Our drip schedule feature allows you to release your content to students over time.
Right now, emails are not automatically sent to students upon the release of content (we are planning to introduce that in the future though!)
For the meantime, a great option is to switch weekly reminder emails on for your site from the Notifications page of your admin dashboard - these are sent out every Monday to any students with new/incomplete course content.
Or, if you'd like to set some emails up to mirror your drip schedule, then you are able to do that in any email marketing software (if you're not already using one, check out MailChimp or ConvertKit).
All you need to do is set up a series of emails scheduled to match your drip schedule.
You can then link your Thinkific site to the mailing list for that email schedule, so that any signups to your course are automatically added to the list. (Depending on which program you're using, it could either be handled via direct integration or Zapier).
Any questions about this? Leave us a comment below!
You could link to your site, or to the sign in page.
What may be even more streamlined is if you link directly to the first new lesson within the course player. If students are still logged in, then they'll be dropped right in at the new lesson!
To find the direct link to a lesson, you can grab the URL from the browser address bar whilst previewing it as a student.
I have set up a drip schedule so that people will get access to content each 7 days. This will happen over 14 weeks.
I would like to develop an automation in Active Campaign that goes to them each 7 days to let them know that the new content is available but how do I link Thinkific to Zapier and then to Active Campaign, so that Thinkific tells active campaign that a user has joined and then that user joins the active campaign automation?
I cant seem to find this information on this site or on Zapier.
The first step would be to set up a campaign in ActiveCampaign, so that when somebody is added to the list for the campaign, they'll receive an email every 7 days after that.
Then in Zapier, set up your Zap so that when somebody enrols in your course they'll automatically be added to your list in Active Campaign. We have some information on setting up a Zap here - the basic process is always the same. In your course, you'd choose Thinkific as the Trigger app (and then choose the specific course that the Zap is for). ActiveCampaign will be your Action app.
This should help you get started, but if you give it a try and get stuck, please don't hesitate to get in touch and we'll point you in the right direction.
Just wondering.. is the drip feed auto email feature available yet? I am just setting up a year course and want to let people know 31/62/93 days etc after they signup? It would be so fab if it is, or is coming in upgrade next week!
We don't have this feature available yet but you can definitely send your request through https://portal.prodpad.com/18563 so that we can put you down as another vote to get this implemented. In the meantime, you can create the email campaign using an external email marketing platform!
Hope this helps!
Hey Oliver. I second what Chris said.
The method you have suggested is super clunky and let me explain why.
Active campaign does not talk to Thinkific in terms of drip content, so the schedule I have with active campaign may not align with thinkific. For example an email may go out 1 hour prior to the drip content being released on that specific day. My customers get the email and go to log in... The page cannot be displayed because thinkific is still 1 hour away from releasing the content. My customer emails me asking for support, creating a really bad customer experience. Not to mention the work I have to do apologising and fixing the problem to said student/s. This is why I am yet to use the drip content feature even though it's really necessary in my business.
On the subject matter of active campaign can you guys please fast track your integration with active campaign. Teachable and most other SAAS integrate really well with Active campaign. With the 100's of integrations that Active campaign has I know it's not them slowing down this process. Zapier is cool but just an added an cost.
Thanks for the information!
I can understand that this is not the ideal solution and you can definitely submit this request straight to our product team through this link:
In the meantime, on Active Campaign can schedule your emails to be sent out at specific times, down the hour and minute. Our Drip schedule is based on 12am UTC time so you can coordinate your emails to be sent after the lessons is released (eg one hour after).