A massive thank you to those brave souls who have already signed up to do the Off-Grid Astrology Course. I hope you’re enjoying it and learning loads of useful stuff! This post will show you how to get the most out of studying on Payhip and give everyone else a peek behind the scenes so you can see how this course thing works.
The first thing you’ll see is the sign-up page for the course. This is where you create your student account so you can manage your access to the course – or courses, if I do more! The first page on your account shows your products and a menu in the top right corner where you can change your settings and log out. There’s also a link to my contact page so you can get in touch if you need help.
In the settings you can access your certificates, change your details, upload an image, set notifications, and delete your account. To get back to the main screen, click your name at the top. To access the course, click on the course image in your products which takes you to the course player:
When you start the course, the player opens at the first lesson in the first module. Once you have worked your way through a few lessons, the player should open where you left off. On a desktop, the modules are listed down the left-hand side, and the course content is displayed in a window on the right. The modules can be expanded to show the lessons:
You can see here that the Introduction has been completed because it has a little tick in its circle, and the remaining lessons are still to do. When you finish a lesson, you can click the button in the top right corner that says ‘Complete & Continue’ and this will take you to the next lesson.
The player window can be expanded on a desktop to full screen so you can concentrate on the content more easily. Click on the arrows in the box next to the ‘Complete & Continue’ button. You can increase the font size in your browser if you need to as well.
If you’re doing the course on a tablet or phone, the modules and lessons will be hidden in a menu at the top of the screen. Clicking on that will open the module list, or you can simply click ‘Complete & Continue’ at the top of the screen to go to the next lesson.
Some of the lessons include downloads of documents for the course, such as calculation sheets and information about time zones. And in the resources at the end, you can download a pdf of the whole course so you can go through it again whenever you want.
As you work through the lessons, you may notice that some are marked as prerequisites – which means you must complete them before you can do what comes next. For the Off-Grid Astrology Course, the prerequisites are the Chart Calculation Test and the quiz that follows it. This is because you need the details of these charts in order to answer the quizzes in the later modules.
Of course, there’s nothing to stop you guessing the answers in the quizzes and getting a low score. But what’s the point? You can whizz through the whole course and hit random answers just to get to the end, but you won’t learn anything.
To get the most out of this course, or any course online, you need to put some effort into it. Don’t just read the information and hope for the best with the quizzes. You’ll get more out of it if you take it seriously and engage with the content. If you really want to learn, get a notebook for the course and write stuff down!
You can take notes on your phone or computer if you want to, but nothing beats having a physical notebook full of the things you have learned. Maybe I’m old fashioned, but physically writing stuff down really does help you to remember it. Even scientists agree!
If you make good notes as you work through the lessons, the quizzes will be a breeze. You can check your notes to remind yourself of key points and you won’t have to guess. The quizzes are all multiple choice, usually with one right answer, although some have multiple correct answers. Pick the one(s) you think is correct and click Submit:
Clearly, the above answer is wrong! When this happens, the quiz displays the correct answer and explains why it’s right:
When you get the right answer, the quiz gives you a green tick and an explanation for the correct answer:
At the end of each quiz, you get a score and all the answers are displayed so you can see how you got on. You can retake the quiz if you would like to improve your score.
Finally, when you get to the end of the course and you’ve completed all the lessons in every module, you can download a certificate. It’s nothing fancy – just a certificate of completion to acknowledge all your hard work. If you miss the screen that pops up with the link to the certificate, you can download it from the menu in the top left corner.
This is also where you’ll find the link that takes you back to the dashboard of your account.
If you would like to repeat any of the lessons, you can find them in the menu or search in the dropdown list. Then click the button that says ‘Mark Incomplete’ at the top right of the screen. This removes the little tick on the lesson menu, allowing you to access the content again.
The player is easy and intuitive to use and you should be able to concentrate on the course content without getting side-tracked looking for stuff or getting confused. But if you do get stuck and would like some help, you can get in touch via the contact page linked on the menu in your account.
Details on the course here: The Off-Grid Astrology Course
Note: if you would rather have the Off-Grid Astrology Course in book form, you will get your wish soon. Watch this space…