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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!

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Tim Navarro
Kieran Moloney
Sam Ovens
JB The Wizard
Max Perzon
New comment 9d ago
  • 3 likes • Jun '21

    Unbelievable @Sam Ovens. This is a game changer for both my businesses. Just thank you for having relentless focus on the customer.

  • 0 likes • Jun '21

    @Natu Myers I believe Sam addresses this question in a different post. I'd use the search bar to see. If I recall - it's much easier for all parties involved to just keep the Skool link.

Hi team, If you add membership questions – will these only be required for those who find the group and request to join? Or will these also be required for those we invite? Currently we 'invite' them to Skool. I'd like to continue to invite them, and then have them fill out the questions. If the membership questions are currently only for people who request, would I then just send the Skool link in their onboarding email? @Sam Ovens @Sid Sahasrabuddhe

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Brandon Kaiser
Ashley Payonk
Giulia Guerrieri
New comment 12d ago
  • 1 like • 23d

    @Sid Sahasrabuddhe Got it. Thanks for the clarity.

We're thinking of doing a sick Black Friday deal. The craziest Black Friday deal we've ever done. Interested? Give me a sick GIF in the comments below if you want a sick deal.

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Shew Tanden
Regina Martinelli
Momo Feichtinger
Roger Garcia
Fiona Jacob
New comment 13d ago

Hi Team! Just wanted to let you know about a few improvements we’ve just implemented for classroom. 1. Turn off discussion for a course module - If you don’t need discussion and post references at the bottom of a particular course module, you can easily turn them off in the edit section for that module. 2. Duplicate course modules - If you spend time creating similar course modules, you can now speed things up by simply duplicating an existing one! Just copy the module, change the things you need, publish, and save! Good for daily QA call uploads, recurring content, etc. 3. Mobile - Go to next button. On mobile, when you click “Mark as Done” - we’ve provided you with a “go to next” link for a quick transition to the next course module. 4. Remembering the last course module you were on. When you leave and then revisit classroom, you’ll be back at the module where you left off, so you can quickly get back to learning. Hope you all enjoy! Please continue to send us your feedback and any issues that you see. Your response is always much appreciated.

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Khalid Ali
Niks Jansons
Steven Souther
Brandon Kaiser
Earnie Boyd
New comment 24d ago

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

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Trevor Dowds
Brandon Kaiser
Sam Ovens
Giulia Guerrieri
New comment Oct 4
  • 2 likes • Jul '21

    @Trevor Dowds @Sam Ovens Checking in on this. Here's why this would be valuable for me. My clients can invite other team members from their organization to join the platform if they send an invite or fill out our onboarding form with the webhook. I can only see their name when they join or request and not their email for verification. In order to keep my CRM and Client Contact List updated, it would be beneficial for me to see each email, or have the option to export data of current members into a CSV to see name and email. Otherwise, I have no way of checking to make sure they are part of a client's organization. Ideally this would be an 'Admin' only feature and could see the names / emails in both 'Members' and 'Invited'. Let me know if you have any questions or updates. Happy to share a Loom or Screenshots. Appreciate all you guys do.

  • 0 likes • Jul '21

    @Sam Ovens Thank you.

Hi, is there a way to turn 'on' or 'off' the Calendar? If not, is there a reason why one of my communities shows the calendar and one does not?

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Brandon Kaiser
Ted Carr
New comment Sep 26

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!

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Clark Kegley
Adam Harper
Bhargav Bhardwaj
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Lena Werner
New comment May 6
  • 3 likes • Dec '21

    Giddy up. Can't wait to integrate this into our communities. Thanks @Sam Ovens. Btw - We started introducing 'Post on Skool' in our action items and are already seeing improved engagement.

Now you can add a shared calendar to your Skool so your members can see what's happening, when, in their local timezone. Members can add events to their personal calendars with a click. If your community does live Q&A calls or live events, this feature is perfect for you! Watch the video to see how it works. Enjoy!

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Shrikant Patel
Konrad Schure
Alex Samaras
Cody McDowell
Gavin Ingham
New comment Feb 1

What's up amazing Skool team. It looks like some of the files within my modules are having issues with File Naming when dowloading. Some of the documents download correctly with the Title of the Worksheet or Pinup. Others turn into a mumble jumble of letters and numbers asdf87asdfa... Attached is the Loom explaining. Any insight would be appreciated. https://www.loom.com/share/7d7a4d4b09c544c8ba57e8bff33b9e0a

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Brandon Kaiser
Nick Guadagnoli
New comment Aug '21
  • 0 likes • Aug '21

    Additional trouble when I actually download the documents to my computer. Attached is a follow up Loom. https://www.loom.com/share/cd83912711954608a55975c89ed42b91

Hi All - I'm currently transitioning off of Kajabi into Skool Classrooms. I'm transferring my videos from Kajabi onto Vimeo (cheaper than Wistia). What is the suggested 'link privacy' on Vimeo for Skool? I currently have it on Private and it seems to work.

