What happens if I don't subscribe to an Educator Account after my free trial ends?

All educators can sign up for a free, 30-day trial to try out OpenLearning. You can subscribe to an Educator Account by clicking the subscribe button on the banner inside your course at any time during your trial.

If you choose to subscribe, your subscription will be activated once you complete the payment process.

Note: These fees do not apply to educators who are attached to an educational institution that has an agreement with OpenLearning. If you’re delivering courses on behalf of an educational institution then you should contact the institution so that they can link your account to their OpenLearning institution. 

To learn more about our educator pricing, click here.


What happens if I don't subscribe once the trial ends?

If you decide not to subscribe to an Educator Account, once your trial ends, you will no longer be able to access any course that you are an admin of.

If there aren't any remaining admins in the course with a paid Educator Account, the course would be turned offline.

Example 1: You are the ONLY ADMIN of your course and you don't subscribe to an Educator Account

  • Your course would be turned offline
  • You would no longer be able to access your course content, activities, student learning artefacts, data, enrolment information
  • Any existing students would no longer be able to access your course
  • New students would not be able to enrol in your course

Example 2: There is AT LEAST ONE OTHER ADMIN in your course who has subscribed to an Educator Account

  • Your course would remain online
  • You would no longer be able to access your course content, activities, student learning artefacts, data, enrolment information
  • You would be listed as an inactive course admin within the course
  • Any existing students would be able to access your course as normal
  • New students would be able to enrol in your course as normal

What happens if I decide to subscribe to an Educator Account in the future?

If you decide at a later date to subscribe to an Educator Account, you can do this by logging in and accessing a course where you were an educator.

Once you have subscribed, you will regain access to any course that you were an admin of (you will now move from being an inactive admin to an active admin).

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  • Hi, does the payment per admin or per course that we've created? 

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  • Hi. Can I confirm that if I have a course,  that I have created and am the only Administrator but I have allocated a number of people to be Facilitator of their classes, that I have to pay per facilitator or they will be locked out in 28 days?

    I have read the link below and everything I can find on the upcoming changes and was about to pay for myself then a facilitator showed me that they were being asked to subscribe as well. These people (facilitators) are not creating or editing courses, they are simply inviting people to the classes. Thanks for your response in advance so we can make a decision. 

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    • Hi Citipointe Church Instructor ! Yes all course admins, facilitators and assessors require their own Educator Account to have access to the administrator or facilitator tools within any courses.

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    • Brooke Hahn Thanks Brooke

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  • What features are being rolled out that make a subscription worthwhile? 

    Right now I feel like "OpenLearning" just became "ClosedLearning" because what I was doing with my classes is now going to cost me as an educator. 

    are many other platforms out there that are free still, I just preferred to use OpenLearning because it was my favorite of the free options.   What are you doing with all the additional funding you will be getting from us as subscribers that will make your platform far outweigh any of my free options?

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    • Hi Kekoa Bay , thanks for your feedback on our pricing changes.

      Unfortunately we can’t share specifics on our feature roadmap, however you can see highlights of some of the features we released in 2018 on our learning hub, as well as suggest and vote for features here.

      As outlined in our email (and posted here as well), offering the platform for free to educators has been a significant cost to us, and unfortunately not something we can sustain. Introducing subscription pricing means we can continue offering our platform to educators, and enable them to design great courses for their students.

      That being said, we also understand that paying for a subscription may not be for everyone.

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