This page offers you tips for navigating the school platform. It is optimized to be viewed on a desk or lap top computer. You can also download or view this information as a PDF, which may make it easier to read if you are on a tablet or mobile devise.
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4. Restart the device (it's a cliche but it works!)
5. If possible, try a different device.
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Finding Your Class or Weave-Along
When you arrive at The Yarnworker School, you’ll see all of the weave-alongs and classes that are currently available. To make sure you’re seeing the full number of available courses, click All Courses in the upper left- hand corner.
Joining Your Class or Weave-Along
Once you’ve chosen your class or weave-along, click on the course that you wish to take. This will take you to the curriculum page for that course or weave-along.
On the curriculum page, you’ll see more information about the course and instructor. Specifically, you can read the course overview, explore the course lesson-by-lesson, and learn more about the instructor.
From here, you can purchase the course or weave-along by clicking the enroll or buy button. Some classes include a free trial if you would like to see a bit of the class before you enroll.
Next, you will be asked to create a Thinkific account, or sign in if you already have one. If you don’t already have a Thinkific account, create a new account and sign up.
If you already have a Thinkific account, click Sign In and then enter your email and password.
The Thinkific account is free and lets you keep track of all of your courses in one place - it also saves your place in each course, you can dive right back in.
Paying for Your Course
If the course you chose requires a fee, after you sign up or sign in to Thinkific, you will be asked to confirm your purchase. Confirm that you are registering for your desired course, and click Checkout.
Next, you will be asked for payment information. Enter your payment information, and click purchase. You can pay via PayPal or Stripe.
Once you’ve purchased or joined your course, you can view your receipt by clicking View Your Order Receipt or dive into your course by clicking Start Learning.
Starting Your Course
Once you’ve purchased or joined your desired weave-along or course, you can dive right in by clicking the button that says Start Learning. This will bring you to the beginning of the course.
FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND A COURSE
The Course Sidebar
The sidebar on the left-hand side of the course page is there to help you navigate around the course. On the sidebar, you’ll find the Chapters in the course, your Achievements & Progress through the course, and the course Discussions.
Each course and weave-along is divided into chapters to make progressing through it easier.
To see the chapters in the course, simply click Chapters on the left-hand sidebar. This will show all of the chapters in the course on the sidebar, and bring you into the chapter you’re currently working through.
In this example, the chapters are: Welcome to the Four Looks Kitchen Towels Weave-Along, Celebrate and Chat, Warping Tips, Weaving Tips, and Finishing Tips. Each chapter is further broken down into lessons, which we’ll cover in a little bit.
Achievements & Progress
The Achievements & Progress tab is where you can track your progress through the course, and see how much of the course you have left to complete. If I add new information, which I'm apt to do it will mess up this calculation, so you may find that you have more to complete when you return to your course. Think of this as a good thing. ;)
On the left-hand sidebar, under the navigation tabs, there is a Search by Lesson Title drop-down menu. If you’re looking for a specific lesson in the course, this is a handy way to search.
The Discussion button is where you can ask a question. Before you do so, scroll through the questions that have already been asked. Another weaver may have asked a similar question and received an answer. You can always ask for a clarification on an existing question, or if your question isn't covered, ask a new question.
Using the Course
Lessons & Completing Lessons
Each chapter in the course or weave-along is divided into lessons. Each lesson is a unit in the larger chapter. To view a lesson, click on the title of the chapter to show all of the lessons in that chapter, and then click on the title of the lesson. This will bring the lesson up on the right.
When you have completed a lesson, click the green Next button at the bottom right of the screen. This will mark the lesson as complete, and show you the remaining lessons in the chapter.
To work on the next lesson, simply click Next again to be taken to the next uncompleted lesson, or click on the title of the lesson to be taken to a specific lesson.
Reviewing a Lesson
If you would like to review a lesson that you have already completed, click on the lesson title.
Once you enter a lesson that you’ve previously completed, you’ll see a second green button at the bottom right of the screen. This new button will say Mark as Incomplete to continue to review, or you can click Next.
Returning to your Lesson or Weave-Along
Since, you probably won’t be completing an entire weave-along or course in one sitting, you can always come back. Thinkific will keep track of where you were.
To come back to a course, go to yarnworker.thinkific.com
Click Sign In, and sign into your Thinkific account.
This will bring you to your Student Dashboard. From there you can see all of the courses in which you are enrolled. Select the course you want to continue and click Resume Course, and you will be brought to your latest incomplete lesson in the course.