Step 1: Create your first course
Once you’ve customised your profile, it’s time to create your first course. To do this, click on the “Courses” tab in your Flowclass dashboard, then click on the “Create Course” button.
From there, you’ll be prompted to enter information about your course, including the title, description, and price. You can also choose to add additional sections to your course, such as a syllabus or course schedule.
Step 1.1: Choose your course type
When choosing the type of course to create, it's important to consider the specific needs and preferences of your target audience. Here's a short description of each course type to help you make an informed decision:
- Regular Course: Structured classes are held regularly on scheduled dates for sequential learning.
- Appointment Lesson: Personalized lessons with flexible starting times chosen by the customer.
- Event & Workshop: Special, intensive learning experiences held on specific dates to focus on specific topics or skills.
Step 2: Customizing your course page
When setting up your course, there are three important elements to consider: the course name, the course path (URL), and the preview image (banner) for the course page. Here's some information on each of these elements:
The course name should be clear, concise, and descriptive. It should accurately reflect the content and focus of your course. Choose a name that is engaging and instantly conveys what students can expect to learn. A well-crafted course name can capture the attention of potential learners and generate interest in your course.
Course Path (URL):
The course path, also known as the course URL or slug, is the unique identifier that students will use to access your course page. It should be simple, memorable, and relevant to the course content.
Consider using keywords related to your course topic or a shortened version of your course name. A clean and easy-to-read course path can enhance the accessibility and visibility of your course.
Preview Image (Banner):
The preview image, often displayed as the banner at the top of your course page, serves as a visual representation of your course. It should be eye-catching, professional, and aligned with the course theme or subject matter.
Select an image that effectively communicates the essence of your course and entices potential learners to explore further. A compelling preview image can significantly impact the first impression of your course.
Step 2.1: Writing the course description
When writing a good course description to showcase the course content on the frontend, educators can include the following sections:
- Overview: Provide a concise overview of the course, highlighting its key objectives, target audience, and the benefits students can expect to gain from taking the course.
- Features: Highlight the unique features and advantages of the course, such as interactive exercises, practical projects, expert guidance, or access to additional resources.
- Syllabus: Present a clear and organized syllabus that outlines the topics, modules, or lessons covered in the course. This helps students understand the structure and progression of the content.
- Instructor Information: Briefly introduce the instructor, emphasizing their expertise, experience, or qualifications in the subject matter. This helps build credibility and trust among potential students.
- Target Audience: Describe the ideal audience for the course, including any prerequisites or recommended background knowledge. This helps students determine if the course is suitable for their skill level or interests.
Our editor provides a range of formatting options to enhance your course description, including the following functions.
- Insert Pictures
- Text Stylin
- Font Size
- Font Color
Step 3: Create your class
Now that you’ve created your course, it’s time to set up your booking and payment system. This is where students will be able to sign up for your course and pay for it online.
To create your booking and payment system, click on the “Settings” tab in your Flowclass dashboard, then click on the “Booking and Payment” tab. From there, you can choose to use Flowclass’s built-in booking and payment system, or integrate with a third-party system like PayPal or Stripe.
Step 3.1: Setting the class name
When setting the class name, it's important to be descriptive and concise. Consider including relevant information such as the weekday and target audience to provide clarity. Here's an example:
Class Name: Weekday Beginner Guitar Class
By including the weekday in the class name, such as "Weekday," students immediately know the specific day of the week the class will be held. Adding "Beginner" indicates the level of proficiency expected, helping potential students determine if the class is suitable for their skill level.
The cost per lesson refers to the price that students need to pay for each individual lesson in the course. The tuition is calculated by multiplying the cost per lesson by the number of lessons the student intends to take. The formula for calculating tuition is as follows:
Tuition = Cost per lesson x Number of lessons
This formula allows students to determine the total cost they will incur based on the number of lessons they plan to enroll in.
Additionally, the quota represents the maximum number of people who can enrol in the course.
Step 4: Setting the phases of your class
- Course: The overarching program or subject of study.
- Class: A specific instance or session within a course, typically consisting of multiple lessons.
- Phase: The minimum block of lessons that a student must purchase at the same time.
Concept of a Phase:
- A phase represents a defined set of lessons within a course.
- It serves as a unit of enrollment, where students commit to a specific block of lessons.
- Phases can be based on a specific timeframe, such as a month, or a predetermined number of lessons.
- For example, a one-month course may have a phase that includes all the lessons scheduled within that month.
- The tuition for a phase is calculated by multiplying the number of lessons in the phase by the lesson fee.
- This ensures that the tuition accurately reflects the specific set of lessons the student is enrolling in.
Joining a Phase Mid-Lesson:
- Students have the flexibility to join a phase even if it has already started.
- If a student joins a phase after it has begun, they only need to pay the tuition fee for the remaining lessons in the phase.
- For example, if a phase consists of eight lessons and a student joins at the fourth lesson, they would only need to pay the tuition fee for the remaining lessons (lessons 4-8).
By allowing students to join a phase mid-lesson, we provide flexibility and accommodate varying schedules, enabling them to start their learning journey at a convenient time while ensuring fair tuition payment based on the remaining lessons in the phase.
Step 4.2: Generating the list of lessons
Our function has the capability to generate all the necessary lessons within a phase based on a starting lesson and an ending lesson. Additionally, you can specify the frequency at which the lessons should repeat. Here's how it works:
- Starting Lesson: You provide the starting lesson number for the phase, indicating where the sequence of lessons should begin.
- Ending Lesson: You specify the ending lesson number, which determines the last lesson in the phase.
- Frequency: You can set the frequency at which the lessons should repeat within the phase. For example, if you set the frequency to "weekly," the lessons will be generated with a one-week interval between each lesson.
Using this information, our function generates all the lessons required for the phase, ensuring that the lesson sequence follows the specified frequency. This allows for easy creation and management of lesson schedules within each phase.
Step 5: Publish the course
After everything’s done, switch on “Publish” in the upper right-hand corner, and you’ll be able to visit your course page.
Congratulations! You are now ready to accept students using Flowclass.