Setting Up Drip Content

This article shows you how to release lecture sections on a specific date, or over a period of time, by using the drip content feature. School owners have the option to release lecture sections by a specific date, or by a specified amount of days after enrollment.

NOTE: Drip content is released at 12:01 UTC, and email announcements are sent out at 15:00 UTC. At this time, these times cannot be customized.

Enabling Drip Content

  1. Log into your Teachable school.
  2. Enable drip content in Settings > Labs. enable drip content

Setting a Drip Schedule by Date

  1. After drip is enabled, select a Course from the admin sidebar, or click View All and choose a course.
  2. Inside the individual course area, click Drip in the submenu.
  3. From there, locate the section to be released on a specific date. Click Specific Date.
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  4. Click the arrow to open a calendar. From there, specify the date on which the section is to be released.
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  5. Click Activate.

Setting a Drip Schedule by Days After Enrollment

  1. After drip is enabled, select a Course from the admin sidebar, or click View All and choose a course.
  2. Inside the individual course area, click Drip in the submenu.
  3. From there, locate the section to be released on a specific amount of days after enrollment. Click Days After Enrollment.
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  4. In the box, specify the number of days after student enrollment that a section will release. Then click Save.
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  5. Click Activate

Setting Up an Email Announcement

  1. Press the Set Email Announcement button and fill out the email form to schedule an email that lets students know when the course section will become available to them. 
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  2. Click Save Email Announcement to save changes.

In order to disable email announcements, simply clear the email subject and email body fields. Afterwards, the template will revert to its default unfilled state.

Granting Students Full Access to Course Content

Granting Full Access to An Individual Student

Keep in mind that school owners can manually grant full access to students at any time. Once a student is granted full access, they will be able to view all of the course's content and will stop receive drip email announcements. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Users area and select a student enrolled in a course with drip enabled.
  2. Click Courses from the admin sidebar. courses
  3. Click Grant Full Access next to the course you want to give the student immediate access to. grant full access

A notification will appear in the lower right corner letting you know that the student has been granted full access to the course.

Granting Full Access to All Students

To grant full access of a course to all enrolled students:

  1. After drip is enabled, select a Course from the admin sidebar, or click View All and choose a course.
  2. Inside the individual course area, click Drip in the submenu.
  3. Click Grant Students Full Access.
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  4. Click OK
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To restore the drip schedule of students who have been granted full access to your course, click Reset Students Drip Schedule. Students who previously had access to all sections of a course (through the Grant Students Full Access button) will be reinserted into the course's drip schedule in accordance with their initial enrollment date. 

For example, if you have a lecture section scheduled to drip five days after student enrollment, and you reset the drip schedule of a full access student who has been enrolled in a course for four days, they will not be able to access that lecture section until the 5th day.

Similarly, as another example, if you have a lecture section scheduled to release on 11/25, and you reset the drip schedule of all the course's full access students, they will not be able to access that course until it is released on 11/25.

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