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Creating additional cohorts
Creating additional cohorts

Setting up and sharing about your next cohorts

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Written by Chelsea Wilson
Updated over a week ago


  • You'll create additional cohorts in your course Settings.

  • Maven's made it easy to create new cohorts and copy all your syllabus items and events from one cohort to the next.

  • You can choose to show or hide additional cohorts on your landing page.

  • Displaying additional cohorts on your landing page gives students enrollment options.

Setting up another cohort

Your course will eventually have multiple cohorts. You can think of cohorts as sections or specific groups of students taking your course together. You might run a cohort of your course four times a year, or you might run it every month. You might eventually decide to run completely different courses, like a beginner, intermediate, and advanced version of your course.

Maven's made it easy to create new cohorts and keep your course running with as little operational lift as possible!

When you're ready to set up additional cohorts, you'll do that in your course Settings.

In the top right corner of the screen, click the "+New cohort" button.

This will open a modal where you can name your cohort and elect to copy your previous cohort syllabus and events or start a brand new syllabus and calendar.

Once your cohort is created, you can toggle to the new cohort's Settings to add your cohort dates and other important information.

You'll also toggle between cohorts in the Students, Events, and Syllabus tabs.

What gets copied from one cohort to another?

If you decide to copy all the syllabus items and events from one cohort to the next, here's what happens:

  1. All syllabus items and due dates will be copied over. Your modules will remain organized, and all links will remain active.

    1. The due dates will auto-adjust against your new start date. For example, if in cohort 1, you had items due one week after your cohort start date, the new cohort will also make items due one week after the newest cohort's start date.

  2. All event information will be copied over.

    1. The event dates will auto-adjust based on your new start date, which is similar to the syllabus due dates.

    2. They will copy over into an unpublished state, so you must hit “publish” in the Events tab.

    3. You may see a slight variation in series event dates. Maven’s system (and Zoom’s system) tries to match series events based on the days of the week they were scheduled for.

      1. For example, if in Cohort 1 you started a series of events on the first day of the month and have sessions on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of the first week. When you copy the events to Cohort 2, the event series will be copied over to the first Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of the new scheduled month.

      2. We recommend double-checking that the series dates are exactly what you want before publishing your Maven calendar.

    4. If you shared a custom event link via Maven (you did not integrate Zoom), that link will copy over for the new events. If you have integrated with Zoom, the system will generate new event links.

    5. Recordings will not copy over.

What's on your landing page?

Once your additional cohorts have dates and are open for enrollment, they'll show on your landing page. Additional cohorts that are on a waitlist will not show on your landing page. When you have multiple cohorts open for enrollment, potential students who visit your landing page will see the option to select a cohort and they will see the Syllabus associated with each cohort.

Creating additional cohorts: FAQs

  1. Can I customize emails by cohort?

    1. You can customize the copy of your emails for your course. The copy will persist across cohorts. Use the suggested variables, like course dates, to personalize the emails for each cohort.

  2. Can I set different prices for my cohorts?

    1. No, you'll set a course price. Your landing page will show one price. If you want to offer specific discounts on each cohort, you can create discount codes.

  3. Can I create discount codes specific to each cohort?

    1. Your discount codes will be created at the course level. You can market specific discount codes to specific groups and you can add expiration dates to all your codes.

  4. Will students from all my cohorts have access to the same community?

    1. Right now, the community is cohort-specific. You could create an alumni cohort and add all your alumni manually if you want them to all use the same community after their cohort ends.

  5. When should I set up and announce additional cohorts?

    1. You can set up additional cohorts as soon as you know the dates you'd like to run them. It's a great idea to plan out your year and make goals for each cohort. Many instructors continue marketing for subsequent cohorts during their current cohort.

  6. Can I set up a waitlist for each cohort?

    1. Right now, the waitlist is for your course. It's not differentiated by cohort.

If you have any additional questions about setting up additional cohorts, please reach out to [email protected].

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