If you have the Website Booking Plugin enabled, you can include open classes to allow students (both old and new) to join a class. In order to start using this feature, the following requirements need to be met:
- The Open Classes Add-On needs to be enabled.
- The Website Booking Plugin has to be enabled.
- The “Booking Modes” setting on the Website Booking Plugin needs to be set to “Join Open Classes” or “Both”.
- Open lessons have to be scheduled in the calendar.
What it Looks Like for Your Clients
When clients visit your website, they will be able to click on the embedded booking button and join an available class. Lessons up to 3 weeks in the future will be displayed, but they can click on the “View More” option to see lessons further into the future.
If you have set the "Booking Modes" setting to "Both”, your clients will be presented with two buttons after clicking on booking button:
- Book a Lesson
- Join a Class
They can then click on the "Join a Class" button to view and join open classes.
Clients can also filter classes by date or teacher or they can search classes by using a keyword (such as “English).
Once they have found a class that they would like to join, they will be able to click on the “join” button and start completing their details. They can then click on “continue” to confirm their booking and then submit. After clicking submit, your selected completion message will be displayed.
For more information on how to tweak the settings for the “Join a Class” option, you can read our Website Booking Plugin article.