The best educators may use similar curriculum each time they teach a course, but they also make small improvements from year to year. In addition to making content updates, they also personalize it for each new group of learners they teach.

Pathwright’s one-of-a-kind "Master and cohorts" setup makes it easier than ever to iteratively improve your teaching and personalize your courses for every group you teach and offer your course several different ways at once.

This tool also includes the unique "member-created cohorts" feature, which allows you to make your course available for anyone to teach to their own private group. Read more about member-created cohorts here. 

Examples

Here are a few scenarios where multiple cohorts can come in handy:

  • Create a self-paced cohort for $49 and a guided, schedule-based cohort with personal feedback from a teacher for $249.
  • Offer premium levels of a course with additional bonus content or more individualized instruction.
  • Create a private cohort for another teacher or organization to offer to their own learners at a custom price.

How to enable multiple cohorts on your Pathwright account

Multiple cohorts are available starting on the Complete Plan. If you're an admin and you don't see a tab labelled "Design" on your home screen next to your "Teach" tab, contact us at hello@pathwright.com or through the chat to get multiple cohorts enabled in your account. 

Design new courses and cohorts

As an administrator in an account with multiple cohorts enabled, you will have an additional tab on your home screen labeled Design.

The Design screen:

  • Enables you to create and manage new courses. 
  • Displays every course created in your school whether you created it or someone else did.
  • Gives you one-click access to the Master Path for that course so you can quickly make edits. 

Once you’re ready to offer the course to a new cohort, there are four simple steps:

  • Open the "Settings" menu in the Master or go to the "About page" for the course.
  • Select "Create a cohort" or "Add a cohort."
  • Name your cohort and click Save, and then configure your cohort Settings however you’d like.
  • Invite teachers and moderators using the Invite Staff button and invite learners to join your group using the Invite Learners button (or, if you’ve set the cohort visibility to “Public,” simply share a link to your course page, so learners can self-register).

Repeat for as many cohorts as you’d like to create.

How does the Design tab differ from your Teach tab?

The Teach screen:

  • Lists only the cohorts you've joined as a teacher. 
  • Gives you one-click access to the cohorts you're teaching. 
  • Automatically assigns you as the teacher when you create a new course. 

Need to set yourself as the teacher in a cohort? See make yourself the teacher of an existing course.

How to publish updates to multiple cohorts at once

To make an update that is shared with every group taking your course, simply make the updates to the Master Path and then use the Publish option to sync those updates with all the groups in the course.

If you have the course opened to a cohort, use the Course Settings menu at the top to switch to "Edit Master" before editing. 

Read the detailed guide to editing the Master vs. customizing cohorts. 

How to personalize the path for a single cohort

To customize the path you created in the Master for a specific cohort, open the cohort to the Path and make any cohort-specific changes. 

If you have the course opened to the Master, use the Course Settings menu at the top to switch to a cohort before editing.

A few tips for personalizing cohorts:

  1. Changes made to the core content inside a step update that content everywhere it is used. 
  2. Changes made to the cohort Path stay on the cohort Path. 
  3. To customize core step content inside a cohort, make a copy of the content and edit the copy. 

Read the detailed guide to editing the Master vs. customizing cohorts. 

💬Have any questions or feedback?

We'll be making many improvements to the design and functionality of this feature in the coming months. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback in the meantime.

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