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There's a lot to show, so I made this video explaining how it works. Enjoy!

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Paul Nowell
Andrea Rosa Capriles
Joe Wu
Jorge Veramendi Lema
Chris Moore
New comment May 18

Chat attachments — Now you can share images, files, and videos via chat. Click the attachment icon and select a file from your machine, or drag and drop it right into the chat. Simple. For videos, copy/paste the link, and we'll include a preview so you can view it without leaving the chat. Onboarding new Skools — We improved our application and invite system so we can onboard more Skools faster. If you want your own Skool on Skool, complete this simple survey here. Enjoy!

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Dennis Kraus
Sam Ovens
Ali Reid
Nick Guadagnoli
Andrei Tarasenco
New comment Sep '21
  • 1 like • Jul '21

    Woohoo... I got my invite to set up my Skool I applied for a while ago. Thanks, @Sam Ovens. I am curious, will Skool always remain free, or do you see a point where you will eventually charge for upgraded features, and or for non-consulting/uplevel clients? Last, I assume I could apply for an additional group as well? Thanks again! D

  • 0 likes • Jul '21

    @Sam Ovens Fantastic! Thanks, Sam!

Now you can monitor the health of your group with three simple metrics: 1. Total members: How many members are in your group over time 2. Active members: How many members visit your group on a monthly, weekly, or daily basis 3. Daily activity: How active your group is daily over a 365 day period I think we all agree, the most important metric is active members. It's a measure of engagement. Check out your own group metrics and let me know what you think in the comments?

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Mitch Wilder
Natu Myers
Cody McDowell
Lucio Guido
Kieza Silveira De Sousa
New comment May 12
  • 2 likes • Apr 28

    Nice start to metrics. As I continue to think about how to use Skool vs whatever else, another couple of things to see some metrics on would be. 1. DM metrics. Much like you would see in slack, to be able to see how much activity is happening in DMs vs public. This is one thing I see inside our slack community where DMs are way more active. How would it help? Allow us to see that it is in fact happening, so maybe the group is not as dead as it feels on the public side. But also, would help in determining how we should focus on public discussions more. 2. Metrics on categories. Maybe not a big deal if you only have a couple, but let's say you have maybe 8 categories of discussion. A high-level report indicating the topics that are more or less popular could be insightful. Love the direction Skool is going.

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

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

Here's the recording from today's call. See you next month! See when it's happening here

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Ted Carr
Andrew Neumann
Anjie Rivero
Samuel J Snead
Fabio Oliva
New comment Apr 6
  • 3 likes • Feb 23

    Thanks for posting the recording, was great to watch since I could not attend live! Excited for what's to come.

Hello, The sending of only 1 post via email per week is kind of a lame limitation. Is this a forever a thing? Can you add more? Why is this being limited? Thanks

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Darin Berntson
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Santiago Cruz
Brenzen Zettl
New comment Mar 2
  • 0 likes • Feb 28

    I see daily as an option as well. (among others in settings)

Hey team, @Nick Guadagnoli (Product Manager) and I (CEO) are holding our first ever Skool "Office Hours" livestream tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb 22nd @ 1pm Pacific Time. 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!

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Adam Harper
Darin Berntson
Ryan Alexander
Samuel Snead
Alec Hawkins
New comment Feb 25
  • 4 likes • Feb 21

    Wish I could attend... Currently in Peru, and operating on "Peru time".

  • 1 like • Feb 22

    @Matej Pacan Ha. It's actually late afternoon here in Peru. I am here with the wife visiting her family for a vacation/remote work. Afternoons are reserved for her and her family. 😀

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
Darin Berntson
Josh Trent
Sam Ovens
New comment Jan 22
  • 2 likes • Jan 20

    Question re: Discussion threads inside classroom/modules. When this feature is turned on, and someone makes a comment, you are then asked to select a category for the post/comment. Rather than have to select one of many categories, could there just be a course or classroom category already selected either based on the course or module? Just thinking of the main timeline, and potential discussion category confusion for clients. Easiest fix on my end would be to just create a discussion category called "Classroom Discussion" or whatever. Would be cool to have it automatically just be selected.

  • 1 like • Jan 21

    @Sam Ovens Well, that was easy enough! 👍

Hey, Skool team. I am testing out a Skool account of mine. the admin/owner of that It's under my email address for this Skool where I am attached to Uplevel, Accelerator, and here, and I am testing with a different login for that new group (branded for that product), where I am the only people in the group (2 logins - separate browsers). So, I am logged in to both testing out admin features etc... and from that Skool, while logged into my other brand, I click on my profile (this user), and for some reason, that user who is ONLY in that group can see all my full contribution count, as well as people I follow in these 3 groups on skool, and who follows me. From there, an outside user looking at my profile could click on a name, see their counts and profile, and follow them. Is this supposed to be happening? Hope this makes sense.

