Content Drip on aptLearn


At aptLearn, we’re committed to delivering an exceptional learning experience. It’s not just about the courses we offer, but also how we offer them. One of the ways we enhance the learning experience is through our Lessons Content Drip feature.

We’ve designed this to help both instructors and learners navigate the educational journey more effectively. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the intricacies of Lessons Content Drip, its impact on students, and how aptLearn instructors can best utilize this feature.

Why Lessons Content Drip at aptLearn?

aptLearn understands that learning is not a sprint but a marathon. Our Content Drip feature allows instructors to release course materials in a paced manner, ensuring students don’t feel overwhelmed with information. It’s all about creating a guided, step-by-step learning path that benefits both the instructor and the student.

Types of Content Drip at aptLearn

We offer a plethora of customization options:

  1. Unlock by Date: Set a specific date to make the content accessible.
  2. Specific Days After Enrollment: Content becomes available a set number of days post-enrollment.
  3. Unlock by Completion: Subsequent lessons unlock only after the student completes the previous one.
  4. Unlock Sequentially: Lessons unlock in sequence as previous ones are completed.
  5. Unlock by Score: Quizzes unlock when a certain score is achieved in the preceding quiz.
  6. After Finishing Prerequisites: Lessons with prerequisites unlock only after those prerequisites are completed.

How Does This Impact aptLearn Students?

Positive Impacts

  1. Structured Learning: Students appreciate the curriculum’s organization, leading to better course completion rates.
  2. Community Building: The drip feature allows students to be on the same page, making discussions more relevant and engaging.
  3. Accountability and Motivation: Knowing that the next module is unlocking soon can spur students to complete current lessons.

Negative Impacts

  1. Less Flexibility: Faster learners might find the pacing a bit slow.
  2. Potential for Procrastination: The set schedule may lead some students to procrastinate.

Effective Deployment Scenarios for aptLearn Instructors

Scenario 1: Mastery Courses

For comprehensive courses that require deep understanding, ‘Unlock by Completion’ ensures that the student has grasped the fundamentals before moving on.

Scenario 2: Skill Development

In courses like ‘Learning to Code’ or ‘Digital Marketing,’ using the ‘Specific Days After Enrollment’ model gives learners time to practice and absorb the material.

Scenario 3: Exam Prep Courses

For courses that are preparatory for exams, ‘Unlock by Score’ can be a powerful motivator for students to achieve the required marks.


The introduction of Lessons Content Drip at aptLearn aims to enhance the educational journey of both our instructors and students. It’s a thoughtful feature designed to match the pacing needs of various learners and to give instructors the power to guide their students more effectively.

By understanding and utilizing the Content Drip feature, instructors at aptLearn can create a more impactful, engaging, and successful learning experience. It’s not just about teaching; it’s about teaching smart. And at aptLearn, we give you the tools to do just that.