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Nick Guadagnoli

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!

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Saidur Rahman
Chester Zoda
Ralph Lasry
Onur Degirmenci
Sam Ovens
New comment Apr '21

This is where Skool users come together to suggest features, report bugs, and share feedback. We're co-creating Skool with our users (you). So when something frustrates you, seems confusing, broken, missing, or not right, tell us so we can fix it! What is Skool? Skool is a platform for creating "Learning communities". Think of them as Facebook groups, but better. No ads, distractions, self-promotion, privacy concerns, endless notifications, misinformation, and political drivel. Skool's got killer search, it's fast, fun, and optimized for learning. It's totally free, forever. How do you get started? 1. Create a Skool account by clicking the "Join Group" button. 2. Request membership for our groups: Consulting Accelerator and Skool Beta this. 3. Try the platform for yourself! Try posting something, commenting, voting, searching, etc. 4. Share your honest feedback here in this community! Let's build this thing together!

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Alexia Schlueter
Zahida A Khan
Chester Zoda
Simon Hook
Karen Yee
New comment Dec '20
  • 2 likes • Dec '19

    Thank you @Sam Ovens for creating this. It is perfect and exactly what I am looking for. I am frustrated with Kajabi communities, and FB, too cluttered. Seriously this is a game changer.

Hi Team – When I go to "revoke" an invite, the contact just reappears whenever I refresh the page or go to "Invited". Is there a way for these to disappear once revoked? Is there intention behind keeping them? Video below.

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Trevor Dowds
New comment Jun '21

Hi Team – I just transitioned my course to "Classroom". Very excited to use it. When somebody clicks on a new module, is there a way to have the scroll bar stick, rather than reset to the top? I recorded a Loom to explain what I mean. Let me know if this makes sense or would be helpful, or if you are already working on it or have a reason behind the current process. https://www.loom.com/share/052de144ee334ae1b14543b221212d8d

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Trevor Dowds
Brandon Kaiser
New comment Jun '21

Hi All — For this specific video, I keep getting the same error message (see screenshot). The settings are the exact same as my other videos. Is this a 'me' user-error? Or is this a bug?

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Brandon Kaiser
Trevor Dowds
New comment Jun '21
  • 1 like • Jun '21

    ALL – I believe I have resolved this issue. I needed to wait for it to fully Upload and Convert.

  • 0 likes • Jun '21

    @Trevor Dowds Thanks Trevor. I believe by just waiting for everything to be fully uploaded, converted and optimized does the trick.

Would I eventually white label this to brand the name and logo how I want? Or will I put my group "Biggest Fan Community" on the Skool platform with the logo/platform? Either way is fine, just curious.

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Sam Ovens
Brandon Kaiser
Zahida A Khan
New comment Dec '19
  • 4 likes • Dec '19

    Thank you @Sam Ovens. I understand this is a secondary priority and glad you're focusing on the core features. I would be elated to be able to white label this for my community. That being said, which ever way you decide, I plan on using the tool regardless of name/brand. Thanks for building. Talkers talk. Builders build.

With our own Skool Groups, will we be able to customize our own URLs? Is this essential or a distraction? Current: Skool.com/biggest-fan-community Custom: biggestfanconsulting.com/community OR group.biggestfanconsulting.com etc. Sam - I'm sure you've considered this. I'm curious if my students will then be curious about Skool and want to explore Skool as a whole, create their own communities etc. Will Skool eventually be public for anyone to use? Or only CA or UL students? Let me know if I can clarify my request/questions.

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Sam Ovens
Brandon Kaiser
Eben Eliason
Chris Moore
Adam Harper
New comment Jun '20

Hi there, is there any way to stop the "typing" when the group description hits 120 characters? I was able to write out my whole description and then was told "it was too long". I feel it would be easier if I wasn't allowed to type anymore "like a tweet" then have to count my characters. So rather than typing the whole description it would stop it mid-sentence becau (it was too long)

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Looks like Skool sends two of the same emails immediately when you invite someone to join your group. I invited my personal email and my wife's email and both times I received double of the same email.

