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How to Offer Free Sections in a Paid Course

In LearnWorlds, you can create different types of courses with sections to organize your course content better and set up the accessibility of each section in your course. 

To attract users, you can offer Free sections in a Paid course, so users get an idea of your course content, and with a Free preview, they can watch selected pieces of content (course sections). Users will be prompted to buy the course if they click on any of the course sections that are not part of the free preview.

This is a great tactic to keep your audience involved and tempt them to buy your course to get access to its full content.

Here you can find the different Course Section Access Statuses. A course section can be set as a Draft, Soon, Free, or Paid and you can edit the status of your section whenever you wish.

Set up Free Sections in a Paid Course

Here's how you can set some sections as Free in your Paid course:

1. Create a course.

2. In the Access tab, set the course's Access to Paid.

3. In the Contents tab, click on the sections you wish to set as Free, and in the side form select the Free option.

4. Click on Save (twice).

Give Access to the Free Sections of a Paid course

To give access to the Free Sections of a Paid course, you must add a Courses Contents section to the Course Layout page.

1. Go to the Layout tab.

2. Click on +Add Section and add the Course Contents section.

A Free button will automatically be added next to the course sections you have set up as free.

How Can Users Access Free Sections of a Paid Course

After new users sign up to create an account on your LearnWorlds school, they can access the Free sections of a course from the Course Layout page and the Courses Contents section (see above).

Once they click on the Free learning activities, they will get directed to the Course Player, where they can see the free content. 

If they click on any of the course sections that are Paid and hence not part of the free preview, they will see a locker and will be prompted to the Payment Page to purchase the course to access its full paid content. 

Regarding the course price, the upgrade prompt in the free preview and the Automatic Enroll button will direct users to the checkout page to buy the full version of the course with the main price.

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