With credit enrollment, learners can buy courses using credits.
While there are existing solutions to sell courses in moodle, they only cover the requirements to a certain extent: Some solutions (e.g. the PayPal and Stripe extensions) work great when courses are sold to individuals. Other solutions (e.g. integration with courseware, woocommerce etc.) are much more feature rich and provide the full e-commerce experience, including SEO, many billing options, invoicing, discounts etc. However, the implementation, maintenance and running cost of such a solution is a lot higher.
Our solution targets medium-sized companies who want to sell their courses to business clients (instead of individuals) by introducing a very simple credit system. Business clients can buy a certain number of credits using the existing payment/invoicing processes already in place at all customers (not within moodle). These credits can be assigned to users in moodle (manually or via upload) and then used to “buy” courses. Thus, implementation is basically done in minutes.
Credit enrollment is built as a lightweight enrollment plugin and is available for free on moodle.org/plugins.
- store credits in the user’s profile
- assign a price (=number of credits required) for a course
- enroll into the course by deducting the required credits from the user who enrolls (only if enough credits are available)