1] How do I create my new account & join the entrepreneurs' community network?
2] How do I log in with an existing account?
3] I'm having problems logging into my school, what can I do?
5] How can I edit my profile (profile photo, website, LinkedIn, bio, etc)?
6] How can I change my password?
7] How do I send a private in-box message to another member?
8] How do I exit from the school?
9] I purchased a course, how do I access it?
10] How do I download course content? 11] How do I contact the course instructor? 12] How do I navigate inside a course?
13] Do I have to be Online at specific times to take a course?
14] Can I take more than one course at a time?
15] What browsers are supported?
16] Can I take the courses on my iPad or tablet?
17] Can I take the courses on my iPhone or smart-phone?
18] Is Internet access required?
19] What is the recommended technology/programs to complete a course?
20] What forms of payment do you accept?
21] How do I cancel a course?
25] When does access to my paid courses expire?
26] Can I sample a course or lesson before deciding to purchase it?
27] How do I know that you have received my order?
28] How soon after purchase will I have access to my courses?
29] Are there any prerequisites for the courses or lessons?
30] How do I access a course that I have completed?
31] How can I see who my classmates are?
33] Where is the invoice for the course that I just purchased?
Welcome to Open for Business Ventures' online school and entrepreneurs' community network! To log in, you must create a new account. There are two ways to accomplish this:
The first one is to simply connect with one of your social network accounts. It’s easiest because you won’t need to remember yet another password. To log in, simply click on the button corresponding to the social network you prefer to use and follow the process. You will be asked to confirm your email address, so make sure that you enter a valid email address!
The second option for creating a new account is using your email. Click on the "Create Account" button that can be found in the login form.
Fill out the simple registration form with your name, email and desired password and click on the "Start your learning journey" button.
That’s it, you may now access available courses and network with other entrepreneurs!
If you’ve used a social media account (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin) to register, then all you need to do is click on the respective “Sign in” button in the login form.
If you’ve used your e-mail to register, then simply fill in your e-mail and password in the login form and click "Login."
That’s it, you may now access available courses and network with other entrepreneurs!
First, make sure that the combination of e-mail and password you tried is correct (for security reasons our error message doesn’t explicitly reference whether you made a mistake in your email or password. This is deliberate, to make it harder for malicious individuals to guess any account details). If you're still having problems, it might be that you've forgotten your password. In this case you can simply ask for a new one to be sent out to you by clicking on the "Forgot your password?" link that's located just below the "Login" button.
Type the email that corresponds to your account and click "Send." An email will be sent to you with a link for setting a new password for your account. If you don’t see the email, make sure to check the spam folder as it may have been accidentally caught by your email's spam filter. If this is the case then make sure to identify this message as “Not spam” so that you don’t lose any future correspondence from your online school.
There are two kinds of courses: the free ones and the ones you have to buy. If the course you want to enroll in is free, click on the "Start for free" button and you will have full access to the content. If the course you want to enroll is not free, click the "Enroll" button (course prices are visible, right next to enroll) and follow the checkout process. When you finish, the course contents will automatically unlock for you.
When logged in to your school, click on the “Go to profile” button that you can find at the top left position of the main menu, right below your name. This will lead you to your profile page.
There, click on the button and start changing your personal info. You can update your name & email, add a short bio so other members of the community can learn more about you, and add your social media accounts so that others can contact you if you like.
Changing the password can be done from the online school’s log in form (when logged out). Go to the login form & click on "Forgot your password?" that is located under "Login."
Insert the email of your account and click “OK.”
You will soon receive an email containing a link for resetting your password.
If you don’t receive this email after a few minutes, please check the spam folder of your email account, as the reset email may have accidentally been held up by your spam filter.
Click on the mail icon at the top of the page. Then click on the “New message” tab.
Next, select the member you'd like to send the message to by typing “@” and the name of the student. A list of suggested accounts will appear and you can pick the right one). Finally, fill in the message box with your message and click the “send” button to send it.
To log out, simply click the “Sign out” tab found in the drop-down menu at the top-right.
If you've already purchased a course, you only need to visit the course’s page and you'll have full access to the content. Alternately, you can access the starting page of your school. To navigate the community and course pages: Select the white circle containing the OFBV logo at the top left of the page, then select wherever you'd like to go from the popup navigation panel (in this case, select "Home"). The courses you have purchased will appear at the top of the course list. By clicking on a course card you will be directed to its contents, and any you have purchased will show all course content as unlocked.
