Online Programs: Creating a New Program

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Build an online program to inspire, teach and engage people with your business. Create programs using our templates for courses, fitness challenges, nutrition plans, or personal coaching. You can also build your own program from scratch. 
Once you've set up your program fill it with content and start inviting people to join.

Step 1 | Choose a program template

After adding Online Programs to your site, create a program from your site's dashboard. You can choose an existing template to work from or start fresh and customize your own program.

To choose a template:

  1. Go to Online Programs in your site's dashboard.
  2. Click + Create New.
  3. Click the type of program you want to create:
    • Template: Choose a program template from the list (e.g. Online Course).
      1. Click Next.
      2. Select one of the templates and click Finish.
    • Start Fresh: If none of the templates suit your needs, you can create a program from scratch.
      1. Click Next.
      2. Enter a name and click next.
      3. Set the pace and click Next
      4. Set the duration and click Let's Go
What's next?
A specific page for the new program is created in the Draft tab of the Online Programs section of your dashboard. From there, you can edit its content and settings.
A screenshot of the available Online Programs templates.

Step 2 | Enter your program details

Once you choose the type of program you want to create, it becomes a draft and you can start to edit the details. 
Introduce the program to your members and set the pricing for people to join. Make your program self-paced or set a schedule, then decide whether to connect groups and assign badges / certificates to your participants.

To enter your program details:

  1. Click Edit next to Program Details.
  2. Edit any of these details:
6.  Click Save.
A screenshot of the Program Settings to enter the program details.
You can go back and edit these settings at any time. 

Step 3 | Add sections and steps to your program

Build out your program content by adding steps that help participants reach their goals. You can upload photos and multimedia to make the steps more interactive, and add a feedback form after each step. You can also group steps into sections to keep your program organized.
Sections are only available for self-paced programs. 

To add sections and steps:

  1. Click + Add next to Content / Schedule on the program page.
  2. Add the content you need to your program:
A screenshot of setting up a step.

Step 4 | Publish your program and invite participants

After setting up your program, you're all set to make it live. Publish your program and invite participants to join.
When you invite someone to join your program they are not automatically added. Participants cannot preview the steps and content of your program before they join.

To publish your program and invite participants:

  1. Click Publish at the top right of the program page.

  2. Click Publish to confirm. 
  3. Click Invite Participants.
  4. Choose how you want to invite people to join:
    • Invite site members: Type a member's name in the text box. Then, click Invite to Program.
    • Share invite link to the program: Copy the link and share it with the people you want to invite. 
    • Send an email campaign: Click Create Email Campaign to design an appealing email campaign that invites people to join your program. 
You can also manually add participants by clicking the Invite participants drop-down at the top and selecting Add participants
A screenshot of the Share Program panel to invite people to join your program.

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