Features

We make increasing enrollments impossibly simple.

Online registration • Mobile registration • Marketing

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Simple tools for online class registration to get the job done quickly, saving time and money

We know you’re busy, so we’ve spent countless hours building simple, but powerful tools to help programs like yours to connect with their students. Here are just a few of the features we offer to help you save time and money.

Online Registration & Payment Processing Online registration made simple with payment processing built right in. Learn More Grow Enrollments Our mission is to help you grow enrollments and we've designed the company around that idea. Learn More Friends & Family Registration Registrants can easily add multiple adults and children to their accounts, making it easy to sign everyone up at once. Learn More Mobile Registration Catalogs look great on all smartphones and tablets, making it a pleasure for anyone to register on-the-go. Learn More Email Marketing Email all your students at once or send updates to one roster at a time. Learn More Much, much more... Waiting lists, stored credit cards for repeat students, promo codes, and more. Learn More
Online Registration

It starts with online registration that’s impossibly simple.

The more steps there are in the registration process, the less people will actually finish registering, so we designed CourseStorm to be simple. Just a few clicks and your students are done, increasing your enrollments with no additional work on your part.

Payment Processing & Direct Deposit

If you’ve ever taken credit cards online, you know about the hassles involved. Security certificates, encryption, PCI compliance, and merchant accounts can be a nightmare. Thankfully, we deal with all the technical details so you don’t have to.

Once your payments go through, we’ll deposit the funds right into your bank account and email you a receipt complete with all the details.

Grow Enrollments

Making education accessible is at the heart of our company.

So, whenever we see an opportunity to help you increase your reach, we jump at the chance.  That’s why we designed an impossibly simple registration process to increase enrollments, created payment plans to make pricier classes more approachable, offer built-in email marketing at no additional cost, and have automated best practices to cancel fewer classes.

It’s also why at CourseStorm, we only succeed when you succeed.

Friends & Family Registration

We know as well as you do that classes are social occasions.  If I want to take a painting class, I’m definitely bringing my friends along too.  With friends and family registration, it’s easy to add anyone you like to your circle of friends, any of whom can be added to your registration with a single click.

Do you cater to families?  Your parents will love how simple it is to keep everyone under a single account, making it easy to register the whole family for activities in one fell swoop.

Mobile Registration

More than 30% of website visits are made on mobile devices.  If your site’s not ready, these visitors won’t stay long.  Luckily, we’ve designed a first-rate experience just for mobile users.

No matter what smartphone or tablet they use, your students will be able to browse your offerings and register seamlessly on-the-go.

Email Marketing

What’s a great registration experience if you can’t get the word out about your classes?  Email newsletters are great if you have the time, but how do you keep your list up to date?  Importing and exporting each time you have a registration is no fun at all, trust us.  So, we’ve done one better by building email tools right into CourseStorm.

Want to announce your new catalog?  Maybe there’s a fantastic class people will love.  With just 2 clicks, you can send an email to all of your students giving them the latest news about your program.

But, it doesn’t stop there.  We also know it’s important to keep in touch with students after they’ve registered as well.  Bad weather cancellations, changes in location, or maybe a quick reminder ahead of the first session — with CourseStorm you can shoot out an email to the entire class just in time.

Security

We take security seriously.  How seriously?

  • Data Centers

    Our servers are located in million dollar data centers surrounded by multi-tiered security systems.

  • Strong encryption

    All communication in and out of your catalog site is covered with 256-bit SHA-2 encryption.

  • Backups

    We maintain nightly and weekly backups of all data to ensure strict data integrity.

  • PCI Compliant

    Credit card information is received in a completely PCI compliant manner and encrypted such that even our company cannot see the full credit card number.

  • Stored cards in vault

    Registrants who choose to store their credit card for re-use are protected by the Braintree / PayPal vault system, a Level 1 PCI DSS Compliant service provider.  Learn more about Braintree / PayPal’s intensive security.

  • Time-tested

    Our team has been developing e-commerce software for more than 15 years, building the hard-earned trust of our customers.  We’ll be happy to do the same for you.

Cloud-based

With CourseStorm, there’s no software to install and nothing to update. Just jump on the web and log in. We handle the rest, no IT department required.

Unlimited, Sensational Support

There’s nothing worse than being stuck on the phone forever waiting to talk to someone, anyone, who knows what’s going on. We can’t stand it either.

That’s why we pride ourselves on sensational support from caring staff right here in Maine. How sensational? It may sound crazy, but if you’re curious about how we treat our customers, we recommend you call any of them and ask.

Just be gentle with their time, they’re busy growing their programs.  

Much, much more

There’s so much to CourseStorm, it’s hard to fit it on one page. Here are just a few other features we just couldn’t leave out.

  • Waiting Lists

    When a class fills up, we automatically close registration and allow students to sign up for the waiting list instead. If you decide to open up more space and let them in, they automatically come off the waiting list. It’s that simple.

    Learn more >

  • Customized Registration Forms

    One size does not fit all and we get that.  That’s why we’ve built in an impossibly simple way to customize your classes’ registration forms.

    Add new questions to your forms, automatically adjust pricing based on answers, and even make questions class-specific.  The power is in your hands.

    Learn more >

  • Promo Codes

    We know many programs like to offer discounts to select students. Maybe you’re running a special early bird sale or marketing discounts to entice select students? If that’s the case: our promo codes are the answer.

    Learn more >

  • Reporting

    Interested in getting a list of students? Maybe you’d like to pull a report on your registrations? Or how about a roster for just a single class? No problem. We have built-in Excel reports throughout the system so you can get right to the data you need.

  • Built-in Image Library

    Finding a photo for a class — it’s a pain. Or at least it was. We’ve built royalty-free image search right in so you have a constantly updating library of high-quality photos at your fingertips.

  • Payment Plans

    Painless payment plans used to be an oxymoron, but no longer!  Instead of manually tracking and following up with each student on their amount due, let us do the work for you.

    CourseStorm will easily create payment plans for a given student and automatically charge their card.  You just receive the deposits and the increased enrollments!

    Learn more >