Course Registration

Course Registration

Skilljar offers flexible course registration options that are suitable to any scenario. Options include sign-in credentials, length of access, registration status, course visibility, payments, and custom sign-up fields.

  • Sign-in credentials: Skilljar has a built-in course registration system where each student creates an individual log-in (email address and password). You do not need a separate membership system. Skilljar’s course registration system also supports log-ins using pre-existing Google or Facebook accounts. Alternatively, you can integrate with Single Sign On (SSO) which enables students to re-use credentials for another application. Skilljar supports common SSO protocols including OAuth2 and SAML 2.0, identity management services like Okta and OneLogin, and Salesforce and Microsoft Active Directory logins. Finally, Skilljar offers a JSON token-based SSO protocol which is a lightweight integration, typically a day or two of developer time to implement.
  • Length of access: Course registrations can be automatically deactivated after a specified number of days or months after first enrollment. If an access code is required to register, course registrations can also be deactivated based on the date of the code. Finally, registrations can always be deactivated one-by-one through the administrator dashboard.
  • Registration status: Courses can have one of three registration statuses. The first is Open, which means any eligible student can register for the course. The second is Closed, which means new students cannot register for the course, but existing ones can continue to login. This is often used in cohort-based training. The third is Disabled, which means that no registration is required (note that no analytics will be tracked in this scenario).
  • Course visibility: Registration can be required either before or after viewing available courses. If registration is required upfront, you can control and will know exactly who views your catalog. Skilljar calls this ‘private’ visibility and it can be further gated behind an access code (enrollment key). If registration is only required upon course enrollment, students can more easily browse your available offerings. Skilljar calls this ‘public’ visibility.
  • Payments: Skilljar has a built-in e-commerce and promotion code engine. Students who pay for courses during registration are given immediate access to the course. Courses can also be offered for free.
  • Custom sign-up fields: As part of registration, you can collect additional sign-up information such as job title, company, state, license number, and so forth. These fields can be required or optional. The entry can be either free-form or picked from a predefined list of structured options.

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