Creating a Course Bundle

This article provides information and guidance on a portion of the Absorb LMS Admin Experience that is now upgraded to the refreshed Admin Experience (AE).

Please visit our Absorb Admin Refresh Checklist article for more details about what is available with the free Absorb Admin Experience upgrade.



A Course Bundle allows for training such as Online Courses and ILC's to be bundled into one enrollment package. The Courses within a Course Bundle will be grouped together and then separated out as individual Courses once the User has enrolled. The Course Bundle will not be listed as training in the User's My Courses or on their Transcripts upon completion, only the individual Courses completed will be listed on the User Transcript. 

Important Notes

Here are a few things regarding Course Bundles you may want to consider:

  • The Access Date and Expiration Date of the individual Online Courses will be ignored. For example, if an Online Course has an access date of August 13th, yet the Course Bundle has an access date of May 15th then that Online Course will be available to Learners enrolled in the Course Bundle on May 15th.
  • Due Dates attached to Online Courses within a Course Bundle will be ignored and the Learners will not be required to complete the course by a specific Due Date. 
  • Online Course and Instructor-Led Course Enrollment Message Templates will be overridden by the Course Bundle settings. This means that the learners will receive the Course Bundle enrollment message only, regardless of the Enrollment emails assigned to the Courses within the Course Bundle. 

Course Bundles

The following steps will walk through setting up a Course Bundle. These are required steps for creating a Course Bundle; for additional options and common settings in all Course types, please see the Course Settings article.   

How to Create a Course Bundle

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Step 1

Sign in to your Admin portal, select Courses from the Courses section of the Admin Menu.

Step 2

Then select Add Course Bundle in the right side Action Menu.

Step 3

This will launch the Add Course Bundle workspace, where the Admin can begin adding the General information. 

Step 4

After entering in the General information about the Course Bundle, the next section Courses is where the Online Courses and Instructor-Led Courses are added to the Course Bundle. Select the Add Courses button to begin adding your training to the Course Bundle. 

Step 5

Continue setting up the Curriculum using the different Course Settings

Use Case

Below are some examples of client use cases. 

Use Case Examples 

1. Course Bundles are a great tool for clients who sell training and would like to offer their clients deals on multi-training purchases. For instance, a User can purchase 5 Online Courses in a Course Bundle for $1500.00, but if they purchased all 5 Online Courses separately it would cost the User $2,000.00.   

2. Course Bundles are a great tool for clients who sell training to other vendors or clients and need to distribute all courses in one single enrollment. For instance, a client may have a variety of Food Safety Online Courses that they sell to other vendors in the industry. These vendors just need the content in one package to distribute to their teams.  A Course Bundle allows the client to package all courses into one enrollment for their vendors to purchase. 

Roles & Permissions 

Below are the Required Role Permissions Admins will need to Add and/or Modify Users within the LMS and the Suggested Role Permissions Admins may want to have in combination of what is required.

Please note that your environment may use customized Role(s), Permissions, or a combination of both to perform these activities. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact your local System Administrator to review your current permissions.

Keep in mind that you may need to adjust Course level Course Administrator permissions.

Required Role Permissions

Role: Section Access Permission(s) Needed
Courses > Course Bundles View or Modify permission
Courses > Instructor-Led Courses View permission
Courses > Online Courses View permission


Suggested Role Permissions

Role: Section Access Permission(s) Needed

View or Modify permission

Courses > Instructor-Led Courses

View or Modify permission

Courses > Online Courses

View or Modify permission

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