Sometimes you want your members to take action. For example: Introduce yourself and share a photo of your workspace, or... Play this song on the guitar and share a video of you doing it. Simple actions make your community more interactive and fun. Remember the ice bucket challenge? Action posts — Describe the action you want your members to complete. When somebody comments, the action will be marked as complete. Pinning posts to modules — Now you can pin posts to course modules to make them more practical and interactive. For example: Your first module could be "Welcome! Start here" and give a quick overview of how things work with a call to action at the end to introduce themself and share a photo. You can pin any post to a module, it doesn't have to be an action post. You could pin posts relevant to the module, or a post with the title: "Module XYZ - Questions/discussion here" and use it as a comments section. Your turn: Complete this action by telling us what you think?
@Griffin A. Hamilton of course, but an admin or moderator can see that and can delete the comment (which would return the action to being incomplete) or reach out to the user to rectify the situation. We figured this was more interactive and accountable than just a button click or checkbox that would also be under the honor system.
Skool has blown my mind. I have had Facebook Groups for my programs since 2017 and they don't even compare. And I only started with Skool about 75 days ago (February 27th 2023). My group already has (3) Level 8 people and it's become the #1 group in my niche absolutely. I almost didn't join Skool. The reason? "I already have everything setup and don't feel like changing it." What changed my mind? The SIMPLICITY and RESULTS I kept seeing from Skool success stories. So... I tried it out and an extra $50,000 a month in results and making my life more simple has been the result. Pretty solid I think. Glad I went for it rather than listen to my ego. @Nick Hauser asked me to share the things that have been successful in creating such a Skool group (here is the link to my Skool if you want to look to see how I'm doing it: https://manifestwithscott.com/group). ➡️ How I'm Using Skool: I have a free "Manifestation / Personal Development" Skool group (1,600 people in it right now) and convert the members into my paid "Manifestation Mentoring Program" Skool group. My Strategy: Have everyone become engaging friends sharing what they learn from our content. And if they want more, enroll into our programs. I have been trying to keep it super simple. Here are a few elements of the Strategy: (a) The type of posts I do that have been SUPER successful are NOT me posting value. But rather posts where members engage with each other. Examples: "What are your unique talents / skills?" "What time zone are you in? Accountability buddy?" These have been super engaging because members learn about each other. I text / email my list about these posts, so they get more than 1 notification of the post. That has been helpful in creating a lot of engagement. (b) And I partner these with action-based content. Examples of those: "3 Day Money Challenge! Are you in?" "Watch this video of 'The Law of Attraction Explained' every day for 30 days straight"
Skool Discovery is awesome because it can give you "free leads" if you set up your community correctly. For example: I just created this new bitcoin community and 50% of all our new members are joining from Skool Discovery. Here are 6 steps I took to make it happen (and how you can replicate what I've done): Step 1) I went on Skool Discovery and searched for popular keywords like "fruitarian", "veganism", "crypto", "testosterone", "skool", "bitcoin" etc. until I found the 1 keyword that had very little competition and 1 that I knew a lot about. Step 2) I created a new Skool community using my friends affiliate link so she'd get paid monthly and I immediately changed the URL to skool.com/bitcoin so that nobody else could take it. Note: If the URL you want is taken, be creative! If /bitcoin was taken I probably would have gone with /btc. Step 3) I filled the classroom AND community with educational content all about bitcoin. I created various classes that you can see in the attached photo below ⬇️ Step 4) I invited a handful of friends to join so it didn't look so empty. Step 5) I created this simple freebie funnel and promoted a "Playlist of my Favourite Bitcoin Videos" on social media. When people opted in to get the free playlist, my funnel said: "Congrats! You can either wait 5 minutes for it arrive in your inbox, or you can get it instantly inside my free Educational Bitcoin Community here." Most people didn't wanna wait 5 minutes... 😜 Step 6) People just find me on Skool Discovery now because they search for the keyword "Bitcoin" and I've optimized my group for discovery so I show up. One of my mandatory membership questions when people join is "How did you find this group?" and I can see that 50% of new members are saying "Skool Discovery." If you want 1 on 1 help setting up a "Discovery Optimized" community of your own just like I've done, send me a DM with the word SKOOL and I'll hop on zoom with you at no cost and set it up with you.
