CourseStorm

CourseStorm

Impossibly Simple Course Enrollment Software

4.7/5 (16 reviews)

CourseStorm Overview

CourseStorm is a simple, cloud-based class registration system that offers a single platform from which to manage online course registration, marketing and payment processing. Incorporating built-in email marketing, payment processing and reporting technology, CourseStorm aims to deliver a powerful yet simple class registration solution.

CourseStorm equips users with the tools to manage individual and group registrations easily online, including class rosters, waitlists, class communication tools and customizable registration forms . CourseStorm also allows users to manage promotion codes, create payment plans and track memberships.

To further enhance the user experience, CourseStorm facilitates mobile registration. By promoting a mobile responsive design, CourseStorm enables prospective students to browse course catalogs and register for classes conveniently while they are on the move.

Pricing

Starting from
$3
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

CourseStorm Reviews

Overall rating
4.7/5
94% positive reviews
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Morgan D.

We love CourseStorm!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/02/24
Review Source: Capterra

I chose CourseStorm for our lifelong learning program because it has all the features I want and is very affordable. We take credit/debit card payments, both in-house and online, as well as cash and check payments for class enrollment. We can easily process all types of payment in one place and we only pay a percentage of the card payments. This makes the software very affordable. Because the online enrollment process is so much easier and user-friendly for our students, we have seen a drastic increase not only in total enrollments, but in online enrollments, which makes tracking rosters much easier for our staff. Students can also add themselves to waiting lists of full courses easily, so we have a very intuitive process for handling cancellations and enrolling new students. Refunds are very simple, too.

Overall, we find the software to be very simple to use, both on the staff side and the public side. The ease of the enrollment process gives our students a positive experience and encourages them to sign themselves and their friends up for multiple classes. If we've ever had an issue or question, CourseStorm staff has been absolutely wonderful in assisting us quickly. We could not be happier with our enrollment software!

Pros

We love the CourseStorm staff. They are not only helpful, but friendly and always get back to us so quickly! Even when we have suggestions for features or software updates, they take them seriously and let us know when they have been implemented!

Cons

There are some features we would still love to have, like a shopping cart, but it just doesn't stack up against the wonderful things we love about it!

Response from CourseStorm

Thank you, Morgan! We've been so happy working with Salina Public Library. Thank you for all you've done to help us make CourseStorm so useful for programs like yours.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Glory B.

Courestorm is the Fisher Price of Student Enrollment

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/05/31
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

I have trained several coworkers on using Courestorm and always emphasize that as long as you follow the prompts you will get where you need to go in this program. It's incredibly user-friendly and logically designed. We've also appreciated the consistent, high quality and speedy response from Courestorm when troubleshooting any issues we've had, which are few and far between. Ease of use, friendly customer support and lack of design clutter are my three favorite things about using this program.

Cons

When Courestorm transitioned away from email logins as the way to verify a student/their account, I have been running into more duplicate student accounts. I am grateful for how easy it is to merge accounts, but considering the breadth of duplicates am a little worried about these growing tumbleweeds in our student database. I am advocating for this software to be used in the larger library, which currently uses the Evanced program for library class registrations (Demco software). I wish Courestorm also had room/location reservation options so we could switch everybody over to this program. I also wish you could slide around uploaded images inside of the program so they didn't get cropped weirdly sometimes. I currently use an Indesign template to make sure all of the image crops are appropriate, which adds an extra step to my workflow.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Petra P.

CourseStorm software is good -- The CourseStorm team makes it great

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/02/05
Review Source: Capterra

The software may not work for everyone, but it meets the needs of my program. I have had nothing positive experiences with this company.

Pros

The software is great, but it's the top-notch, can-do attitude of the staff that makes the software great. When I need to solve a registration problem that I can't figure out, I email or call CourseStorm with the problem. CourseStorm does one of four things: 1) walk me through how to do it; or 2) they can quickly do on the back end what I do not have access to do as an end-user 3) tell me it can't be done, but then they problem solve with me to try to get me closer to a solution; or 4) they just go build a new feature. They are prompt in responding and they are just nice people to deal with.

Cons

There are some limitations to the software, but all software has limitations. I haven't found any cons about this software that I think are worth complaining about. Part of this is also due to the fact that the CourseStorm team sets very clear expectations with their clients. What they deliver is great, and they don't promise what they can't deliver.

Response from CourseStorm

Thank you, Petra! We appreciate your kind words (and review!) It's definitely people like you who inspire us to keep making CourseStorm better and better! We feel fortunate to have been chosen by Clover Park Technical College!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Brenda E.

Review of Coursestorm Software

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/03/13
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, the software works well. The catalog upload is easy. Customers would like to be able to register for multiple classes at one time--not individually. We have had a couple of instances where there were "glitches" in the software that Coursestorm was working on that caused registrations to "fall through the crack". We would have appreciated Coursestorm informing its customers that they are working on a problem with the software. It was only because we were experiencing a problem that we called customer support to find out that they had known about it already and were working on it.

Pros

Easy to upload catalog and edit classes. Report feature works well.

Cons

Customers can't register for multiple classes.

Response from CourseStorm

Hi Brenda,

Thanks for the review! Since your review of CourseStorm, we've added a shopping cart so your students can register for multiple classes and check out all in one go! We've also added ways for your program to send automatic reminders to anyone who has forgotten to check out.

