Student registration process: overview

The ways in which your students will find out about your course and register for it can feel very complicated. That's because there are a lot of different ways to set up this process! 

Some instructors use very sophisticated sign up processes, with lots of moving parts. Other instructors prefer simplicity.

At its most basic level, the registration process looks like this:

  1. Student hears about your course via social media, email, word of mouth, etc.
  2. Student clicks a link to a sales page to learn more about your course.
  3. Student purchases from the sales page.
  4. Student creates their Ruzuku account, providing their username, password and time zone.
  5. Student gains access to course content.

Note that these steps apply equally to free and paid courses. The difference is that free courses leave out step #3. 

Ruzuku gives you the option of using the built-in sales template, or using a sales page on your own website. This is where things can get very complicated! 

Let's look at how the registration process works if you are doing all your selling on Ruzuku, and how the process looks if you're doing part of the sale on your own website.

Registration Process if Selling Course on Ruzuku (PayPal and Stripe)

If you choose to use Ruzuku's built-in sales page, here's what the registration process will look like for your students:

  1. Student hears about your course via email, social media, word of mouth, webinar, etc. They follow a link to your Ruzuku sales page.
  2. On the Ruzuku sales page, there's a description of your course, along with a "register now" button.
  3. Student will click on the "register now" button, and arrive on your enrollment page. Here they create their username and password, and click the "Pay Now" button at the bottom to pay for the course.
  4. Student will be directed to Stripe or PayPal to complete their payment. If you have enabled both Stripe and PayPal as payment options, your student will be asked to choose their preferred payment method.
  5. Once payment has been received, your student will be directed back to Ruzuku, where they'll be able to access your course. They will also receive a payment confirmation email from Stripe or PayPal.
  6. If you have enabled the Ruzuku "welcome" message for your course, your student will also receive a "welcome" email for the course.

It's important to note that if you're looking to use the built-in Ruzuku sales page, it only supports one-time payments, not ongoing membership or subscription payments. If you intend to charge monthly for your course, you'll want to build your sales page on your own website.

Registration Process if Selling Course on Your Website

If you chose to sell your course on your website, and pass your students on to Ruzuku to access your course, here is what your registration process will look like:

  1. Student hears about your course via email, social media, word of mouth, webinar, etc. They follow a link to a sales page on your website.
  2. Student purchases the course from the sales page on your website.
  3. Once your student's payment has gone through, they're directed to a thank you page on your website. This thank you page has a link to your course's Enrollment page on Ruzuku, where your student will create their username and password.
  4. Learner may also receive a confirmation email from you once they've purchased the course. This confirmation email should also contain a link to your course's Enrollment page on Ruzuku.
  5. Student arrives on the Enrollment page for your course. They create their username and password and access your course materials.
  6. If you have enabled the Ruzuku "welcome" message for your course, your student will also receive a "welcome" email for the course.

Need Help?

Figuring out how the sales and registration process works can be complicated. If you still have questions, or have an unusual situation, we'd love to help! Just email support@ruzuku.com, and our Customer Success team will be glad to assist in any way we can. 

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