*Please note: if you teach an institution course and your institution disabled the course invitation function, you will not be able to invite people to your course.
Method #1- If you need to invite quite a few people to your course or you only have a public CN account, the easiest solution is to set a PIN Code for your course and use your regular email to invite course members.
STEP1: Go to the Basic Course Settings page. Choose Pin Code as the course access setting and set up a 4-digit PIN.
STEP2: Send an email to the people you would like to invite. In this email, include the course URL and the pin (hint: you can always find the course URL and the PIN on the About page from the left course menu).
When your invitees receive the email, they will:
STEP1: Go to your course page. If they do not have a CN account, they will need to sign up CN (step-by-step guide). If they have already had a CN account, they will log in.
STEP2: Enter the course PIN and click "JOIN COURSE". Then they will become a member of your course.
Method #2- You can also invite course members from the “Invite a Member” function.
*Please note: beginning Dec 2019, this feature is only available to licensed institution users and premium CN account. Public users will have to upgrade their CN account to premium account or use Method #1 explained above.
STEP1: Click the "Invite a Member" link from the course settings drop-down or the top part of the Roster page.
STEP2: Complete the invitation form and send it.
Note: for email security reasons, we do not allow instructors to modify the default email content.
The invitees will then receive a course invitation email from CN and they follow the instructions on the email to sign up/log in CN and join your course.