How to build a course with Kajabi / Most Common Course Templates

Most Common Course Templates

Lesson Objectives:

In this lesson, you will:

  • Discover the 3 most popular course templates
  • Gain a deeper understanding of each template

There are several types of courses that people create on Kajabi. We offer templates for 3 of the most common courses creators make. Let’s dive into the templates available to you within the Kajabi platform to create courses.

Online Course

Brooke is an author that has written several books and she’s now excited to create her first course showing other people how they can write their first book. Creating her first course is easy since it’s very similar to writing a book or story. She starts by creating her outline and giving each module and lesson a title in Kajabi. Next she uploads her videos into each lesson and there’s a couple of lessons with a quiz too. Since this is a standard online course, she’s going to publish each module normally so that her customers can go through the course as quickly as they’d like. Setting modules to “published” will mean that a customer can skip ahead if they’d like and view any lesson in that module at any time. Just like purchasing a book, each lesson in her course is available for access as soon as they purchase.

Drip Course

For Brooke’s next project, she would like to work a little more closely with her students. This time she wants to use cohorts or groups of students that take her course together. She’s calling it the “2-Month First Draft Writing” course. There will be content unlocked each week so to keep things simple, she’s titled each module week 1, week 2, week 3, and so on until the last week, week 8. Since Brooke wants to have everyone start at the same time, she’ll need to go to her offer and set the start date there. This will make it so that people can purchase as soon as she’s made the offer available but they won’t be able to start the course until the date that she chooses. Drip courses are also great for fitness and diet challenges. If you want to reuse this product, I would recommend that you turn comments off in each lesson so that the course looks fresh for every new cohort. In Brooke’s scenario, she has also decided to have discussions every week where students get together with her. She’ll need to decide on whether she’ll want to combine her drip course with another product, such as a community, or if she’d like to have a live webinar using a third-party live video service such as Zoom.


Brooke’s Brother Diego is looking to use Kajabi and take his business online. Diego has been a strength and conditioning trainer for years now, training his clients at his private fitness gym. Now that he’s built a pretty good social media presence, he wants to take his gym membership online. Since he’ll be constantly updating the content and he’ll plan to interact with his members on a regular basis, he plans on using a subscription payment system as he uses at his gym. Some of the modules in his membership will include linear content, meaning that members will need to view the lessons in order. Other modules will include resources such as a video library, diet tips, and downloadable files. He’ll call it the Membership Plan. Later on down the road, Diego may even create different membership levels. Membership levels can include a package of products. For example, perhaps the next level includes the Black Belt Membership Plan and also his Fighting Spirit Coaching Program. A membership can take more work than a standard course but the benefit is that you can build a recurring income for years to come.

How to build a course with Kajabi / Most Common Course Templates

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