Hi all – I work with universities and multiple people at each school. I send an initial Google Form for the contacts who will be accessing the training. When they submit the form, I've created a Zap with the Webhook to automatically invite them. I can see the responses of the other users in the Google Sheets responses. That being said, I'd like to double check each email to ensure each member is aligned with a university who is a client. And, if they ever invite other staff or students, I'd like to verify they are part of the university. So can I currently see member email addresses? When I'm approving pending members, will I be able to see them? Let me know if I need to clarify this. Thanks Team, Skool is absolutely unbelievable and is seriously a game changer for my businesses. Bk
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?
New features to help you make money by referring people to Skool: 1. Auto-affiliate: If somebody creates a group from your group we'll pay you 40% automatically. 2. The affiliate program is now open to everybody! 3. Easy access: Click your user icon --> Refer --> Copy/paste your link 4. Join our Skool Affiliates community here to get ideas, inspiration, support, etc. 5. Watch our "Affiliate 101" mini-course here to see 8 proven ways to promote Skool Watch the video to learn more. Let's make some money! 💰💰💰
Skool has been growing rapidly, so we've been optimizing things to make sure it remains fast. We've also been fixing bugs. We're about to go back into building mode for the rest of the year — so you can expect lots of exciting new features in Oct, Nov, and Dec.
Now you can earn 40% of monthly recurring revenue by referring people to Skool. Refer 3 people and Skool becomes an income stream, not a cost. Watch the video below to see how it works. How to refer people: Go to "User settings" --> "Referrals" tab --> Copy/paste your referral link --> Done! Note: You can only refer people if you've got a paid group on Skool. Check it out and let us know what you think? 💰💰💰
Hey team, @Nick Guadagnoli (Product Manager), me (CEO), and @Sid Sahasrabuddhe (Community Manager) are holding a Skool "Office Hours" livestream tomorrow, Tuesday, June 28th @ 1pm Pacific Time on Zoom. See it on our calendar here. We're going to share our latest product updates, best practices, and answer any questions you have. Nothing formal, we just want to hang out with you guys, share what's going on, and offer help. Want to attend? Click this link here to register/attend. See you there!
Introducing two new features for courses: 1. Drip — Now you can drip course content to your members over time. When adding/editing a module, turn drip on, and enter the number of days you want to module to drip after. 2. Course permissions — Now you can give some of your members access to course A, but not course B. When adding/editing a course, set permissions to "All members have access" (default), or "Only some members have access". To give specific members access, find the member from the member's list, click the "..." menu, click "Manage access", and select the course from there. These were two of the most requested features we've had, so I hope you guys like them! Check it out and let us know what you think. Enjoy!
I haven't sent out an email broadcast in months. This week there has happened to be two announcements that need to be broadcasted. Very frustrating to write out the whole post only to be told I can't broadcast it.
Hey @Sam Ovens, is there any way around the 200 module limit? We're building a whole new program, about 2/3 through, and we've hit the limit. Our approach is to have lots of shorter lessons to create a feeling of momentum rather than having fewer long videos.
It scares me that Skool could kick me off the platform and I could lose everything I built. Unlikely, but possible. I think we should have the option to download all emails of community members in CSV.
It would be lovely to be able to see team members on a map (geographycal location). E.g. on/off button in profile if I want to represent my location on the map. Things like "hey I'll be around Minneapolis next week, how about (....)" would be much easier with an easy overview on who is where. (Origin of the request: I wanted to have a quick look at who from uplevel is in Europe.)
Hi Sam and Team, I'd love to see Loom integration, in addition to YouTube and Vimeo. In my current FB community, both myself as admin and my students use loom daily. Although this may be niche specific, as my students do public speaking exercises as part of their curriculum. Thanks again to yourself and your amazing team for all your hard work and dedication! ~ Jennifer
I've been using Loom personally for the past few weeks to see what it can do and I'm impressed. We'll definitely be accepting Loom links for video as its clearly the best tool for recording/sharing video right now.
It would be cool if we could lock certain courses and have them open automatically based on a specific date. Is that something that y’all are considering? My content / courses run on a monthly schedule (monthly virtual workouts). I wanted to get ahead and create the courses (workout schedule) for the next few months and was able to lock it by making it only accessible at the highest “level” but that isn’t really a solution and may be confusing to folks. Thanks for considering and loving Skool so far! EDIT: in the meantime would be cool to have an option for “No people have access” so that we can build out a course and then lock it from the course end rather than limiting it based on the individual members. Doesn’t look like that’s possible now.
