Some courses enable anyone to take a course with their own private group, or cohort. Here's what you need to know to get started: 

How to create a private cohort

  1. Select the course you want to take with your group. Look for the option to "Take with your own cohort."

  2. Select the "Create Cohort" button.

  3. Sign in with an existing account or create a new account.

  4. Name your cohort with something that your members will recognize and select how many people you want to include in your group.

  5. (Optional) If you have a discount code to apply, select "Have a discount code?" and submit your code.

  6. If further payment is required, you'll be prompted to "Go to Checkout." This will open a payment screen where you can enter your card information (or pay with Google Pay or Apple Pay if enabled). When your payment is complete, you'll be directed back to the success screen in your account. Select "Get Started" to enter the course.

  7. You're ready to get started! Invite people to join your cohort using the "Invite" button. Copy the full invite link and send it by email, text, or any other messaging tool to whoever you’d like to join.

Tips

  • Be sure to purchase all the seats you need up front. Count yourself in the total number of seats needed unless otherwise noted (some may include the creator's seat for free; if so, this will be noted). 

  • If this course is included in a monthly or annual subscription plan, anyone who is already subscribed or plans to subscribe will not need to have a seat purchased. They can join at no additional cost. Only purchase seats for non-subscribers. 

Example

Here are step-by-step instructions. We'll enroll a group of 15 people in this sample course. 

1. Select the course you want to take and look for the "Take with your own cohort" option. 

2. Select the "Create Cohort" button. 

3. If you're not signed in, you'll be prompted to sign in with an existing account or create an account as needed. 

4. Name your cohort and select how many people you want to include in your group. 

5. If you have a discount code to apply, select "Have a discount code?" and enter your code (optional).

If further payment is required, you'll be prompted to "Go to Checkout." This will open a payment screen where you can enter your card information (or pay with Google Pay or Apple Pay if enabled).

6. Submit your code and/or payment information and follow any prompts. You should see a confirmation screen. Select "Get Started" to enter the course. 

7. You're ready to get started! Invite people to join your private cohort using the "Invite" button. Enter email addresses and hit send, OR, copy the full invite link and send it by email, text, or any other messaging tool to whoever you’d like to join.

Find further instructions for managing your cohort here.

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