How to add participants to your program
There are a few ways to add participants to your program which can depend on the privacy status of your program space:
Share a public registration page with your audience. For this use the shareable link to your program circle - if you have a registration page it will first take the users through the registration process.
Use this option if you have an OPEN or PAID program with a registration page. This option can't be used with PRIVATE programs to which you can only invite people individually.
Send direct individual invitations (you need to know the email address of the people you're inviting).
You can use this option with all types of programs: OPEN, PAID AND PRIVATE.
Let's explore both options:
Share your program/registration page with your audience
Once inside your parent space, click on Manage on the top menu and select the Main settings tab. To share your program with your audience you can find the Shareable link to it in the upper right corner. If you have a registration page the link to your program space will take the participants to the registration page first.
Here's the video explanation for you on how to find the SHAREABLE LINK:
Send individual invitations
Once inside, click on the Invite button towards the upper right hand side of the menu.
In the pop up window, you'll be able to add the username or email address of the people you want to add. You can also copy / paste a list comma or space separated email addresses from an Excel or CSV file for example.
If the person you're adding already has an account on Sutra, they will automatically be added to the circle and can access it from their homepage.
Individual invitation for an OPEN or PRIVATE program:
Individual invitation for a PAID program:
You can invite people to your paid program circle with a special price or even for free.
The invitees will receive a unique invitation to register with the email that you used to add them.
Program with a registration page
If you have an OPEN program with a registration page: you can use both options - share the registration page with the audience (use the shareable link) and invite people individually.
If you have a PAID program with a registration page: you can use both options - share the registration page with the audience (use the shareable link) and invite people individually.
If you have a PRIVATE program with a registration page: you can only invite people using individual invitations.
If you have a registration page it will only be visible to the new members before they get registered for Sutra. If the invited member already has an account on Sutra, this person will become a member without seeing the registration page.
You don't need the registration page if your program is private since it will not be visible to the general public.
Only members invited by the manager will get into a private program space through individual invitations only.
Program without a registration page:
If you have an OPEN program without a registration page:
this program will look like an open website open for everyone. People who have the shareable link will get right into the program space (without creating an account on Sutra). But if they want to participate in the discussions they will still have to create an account on Sutra.
If you have a PAID program without a registration page: even if you don't want to create a registration page, a simple registration page will be shown by default because members need to register for Sutra to be able to pay for the program.
If you have a PRIVATE program without a registration page: you don't need the registration page if your program is private since it will not be visible to the general public.
Only those invited by the manager will get into a private program space.
Non-invited people will see an empty page even if they get a link to your private space: