How to set a timed launch of your Zippy Courses using Launch Windows

When making an online course, you often want to promote the launch of your course during a specific window. For example, you might want registration for your course to only be available for one month out of a quarter, or you might want to offer special promotional windows for joining your course. 

Traditionally, you would have to manually put up and take down pages on your site in order to manage this kind of launch. But with Zippy Courses, we make it easy. Zippy Courses can handle your launch timing for you, meaning you can set your launch periods, and let zippy open/close registration for you.

Creating Launch Windows

In Zippy Courses, products can include "Launch Windows" to let you launch your course during a specific timing window. This means that you can sell a course for a limited amount of time, and have all students start the course on a specific date. You can use Launch Windows with both Drip and All Access courses.

To create your Launch windows, create a new  Product and go to the Launch Windows tab of your product.

Launch windows are disabled by default, but you can enable them by selecting the  Yes, use Launch Windows for this product! checkbox. Then, create a new launch window by clicking the Add Launch Window button. A launch window has four components:

  • Open Date: The date when a student can begin to purchase the product
  • Close Date: The date when a student can no longer purchase the product
  • Start Date: The date when the student will gain access to the courses associated with the product.
  • Expiration Date: The date when students will have their access to the course expire. If you don't want to include an expiration date, leave this option blank.

Once you set the launch window for your Product, then your product will only be available between the Open and Close dates you specify. Zippy Courses will automatically open your registration at 12:00AM of your open date, and close it at 12:00am of your close date. 

If a student clicks on your product link outside of your launch window, they will be alerted that your product is not currently available for sale. 

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