Running a Class
In Doki terms, a Class means that you're running a Course on a dripped schedule with a group of students going through the content at the same time, on the same schedule. Students get content unlocks at the same time and you can even sequence your scheduling with a MailChimp or ConvertKit sequence if you like.
This guide will walk you through an example of setting up, scheduling and running a Class with Doki.
1. Create Course and Content
To start, you should create the Course if you haven't yet. You should also create the Modules you want to drip out to your students over time. These modules will contain the lessons you want to teach them. Doki's drip system works on a module-basis, so if you have a 12 module program and you create a schedule that drips every week, it'll take 12 weeks to complete. For simplicities sake, we're going to create a simple 3 module course for this demo.
IMPORTANT NOTE: dripping unlocks modules, not lessons, so any lessons you want to unlock for that period should be grouped in a module.
Here's my "Acrobatics" course outline. It's got 3 Modules with some Lessons in each Module.
2. Create a Package
Now that we've got our class curriculum prepped, we need to create a package and schedule. Click over to "Selling" and then to the "Packages" link in the drop-down. Then click "Create Package".
Give your package a name. I'm calling mine "Wild Acrobatics 101". I'm selling it for $5.00; what a steal.
On the "Delivery" screen we'll select "Class Schedule":
In the form that appears, you'll want to give your class a name. I'll call mine "Fall Class" to represent the group I'm teaching. I want my content unlocks to happen at 7am when they do, so I'll select that.
Finally, I'll pick the date the class will begin delivering. I'm going to set it to drip every week starting on the first of November.
Fantastic. Click "Save Delivery" to continue.
On the "Content" page I'll leave "All modules currently in this program (3)" because I want to include all 3 modules in the package's curriculum and click "Select Modules" to continue.
On the "Finish" screen, I'll review what I'm going to create and click the "Create Package" button.
3. Manage the Schedule
Great, our package was created and we've got an associated schedule. You can see the details about it at a glance on the Packages page. From the drop-down arrow button next to the "Edit" button on this page, click "Edit Schedule". This will take you to the Delivery tab of the Package where we can change our schedule.
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to find the "Class Schedule". Because we selected a specific start date as November 1st, we'll see that first module dripping on that date and each module dripping a week after.
Let's say that we want to give our students an extra week on that first module though. Perhaps we'll schedule some workshops and webinars during that time to make sure everyone is getting into the material the way we want.
Scroll back up and click the "Pause & Edit" button. This will allow us to make changes to a schedule. You can do this after a schedule has started running, but the schedule will need to be paused to reflect the changes and rebuilt if you change dates, so it's HIGHLY recommended to have your schedule all set before your start date.
Now that our schedule is paused, you can make some changes to the drip timing. Next to our second drip, we'll click "Change Delay" and change it to "2 weeks" instead of 1. You'll see the dates update to show you the new timing.
Click "Save" to update the drip delay.
Finally, we'll scroll back up and click "Resume" to make sure the schedule is locked and ready to start dripping on the 1st.
4. Running the Class
On the 1st, we'll receive an email that our course is beginning. At 7am the first module will be unlocked for any students who have purchased the course via your landing page checkout or been granted access via the invite system.
If you've connected MailChimp or ConvertKit to this schedule, students will be funneled into the list you connected, triggering automation sequences there.
From the main admin sidebar you can click the "Classes" link (or the mortarboard icon) to see your running classes. You can view the students in that class and look at their progresses from there.