Here's the recording from yesterday's call. We covered: • Now you can invite people with course access privileges via email, CSV, and Zapier • Zapier can be used to invite members to your group + unlock courses for members in the group • Course access panel is much easier to see/use now • @Andrew Kirby's new mini-course "Free Group Funnels" is live • We launched a new podcast where we hang out with creators in this space Check out the recording to see how you can use these features and resources. Enjoy! Want to attend the next Office Hours live with us? See when it's happening on our calendar here
@Chris Moore 1. Yes the locked module still shows up in the #reference feature, but if the link is clicked by a user who does not have access they'll see the "You don't have access" 2. If a user navigates to a locked course, they will not see the discussion posts
I wanted to achieve 100 days in a row of at least 10 activities in the Skool community - which I did. All posts were an indirect result (proving my point that activity more often than not can also lead to contributing) and hopefully I was able to add some value to the community that way. My goal in doing this was to better understand Skool as a platform and get ideas on how to build a community, as I had little exposure to this topic before. In retrospect, I consider my post on a streak feature to be the most important because besides the already existing affiliate program, I think that feature could contribute the most to Skool's growth. Of course, if Skool is to grow worldwide, multilingualism is a must. In the coming time I will focus more on my main business, so I won't have the time to be active here anymore. It was a great time with you, I wish you much success with your communities, businesses and in life. To @Sam Ovens , @Daniel Kang and the whole Skool team I wish that they absolutely crush it with Skool - which I'm one hundred percent convinced of). Thank you for many inspiring discussions.
@Troy McNeely - getting the product right is the focus right now. As you mentioned, people are looking and we’re taking the time to listen and bake the product just right. Everyone will soon be able to have their groups on Skool. The wait, although a bit long, will be worth it in the end.
Classroom is a lightweight content portal for online courses. Create modules, embed videos, add resources, transcripts, and track student progress. Classroom integrates with your Skool community, so your students will have 1-login, 1-profile, and 1-search — for everything. Totally free. Watch the video below to see how it works. Enjoy!
@Dennis Thaagaard - Maybe. We want to make sure quizzes and tests would provide the right value and help with the learning process, over just memorization and repeating information. What types of quizzes and tests would be most helpful to you?
Hey team! I thought I'd share why we haven't been as active posting and commenting on Skool recently — We're focusing on building "Skool 3.0". So instead of incremental improvements in short cycles (like we've been doing so far), we're making some big improvements over a longer cycle. You're going to love it! As soon as Skool 3.0 is live, I'll announce it here in the Skool Beta group. Till then, we may not be as engaged with discussions, or announcing new features. I wanted to let you know why. Bug fixes will continue to be a #1 priority, so if you find anything please report it to us and we'll fix it ASAP. Happy New Year!
We just shipped some new gamification features to make things more fun! • Custom level names: Personalize your group by naming your levels. • Unlock courses at levels: Unlock a course or something of value when members hit a high level. • Leaderboard redesign: Now you can see your progress and what you can unlock as you level up. Watch the Loom video below for more info on how it works and how to set it up for yourself. This is an experimental feature we're playing with, so we want to hear your feedback! Try it out for yourself and let us know what you think?
@Chris Moore - sure, so at the moment there are no ways or plans to alter the points system and levels without earning it by sharing in the community. I do understand what you mean, and we have this in the "gamification improvement" notes for sure! 🙌 The crux will always be opening up the gamification system with manual overrides vs. having users really earn it. Overrides naturally expose risk of the integrity of the system. In the end, it could be the right move, but will have to consider all the edge cases along with it.
Hello guys ! Loom has an option with their embed links that can hide the title and share buttons of the embedded video (cf. this post of loom support https://support.loom.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002208317-How-to-embed-your-video-into-a-webpage-). Unfortunately, this option is not supported by Skool when I use the parameters ?hide_title=true, ?hide_share=true. 😭 Please Skool team, can you consider using the loom parameters in your embed code ? It would really helps ! Thanks for this awesome platform :)
I keep trying to leave an old Skool group that I created. The group is not currently active. Every time I click to leave the group an error appears stating "There was an issue with your request. Please try again".
