A LMS (Learning Management System) is usually intended as a training tool, designed to efficiently manage various kinds of learning activities. The Docebo E-Learning platform has strong features about training management, but gives you also the chance to sell Online Courses to your students or learners.
This brief tutorial is intended to show you how to sell online courses in a Docebo environment.
1 – Access the Admin Area
First of all, check if you’re already using the Advanced Version: otherwise you will not be able to access the Admin Area. In order to switch, click the following icon.
2 – Create a Course
Now it’s time to create your course. From the “My LMS” menu, click “Courses“.
Choose and fill in the form with all the required information.
In the “Subscription Status” area, you’ll find some important options.
In order to sell a course, flag the “Sell Course” box, than fix a price (and eventually an upfront payment percentage).
In order to maximize your sale, you may consider to set a “free” subscription policy, and also set the subscriptions on “open“.
3 – Add the course to a catalogue
In order to make the new course visible in the Course Area, you have to add it in a course catalogue.
First, let’s create a catalogue: select “Catalogues” by the “My LMS” menu.
Click fill in the form (name, description) and click “Save Changes“.
Add now the course to the catalogue by selecting theicon from the menu on the right.
Finally, use the icon to subscribe users and allow them to see the catalogue.
4 – Enable the Course Catalogue
In order to let users see the course catalogue, enable it in the Admin Area.
Select “Settings“, then “My courses layout“.
Flag the icon next to the course catalogue (it will become green).
5 – Verify results and start Selling
Go back to the Courses Area in order to check that everything is working properly.
The “Catalogue” entry will appear in the menu.
By selecting the Course Catalogue entry, users will be able to see and buy the available online courses.
By clicking on a course, you can find more info like price and content summary.
Click “Buy Now” in order to buy the course, and “Confirm” when requested.
Users are now able to Check-out, pay the course and start using it.