Hi @Sam Ovens, @Sid Sahasrabuddhe, and the Skool team, my friend @Mareya Ali told me I should send you some use cases for Group Chat design. First of all thank you very much for considering this feature. This is very important for us, as although I have started two communities here, I still have to keep many students on Slack. So I thought to give it some thought and enumerate the use cases here, and give the community leaders also the opportunity to chime in with their own use cases. Here we go: 1. We run a 1-year course to help redesign all aspects of personal, professional, business, and life. There is a main course with main set of meetings and rhythms. And there are a lots of special interest groups that get formed. I am involved with some while other meet with each other or with other members of my team. 2. For example, I practice and teach Shaolin QiGong for the health and wellness of my team and my participants. It is a daily practice, so something I have to take a leave and announce that message to the regulars. Not everyone needs to see it and it would be annoyance if everyone saw that I won't be leading Shaolin Fit session on a certain day. 3. With a small group of thinkers from within my course, I read a deeply technical or philosophical book. I don't charge anything for it, so it is not a separate community but a sub-community within my community. Meeting by Zoom happens once a week. These people do need to see the course, and comments on the main programming, but they also want their own sub-group for chat, and sharing philosophical links, that are not directly related to the course, but more for inner group of people. 4. We also divide course members into teams. Teams meet by zoom each week and continue their discussions over WhatsApp or slack channels. 5. Sometimes certain members struggle with certain aspect of their career, and business and sometimes personal relationships. I form small chat groups, and involve other members who are more senior, and know how to help. We continue to check in on the progress and evolution of the matter which the chat groups. 6. One more point, the group messaging feature has nothing to do with cohorts. We have already figured out how to run cohorts using current features. What's missing is Group Messaging.
Can't recall if I or anyone have mentioned this but being able to hit return to post saves time rather than having to move mouse to post button. If not going to do that, could you switch the post button w the gif and emoji options so it's closer?
Want to see inside Skool HQ and get a thorough demo of the product? This video is for you. I share how Skool works, the problems it solves, and how people are using it (common use-cases). This is the most thorough demo video we've ever made for Skool. Check it out! Got questions? Let me know in the comments below?
Hi there - there is a 'money bag' now appearing next to my profile image? I'm assuming only I see this and not my community members? If my community members see it, how do I turn it off? I don't like it because it feels like 'noise' and a distraction from the learning environment. I'm cool with lack of 'custom non-skool domain' and skool branding all over everywhere because the platform is excellent. But this is not good
I was replying to a comment in WeTube... and I put so much effort into it, I thought I would post it here in Skool and expand on it. For context... I have two Skool groups and will likely have a 3rd before the end of the year. So - I like the product. It's unique. But - I think it would be more helpful for LEARNING if we IMPROVED the Newsfeed. I think that a "Newsfeed" style of community isn't nearly as effective as a "forum" style. Just hear me out... and DEFINITELY read the case study below. It's eye opening. FORUMS Forums allow for massive sub-categorization of topics. You can go into a sub-forum (like "sales" or "launches" or "Course creation") and just go through pages and pages of threads on that topic... and very quickly scan titles and find threads that are useful. This can be done so easily and quickly. Great threads keep coming to the top of that SUB-CATEGORY in the forum, as people continue to add to it days, weeks, or even YEARS later. Forums also tend to be more compact... you can see more threads on a screen in a shorter amount of time. It's more efficient. The DESIGN of the forum encourages better thread titles. NEWSFEED Whereas Newfeed style... There's a massive and lopsided RECENCY bias. Great threads get buried... and - honestly - great threads never even get CREATED because people know that it's going to get lost within a few days. Why bother? Why take the time to contribute something meaningful when there's NO GUARANTEE that it will be found by the search function? What if someone doesn't type in a phrase that would bring that to the top? The "Newsfeed" was a massive step backwards for digital learning. Another way that Facebook and Twitter screwed us. Obviously, I know the Feed is a core function of Skool... but if there was a way to SOLVE this problem, then you could have the best of both worlds. (I'll get to that below). Also - I know that Skool has a FILTER function... but the lack of more robust categories means that a lot of posts get jumbled together in giant "catch-all" categories. And - it encourages frothy, more "social" type posts than posts where people go deep. (also more on that in the case study)
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 🎉
Now you can see where people are in the world and what personality type they are. These are two simple yet powerful things to know about other users in your groups. They also play a role in helping members find accountability partners, or local meetups. You can add your location and Myers Briggs type to your profile in the user settings page.