We are looking into a platform for delivering online training for our software package. We want to make it easy for members of our user community to find and buy the courses, but we also need to ensure that only our established clients can get to our stuff! We don't want our competitors to be able to get the material.
Is there a way to approve or validate users before they're allowed to buy our courses? How would you recommend managing this process?
One way to do this is to set your courses as private. In this way, students will have to contact you if they want to have access to the courses. For your existing members you can manually create their accounts and enroll them in the courses so that they can get access right away.
Hope this helps!
How do I enroll an approved student in a private course and have them be able to still pay for it? I have only figured out how to enroll them with no payment option.
Students can only be enrolled in a private course with no payment. If you need to take payment for the course, then you would need to do that outside of Thinkific; e.g. directly on Stripe/PayPal. Alternatively, maybe making the course hidden would work better for your needs?
If you have any questions about that at all, feel free to get in touch.