives

   - Clearly state the learning outcomes and goals of your class.

   - Ensure that each part of your live stream contributes to achieving these objectives.


4. Engaging Content

   - Incorporate real-life examples, case studies, or demonstrations to enhance understanding.

   - Feel free to include PDFs and any other helpful media


5. Structured Curriculum

   - Pre-planning your class prior to the live stream so that it runs smoothly

   -Organize your class content into logical sections or modules, with engaging steps

   - Provide a roadmap or syllabus outlining the topics covered in each section of your class

   - Take the free “How to Create a Class on Maker District Social” course for additional support and guidance

6. Interactivity

    - Encourage active participation in your class, if applicable. 

    - Foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment where students feel comfortable asking questions and sharing their experiences.

   - Foster discussions among students to facilitate peer learning and collaboration, by including an existing Maker District Social group, or by creating your own group.


7. Quality Production

   - Ensure high-quality audio and video production to enhance the overall learning experience.

   - Consider using helpful software like Switcher Studio to create more engaging videos/streams

   - Use clear visuals and animations where appropriate to illustrate key concepts.


8. Timely Updates

   - Respond promptly to participant feedback and questions to address any issues or concerns.

9. Accessibility

   - Use inclusive language and avoid assumptions about learners' backgrounds or abilities.


10. Expert Instruction

    - Demonstrate your expertise in the subject matter through clear explanations, practical insights, and easy to follow visual instructions.

    - Share personal anecdotes or experiences to enrich the learning journey for participants.


11. Minimal Self-Promotion

    - Limit self-promotion to introductory and concluding sections of the course. Excessive self-promotion within the class content is discouraged in order to maintain focus on providing valuable learning experiences for participants.


12. Continuous Improvement

    - Solicit feedback from participants regularly to identify areas for improvement.

    - Iteratively refine your class content and delivery based on feedback and evolving learner needs, as needed.


13. Tasteful and Age-Appropriate Content

    - All classes must use tasteful, age-appropriate language.

    - No inappropriate videos or images are allowed.


14. Respect for Copyright and Trademarks

     - No copyright or trademarked items are allowed in classes.


15. Class Editing, Removal and Legal Recourse

      - Maker District reserves the right to alter or edit any class language and/or attach relevant resources and/or groups.

      - Maker District admin reserve the right to remove any class at any time.

     - Actions leading to harm to another person's business, livelihood, or reputation, or causing damage to the Maker District brand or reputation, will be subject to legal recourse.


Please ensure that you have signed and submitted all required documentation for becoming a Maker District Virtual Instructor (contractor), and have submitted all information for payout.


Please make sure you have reviewed all of our platform policies and procedures including: Community Guidelines, Instructor Agreement, User Terms and Conditions, Website Terms and Conditions, Copyright Infringement Takedown Policy, and Copyright Infringement Takedown Notice.


By adhering to these guidelines, your Maker District Social class will meet the standards expected by our community of makers and provide valuable learning experiences for participants.


Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have! Email us at

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