We wanted to make creating/editing courses as easy as possible. Now you can create/edit courses on the same page. What you see in the editor is what you get when it's saved. You can reorder your sets/modules by dragging and dropping them too. Watch the video to see how it works and let us know what you think? This is the easiest way to create/edit courses I've seen.
Hey @Martin Messier - FYI we've added a more handy "cancel membership request" button that appears right below the "join" button after clicking to join a group. Should be blatantly obvious going forward!
Now you can set access permissions for your events, just like courses. You can make events accessible to members at a level, or members with a course. You can set a cover image to personalize your events, and specify the link/address separate from the description so it shows/hides depending on the member's access. We renamed the "Calendar" tab to "Events" because it's the events that are important, and this new UI emphasizes the events instead of empty white space. We added a cool "LIVE" indicator too! Watch this video to see how this new feature works, and let us know what you think?
Has anyone else had issues with the new inline classroom editor? I can't make any changes to modules/sets in my course. I tried Chrome and Safari, restarting the computer etc. - haven't been able to get it to work in the past 24 hours. Adding a loom for context. Please let me know. https://www.loom.com/share/376da44455864bdf96ad598be1d51399
@Stephen G. Pope @Bernd Schnücker max modules + sets combined is 200 per course. We do this to keep Skool fast, and since courses are unlimited you can always break out modules across more courses if you have a ton.
It would be nice someday to be able to give access to modules, since the entry date of a member. Like that, weekly we can add "exclusive stuff" to members that sticks around. It would be even better to be able to cancel this limitation upon payment (Get access to the full history of modules) Thoughts @Nick Guadagnoli - @Alex Siegel
I have a lot of draft modules and sets in the inline editor. Because of this when I try to move modules into a different set that is at the bottom - the dropdown doesn't have scroll functionality so it is impossible for me to scroll through to select the right set to move the module to. In the screenshot the set is way at the bottom and there is no way for me to scroll down and select it. Easy fix I'm sure @Sid Sahasrabuddhe thanks in advance!
Right now when you use Zapier (probably any method) to invite someone to join your community with custom course access privileges, the email places heavy emphasis on the custom courses they get access to. The email doesn't mention any of the standard or core courses at all. So in the case of someone fresh joining your community, the email doesn't have the most ideal UX. A newbie member doesn't need to see all those details I don't think, just that they are invited to join the community. I'd prefer the old email that looked like it was coming from myself personally and was a more generic invite that didn't list out the courses. @Sid Sahasrabuddhe what do you think?
@Harry Whelchel thanks for the feedback, we have this noted down. Currently Zapier invite + access emails can only come from the group (this is especially helpful for groups with multiple admins) and only include private courses (as a new member will see all the public courses upon entering the classroom). For this case, you could make more courses private and grant access to new users so they see more content in the email triggered by Zapier.
A feature I love is being able to write Timestamps under the videos so the user can go directly to the hour:minute:seconds of the video. Before, when writing 20:00, the user went to the 20th minute. No, its sends the user the 20th second. I tried writing it like 00:20:00, and it also sends the user to the 20th second. 01:20:00 works correctly and sends teh user to the 20th minute of the first hour. But 00:20:00 sends him to the 20th second (not minute). It didn't work like this before. Did you change something? Is it a bug, or do I need to write ten timestamps diffrently now (I hope not or I'll need to make a shit ton of edits). Thanks!
Sometimes I like putting different videos in different courses and when you click edit on the module there's no way of grabbing the URL. Now I have to go back into vimeo and find it manually or inspect the HTML code to try and find the link.
@TJ Ahn while we work to optimize this, you can use Chrome to right click on your module video and select "view page source." You can then command + F for "videolink" to find URL's within your course. Not pretty but functional for now!
Hey everyone - just went into one of my groups (that I'm a member of) and my course progression is no longer showing the percentage of completion on the main classroom page BUT shows the modules that have been completed once I click thru. Just as a head's up!
Is it possible to receive registration payments on a Skool community in the form of a set of optional donations? If for example the Skool is for an NGO/ non-profit seeking fundraising in exchange of offering an online community to its members? Non-profits usually have options such as 1. Free, 2. $5, 3. $10, etc etc. So, could a paid registration on a Skool Community come in this form? @Alex Siegel @Nick Guadagnoli
Hi @Alex Samaras - this is currently not possible directly through Skool but we are working on billing and can certainly consider this case for future iterations. My advice is since “free” is an option, you could share a donation portal link within your free group to capture any donations people want to contribute!