Show off the extra value that comes with your course with this formatted list of bonus materials.
In this article:
Adding a Bonus Material Section
About This Section
The Bonus material section is a pre-formatted list of up to three items, intended to let you promote additional resources that your students will gain access to as part of signing up for your courses. Things like additional 1-on-1 coaching, downloadable course materials, or access to a student community can help your students see the value in taking your course.
While the section was designed to promote extra course materials, its format is suitable for any number of related lists: whether it's three major outcomes from a course, three central concepts a course will teach, or three benefits of signing up for a membership or subscription, this section can be easily repurposed.
If you're looking for another way to show a list, or the ability to list more than three items at once, take a look at the Checklist section, or customize your own list with an Icons & text section.
Where to Use This Section
Adding a Bonus Material Section
- From your Admin Dashboard, select Design Your Site
- In Site Pages, select the page where you want to add the section
- Click the pencil icon to edit this page in Site Builder:
- Click Add section and select Bonus Material from the list
Optional: Rearrange the position of the new section, if necessary
- Click on Bonus Material to open the section settings
- Click the Bonus card to set the individual item name and description
Optional: If you want your section to contain less than the default three items, you can remove Bonus blocks by clicking Delete block at the bottom of their settings
Optional: Customize the section as required (see below for options)
- Click Save to apply your changes
Headings: The heading is the title for the entire section, and the subheading appears directly above or below the heading. Alignment controls the alignment of the heading and subheading.
Layout: You can remove top or bottom section padding if there appears to be too much space between this and adjacent sections.
Background image (Vision theme): You can upload an image to use as the section background. The image focal point allows you to choose the area of focus when viewed on a smaller screen; learn more here. You can set an overlay color and overlay opacity to add a color filter over the image, and control how prominently the image appears. Depending on your image, you may need to set the text color override to make sure the heading text is still legible.
Background & layout (Empire and Vogue themes): In Empire themes, you can select an image to use as a background for your bonus items, while Vogue themes allow you to select your primary or secondary theme color as the background color. Both themes also allow you to remove top or bottom section padding if there appears to be too much space between this and adjacent sections.
Bonus: Edit the name to set a title for your bonus item, and use the description to provide more specifics about the item and its value to your students. In the Vogue theme, you can also enter a value for each item, which can be used to list an actual dollar value or as a general subtitle for the item.
For in-depth examples of our different Themes and Styles in action, check out our Theme Demo Site. Use the buttons along the bottom of the page to browse all the different possibilities!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make the icons in my Bonus Material section bigger, or upload custom icons?
It is not possible to change the icon size, or upload custom icons to the Bonus Material section, or other similar sections. If you want more control over the icon images or text layout, you could use a customized [Text & Media section] to build a similar list using whatever icons or images you have available.
More About Site Builder Sections
List of All Available Site Builder Sections
Move/Rearrange a Site Builder Section