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Sam Ovens
Brandon Kaiser
Jan Nedved
  • 0 likes • May '20

    I'm an idiot. I thought the second email address was confirming the first, not separate, so I was inviting the same email twice. All good.

Is it possible to have a logout feature? Or can I not find it? Or is there intentionally not one? If I just go to Skool.com (I was curious what the home page looked like) it goes right into my community and profile. It feels natural to have a logout/login option.

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Sam Ovens
Chris Moore
Eben Eliason

We just pushed an update — Markdown Editor — now you can use basic text editing features in your posts and comments: bold, italics, numbered lists, and bullet-point lists.

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Brandon Kaiser
Sam Ovens
  • 0 likes • Apr '20

    Hi @Sam Ovens, I was just typing a post and it did not let me bold or do bullet points. Has this feature changed? - Can't do a bullet point Trying to type bold 1. list 2. have to manually type lists

  • 1 like • Apr '20

    @Sam Ovens Thank you!

@Sam Ovens - watched the video, everything is tested and logic driven. It makes sense and is beautiful. Thanks for your meticulous detail. Can't wait to use it. Regarding engagement - how do plan on encouraging or forcing members to use the Skool platform? Will you embed a link into your online course interface? I struggle with group engagement in my Facebook group (and maybe FB is the problem), but it's one less username/password they have to create or remember. So if/when we are able to create our own groups, do you have any best practices to migrate people into Skool effectively and encourage engagement? Let me know if I can clarify my questions.

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Joel Hakala
Sam Ovens
Brandon Kaiser
  • 1 like • Apr '20

    Got it. Thank you. I'll keep working at it. I introduced a "welcome post" as an action item in week 1 module 1 and it seems to be helping. Can't wait to see the migration and ability to create groups.

Have you tested having a drop down to view notifications? Right now, when I click the bell it takes me to the notification page away from the main page. I'm wondering if users would have an enhanced experiencing by being able to preview notifications or messages while still staying on the main feed? Also is there a way to go back to the feed from messages/notifications. See video. https://www.loom.com/share/bd4f9411ec98492eacbbd1c7225794ac

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Sam Ovens
Brandon Kaiser

Hey team! I thought I'd share why we haven't been as active posting and commenting on skool recently. We're heads-down focused building "skool 2.0". We've taken all the data, usage patterns, and feedback from all of you over the past 6-months and it's clear to us what changes need to be made. 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 what's coming your way with the new version! So far this year we've made improvements to images in posts (they look much better now), and we finally made it possible for you to upload your own profile photo. Both these changes are live. As soon as skool 2.0 is live I'll let all of you know! Till then, we may not be as engaged within the community discussions. Just wanted to let you know why.

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Brandon Kaiser
Jeff Barnum
Sam Ovens
  • 1 like • Jan '20

    Thanks @Sam Ovens for the update and clarity. Looking forward to experiencing 2.0. Meanwhile, time for me to get back to building my 2.0 course.

We just pushed a new feature — Privacy Controls — Now you can control who see's what on the platform. We have two community types: Private and Public. Here's how they work. Private: Only members can see who's in the community and what they post. Public: Anybody can see who’s in the community and what they post. Only members can post. If somebody who's not a member tries to view a private community, or any post within it, they will see this. And if they look at a community members profile, they'll see this. Everything within private communities is completely private. Nothing is indexed in search or Google. If somebody is a member of a private community and they look at another members profile, they'll see this. (pretty cool).

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Sam Ovens
Brandon Kaiser

Hi there, couple questions about posts/notifications. 1. When I go to someone's profile, I can see what they commented/asked in other groups. See attached. For example, When I go to Matthews profile in the Skool Beta community, I can see he has posted/commented in Consulting Accelerator groups. Will there be a way to only see posts/comments within that group? For example, if I have multiple groups, "Group A" and "Group B", I don't want Group B to be able to see my posts/comments in Group A and vice versa. 2. How does someone get notified when I send them a DM? Is it connected to their email? Or do they have to check this platform (I would be concerned about this because it's an extra step and would REALLY have to train people to check this often). I feel it's hard enough for people to check my FB group even though they go on FB all the time. 3. Same thing with comments/mentions. How does someone get notified? Is it just the red push notification or will they get an email etc? 4. Do they get notified/emailed anytime someone comments on their post? What about if they comment on a post, do they get notifications everytime someone else comments?

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Sam Ovens
Brandon Kaiser
  • 1 like • Dec '19

    @Sam Ovens Thank you for the detailed response. I like the current workflow and notification system for comments and messages, that makes sense to me. Good to know about privacy controls.

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