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How to Get Started
To create a group class, look for the “Take with Your Own Group” option under any Ligonier Connect course and select the “Create Group” button.
You’ll be asked first to sign-in or create an account.
If you are not a subscriber, you’ll be prompted to subscribe to Ligonier Connect. If you would like to subscribe for multiple people, you can do so at a discounted rate by creating a community subscription.
Next, type in a group name that your members will recognize (they’ll see this group name in addition to the course name when they register). The group name is required.
Free group access for subscribers
If you’re already a Ligonier Connect All Access subscriber or a member of a community group subscription, you can create or join a study group for no additional fee.
Where to Find Your Study Group Course
Once you create a study group, you’ll see a Teach tab as well as a Learn tab on your Home screen. Your Teach tab includes any courses that you’ve created to take with a group. As the group creator, you will have moderator access, which means you can view progress for all group members and moderate the discussions. You can also take the course as a learner by switching to “Learn” mode inside the course. You’ll find the “Learn/Teach” toggle button on the left side of the course Path.
📈Note: your progress is only tracked when you use Learn mode.
Invite people to your study group
Switch to “Teach” mode, then tap on the “Share” button at the top next to the name of your study group. Under the “Link” tab, you'll see a preview of the course. Beneath that are three roles you can assign to your recipient(s): Observe, Learn, and Moderate. Select the information icon to learn more about each role:
There are three options for inviting people to your study group:
This option will give you a link that you can paste wherever you'd like. For example, you could paste it into an email, text, Slack or Discord message, or a blog.
Selecting this option will bring up the default share options of your device and web browser combination, such as AirDrop, text, email, WhatsApp, social media platforms, or other apps installed on your device. Please note that this feature is not currently supported on Chrome or Firefox.
This will bring up a QR code that people can scan with their phones, which is a great way to get a lot of people into your group at once. You can also download the code in a .png format for use on printed materials like handouts, newsletters, or course syllabi.
Another way to invite people to your study group is the “Add” tab. From here, you can grab everyone in other study groups you've created or your community subscription. You can choose individual members or press “Select All” to invite everyone. Notice that you still have the ability to assign individual roles.
The “Add” tab is also where you would invite people who are not subscribers to Ligonier Connect. Simply enter their emails and press “Add” at the bottom to invite them. You can review and manage all your email invites under the “Track” tab.