I just want to let know the Skool team, that @Sid Sahasrabuddhe is always overdelivering, helping me in the chat with my questions and he is so fucking fast. The customer service @ Skool is insane and i think I never experienced this level of customer service.. (maybe amazon when you are not happy with a product and they don't ask any questions ahaha) Thanks a lot Sid
I think a mobile app would be super nice mainly for the community portion and communication. I'd love to be able to check my messages and posts on the go to see if I can answer quick questions without having to log in on my computer. Anyone else?
Would be awesome if we can export our member lists to csv. Another good idea might also be to provide a globally unique user id (UUID) in the export - if for some reason email address is not permitted to be shared with the admins (?!?) so that we can synchronize with our other systems, accounting, etc. which stats? - maybe ... invite date, join date, exit date, referer, following count, follower count, post count, post likes, post dislikes, etc.. Would be a great way to measure and increase engagement. Did notice a lot of feature requests to add email address to the members page, is there a reason or policy why this feature is not available?
@David Faith - Thanks for the feedback - we are thinking about it carefully to respect privacy and information. What admin tasks are you trying to do? just synchronizing with other systems? Interesting idea about a user ID export, I've written that down. For the user stats you mentioned, What data would you find most useful and what would it help you with? Always interested to hear your thoughts on analytics and how you would use them to improve your skool.
Just hit 100 members - party time! 🥳 Thought it'd be helpful to share with you 10 lessons I've learned along the way (and wish I knew earlier) so you can grow your Skool community more effectively & keep your members happy to lessen churn. I've also included 4 things I "hate" about Skool, AKA 'Wishlist Features' that I feel would make Skool even better. This is a big milestone for me and I'm so stoked to have made my 'clear & definite aim' a reality! Next target: 1,000 members. Enjoy the lessons, and big thanks to @Sam Ovens for all of his YouTube mentorship over the years. Ted P.S. I'd love to hear what you've learned since using Skool... If you have any tips/strategies for: • Growing your Skool group faster • Keeping your Skool members happy • Using Skool more effectively as an admin/moderator/teacher Please comment below with what they are :) You rock.
I think it would be really useful if we could set our own gamification metric/point system. F.e allowing us to arbitrarily add other metrics to compete on. Like program referrals, or results from specific program(things like leaderboards for company revenue, weight lost in week/month/lifetime, and for other niches)
Hi Pete! I do see the value in your idea and I'm writing it down. What about having separate groups for your paid vs. public members? In the future, you'll be able to create groups as you please and since it's easy to switch groups in Skool, this serves nearly the same purpose as having private categories. Interested to hear your thoughts and use cases.
So every time I am writing a longer comment on Android (which I *DO*), especially when going back to edit a comment, the mobile web page automatically jumps up, making it hard to scroll through the whole comment. Often, no matter what I do (scrolling back down) I can't see the bottom line at all, and just have to guess what I'm typing in the bottom line, if I can actually manage to get the text cursor down there, which can be very, very, very tricky. This gets so annoying that I often do not leave comments that I otherwise would leave. This might also happen sometimes when not using line-breaks. I'd recommend testing this more on a variety of devices. Tablets, phones, apple, android of different sizes and versions. And might be good here for others to comment if they're having the same issue, adding relevant details. 100% needs to be fixed, in my opinion. ________________ Now maybe we can all work together on sorting through this bug, and here is my suggestion for diagnostics: To test this on any mobile device you are using. Just copy my post in this comment below this post, try editing it, try adding a sentence / blurb a few words near the top and bottom, going back and forth. You don't have to post anything, just go around to different parts and try to edit it, then see what happens. And let us know if you are finding the SAME issue. I suggest posting what browser you are using and the device you are using so we can sort this out. I'll go first: This issue is very problematic (I don't want it to be 😂) and I've been using google chrome on a Samsung Galaxy S10. ________________ P.S. - more reasons to get a good app working, which maybe the community can collab / help with.
@Griffin A. Hamilton - Still working on this, BUT in the short term if you get this skip just scroll UP and the problem should temporarily correct itself so you can finish your comment. Just like in your video, after scrolling UP slightly the issue went away. Thanks for your patience, Fix incoming.
