Want to create a meaningful online training program?

The Learn By Design School is where nonprofits, startups, and entrepreneurs go for hands-on support.

Want to create a meaningful online training program?


How-To webinars are all great, but they don’t give you feedback. Learn By Design gives you direct access to Learning Experience Designers (LXD). Plus, you get tools and courses designed to provide you with everything you need to get your online training idea up and running.

Learn By Doing

We know adults learn by doing. Each course ends with actionable next steps and a checklist.

Learn By Doing


As designers, we’ve used every software and online learning platform imaginable. As a member, you’ll have exclusive and unlimited access to our toolkit with over 300 resources.


Access to Learning Experience Designers.

We work with subject matter experts (SMEs) every day, and we know how hard it can be to turn your idea into meaningful or profitable content.

Once you become a member, you will be able to ask unlimited questions in our private Slack group. If you need more guidance, you can purchase sessions with a Learning Experience Designer.
Access to Learning Experience Designers.

And here’s something else to get you motivated: Try the membership risk-free with a 7 day free trial.

(The standard membership fee is $29.99 per month)

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Bonus Materials

  • Examples

    Inspirational examples of training courses from every industry (worth $79)

  • Exercises

    Exercises designed to help you move from ideation to launching your training (worth $199)

  • Worksheets

    Worksheets to help you make your online training program fun and engaging (worth $300)


Each course concludes with actionable next steps and a checklist. Once you complete all five courses, you will have:

  • Built a blueprint to grow and manage your training program

  • Created a budget and timeline that works for you

  • Designed each course in your training program

  • Selected a platform that aligns with your needs/budget and your target audience

  • Priced your training program and completed your marketing strategy

  • Received feedback from the experts!

What They Say

“Monica's genuine expertise AND experience in the e-learning industry are rare to find. Monica sees opportunities that others don't and innovates accordingly. She helped me better understand e-learning for my own business and mentored me to achieve goals. Monica is a true educator in every sense of the word."”

Janine, M.Janine, M.

“"When I decided to launch an LMS, I called Monica Gragg. After listening to my objectives, she was able to provide the data about the myriad options for online learning platforms in an easy-to-follow spreadsheet. Each option included a comparison of costs, pros, and cons. She took a vast amount of data and made it both manageable and more importantly, useful. I highly recommend Monica for her expertise in online learning platforms."”

Susan, W.Susan, W.

We’re offering a 7 day free membership trial, so what’s to lose?

(The standard membership fee is $29.99 per month)

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Who should join our program?

The Learning By Design School is for anyone that wants to build a course, school, or online training program.

Most of our learners work at a nonprofit, startup, or are entrepreneurs. MANY of our learners are struggling to get started.

The struggler?

You’ve got a great idea for an online course, but it’s forever getting put on the backburner. It’s probably your side hustle right now, but if it takes off, who knows? You won’t ever know unless you start making things happen. And that’s where the Learn By Design School can help. We’ll provide the tools, the inspiration, and the expert advice that will give you the push you need to bring your ideas to life.

About the Founder

The school was founded by Monica Gragg from Miami, Florida. Inspired by her parents to get the highest level of education and experience as much of life as possible, Monica earned a Masters degree in Education from the Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland.


She has lived in 7 countries and explored over 90, yet has still found time to develop over 450 online courses. She’s also managed multiple online learning communities, schools, and training programs, and is now Head of Creative at a learning solutions company.


She started Learn By Design in 2016 because she wanted to make education affordable and accessible to all. And one way to do that was to make it easier for online learning entrepreneurs to build online learning opportunities for others.


Connect with Monica on LinkedIn


Career Highlights

#1 Started her business by publishing a course on Udemy that now has 311 students and a 3.9 (out of 4) star rating. 

#2 Published an eLearning book for entrepreneurs on Amazon.

#3 Designed training for every audience, from Fortune 500 companies to global nonprofit organizations.

#4 She has worked with more than a dozen learning management systems (LMS) and online learning platforms.

#5 Created over two dozen lessons for Study.com. Over 12,000 students have viewed some lessons.