If you use your mini-course for lead generation, such as collecting contact information from your customers, and you want to know immediately when they complete a course, this is for you.
Actually, you can automize this process directly on Mini Course Generator. With a specific option in the settings, you can receive all answers of a user upon course completion. Learn more.
However, if you would like to customize the notification e-mails, you can construct this process manually by using Pipedream. Pipedream is a tool for creating webhooks for free. If you do not have an account, create one from their website.
You can create “workflows” in Pipedream. A workflow represents an automated process that involves one or more webhooks. For your purpose, it is possible to create a workflow that will get your customers’ answers from a mini-course you choose and e-mail those answers to you.
Create a workflow by clicking the “New +” button.
Then, before you proceed, you can name your workflow from the upper left corner of the window as such.
You can select a “trigger” now. Choose “HTTP / Webhook”
Then, pick “HTTP Requests (Most Popular)”
In the upcoming window, leave the default settings as they are and click “Save and continue”
Pipedream will generate a custom URL for you and represent it as follows. Copy this URL.
Go back to Mini Course Generator, open your course, and click the settings icon.
Select “Webhook” and paste the URL in the provided region. Choose “Course Finish” and then click “Save”
Here comes the part where you test this webhook. Preview your mini-course and answer the questions in your mini-course for testing. Then, head back to Pipedream. Click “Select Event”
The trial you made will be visible there; select “POST” as follows.
Your test answers on your mini-course will be sent to Pipedream.
You can view the related data listed according to card ID under event>body>cards.
You can view the data that belong to a card by clicking its ID. Your test answers will be visible there as such. Click “Continue”
Then, in the upcoming window, select “Send Email”
In the upcoming window, you can write down the format of the “Subject” and “Text” of the e-mail you will receive, as you wish.
It is possible to customize the subject of the e-mail with each customer’s input separately. In other words, when a customer completes a course, you can see a specific input in the e-mail subject. For an example of filling these regions, watch the video below.
When you fill the “Subject” and “Text” fields, click “Test” to send the test e-mail.
For a customized HTML view in your mail text, you can fill the optional “HTML” field instead of “Text”
Then, check your mailbox. The e-mail you receive should look like this:
Finally, go back to Pipedream and click “Deploy” to finish your workflow.
Congratulations, you are done!
- If the cards you ask for contact information are located in the midst of your mini-course, and you would like to get notified when someone answered these cards, even if they did not complete the whole course, you can choose “card end” in the webhook settings.
However, in this scenario, for each card answered, you will get another e-mail, which can be drudging.
- It is recommended to choose either “Card End” or “Course Finish” in the webhook settings. Choosing both may complicate the results.
- If you definitely need an answer to a question, it is best to make that question mandatory; so that your audience can not proceed without answering that question. Click the settings icon located at the bottom of your question card, and make sure that the card is mandatory.
- It is essential to sign-up to Pipedream with the e-mail to which you want to get your notifications. Because you will not be able to set a different e-mail for your automation afterward.
- Pipedream will currently let you get up to 333 e-mails per day for free. However, you need to proceed with a premium plan for increasing invocations.
- An alternative tool to Pipedream is Zapier. It is a well-known tool for webhooks, however they do not offer a free plan. You can check out their website for detailed information.
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