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Creating more
of what brings us together

Participate online Communities of Practice connect adult learners, grow organizational impact and support scalable learning opportunities, all in one place.

What is a CoP?

Communities of Practice (CoPs) are collaborative spaces that engage community members around shared topics or goals. Each CoP is formed out of a domain, community and practice.

How it works

We'll create an online CoP for your
organizationa canvas for collaboration and learning. Then we'll guide you in building engaging discussions or courses, facilitating ongoing learning opportunities and looking for ways to grow your community.


  • Collaboration and learning, all in one place.
  • Increased user and member engagement.
  • A privacy-safe social learning network.
  • Meaningful feedback from your users about your product.
 “Because of Participate's intuitive platform and customer-centric mindset, our educators were able to efficiently support students' dreams before the school year began."

Tristan Gandolfi

Built for collaboration

  • Communicate with community members through discussion threads and direct messaging.
  • Bring together organizational users, members and more in collaborative learning experiences.
  • Provide leadership opportunities through structured peer mentorship and one-to-one feedback.
CoP discussion thread

Designed to elevate your learning initiatives

  • Provide self-paced online learning experiences and courses around organizational goals and initiatives.
  • Recognize and celebrate community member achievements through peer-reviewed micro-credentials.
  • Curate collections of resources so that community members have access to everything they need, all in one place.
Learning opportunities within a CoP

Support at every step

  • Design your community with a dedicated account manager and community designer.
  • Collaborate with our instructional support team to design courses and learning experiences based on your existing content or on content we create based on your goals.
  • Chat with a customer support member at any time through our chat popup.
Participate support staff

Frequently Asked Questions

Who facilitates my community?

We recommend you have a designated member of your team or organization serve as a community facilitator. We provide resources, best practices and learning experiences in a facilitator-specific community for continual grow as a community leader.

Don't have someone to facilitate? We offer services around community facilitation, priced per month.

Is there a limit to the number of members in my community?

Nope! Our communities range from 10 members to thousands of members. It's all dependent on your organization and community's goals.

What is the process for launching a community?

We've created a partnership cycle based on envisioning, building and nurturing your CoP. You'll follow the stages of planning, designing, launching and engaging your community alongside your Participate account manager. Learn more about our approach and partnership cycle here.

Do you have content I can use in my community or do I need to develop my own?

Our partners come to us with both scenarios. We can take your existing content and shape it in a way that fits a CoP, or we can work with you to develop new content around your organizational needs and areas of growth. The upfront cost of content creation is reflected in the level of services required.

Ready to get started?

Brainstorm partnership opportunities, schedule a demo or ask for a quote.