Here's how you can use the "Drip on specific dates" drip template, from Thrive Apprentice.
This template comes in handy of you want to unlock course content on very specific calendar dates. These are custom intervals set by you, while configuring the campaign.
For example, you may want to unlock module 1 on the 10th of November and then module 2 on the 21st November. You can choose the exact unlock dates for each piece of content in your course.
Create the Drip Campaign
After you set up your course structure, you'll be able to create your campaign directly form the "Drip" tab of your main course overview:
Click on "Create first Drip Campaign" and move on to the next step, which is choosing a drip template. Here's where you can pick "Drip on specific dates" one:
Setting Up the Campaign
You'll be taken to this lightbox, where you can start setting up the template. Start by giving it a name:
For this campaign template, the start event is a specific time and date, and the unlocking conditions are custom:
These are the settings that come by default when creating this drip schedule.
Make sure you select here the time and date for when the first content will be unlocked:
If you pick a different trigger or unlock content option, then your campaign template will change from the currently selected one to another template. This is due to the fact that each campaign template has a particular event that triggers it and a particular type of unlocking content condition.
What you can also do here is expand the "Advanced settings" section:
Force users to complete course in order
With this toggle active, you'll be able to force all students to complete the course content in order:
The lessons will still be unlocked based on the conditions you set in your drip campaign, but the students will be forced to complete the course content lesson by lesson, gradually.
So they'll start with the first lesson, complete it, then proceed to the second one, complete that one as well and so on.
Show locked content in lesson lists
This refers to the lesson list that shows up on the left side of any lesson.
If this toggle is active, the students can view the title of the upcoming lessons or modules that will be unlocked for them. If you deactivate it, those locked modules or lessons will be hidden from the lesson list.
After you create your campaign, the course structure will look like this:
Now you can proceed with clicking on the unlock option next to each lesson, and set up a condition for it:
This will trigger a new set of options:
There are various rules you can add here, based on this pre-defined list:
If you want to read more about setting up these conditions, check out this dedicated article from our knowledge base:
Applying the Drip Schedule
After you are finished setting up the campaign, there's still one important step that you need to do, in order to make sure your drip campaign is working.
Access the "Drip" tab of your Products dashboard:
Make sure you apply the drip schedule that you've just created:
Here are some resources that you might find useful if you want to learn more about this topic:
Hopefully this tutorial about how to use and set up the 'Evergreen repeating' drip campaign was useful to you.
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