Essentials Plan Guide

Our mission is to multiply the impact teachers make on the world.

Our mission informs our product philosophy: we carefully design each plan to enable you to grow and impact more people while we grow with you.

The Pathwright Essentials Plan is designed to provide all the platform features and support that small to mid-size educational organizations or initiatives need to create world class learning experiences.

Within this pricing guide, you’ll find a detailed list of everything your plan includes and answers to common questions.

If you have any questions or are ready to activate your plan, please contact us at

Make paths,

Mark & Paul Johnson, cofounders

Essentials Plan Overview

Includes all Core Features + these additional features:

  • 5 staff members. Includes up to 5 administrators and library or course editors. Add more anytime.
  • Teach up to 1,000 members. Starts with up to 1,000 non-staff members to start and can grow to any amount.
  • Create unlimited courses. Teach as many courses as you'd like and offer any way you'd like – for free, for pay, private, or public.
  • Use your own domain name. Change to your own domain ( or subdomain (
  • Optionally sell courses (no extra fees). Securely sell any course for any price, including full control of funds, and no added on fees (, 2.9% + 0.30 or whatever price you negotiate).
  • Optionally sell recurring subscriptions. Sell with one recurring monthly or annual subscription plan that unlocks access to one or more of your courses. Subscription features include free trials, pausing, subscriber management, discounts, and more.
  • Easy integration with 1,000+ apps. Share data with over 1,000 other software services using Pathwright Zapier APIs.
  • Investment

    All fees associated with the Essentials Plan are recorded below:

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Essentials Plan FAQs

    What is the price for the Essentials Plan?

    You can use all the features of the Essentials Plan for up to 1,000 members and 5 staff for $199 per month (or $179 per month when paid annually, for a 10% discount).

    What is a “member”?

    A “member” is anyone who has access to one or more of your courses as a learner, observer, moderator, or teacher. You may set any member to “inactive” at any time. This doesn’t erase their data, but keeps them from signing in and doesn’t count them as a member in your plan.

    What is a "staff member"?

    A "staff member" is a member of your account who has special staff permissions, including:

    Administrators: full control of everything in your account.

    Editors: access to create and edit at least one course under your account.

    Your plan includes a number of staff members already, but you can add more anytime for $4/month per additional staff member.

    Learn more about staff roles.

    Are there any other fees?

    Other than the agreed upon fees included in your Essentials Plan, there are no additional fees from Pathwright. If you plan to sell courses, there is an extra fee from the payment processor,, but Pathwright does not collect sales fees.

    How does my plan grow past 1,000 members?

    Pathwright is hosted on Amazon's scalable web servers and can grow to any amount of members (our largest account has over 500,000 members).

    As you grow past 1,000 members with access to your courses, adding extra members is easy and inexpensive:

  • 500 extra members adds $94 /month E.g. in a given month you have 1,248 users. Your extra member fee for an additional 248 users is $94. Calculation: 1 X $94(500 extra member block)
  • 1,000 extra members adds $139 /month E.g. in a given month you have 3,448 users. Your extra member fee for an additional 2,448 users is $372. Calculation: [2 X $139(1,000 extra member block)] + [1 X $94(500 extra member block)]
  • 5,000 extra members adds $599 /month E.g. in a given month you have 6,448 users. Your extra member fee for an additional 5,448 users is $693. Calculation: [1 X $599(5,000 extra member block)] + [1 X $94(500 extra member block)]
  • Special Note: You can disable access to any member any time (for example, when they've become inactive). Disabled member won't be deleted but also won't count towards your total member count.

    See the "Additional member fee schedule..." section below for a table showing how your plan scales as your membership grows.

    Are discounts available?

    Yes, paying in advance for a year includes a 10% discount. Additionally, if you’re a non-profit, classroom teacher, or international educator you can apply for a scholarship.

    Additional Member Fee Schedule

    What does my price look like at ___ members?

    For reference, here’s a chart showing how your plan scales as your total member count grows.



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    Need more than 10,000 members with access? Let us know and we'll provide a custom quote.

    Pathwright Core Features

    Pathwright's Core Features

    A tour of the features included in all plans:

    Learning Experience

    Make happy learners by offering the best learner experience out there.

