How do I invite someone to a business plan?

How to invite learners to a group plan


Plan administrators and team managers can add learners to business plans. Business plans are also sometimes called group plans.

To add learners to your business plan, please choose from the following two methods. The first method is more automated, and the second method allows for more personalization.

Method 1: Send emails automatically

  1. As a plan administrator or team manager, from your admin tools dashboard, click the Invite new user link in the top-right corner.
  2. Enter the learner’s desired email addresses in the email address field.
    Alternatively, you can copy and paste the email addresses from a file.
  3. Optional: Select the desired team from the team drop-down menu.
  4. Click the Send licenses button. You can also see a preview of the email the learners will get.

Method 2: Send a personal email with an invitation link

This method allows people who have an email address at a certain domain to automatically get added to your plan. All they need is a link. You can have more than one email domain registered. Here's how to set this up:

  1. Click the People link in the left pane navigation.
  2. Click the Invite new user link.
  3. Click the Share a link instead? link.
  4. Type the desired email domain in the Domain field. In this example, @pluralsight.com is the email domain.
    What it looks like with a registered email domain to allow your users to automatically join your business plan.
  5. Copy and paste the link into a message in your organization’s email provider, and send the email to the learners you want to invite to the plan.

Tip: You cannot enter a note when inviting learners. Notes can be entered for a learner after the invitation is sent. 

Note: This article does not cover the third method of distributing licenses, which is through SSO or LTI. For assistance with this, please contact support@pluralsight.com or your sales rep.

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Monitoring pending invites

Pending invites are invites you have sent, but have not yet been accepted by the user.  While an invite is pending, a license is reserved for that user.  This reserved license reduces the number of licenses you have available on your business plan. 

To reassign the license of a pending invite, you must cancel the pending invite and invite the user you want to have the license.

Available to plan admins and team managers: On the People page, click the Pending Invites tab. Here, you can see a list of learners that have not accepted their invitations. You can cancel or resend pending invitations from this page.

Available to plan admins only: To see who has joined the group plan, click Log in your admin tools left-hand navigation. The Log contains information about license redemption, plan renewals, and team creation, as well as learners who’ve left the plan.

reinvite leaner

Note: When you re-invite a learner, the learner's previous invitations are invalidated and the 45-day invite expiration period starts over.

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Possible scenarios and how to work through them

My learner got their email, why can’t they log in?

We sometimes hear from learners who don’t realize they need to click the Get Started invite button in the email. This also applies for managers and plan admins.

Until the learner clicks the Get Started button in their invitation email, they haven’t joined the plan. Additionally, learners may have different error experiences after clicking Get Started based on:

  • License availability

  • If the learner is part of another business plan.

  • If the invite was not found.

  • If the learner has an individual subscription. 

For an explanation of what happens when learners click the Get Started invite in the above scenarios, click here.


My learner already has a subscription. What do I do?

You can follow the same invitation process. When they get their email and click the link to create an account, they will have the option to continue with their existing login information. Click here for complete information around accepting invitations.

In some scenarios, they will get prompted to contact Support. We have 24/7 support that will get back to your learner to help them cancel their existing subscription and if applicable, get a refund, so they can join your group plan.

Please note that we cannot cancel an individual’s subscription except at the individual’s request. Plan admins and team managers cannot request that an individual’s subscription get canceled.


My learner already had an account or subscription, and now they’ve made a new account accepting an invitation.

We cannot combine or merge two accounts. Please have them contact support@pluralsight.com. We can assist with this deletion and re-invitation process.

In the future, feel free to share the correct way to accept an invitation for this scenario, which avoids making two accounts for one person. 


The link in the invitation email doesn’t work.

There are two reasons your invite link does not work. You might have already used to the link to redeem your license or you are using an expired link. 

Our business plan invitations give you a one-time-use link to join the plan. If you already redeemed the invite using that link, make sure you are logging in through app.pluralsight.com/id

You might be using an expired link. Invitations expire 45 days after they were sent. Two invite reminders are automatically sent within the 45 day expiration period.  Each invite reminder includes a new link, which invalidates all previous links.

The first automatic invite reminder is sent 7 days after the original invite was not accepted.  The second automatic invite reminder is sent 38 days after the original invite was not accepted. Use the latest invitation to accept the invite. 

If your invite has expired, ask your plan administrator or team manager to send an invite to the business plan. 


My learner didn’t get an invitation email.

If your learner did not receive your invitation, please take these steps:

  1. Ask your learner to check their spam folder for emails from admin@pluralsight.com.
  2. Please make sure you do not have any rules that would route emails from admin@pluralsight.com to your spam folder or immediately delete the email.
    Click here for whitelisting information.
  3. Confirm that your learner was invited into the plan.
  4. If you haven’t been able to locate the email, please email support@pluralsight.com with the learner’s name and email address, and we can send your learner the invitation link.

Alternatively, in your left-pane navigation, click the People link, and click the Pending Invites tab.

In the list of learners on the Pending Invites page, you’ll find the Invite Link icon for learners who haven’t accepted invitations yet. Click the Invite Link icon to copy the invitation URL. You can send your learners their respective invitation URLs, without having to send an email through Pluralsight.


My learner got this error: "Oops! Looks like there's a problem..."

Here are possible causes for this error.

  • They’ve received multiple invitation emails and they’re trying to accept an old one.
    • Solution: Locate your most recent invitation and follow the instructions inside. Each re-issued invitation invalidates the previous one, so the newest invitation has the only active link.
  • They’ve already accepted your invitation and they’re trying to sign in again using the invitation link.
  • Their invitation was issued more than 45 days ago.
    • Solution: Ask the internal plan administrator or team manager to reissue the invitation. Invitation links expire after 45 days.
  • The internal plan administrator or team manager canceled the invitation.
    • Solution: Ask the internal plan administrator or team manager to reissue the invitation.
  • The group plan is full.
    • Solution: Try removing licenses from learners who have left the plan. Or, contact your sales rep to add more licenses to your group plan.

 

My learner got this error: "Sorry! We are unable to set up your company subscription..."

Your learner may get this error if their existing account is tied to another group plan or an active individual subscription, which prevents them from joining the group plan.

Solution: On that same error screen, they can click the Request support button, and they’ll receive an email from support@pluralsight.com with instructions for the next steps.

If they’ve already navigated away from the error page, please ask them to email us at support@pluralsight.com.


My learner got this error: "Personal email is already associated with another account" or " Username is already associated with another account."

Solution: Ask your learner to sign in with their existing account's credentials.

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If you need help, please email support@pluralsight.com for 24/7 assistance.