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Hello, and welcome back. This is part two of how to choose your learning management system. So, as I mentioned in episode 10, I spoke about moving from teachable to Zenler and I also spoke about things to look for in your learning management system. When you’re choosing them.
So, a few other things to look at before we look at Zenler. So good learning management systems also let you bundle your courses together as a package. So, for example, you might have a course. A course B and course C, but you can bundle them together and sell them as one bundle at one price and give a discount, rather than people buying them individually. It’s a nice incentive for people to particularly when the courses are related. You can manually enroll students in good learning management systems as well. You can do this in Zenler, Thinkific, Teachable. And I also think you can do it in Kajabi. I haven’t used it in a while, so I’m not sure on that one.
So, the reason I’ve moved to Zenler is and in no particular order. Sales funnels is the first one including a very intuitive user interface to set up nice sales funnels to sell your courses. So nice sales pages followed by a nice thank you page and within these funnels you can do upsells and order bumps.
Now Teachable has brought in order bumps as well. I don’t know if you can do upsells. But I’m sure the others, if they don’t do it they will do it soon. But I can tell you now that Zenler do it. And it’s very, very good.
One of the big things that I’ve been looking for that I still don’t see in teachable and it is Zenler and it’s another reason why I moved is setting up automatic emails within a timeframe after students enrolled or when they finish a particular lesson. So, for example, if someone signs up for a course, you can automatically email them two days later and ask them how they’re getting on. This is all part of accountability and encouragement and support.
But you don’t have to worry about it. You can set it and forget it. You can set the email to go out two days after people enrolled. And this happens automatically. You can also email people when they complete a specific lesson.
I’m going to use this when people finish a lesson, that’s at the end of a section so that I can congratulate them on finishing an entire section and encourage them to take on the next section. So again, it’s all about supporting and encouraging your students to complete the course and automatically holding them accountable via email.
Zenler also comes with the ability to use zoom as part of your package. So you can run live zoom meetings. 90 minutes each as often as you want up to a hundred times a month. As part of the package. So if you’re already paying 20 years a month for that, for zoom, it’s included in Zenler . Now you might want to keep zoom on for other things, but it is part of the package with Zenler . So when you’re looking at the $67 a month, that it currently is at, you could deduct your 20 Euro that you’re paying for zoom.
So you can then use it for your meetings and your webinars. It will also record who registered for the webinar using zoom meeting. And it will also keep record of who attended and who didn’t. So you can set up nice registration pages through Zeller. Into your zoom meetings and they’re a lot nicer than the zoom registration page.
You can drip feed your course content, but you can do that with most of the others, or you should be able to, you can do it with teachable for sure. What’s Zenler . It’s easier to create a secret link to a course where you don’t want to make a public. So for example, if you have a client and their company staff need access to a course, but it’s not available to the general public. It’s a specific course you’ve created for a client. It’s very easy to do that with Zenler . So overall I find Zenler more enjoyable to use. It’s very slick. They’re constantly innovating. I find the pricing is fair considering what you get.
They have an active Facebook group to do plenty of Facebook lives. There’s lots of training with most of them, but I just find that zenler seem to be really trying to break ground here and press on and deliver a great solution over and above the others. It may not be perfect. For example, it doesn’t do automatic video play of lessons, which I would really love it did because I got used to providing it to my students in the likes of teachable and I think it’s a good thing to have, but I’m sure they’ll add it soon and I’m definitely going to let them know.
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