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How Can I Change a Course's Availability?
How Can I Change a Course's Availability?

Set course start and end dates, prerequisites, and enrollment caps to control when learner’s access your training

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Course Availability

First things first, learners will only ever be able to see or access the courses that they are enrolled in. Once enrolled, they will have the ability to dive in and begin training unless you’ve altered the course’s availability.

Need learners to complete your training by a certain date or want to create a regimented training schedule to drip feed content to your users?

Coassemble offers a variety of settings that can be configured to control when and how your learners can take their courses.

  • Open-Ended Training

  • Time-Based Restrictions

  • Pre-Requisites

  • Capped Enrollments

Open-Ended Training

Let learners freely access and complete courses on their own schedule

By default, when you create a course in Coassemble it will have no time restrictions around it. Learners will be able to access and begin training as soon as they are enrolled in a course or group.

Good for: Learning academies, course catalogs, e-commerce models, or anytime training is serving as a resource for learner’s to refer back to time and time again

Time-Restricted Training

Prompt learners to complete courses or modules by a certain date

You can set availability dates for your training to better control the learner experience, hold them accountable, and assure that they are meeting goals and deadlines as needed.

In Coassemble you can configure:

  • Course Start Date

  • Course End Date

  • Module Start Date

  • Module Due Dates

  • Enrollment Link Availability Dates

Course start and end dates can also be adjusted to allow for rolling enrollments, meaning you can enroll new users into training without calculating the exact date you’d like them to complete your course by. Dates can be configured at a course or group level and can be overridden for individual users. You can even set up scheduled reminder notices to automatically notify learners when they have training due.

Good for: Onboarding, compliance training, blended learning to allow for online material to correspond with in-person activities, and for those selling their training to limit the access customers have to courses

Course Pre-Requisites

Require learners to take specific courses before they can move on tot subsequent training

Pre-requisites can be set up to create specific learning pathways for your users, only allowing them to begin a course if they’ve completed the mandatory requirements. Pre-reqs can be set at a course level and will display all courses in a learner’s dashboard, but they will not be able to begin the training until they’ve completed the preceding courses.

Good for: Certification programs, compliance training, product onboarding, professional development, or tiered training models that require learners to master introductory skills and concepts before moving to advanced training

Cap Number of Enrollments

Limit the number of learners that can be enrolled in a course using Enrollment Links

Enrollment links can be used to streamline the enrollment process but also allow you to cap the number of users that can be enrolled in any one course.

Good for: E-commerce models to make sure customers are only able to enroll their agreed-upon number of learners, franchise, multi-location, or team-based training to allow external users to get their own employees or team-members to enroll into training while still limiting course access

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