Students learn better when your online course contents are organized into meaningful groups or segments.
For e.g: if you have an online academy focused on engineering subjects, wouldn't it look great if your products were organized like in the below image?
The latest segments and sub-segments feature lets you create more coherent, learner-paced courses that your students will love.
In this article, let us explore this new feature & see how you can use the segments to organize your course training materials effectively.
So, let us get started with creating the segments. This is what we will be covering
How to Create Segments
To create segments, go to Dashboard>Manage>Segments
Inside the segments, click on create segments
Give the segment a proper Title, SEO description, and long description. Now Click create to create a segment.
You can enter a custom URL in the URL box. Alternatively, if you leave it blank, the system will pick your segment title as the URL text.
Note: You can also copy this URL and market your segments to a targeted student audience.
Click on Next. and this leads to an interesting new feature. You have the option to upload a cover image and segment image.
A segments page with a crisp copy and image will appeal more to your students. Click on save changes to update the changes.
Within segments, you can create sub-segments or add products directly. Let us see how to add a sub-segment.
Note: Please remember that you can only create a sub-segment or add a product at a time. You cannot have both within a segment.
How To Organize Your Training Materials In Sub Segments
First, click on the unpublished segment and click on add sub-segment
For e.g: I can create multiple sub-segments based on various English language training courses like IELTS, TOEFL, CAE, CPE.
Add images in your subsegments and proceed to save the changes.
You can choose to add multiple sub-segments within a segment. Or you can add your products within the segment.
Now that we have covered, how to add subsegments, let us see how to add products within the sub-segments.
How To Organize Your Products & Categories In Segments
To add our products or categories, let us choose a different unpublished segment. To add products, click on the Add products button.
There are 2 types of products you can add:
- individual mock tests, courses, test series, bundles
- categories or groups of mock tests, courses, test series or bundles
Related Article: How to add categories in your dashboard
How to Organize Your Products (training materials)
First, click on add products and select the products option
For e.g: To add all UPSC-related training materials, type UPSC and select all products.
Once you have added the products, click on publish to make your segment live.
Note: You can add courses, mock-tests, test series, and bundles as products
How to add categories/ group of products
You can add categories ( ie: groups of products or courses) into your segments.
Click on the add products and select the categories option
For e.g: I can create a segment for the Public Service exams and add the entire products from 2 categories.
Once you have added the categories, you can click on publish to make the segment live.
Now that you have created and published your segments, you need to click on enable on the top right corner to make them visible to your learners.
Note: You need at least 1 product in your segment or sub-segment to publish it.
How To Change Your Segment Settings: Decide how learners can access segments
After you enable the segments, click on the settings and select one of these options.
Selecting the allow learners option will enable learners to select any segments they want.
So, for e.g: learners will be able to see the UPSC exam and Public Service Exams.
Select switch segments, if you want to allow your learners to switch between segments.
Students View Of Segments In Your Academy
As soon as I enable the settings, learners will be able to see the segments in your academy.
This is how the public service exams segment view will look like:
So, with this, we have come to the end of the segments and sub-segments article.
I hope it helps you create more segments and organize your course contents and training materials in the best possible way.
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