With the ongoing and rapid changes presented to the children’s activity sector by COVID-19, we know many of you are facing the biggest challenges in the history of your business. At BusyBee, we have been hard at work thinking of innovative ways to help keep your classes running. We know many have moved their classes into the virtual world, so our product team has been busy working to produce our latest booking system feature - online classes! In this blog post, we want to share how we can help your business get ready to open its digital doors and allow you to seamlessly run classes online.
Opening the digital doors of your business may seem like a daunting task but with our invite function, you can invite parents with the link to your online class with a few simples steps. Following this, parents will receive an invitation straight to their devices to signup to your class and start taking part.
It’s really that simple but let's provide you with more insights into how this feature can benefit your business. We have developed this feature with many benefits for you in mind but here’s our top 3:
- Stay connected with your community. Your business prides itself on its community and with online classes, you can stay connected with pupils and parents throughout this time. Not only does it allow you to continue running classes, it also allows you to continue giving quality feedback, educating children and developing your pupils - the list is endless!
Maintain your cash flow. You’re already able to charge for these classes through our system, so focus your time and energy into delivering great sessions that will maintain your cash flow. Parents will value your skills and be prepared to commit to sending their children to your classes if it is easy for them to do.
Run your classes any time, anywhere. Enjoy the flexibility that online classes provide you for managing your schedule. Take classes wherever and whenever suits you - whether it's in the living room or the garden - our online feature means you can still teach while on the go.
Our system aims to have you running online classes in a few simple steps.
- Create an activity like normal. And from within 'further details' post a link to your online streaming system of your choice.
- Use an online streaming service of your choice. For example if you are using Zoom, you’ll be able to include all meeting details including time and meeting ID. As with any classes you run using our system, you’ll be able to access a register of children who will be attending online classes so you know who will be turning up.
- Use our invite function to invite any existing parents to signup for your activity
If you’re thinking about running online classes and you’re not sure if it’s the right thing to do, why not speak with us? We can provide you with some helpful tips and ideas around how this feature could help you. You can find out more about how the online classes feature works and how it can assist your business by messaging us here