The Participant Funded Model to Unlimited Use of Xorro-Q

Xorro-Q can be accessed:

  • COMPLETELY FREE to both facilitator and participants but within limits (see Free Facilitators),
  • or FACILITATOR PLANS provide Facilitators with unlimited questions per month but limit the maximum audience size to 30, 3000 or 3000 (see Facilitator Plans), 
  • or PARTICIPANT ACCESS FEES can enable Xorro-Q use by Facilitators without any limits either to class size or to volume of use.  The following article explains how to go about this.

Participant Access Fees explained

Unless you specify otherwise, when Participants access your activities they will not be asked to pay anything.  

Participant Plus:

Some of your Participants might choose to purchase a premium "Participant Plus" account.  This provides them with a personal login to Xorro-Q through which they can access their past activity results.  This is the only benefit these participants have over non-paying participants.

As a bonus to the Facilitator, any participants who have purchased Participant Plus accounts will not be included in the participant count for your audience size limit.  For example:  If you are a Free facilitator, your audience size is limited to 30 "free"participants +10% tolerance = 33 maximum.  The 34th "free" participant will be presented with a "session full" screen when attempting to access the activity.  However, if your audience includes some participants who have Plus accounts, these will not be included in the limit.  So hypothetically, you might have 30 "free" and 70 "Plus" participants in an audience of 100, yet still be a free facilitator.

Group Access Fees:

If you want to make use of Participant Plus account holders to extend your use of your Free Facilitator account, then you will need to direct your participants to purchase a Plus account.  However, so long as you have some participants who are not paying, you will continue to be limited to the monthly question limit which applies to Free Facilitators.  If on the other hand you limit access to only paying participants, you can avoid this limit as well.  To achieve this, you need to use a Group Access Fee.  Here's how:

  1. Create a group for your fee-paying participants (or you can use an existing group, but be aware that the fee policy applies only to new members as they join thr group)
  2. Create a Fee Policy (you can choose the price paid)
  3. Assign the Fee Policy with the group
  4. When you run your activity, ensure it is assigned to the group, AND
  5. Ensure that the activity is accessed "by selected group only" (ie not "ID only", not "alias only" and not "ID or alias").

When your participants follow the link to the target activity, they will be asked to login.  If they have not already become paying members of your group, they will be directed to a payment gateway to perform the purchase.  On completion, they will be redirected to your activity's opening page.

Note that if you do not assign the activity to the access-fee paying group, and limit access to the activity to only that group, then your usual Free Facilitator limits will apply.  

Setting up Group Access Fees:

You may want to charge a fee for students to access an activity or a set of activities.  For example, this might any one or combination of the following:

  • A fee collected by Xorro from participants, to enable unlimited use of Xorro-Q, instead of your subscribing to a paid Facilitator Plan (Compare Plans);
  • A fee collected by Xorro-Q or by a content partner for special content (eg activities or questions), for which participants must pay;
  • A fee which your institution needs to collect from every participant in an activity or course: for example a course fee.

In Xorro-Q this is done using a Fee Policy.

A fee policy defines how participants will be asked to pay for membership in a specified group.  Once a fee poloicy is created, it can be assigned to as many groups as required.   There is no limit to how many fee policies your organisation might have.  

A minimum fee applies of US$4.95 per participant.  This amount is recovered by Xorro to compensate for the unlimited use of Xorro-Q.  Fees higher than this amount are shared between Xorro and the Institution.  Tell us your specific requirements.

Every participant who pays any fee under a Fee Policy will automatically receive a Participant Plus account at no added charge (value US$4.95).  If a participant wishes to join several groups with different Fee Policies applied to them, then a fee will apply for each group joined (ie there is no credit on earlier fees paid).  However if several groups have the same fee policy assigned to them, then the Participant will only have to pay that Fee policy one time; activities running for other groups using the same Fee Policy can be accessed by this Participant (if he/she is a member) without paying further fees.

 See Also:  Setting up Fee Policies

To set up a Fee Policy:

  • Log in (as an Institution Manager) to;
  • In the Participants tab, select "Manage Fee Policies";
  • Any existing Fee Policies will be listed hereand can be edited from here.  Press "Create" to set up a new Fee Policy";
  • Give your Fee Policy a name;
  • Enter a value to be charged to every student (currency can be changed if need be);
  • Enter any text which you want to appear to participants on the page where they are asked to pay this fee.  This text can include hyperlinks to supporting pages and resources - see  Adding a hyperlink to the Fee Policy text;
  • Click "Create" when ready....
  • Your Fee Policy has been added to the list, and may now be assigned to Groups.

To assign a Fee Policy to groups:

  • Select the Fee Policy;
  • Click on the "Assign to Groups" button;
  • Select the groups to which you want this policy to be applied;
  • Click on "Update" at the foot of the page to save the selection.

See also:  

Self-Enrolling ParticipantsSelf-Enrolling Participants to a Fee-Paying Group

The Participant Funded Model to Unlimited Use of Xorro-Q

Participant Plus Accounts



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