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Spaces (deprecated)

Updated on 7 Nov 2023

What is a Space?

A Space is also known as a 'zenlearn forum'. For example, 'zenlearn space' or 'virtual space', 'online space', or 'virtual classroom' - many names, same thing.

It's a closed website, where your customers can access Content such as video, audio, PDF, etc. - that you provide for them, as well as a discussion forum (if you let them have one), and a list of other members.

It's sort of like a simple Facebook Group that you control.

You can associate a product with a Space, such that people who purchase that product automatically get access to the Space. This is how an online course is delivered, but you can also use it as an add-on to a webinar course or a physical course or seminar.

You can have multiple products associated with the same Space. This is useful if they're different classes for the same course, so they should have access to the same content and the same forums. It's also useful if you have different levels of the same basic product - a basic version and a deluxe version, which gives access to additional content and features.

Within a Space you can differentiate access based on which products they have bought to gain access, allowing you to differentiate between classes or levels of a product.

Creating a Space

  1. Select Content from your Simplero Dashboard.
  2. You will automatically be in the Spaces area.
  3. In the upper left-hand corner select "Create a new space"
  4. Give your Space a name.
  5. Select the Access Control.
  6. Upload a header image that will appear in your Space.
  7. Upload a card image. 
  8. Set your front page options: You can either leave the box checked and add content to the box below or if you uncheck the box the first content page will become your front page. 
  9. Scroll down and select the "Create Space" button to save

Adding Content Pages and Material

  1. Select the Space you want to work on
  2. Click on the "Content Tab" in the Spaces sidebar
  3. Select "Add a new page"
  4. Complete the information:
    • Name your page
    • Select a Page type
    • Content: This is boxes of copy and media files you choose
    • Blog: Blog page just like you would have on your website
    • Forum: Here you or your participants can post questions and comment
    • Select the Create page button
  5. Select the "Add content block" link
  6. A content block will appear and you can now...
    • Type header text
    • Add body copy
    • Load a media file such as an MP3, MP4, PDF (5GB limit) - Note that these files can only be added via the Media File below the body box
    • Connect a Worksheet 
    • Select the "Save Changes" button
  7. Repeat steps 5-6 until you have all your Content on the page.
  8. Repeat steps 3-4 until all Pages have been created.

To Create Subpage

  • Select the + next to the page name and a subpage will be created. 

Understanding Settings of Content Pages

When a Page is selected you will see 3 blue tabs:

  1. Content
  2. Activity
  3. Settings - You are able to change the name of the page, the page type, and if participants can comment.
    • At the bottom of the Settings tab, you will see a section titled Publish status and access control. This is where you will determine who can view your pages and how. There are 3 options:
      • Draft: This page is only viewable to admins on your account.
      • Published: This means it is viewable at all times and promptly to everyone you decide. When you select the published option a sub-option will appear called Who should have access to this page? Here you have 2 options:
        • Available to everyone who can access this space - This is determined by connecting the space to a product or list via the content tab within the list (see Product guide or List guide)
        • Only available to customers who purchased the following product(s) - When this is selected a list of all your products will appear and you can choose which products are able to view this page. 
      • Auto-publish: Allows you to determine when the page becomes viewable and to whom through either a trigger, automation, or email broadcast

Duplicating a Space

  1. Select the Content section from your Simplero Dashboard
  2. You will automatically be in the Spaces area
  3. Locate the Space you want to duplicate and click on it
  4. Be sure you are in the Summary screen
  5. Select the "Duplicate space" button in the upper right-hand corner 

You will receive an email letting you know when the space duplication is completed. From there you will be able to edit the Space just as you would any other including updating the name and the Space URL.