If you are enrolled to a course (paid or not) you will have access to the whole of the course contents. Content like video is not available for download, in which case you'll need to be connected to the Internet and access the contents through your browser. Other materials, like PDF files or PPT presentations, will be available for download!
To contact a course instructor, click the “Ask Instructors” button on the top right menu.
To navigate the community and course pages: Select the white circle containing the OFBV logo at the top left of the page, then select wherever you'd like to go from the popup navigation panel. Once you access a course, you will find a full table of contents at the left-hand side of the screen. You can browse through the sections and access the learning unit you would like to study. Simply follow the linear course order proposed by the course instructor. In the future you can always come back re-visit any lesson you wish. Please note that learning units that you have visited/completed are marked with a discrete check mark, keeping track of where you are in the course so you don't forget!
No, you can take your course whenever you want. The course remains online around the clock every day of the week. All you need is Internet access and a fairly modern browser.
We support the latest versions of all well-known browsers. For an optimal studying experience, we recommend using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
Sure! Our online courses are fully responsive in all kinds of electronic devices.
Absolutely! Our online courses are fully responsive in all kinds of mobile devices. For optimal experience, use the mobile version of Google Chrome, if your device supports it.
Internet access is required since all of the course contents are Online. We also recommend using a broadband Internet connection, especially when viewing video content.
Broadband Internet connection, your favorite browser, Microsoft PowerPoint, Word & Excel.
For canceling a course enrollment or asking for a refund please contact us (contact info can be found under the “Your Account” option on the top right menu).
Our video player automatically tries to adjust the video quality to your Internet speed, giving you the highest quality possible, but in certain cases for very slow connections, this might not be possible. If you’re experiencing excessive buffering during playback, it’s probably because your Internet connection cannot support continuous playback of the video. In this case try to reset your connection/Internet router or, if possible, try accessing your Online courses using a better Internet connection.
You may also want to make sure you’re using the latest version of your browser and close extra browser tabs or other applications that may be using up your bandwidth.
This depends on the type of course you are taking and you. Each course has different time requirements and each individual keeps their own schedule (which we encourage). Read the course’s description and contact your instructor for more specific details if needed.
Your e-mail address is your key to your school and entrepreneurs' community network. It is fully safe with us and we will use it only to communicate with you if necessary.
In most cases, once you have enrolled to a course you will have access for one full year. You can contact us to request it should you need more time, and you will retain lifetime access to the entrepreneurs' community network regardless!
We currently offer 2 free lessons (for beginners) that you can sample before you decide to purchase a course, and will add more as we build our courses out.
Once your payment has been successfully processed, your course will be immediately accessible to you. If the course hasn’t unlocked despite payment going through, then please contact us and you will be given access to the course asap.
You will get access to your course(s) immediately after your make an online purchase (or when you have been manually enrolled by the instructor if that is the case).
In most cases there are no prerequisites and you can take any course you want independently. For certain courses that do have prerequisites, this will be clearly written in the course description. And you may also want to discuss this with the course instructor.
You can access your courses anytime simply by logging in to the platform and visiting the course page. The courses you have purchased appear first in our school’s course catalog.
Clicking on the “Learners” button which is located right above the table of contents in a course, you can see all the enrolled students in a given course.
You can also see all the members of the entrepreneurs' community network by clicking on the “People” button on our main menu.
Clicking on the “Discuss” button which is located right above the table of contents in the course, you can access the discussion of this course. You can use this to communicate with your classmates and instructor alike. Note that these discussions are visible to everyone who is taking the course, see question #7 for private notes!
You can find fully detailed invoices for all the courses you have purchased in the “Your Account” page, which can be found by accessing the menu of on the top-right corner of the school page. If you made a purchase outside the school then you can contact us for an invoice.
Buying a course with a discount coupon is not much different from our normal checkout process. 1. Go to the course page for which you have a coupon and click “Enroll.”
You will be automatically redirect to “Enroll in Course” page. Click on “Yes,I have!” option.
Type your coupon code in the text-box and click “Redeem.”
Τhe discount will be automatically calculated in the final price.
You can now finalize the purchase process by clicking on the “Continue” button.