You don't want to make dull learning anymore.

You know that video is a critical tool in your Learning Design toolkit, but when it comes to writing scripts, you feel like you could be more effective. The content feels dry. The flow isn't quite right. You're worried your learners won't watch all the way to the end-- or even worse, they will but they won't learn anything.

Love what you write.

What if instead of staring at the cursor blinking on the empty page, you had simple tools and strategies to translate your SME's encyclopedia of information into scripts that speak to the audience? What if you could easily identify critical concepts and translate them into language that the audience just gets?


Scripting Voiceover for Video

The Self Study version of the popular live workshop!

Learn all the strategies, tools, and tips you need to write great scripts in less than 2 hours.

What makes this course unique?

  • Real Examples

    It's not enough just to learn about something. We believe the medium is the message. That's why this course includes real examples of scripts turned into video content. It also includes templates you can use to do your real work.

  • Designed for Those Short on Time

    Learning designers are busy people. This course was purposefully designed to be both effective AND efficient. You can take the whole course in under 2 hours, or you can use what's useful to you. With microlearning modules, it's easy to jump around.

  • A Passionate SME

    This course was designed by industry experts. Nicole Papaioannou Lugara has written over 300 instructional video scripts over her learning design career. She also has a PhD in English, taught writing as an adjunct professor and writing center consultant. There are also pro tips from actual voiceover artists.

Feel more confident writing scripts for instructional video.

By the time you're done with this course, you'll have the tools you need to push through writer's blok, convert boring copy into engaging voiceover, and write natural-sounding lines. Complete the activities, and you'll also have a portfolio piece ready to share with potential clients.

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The Curriculum

What you'll learn in this course

Start Here

We'll start by talking about video-based learning and why scripts are such important documents.

Breaking Down the Context

Writing a great script begins with understanding the audience and its needs before making other key decisions.
Organizing the Content

Make it easier for your learner to learn with simple strategies for streamlining concepts and content.

Writing for an Audience

Translating critical concepts into voiceover is a challenge, but it can also be a lot of fun.

Shining It Up for Your Star Talent

With some simple tips and tricks for line-level editing, you'll be on your way to a great end product, one that a voiceover actor can easily read.

Your Instructor

Nicole Papaioannou Lugara, PhD

Nicole is the Owner of Your Instructional Designer and the Upskill Experience. With 300+ scripts for instructional video under her belt, she's cultivated strategies and tools that make script writing easier and more effective. She spent the early parts of her career teaching writing to undergrads as an adjunct professor and writing center consultant. Her doctoral work focused on student engagement, transfer of learning, and writing across contexts.

Is this course for me?

The Scripting Voiceover for Video Self Study course is perfect for you if you're a:

  • developing instructional designer who wants to learn to write scripts for instructional video effectively
  • experienced instructional designer whose skill set has traditionally been more visual design focused
  • grad student working on a degree in instructional design or instructional technology
  • teacher or professor who wants to improve their remote teaching skills

and most importantly, if you are... someone who is open to practicing their learning to improve their abilities.

This course is NOT for you if you hate learning online, you want a completely passive learning experience, or if you're unwilling to accept that writing gets better with practice.


  • I have no experience in instructional design. Can I take this course?

    Yes! This course is focused specifically on instructional script writing and will give you the tools you need to understand the learning context so that you can effectively write scripts, even without an ID background.

  • I'm a busy person. Will the course take me a long time to complete?

    No! The course can be completed in less than 2 hours, but you can go at your pace. You can return to specific modules as you need them, even in the flow of work.

  • I'm a really bad writer. Can this course help me?

    Many "bad" writers are only "bad" writers because they don't have the right tools to help them make sense of the ideas in their head. This course will give you strategies for brainstorming, organizing, drafting, and polishing that can help you dramatically improve your writing. It isn't a magic bullet, but with practice, you will see your writing get better.

What's Inside?

Here's what you get in the Scripting Voiceover for Video course.

  • Tips, Tricks & Strategies

    Get all of the best tips, tricks, and strategies for brainstorming, drafting, and polishing your scripts through microlearning modules.

  • Script Template

    You'll get a script template with voiceover notes that you can use to draft all of your video content.

  • Certificate of Completion

    Show off your new knowledge. Complete all of the activities and earn a shareable certificate of completion.

Enroll in Scripting Voiceover for Video today!