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Create online Courses, Guided Projects and more. Help people learn. Showcase your eminence.

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How does it work?

Setup your account

If you have an IBMid and GitLab account, you are ready to create courses and Guided Projects from the Author Workbench. If not, you can get started here.

Create Courses and Guided Projects

With complete access to our Skills Network Studio you can create professional course materials in no time. Our Guided Projects authoring environment lets you focus on creating lab instructions. We take care of the rest.

Submit for review

Our curation team will review your course or Guided Project. When all the requirements are satisfied, your course or Guided Project will be available in the Skills Network Asset Catalog and will be distributed through the Skills Network properties and partners.


Examples of Courses and Guided Projects


Python for Data Science

This introduction to Python will kickstart your learning of Python for data science, as well as programming in general. This beginner-friendly Python course will take you from zero to programming in Python in a matter of hours.

Upon its completion, you’ll be able to write your own Python scripts and perform basic hands-on data analysis using our Jupyter-based lab environment. If you want to learn Python from scratch, this free course is for you.


Guided Project: 

Python Flask application on Kubernetes

This Guided Project will show you how to deploy a Python Flask application to a Kubernetes cluster. We will build the customary ‘hello-world’ application, as the focus of this Guided Project is deployment not Python coding. The technologies we would be working with are Flask, Docker, Kubernetes (IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service) and Eclipse Theia.

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Authoring Courses

If you are already a Skills Network Author, you can go to the Author Workbench to start creating courses. If not, you can become a Skills Network Author here.

Building Guided Project

If you are already a Skills Network Author, you can go to the Author Workbench to start creating QuickLabs. If not, you can become a Skills Network Author here.


Frequently Asked

Do I have to work for IBM to build a course or a Guided Project?

No, you do not have to work for IBM to be able to contribute your knowledge and expertise as a Skills Network Author. Not an author yet? Become one here.

Why publish on Skills Network?

Everyone has their own reason. For example, some of our authors use Skills Network to showcase their knowledge on a subject. Others use Skills Network simply to help others learn. Whatever your reason, we’re here to help you create something truly amazing.

Can I make money with courses or labs I publish?

IBM Developer Skills Network does not pay authors, nor do we collect fees on behalf of authors. As an author, however, you can monetize your content in ways other than charging learners. For example, you can use your courses and labs to establish your credibility and promote other consulting or educational services you provide. If you are a book author, you can make your book a prerequisite for your course. How you make money is up to you; the only thing we require is that it be legal and ethical.

Can I publish the same material on another platform?

When you create a course or QuickLab, it is assumed that you are the owner of the content. You can do with it as you wish. We do not take ownership of your intellectual property.

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