Sequential Drip Content is a useful tool that will help you to provide a proper flow of the education process.
To activate Drip Content Feature, click STM LMS > LMS Settings > Addons. Enable the Drip Content addon and click on the Gear icon.
There are several options for how you can set the sequence for course content.
If you open the Sequential Drip Content menu from the dashboard and enable the option Lock lessons sequentially. Lessons will be locked in terms of the order and students will not be able to get access to the second lesson until they complete the first one.
You can use the Lock lesson before it starts option, so the lesson will be locked till its start time. Go to the Lesson editing page (Select Lesson > Edit > Lesson Settings), and in lesson settings specify the start date and time.
The lesson will be unlocked at its start time (for example at 6:50 PM as on screenshot), until then students will be able to track the countdown.
The screenshoot takent from the Masterstudy theme
Another option, that you can use is to unlock the lesson after a certain time after the purchase. Just enable this function in the Lesson Settings section.
During this time students will see the countdown until the lesson start time.
Plus, you can set the sequence depending on your preferences and course requirements.
On the course editing page, go to Sequential Drip Content and add a parent lesson and child lesson. Find additional settings on the Edit Course page (STM LMS > Courses > Select a course > ContentDrip).
Add lesson dependency, enter the lesson title in the field provided, and select the item from the drop-down menu.
Students will unlock the next lesson only after they complete the parent one. As soon as you set up the sequence of the lessons, lessons that are not available will be marked as locked.