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Sequential Courses – Gradual Release of Lessons

Right from the moment Guru was released, almost a year ago, people have been asking us for a feature that would allow them to release their lessons gradually — once a day or once a week or once a month.

Today, we released a new version of Guru that allows you to do just that. Not only can you stop students jumping around on the course, you can now use your course as a marketing machine. Send students an email each time a lesson is ready and you’ll bring them back to your site automatically. They’ll stay on your course and renew their subscription to gain access to the remaining lessons. You’ll get more money in your pocket.


How It Works


On the Lesson Edit page, choose the type of course you wish to create:

  • Non-Sequential – All lessons are available as soon as the student signs up.
  • Sequential – Lessons are available one at a time, every day/week/month.

You can also choose how unavailable courses will be displayed on the course table of content:

  • Show all lessons, including the unavailable ones. (Unreleased lessons ones are gray and not clickable.)
  • Show only the available lessons.

Make a course sequential

Once you make a course sequential, it's very important that you add an automatic email reminder that will send your student an email each time a lesson becomes available for them.
  • Go to Courses Manager and click Edit next to the course you made sequential
  • On pricing/plans tab check the box next to the email "New Lesson"

Check the box next to new lesson email template

  • You can always edit the content of this email by going to Subscriptions->System Emails

New lesson email template

Front End

Available lessons will display the word “Available” in a green font. Lessons that are not yet available will display the date on which the lesson will be released to the student. (The date will be different for each student.)

Gradual release of lessons


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3 User Interfaces:

Teacher Interface

Your teachers can prepare whole courses themselves, letting you collect either a percentage of the sales or a set fee. It's up to you.

Student Interface

Student interface allow students to view their courses, their quizzes and test scores and their certificates.

Admin Interface

Admin has full control over courses, teachers, students, payments, promo codes, quizzes and so much more

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