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How to pick the right plan based on Cohorts you plan to offer
How to pick the right plan based on Cohorts you plan to offer

In Season I, we released Cohorts on every plan. This guide includes everything you need to pick the right plan.

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Written by Paul Johnson
Updated over a week ago

With the launch of Season 1: Cohort, we now include Cohorts on every Pathwright Plan (previously, they were generally available only on the Complete or Enterprise plans).

Now that we're opening up Cohorts for everyone, there's a more apparent distinction between a Cohort and a Course:

  • Courses are the guided step-by-step path filled with actionable learning content. They're best viewed as a template or playbook that supports a real-life learning experience.

  • Cohorts are a unique group of people on a learning path together. In Cohorts, at least half of the learning experience comes from discussion and feedback, not content. A Cohort may start on the same path as everyone else, but their path adapts to their unique set of interests as they make progress.

Our plan features and prices remain the same as before, except that each plan now includes one or more in-progress Cohorts per course:

  • Starter includes 1 in-progress Cohort per course

  • Essentials includes 3 in-progress Cohorts per course

  • Complete & Enterprise include unlimited in-progress Cohort per course

Wait, what's an in-progress Cohort?

An "in-progress Cohort" is precisely what it sounds like - it's a Cohort where teachers and learners are actively completing steps, sharing feedback, engaging in discussion, and more.

Once a Cohort is finished, you can mark it as complete.

Here's the important thing to keep in mind as you plan your budget: plans only account for in-progress Cohorts. It doesn't matter how many completed Cohorts a course has.

Also, in-progress Cohorts are counted on a per-course basis. So if you're on the Essentials plan with 3 Cohorts per course, you could have 7 or 23 or 285 or any number of courses with up to 3 Cohorts each.

The Starter Plan is a good choice when you only have one Cohort in progress at a time.

For instance, if you teach a Spring and Fall Semester of a course, only one needs to be in progress at a time. This plan is also a good choice if you offer your course via a Cohort that's available for people to take at their own pace and don't offer any private or scheduled versions of the same course via other Cohorts.

The Essentials Plan is a good choice when you have 2-3 Cohorts in progress simultaneously.

For example, if you offer the same course to 2-3 different study groups or teams simultaneously, each with a unique set of members.

Or, perhaps you offer a self-paced version of your course in one Cohort and a scheduled version with feedback as another higher value Cohort. (This is quite effective and recommended.)

If you need to have 4+ Cohorts in progress or to enable people to create their own private Cohorts, then the Complete Plan is the right fit.

On the Complete Plan or Enterprise Plan, there's no limit to how many Cohorts can be in progress for a given course at any one time. Some educators have had thousands of Cohorts in progress for just one course!

If you have any questions about what plan is right for your scenario just use the chat bubble to ask a question or email

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