Content drip or sequential delivery of course material over time
Content Dripping is the delivery of content, courses, new material over time – in a pre-scheduled manner.
Being able to setup up a course that drips out to new customers 'X' days (hours, minutes) after they sign up or to slowly release content so customers don't download everything and then ask for a refund.
This could be a sensei extension
This is now available as a Sensei extension. You can purchase it from http://www.woothemes.com/products/sensei-content-drip/ or read more about it in our blog post at http://www.woothemes.com/2014/11/sensei-content-drip-set-the-pace-your-students-learn/
rather than building this feature straight into the codebase, I agree that this should be an extension. sensei should just be a lms and the vision has to be clear. there are many plugins that can do this such as wishlist. I have integrated wishlist into woocommerce and sensei and it works quite well. what you need to provide is entry points in the code for the integration to occur.
Leo Koo commented
Agreed as well =) Currently only Premise by Copyblogger is offering this
Nomadik B commented
As far as I'm concerned, this is the most important feature to add to Sensei. The refund issue (well explained below) is a serious issue that can cripple a site offering paid content.
This would also take Sensei to a different level as there is very few plugins offering this feature.
Yes, I totally agree!
Pete Davenport commented
This is a very important feature that is needed to move Sensei into a more mature phase as an LMS. Being able to offer courses over time not only prevents the download and refund request issue, but it also allows for greater immersion into well-designed courses. It also allows for asynchronous communication in that courses can not only be built around the content, but also around the students, or group of students.
For example, if individual modules lasted a week, students can interact with the content (at their own pace creating that asynchronous input), but when used with the social commenting that WP offers, allows for interaction between students.
Great LMS systems do more than just deliver content, they enable interaction between students and between students and the moderator/instructor. Sequential delivery is essential to being able to build sites that enable this kind of communication because it forces delays in progress to create time and space in the education for more interaction.
I really agree. I believe that having the ability to drip based on course completion would be amazing! They pass course 1, they now are able to take course 2. Etc.
Great idea indeed!
I think this is an absolute must to present a course. People will dive in everything at once, not grasping the whole lot of it and blame it on the course. :)
Cupertino Castro commented
Great idea. It is common for people to buy a product, download it and then ask for a refund. By using content dripping we can retain more customers in the long haul.
I would like this option, but no MORE shortcodes please
I love this idea! I currently have a 7 week course under development that could really use this option,
Please leave a comment to help make this better or to add an ideas!
Also to use shortcodes to drip the content in posts/pages; like a few other plugins
In your post you could drip weekly access to your users from one page.
Week 1: [sensei-drip course='name' dripafter='0']Lesson 1[/sensei-drip]
Week 2: [sensei-drip access='name' dripafter='7']Lesson 2[/sensei-drip]
Week 3: [sensei-drip access='name' dripafter='14']Lesson 3[/sensei-drip]
Week 4: [sensei-drip access='name' dripafter='21']Lesson 4[/sensei-drip]
Week 5: [sensei-drip access='name' dripafter='28']Lesson 5[/sensei-drip]
This should be an option for the Subscriptions plugin.