How To Set Up An Online School With Virtually

Blog Sep 22, 2020

Combining everything you need to run an online learning community including payment-processing, assignments, live video classes, and an easy to navigate student directory Virtually can help you build and scale your online school quickly.

Offering an intuitive design and robust customer service support, building an online school, membership, or boot camp with Virtually is a lot easier than you think. To get started, head over to tryvirtually.com and click on “Get Started For Free”. Try us out by creating one classroom with up to 10 students - no credit card required. Enter your name, email address, password, and school name to begin. Once you’ve entered your login details, provide additional information about your school including a unique school ID (containing no spaces), and school description. Agree to the terms and conditions. Within minutes you’re ready to create a virtual classroom!

How To Create Your First Class With Virtually

After you’ve established your school, it’s time to create your first classroom. With a free Virtually account, you can create one classroom with up to 10 students, however by upgrading to a Pro subscription, host unlimited students. Check out our pricing options here.

Inside of your Virtually homepage, click on ‘Create New Classroom’. This will prompt you to create a virtual classroom. Input the name of your classroom as well as a detailed description. Once created, customize all aspects of your online classroom including classroom name and your preferred email address for notifications.

To help you navigate your classroom with Virtually, here are our eight menu options.

Overview

The ‘Overview’ page is your classroom dashboard where you can see all past events and create new events. Send announcements and review group posts in chronological order. On this page, you can also invite new students to your classroom, add instructors, admins, and non-paying members. At a glance, you can also see how many active community members you have enrolled.

Virtual Room

While you can schedule and host live classes with Zoom, Virtually has built-in integration with Daily.co which enables live video conferencing. Record, share your screen and chat with students without ever leaving the platform.

Knowledge Base

Organize all of your classroom resources in one place. By clicking ‘Add A Resource’ share text, URLS, and attachments.

Directory

Search for community members based on their roles and enrollment status. Export an Excel CSV file instantly.

Assignments

Create assignments with due dates and notify all members automatically in an email announcement. This feature is only available with the Pro or Business subscription.

Profile

Customize your profile by adding a photo (square dimension), add your social media links, and a brief bio.

Settings

Fully customize your classroom name, description, and pricing. This is where you can upload a promotional video that will appear on your registration page instead of a profile image. You can also embed your live virtual conferencing room onto your website or another site. Pick an appropriate payment option for your online school including one-time payments, monthly subscriptions, and income share agreements.  

Payment  

Lastly, review a summary of your past month’s earnings and update your payout information. Receive payments through either PayPal or Stripe.

Ready To Create Your Online School with Virtually

Here at Virtually, we know how challenging building an online school can be which is why we’ve created a one-stop solution for teaching online. Begin building your online school today by accepting up to ten students for free or schedule a demo to walk through how our online school builder can help you meet your business needs.

Danielle Desir

Danielle Desir is an author and the host of The Thought Card, an affordable travel & personal finance podcast. When she's not writing, you can find her traveling, hiking, and running outdoors.

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