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How to Create a Standalone Course With Modules

Learn how to create a standalone course with modules that can be released instantly when a user purchases the course.

By default, a Standalone course in AccessAlly has two defining characteristics:

  • A single permission tag to give access to the entire course at once
  • A single, course-wide module

Within a Standalone Course, you could create modules by simply naming pages as Module 1, Module 2, etc. These modules will all be available immediately, and you can add lessons in as well. The only downside to this method is that if you ever decide to “drip” the modules over time, there won’t be any module tags that control access.

Another way of creating an “instant access” course with modules is to use the Stage-Released format and apply a tag to unlock all of the content immediately.

Step 1: Create a Stage-Released Course

Since you want to use modules, you’ll want to create your course in the Stage-Released course area.

Then, follow along with the course wizard to create your course identity, modules, and content.

Click on the toggle below to view the tutorial video for this part of the Course Wizard

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Step 2: Use the Instant Access Tag in Your Automation

After creating the course content, you’ll need to set up the release automation for your course in the style of a regular Standalone Course (aka: releasing all the content at once, instead of drip-release over time.)

You can follow the steps in this tutorial, with one exception:

To release all the course content at once, the ONLY tag you’ll need to add to your CRM automation after the “Made_Purchase” tag is the Instant Access tag:

Once added to the contact, this tag will give your users access to all of the course content (in each module) at once.

From there, you’ll still want to follow along with the regular tutorial for setting up a revoke sequence, etc.

Updated on October 30, 2020

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