The Basics of Timing Functionality

The Available Course Options


Timing Available After is very similar to how Drip Feeding Works, allowing you to set a delay until a section, module or lesson is delivered within a course, from the point the student has first accessed the course.

Timing Available For is a reversed Drip Feeding, allowing you to set a limit for a section, module or lesson to be available within a course, from the point the student has first accessed the course.

Timing Notify is a great way to get centralized notifications of your students that are not progressing trough the sections, modules or lessons of course in time, you’ll set a time limit they have to complete these from the point the student has first accessed the course.

Enabling the Feature


1. Visit the WPEP Settings Page

2. Select General in the Course tab.

3. Check The Enable Timing Options to enable it.

Click Save Settings

 

How the Course Creation Process Changes


An extra button will be available for both sections / modules and lessons. Clicking it will either open it or close it, depending on the current status. If it’s colored, it’s open.

The options offered should be pretty straightforward, the accepted values are strictly numbers.

We don’t allow setting 1.5 days, but you can set 1 Day and 12 Hours.

Important Details to Keep in Mind


  • If a section is not available based on the timing sections, none of the lessons will be displayed.
  • If a lesson has been hidden, or it not available for the user, any direct links will not work
  • The timer starts since the user has first accessed the course
  • All timing options are applied to shortcode embeds.
  • Setting a Lesson or Section to Available After 1 Day, will make it mandatory for the user to wait 24 hours before the lesson or section is available. You can optionally set 18 hours if you want to make the schedule lighter for people that have watched the first lesson during the night.

Use Cases

Delivering Students 1 Lesson Per Day


The first Lesson will be available after : 0 days, 0 hours, 0 minutes and 0 seconds, technically Day 0 ( the start point ), but if you want to offer the first lesson only the very next day ( lets say you’re going to put an intro video in the section ), it’s totally possible.

Keep in mind that 1 day means the user has to wait 24 hours since he’s started to have access to the lesson.

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