  • Mobile first makes learning a great experience, no matter where it’s happening.
  • Focused mode helps learners focus just on what they’re learning as the move through an immersive step-by-step path that looks amazing.
  • Home is where your learners can keep track of every course they’re taking from you in one place.
  • Notes enable learners to take, keep, and print private notes on anything they learn.
  • Questions may be asked on any step and learners can chime in on discussion with you and/or your learning community.
  • Notifications keep everyone on track and up-to-date with email and in-app notifications for due date reminders, discussion responses, feedback, and more.
  • Digests keep learners engaged with a daily or weekly email report of everything happening across all their courses.
  • Course Designer

    Design any type of course and create or reuse existing content.

  • Path designer makes it easy to map out any type of course in minutes with a drag and drop interface.
  • Mobile first means you can build full courses anywhere and on any screen.
  • Theme each course so with a unique header, background, and more.
  • Media enables embedded video or audio for lectures, demonstrations, and more.
  • Documents enable creating great-looking readings, exercises, or any type of document.
  • Projects enable you to assign writing, documents, images and collect any type of work to review.
  • Assessments enable quizzes, tests, or study-guide style assessments with optional answer explanations.
  • Attach any type of file for your learners to download.
  • Discussion questions can be added to any learning step to prompt a group discussion.
  • Points enable automatic or personally awarded points on anything.
  • Optional steps enable learners to skip parts of the course.
  • Embed just about anything.
  • Teacher Super Powers

    Make it personal and keep any number of learners engaged.

  • Mobile first means you can track progress, give feedback, set dates and more anywhere, on any screen.
  • Radar lets you see who’s started, completed, and where everyone is at a glance.
  • Performance report shows you how each learners is progressing, scoring, and more all in one place (it’s like a super-powered gradebook).
  • Stats help you evaluate completion rates and performance stats for your whole course, each lesson, and each step at a glance.
  • Feedback enables quickly reviewing and/or grade everything quickly from one screen.
  • Due date reminders keep everyone on track with due dates & automatic reminders.
  • Notifications (in app and by email) give you one-click access to anything you need to respond to.
  • Community shows all the discussions happening in your course in one place.
  • Start dates lock access to content until an upcoming date.
  • Privacy settings enable you to make your course private, public, or members-only.
  • Access settings enable limiting registration and access to a specific date and controlling seat limits.
  • Powerful Management Tools

    Only manage the important things. Everything else runs by itself.

  • Mobile first means, you guessed it, manage everything anywhere, on any screen.
  • Branding enables you to create a unique environment with your own name, colors, logos, fonts and more.
  • Custom domains enable you to use your own URL (e.g.,
  • Dashboard gives you a snapshot of your teaching, courses, community, and activity on one screen.
  • Access control gives you ability to change who has access to any course with a few clicks.
  • Community manager helps you see every member in one place
  • Learner profiles show you every course a learner is taking and all their activity on one screen
  • Download detailed reports as CSV files for registrations, members, sales, and more.
  • Integrations with Google Analytics, – pretty much anything with an embed code.
  • Essential Commerce Tools

    If you sell course, Pathwright’s fully integrated commerce tools enable you to sell with confidence.

  • Instantly sell courses your way simply by setting up commerce (about 5 minutes) and then adding a price (less than one minute).
  • Preview part of the course content so your potential learners can see what they’re getting.
  • Collect payments directly to your bank account with, one of the most powerful and fastest growing payment gateways in the world. You have full control over all your earnings directly in your account—including payouts, refunds, and reports.
  • No extra fees means you keep more revenue. The only transaction fees you’ll incur come from Stripe, the payment provider—2.9% + 0.30 (or whatever price you negotiate).
  • Certified PCI level 1 compliance maintained so that your customer’s records are secure.
  • Discount codes enable you to provide incentives for anyone with full control over the number of uses, reuse by multiple people, expiration, and more.
  • Platform Security & Stability

    The Pathwright platform is designed to safely scale from one member to millions.

  • Fully hosted means you never need to install anything – Pathwright is securely hosted in the cloud.
  • Scalable infrastructure hosted on Amazon Web Services means you can scale to any number of members without a hiccup.
  • SSL encryption on every screen keeps all your data and member access safe from hackers.
  • Daily database backups protect your content and member information from data loss.
  • Weekly enhancements and bug fixes improve the platform nothing to install, ever.