@Tumehe Rongonui - Still working on this, BUT in the short term if you get this skip try to scroll UP and the problem should temporarily correct itself so you can finish your comment. Give it a shot Thanks for your patience, Fix incoming.
@Cam Rowland - Here are some tips from a few Admins that I've talked to on this topic! 1. Populate the community with a few posts to start before you invite members. Try to spark some conversation among members. Welcome / introduction posts, valuable info posts, Icebreakers, etc. are a good way to do this. 2. Pin a post to the top of the feed with instructions on what they should do when they join - share a photo, introduce yourself, watch the 101 course, etc. This can be a good welcome post that's catered to your audience and how it will work for them. 3. Invite several of your most engaged members first and have them post / comment / react to your content from #1 - Include them on the early access and let them know they can help make it a success. 4. After you've started to invite people, have yourself and/or your other admins/moderators engage with them in the group. Good for quick first impressions and letting them know you're there with them.
This is a group on Skool, about Skool, by people who use Skool. Here's 4 ways to get started: 1. Check out our "Skool 101" course to learn about the product and common use-cases. 2. Use Skool and share your feedback by posting/commenting in the community. 3. Attend our monthly "Skool office hours" livestreams for product updates and Q&A. 4. Want to create your own group on Skool? Click here to do that. Watch the video below for a quick overview of the product. Enjoy 🎉
Hi there! I am having issues with my membership questionnaire. I have the plugin ON and have my 3 questions, but it does not always prompt new members to fill out the questionnaire. Is there a setting I am missing to ensure that someone cannot request to join without filling out the membership questions? Thank you in advance for your help!
@Brooke Smith - What Nurlan said - Membership questions will be presented when they click "Join" from your groups page - like this Inviting by email will bypass member approval and questions, since you are expressly inviting them to your group.
Seeing the % of users at each level is cool, but I think taking it a step further and being able to actually see the names of the members at each level would be beneficial when looking to only address a specific level. Going through the entire members list is a very manual process.
I've tried all kinds of community/course delivery apps and this one crushes them all. It's EASY - which means that: 1. Introverted and somewhat lazy community leaders like me are WAY more inclined to interact, post, contribute, etc. 2. You can create a community with content etc in less than a day. Ours was up, running, and full of great discussions in less than 24 hours - and I'm not too bright. 3. THE USERS are far more likely to use it - which is the whole point. We've got more engagement in our new little community in less time than anything I've ever tried. Best part - nobody had to read the directions. It's intuitive. Favorite feature - ability to paste loom links into video thingy and create/post content super fast. This had to have taken a lot of time to develop. Well done and thank you for making it.
Hey team! We just added some new gamification features. The idea is to surface and reward the people who add the most value by helping others. Here's how it works: • Points — whenever somebody likes your post/comment, you get 1-point. • Levels — your level will show as a blue dot with a number in it on your avatar and profile. As you get more points, you start to level up. • Leaderboards — the members who gained the most points in the last 7-days, 30-days, and all-time will show on the leaderboards tab here. • Gems — group admins can award "gems" to posts/comments that are of exceptional quality. Awarding a gem makes the post/comment stand out so others are more likely to see it and users can use the "Gems" filter to find admin curated highlights from the community. • Prizes — with these new features you can offer prizes to members that appear in the top 10 to reward top contributors and incentivize the right behavior. This isn't a "feature", but something we've noticed works well in other communities. We recommend offering prizes in your community! Let the games begin!
Not sure if it was always like this, but I've recently found that in wanting to review posts or situations I've been interacting with / subscribed to notifications on, I'm unable because after going to see it once, I can't go back to respond or engage via the notifications pop-up panel. Whatever the design philosophy is, I'm open-minded about it, but please don't make the notifications disappear! I miss them. ❤ You can just format them to show they've already been seen, any number of ways. Thanks.
@Griffin A. Hamilton - The unread notifications float to the top, the read notifications go below those in chronological order. They don't disappear, they are just prioritized by unread and then sorted as chronological 🙌