Course Drip Content
You might want to release lessons to your course students over time instead of all at once. The drip features helps with this.
How To Get Started
Visit your manage course product page, then click on the Drip link shown on the top black bar. From there you'll be able to configure the drip schedule.
You'll see a number of options for setting up your drip schedule.
Student enrollment date
If a student enrolls on specific date, then you can allow access to the lesson X days after enrollment date.
For example, let's say that a student buys your course on Feb 1st. If you set the drip field for a lesson as 0 days then they'll be able to access the lesson the same day. If you set the drip field for a lesson as 7 days then they'll be able to access the lesson on Feb 8th.
Student course start date
If a student logs into their account and accesses your course on a specific date, then you can allow access to the lesson X days after the student first viewed the course.
This is a great option if you're manually enrolling students, because although they might be enrolled - they might not want to immediately access your course.
For example, let's say that a student buys your course on Feb 1st and you've set the drip field for a lesson as 7 days. Let's assume that the student doesn't want to immediately log in and view their course. They come back on Feb 13th and first view their course then. This means that they wouldn't be able to access the lesson until 7 days later - so Feb 20th.
On a specific date
If you know exactly when students should be able to access a lesson, then you can define a specific date. This means that all students, regardless of when they purchased your course will have access to the lesson on the same day.
Testing Drip Schedules
If you're logged in with a seller account, you wouldn't be able to see the drip process the same way your students will. This is because as a seller you should have access to all the lessons so that you can freely edit and view them.
To test out the process, please create a test student account and enroll into your own course for free.
We're currently only able to support UTC as the timezone for drip schedules. However when students access your course, they'll be able to see times relative to their own timezone.
For example, if you've chosen to set a drip schedule as on a specific date like Feb 1st - this means that the lesson will be publicly available on Feb 1st at 12am UTC (the start of the day).
We're not able to send email notifications when a student has a new lesson that's just been made available to them via drip. If you'd like to give students a heads up about situations like this you would need to handle sending them emails through your own mailing list.