Course Content

"Binge" Mode

Murray Gray in Course Content

Nov 01, 2023 - 4 min read. Available on Growth Plan or Higher.

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What is "Binge Mode"? (formerly "Dynamic Release")

Most platforms keep your student locked into a set schedule of content release.

This can be tough for motivation, especially for students who are extra excited and want to get ahead, or for students who want to carve out a chunk of time to make progress in your course!

To keep your students engaged and excited without feeling overwhelmed by content, you can now set trainings to be released only after the previous training has been completed.

The “binge mode" scheduling option allows you to ONLY unlock content when the previous training has been completed...

OR, you can set it up so that content rolls out on a regular schedule, but allow extra-motivated students to keep going and automatically unlock the next training, faster.

NOTE: Binge Mode will always unlock the next training, one training at a time, based on completion of the previous training.

How to Set it Up

In Step 3, you'll set up your content release schedule.

You have options for how you can use Binge Mode:

  • Select the option called "Leave Locked" if you DON'T want the content to roll out on a regular drip schedule
  • Or, set up a "Regular" drip mode (such as "releases after X days") - but allow Binge Mode to OVERRIDE that schedule.
  • Next, you'll turn on "Binge Mode” by scrolling down to your "Course Settings" section, and then clicking into "Settings"...
  • You'll see an option to toggle on "Binge Mode"
  • A popup message will appear - click "Yes, turn it on"
  • Once you've toggled it on, you'll see a SECOND option appear, asing you whether Binge Mode Should Unlock "Locked Content"
  • If you've selected the option in Step 3 to "Leave Locked" - and you DO want the student to be able to unlock all content using Binge Mode - turn this ON
  • (NOTE: The reason this is OPTIONAL is because we also offer you more ways to release content, using our Unlock Training or Unlock Module Automations).

Best Practices for Using Binge Mode!

When using Binge Mode to unlock content in a course, best practice is to create all of your Modules and Trainings, turn on Binge Mode - and THEN add students.

(When we investigate reports that Binge Mode doesn't appear to be working correctly -- in the vast majority of cases, the reason turns out to be that the course creator has added in or moved around Trainings after a student is already going through the course - this messes with the logic of Binge Mode).

For this reason, we HIGHLY recommend creating all Modules and Trainings first (even if it's just the "shell"), then turning on Binge Mode, and then adding your students.

(AFTER you've added students: if you just add additional notes or videos within the shell of a Training that you've already created - that's no problem...)

BUT, if you have a student already going through a course, who's unlocked Trainings -- and then you create ADDITIONAL Trainings, or move the order of Modules and Trainings around, AFTER they've already been unlocked-- this will mess with the logic of Binge Mode for that student.

What happens if my student unchecks actions? Will the trainings disappear again?

Once they've been unlocked, the trainings won't disappear. They'll continue to be available (even if a student unchecks a training action).

What if I add in additional trainings, once the course is already in progress?

Each training will unlock based on completion of the training before it. If a student has completed a training, the next training to follow will always become available.

What about the emails I've set up? Will they still go out?

Your emails will all still be sent, according to the triggers you've set up in Step 5.

If you have an experience set to email a student when a training or module is released or completed, the email will happen whenever the training/ module is released or completed... regardless of when the student completes it.

How to Edit the Popup Notifications for your Students

When "Binge Mode" is available, and a student completes a training, they'll see a popup notification, letting them know that they've unlocked the next available training.

To edit the message that your student sees when a new training is released, you'll change the text in your Language section of your admin account

Search for "Training" to find the notification message:

Change your text here.


(Be sure not to change the training token, which will automatically populate with the next Training's info)

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