When you come to CGCircuit the first thing you might notice are the ever-increasing tutorials populating the site. It’s important to note, though, that CGCircuit would be nothing without all of the amazing instructors who take their valuable time to create lessons that others can use to learn and improve. We at CGCircuit are constantly developing components to help instructors and today we’re announcing two new features focused on improving the very important communication between instructors and students: Email Users and Gifting
While the concept of emailing users sounds simple, our implementation creates a powerful tool that allows instructors to send email directly to those who have purchased or subscribed to past tutorials. It’s now possible for instructors to easily keep people notified of tutorial updates or to make targeted announcements of brand new content to those who have already expressed interest in similar topics. Additionally, if the instructor has collected a separate list of email addresses of potential students, they also have the option of including that recipient list with those directly derived from CGCircuit.
As a result, instructors now have an excellent method for keeping in direct contact with past students and an amazing way to increase their reach while developing new tutorials.
The concept is very straight forward. Type in an email address along with a message and any of your selected courses will be gifted to the recipient and they will have full access as if they had purchased it themselves.
So why would you want to gift? We can think of a few good reasons:
- You know of an influential person who could help to drive other students to your tutorials and giving them full access will help to make that happen.
- A person you know who genuinely cannot afford your class but would really benefit from your generosity is a good way to create an evangelist for your tutorials (and it may feel good, too!).
- If you’re being interviewed about your lessons, it might be good to gift your tutorial to the interviewer to ensure they have full understanding of the training content you offer.
We’re sure instructors can find other amazing reasons, both altruistic and pragmatic, to use the new Gifting functionality available now.
Try out the features and if you have any questions, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help out.