I'm sorry to hear that you ran into issues with missing notifications for registrations. Typically when we've seen this in the past it's been around those notifications appearing in spam folders. I'm not sure if that was the case here or not, but regardless, I'll make sure to share your feedback with the Support team -- we're always looking for ways to improve! :)

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10
Devon O.

Great system: would love a few improvements :)

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/03/08
Review Source: Capterra

We recently switched over to course storm I think about 6 months ago. I love how easy/fast it is for parents to sign up their daughter for class. I also love how it saved their information making them save time for future class sign ups.

A few things I would love to see on course storm:
1. The ability to have a customer type in their email twice (this would avoid typos of the wrong email address which happens a lot!)
2. The ability to have plenty of customized registration forms and not have to use the initial form then add on. (Sometimes certain classes will require a completely different registration form but your system requires the basic form then having to add on. I would just like to make different registration forms and name them for classes). We do adult classes too and it's really hard to use that the way you guys have the forms set up.
3. Ability to receive the funds way before a week AFTER the class. For small businesses that require purchasing and prepping supplies way ahead of time this is hard to receive the money a week after the class.
4. For promo codes-can we please have the option to make a promo code for a certain class!?? Otherwise a customer could use the promo code for any (and as many as they desire!) as they like even though we may want a promo code only to be used for a certain class.
5. The ability to add sibling discount codes (separate from the promo codes). Maybe label it as sibling discount code?
6. Ability to close a class prior to the day of the class. Sometimes we need to close class way ahead of day to allow prepping etc. Would like to be able to set a closing date without having to go in and remember to do so manually for each class.

Pros

Ease of use for customer.

Cons

Items listed on my form in the first page of survey...

Response from CourseStorm

Hi Devon, since our customers are the most important thing to us, we are delighted to see your five stars in that area! We hope you're still feeling that even after a couple of years with us!

We're also happy that you and your customers have found CourseStorm so easy to use. You've provided a great list of possible features - we add every feature suggestion to our Ballot Box and will let you know when the development team gets to your requests.

As a side note, I'm pleased to say that since your review, we've features to offer more control over payouts, class specific promo codes, and automatic registration closing. I'll have the Support Team reach out to you soon with more details.

Whenever you have another suggestion, please let our support team know!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10

CourseStorm Pricing

Starting from
$3
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

CourseStorm offers a pay-as-you-go pricing model where users are charged only when they earn money. No fees due for cash or check payments collected.

CourseStorm asks students to pay a small fee for credit card registrations, or the organization can pay the convenience fee.

To learn more about CourseStorm's pricing model, contact CourseStorm directly.

CourseStorm Features

  • API
  • Course Catalog
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Calendar Management
  • Communication Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Learning Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Records Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Time & Attendance Tracking

Additional information for CourseStorm

Key features of CourseStorm

  • Activity management
  • Automatic backup
  • Contact management
  • Course catalog
  • Custom forms
  • Customizable questions
  • Data encryption
  • Discount management
  • Email marketing
  • Enrollment management
  • Family Tax Credit Reporting
  • Forms management
  • Image library
  • Incremental backup
  • PCI DSS compliance
  • Payment plans
  • Payment processing
  • Registration management
  • Reporting
  • Schedule Classes & Instructors
  • Security & encryption
  • Student management
  • Waiting lists

Benefits

  • Users can generate custom registration forms, providing users with the tools to adjust the information on registration forms conveniently.

  • CourseStorm offers a mobile responsive design, affording students the flexibility to register for classes on the move.

  • CourseStorm includes built-in payment processing, enabling users to accept online payments simply and securely.

  • CourseStorm facilitates effective email marketing, allowing users to send students course news, updates and reminders quickly and effectively.

  • CourseStorm is PCI compliant, ensuring all credit card information is received and encrypted securely.

  • CourseStorm FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for CourseStorm.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does CourseStorm offer?

    CourseStorm offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: $3

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    CourseStorm offers a pay-as-you-go pricing model where users are charged only when they earn money. No fees due for cash or check payments collected.

    CourseStorm asks students to pay a small fee for credit card registrations, or the organization can pay the convenience fee.

    To learn more about CourseStorm's pricing model, contact CourseStorm directly.

    Q. What are the main features of CourseStorm?

    CourseStorm offers the following features:

    • Activity management
    • Automatic backup
    • Contact management
    • Course catalog
    • Custom forms
    • Customizable questions
    • Data encryption
    • Discount management
    • Email marketing
    • Enrollment management
    • Family Tax Credit Reporting
    • Forms management
    • Image library
    • Incremental backup
    • PCI DSS compliance
    • Payment plans
    • Payment processing
    • Registration management
    • Reporting
    • Schedule Classes & Instructors
    • Security & encryption
    • Student management
    • Waiting lists

    Q. Who are the typical users of CourseStorm?

    CourseStorm has the following typical customers:

    Freelancers, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

    Q. What languages does CourseStorm support?

    CourseStorm supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does CourseStorm offer?

    CourseStorm has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does CourseStorm support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices CourseStorm supports

    Q. What other apps does CourseStorm integrate with?

    We do not have any information about what integrations CourseStorm has

    Q. What level of support does CourseStorm offer?

    CourseStorm offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support