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Sam Ovens
Darin Berntson
New comment Jan 16
  • 1 like • Jan 15

    @Sam Ovens Sure. Hope this helps https://www.loom.com/share/a2f8dd4c8e5e46ab8843021452a329e7

  • 1 like • Jan 16

    @Sam Ovens Hey, Sam - Hmmm, OK. Just seems odd to me, maybe from a privacy standpoint. If I am connected to someone in one or multiple Skools, I would not necessarily want to be seen by some random people in other groups that have nothing to do with the group I am in. Maybe it would be good to have a privacy tick-box in user profiles saying you opt-in to being visible outside of this local Skool, or you would like to remain private. Something to ponder.

Hello again - I was playing around with invitations and sending to a particular email address of mine (I have too many, don't ask why), and I noticed two quirks: 1. Invite I sent to one email, then allowed that person (me in this case) to use a different email to create account. My membership situation revolves around a CRM database, tied to specific email addresses for each member/client. 2. After that setup, I copied the invite URL on email CTA, and posted into another incognito browser, it let me set up (request) yet another account by clicking on the join button, using a different email address again. It did take me through the whole process, sent a verification code, uploaded a photo, then it got to membership pending on screen (as the group is invite only). If your group is closed, and invite only, is this not something that could create a mess with a bunch of people trying to create an account who were not invited? And how could we prevent people from using a different email? I envision the system responding, when trying to register w/ a different email in the invite email, to block the person from proceeding? Am I missing something in settings, perhaps?

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Sam Ovens
Darin Berntson
New comment Jan 15
  • 1 like • Jan 15

    @Sam Ovens Yeah, this makes sense. Especially if they have multiple Skool accounts they are a part of. Thanks, Sam!

Hey team! Group admins have told us they'd like to see more "engagement" and "life" in their groups. Previously, we sorted the feed by the newest post. The problem was, more people comment than post, so most of the "engagement" was happening at the comment level, and nobody could see it from the feed. This made the group feel kind of "dead". Now we sort by "recent activity" as the new default. If somebody comments on a post, it brings that post back to the top of the feed. We added some blue text to indicate when the latest comment was, and if you read it, the text changes to gray. This way, the group feels much more "alive" and "engaged". Oh yeah, and if an admin awards a "Gem" to a post/comment, that will bring that post back to the top of the feed — this makes gems more useful. Try out the new sort method in the groups you're in, and let us know what you think?

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Jamie Stenhouse
Simon Paquin
Sam Ovens
Katharina Mertens
Alexandre Mouland
New comment Dec '21
  • 1 like • Dec '21

    Great update! Thanks for sill having the other sort option as well. Handy to be able to have both.

@Sam Ovens This may just be me, as I have crappy eyes, diabetic retinopathy etc, so take it for what it's worth. But, as I scan the home page in the feeds, my eyes can barley distinguish from posts I have read vs posts I have yet to look at. The dark grey/light grey is just a tad too similar. Is there a a. better way to call out unread posts, perhaps with a little red dot in front of the title, or changing the color scheme enough to better distinguish read from unread? I see this happening in other areas around the app too, especially the reply indicator. Just a thought, and thanks for considering.

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Nick Guadagnoli
Darin Berntson
Leah Fisch
New comment Aug '20

Hey team. Would there ever be a way to have a different user profile for different Skool accounts you may be a part of? As I just created my Skool account for one of my groups, it's using the same profile as here for me. I guess one way around that is would be to create a new user for myself with that organization domain. Thanks in advance.

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Jen Boyd
Nick Guadagnoli
Darin Berntson
New comment Jul '21
  • 1 like • Jul '21

    @Nick Guadagnoli Hey, Nick, A couple of examples may be: 1. The skool I set up yesterday is for a something completely different than what my consulting business is. For that profile, I'd like it to be more in line to what that Skool is about. Example, in this new one, I am CEO if a non-profit, and would want the profile to be a little different. 2. For other consulting programs I may offer. They could be different from one another. Example,, one could be about Marketing, another could be about weight loss/Diabetes. In either of those scenarios, I'd prob want a different profile across Skools. That all being said, as an Admin, it's prob OK. But, could still be confusing to any member who may read this profile while in any of the other Skools. For day to day use, I could solve it by adding myself, using those branded domains, as users to each Skool, but again, my main admin (this user profile) would still be visible as well. Hope that makes sense. LMK if I can further clarify. Thanks, D

They say good things come in threes, so version 3.0 of Skool is coming in three parts. Part 1 is a complete rebuild of the interface. We did this to optimize for simplicity and speed. Now you can do more stuff, faster, with less complexity — a better experience. If you find any bugs or style issues please report them to us so we can fix them. Parts 2 and 3 will be coming in the next few weeks. We'll update you as they go live. Enjoy!

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David Weber
Arthur Khoyetsyan
Darin Berntson
Austen Gary
Sam Abeysekera
New comment May '21

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
  • 1 like • Jan '21

    Looking forward to 3.0... and finally getting my group started soon on here.

Hi team. I just created a school. When I put in the name of the Skool, it created the URL for me. I see that I can modify it at some point after enough members etc. But, I was curios to the addition of a numerical sequence that was added at the end of the URL. Why would this be happening? Is it possible that there is another user using the exact same name as I am or something? Thanks in advance.

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Nick Guadagnoli
Darin Berntson
New comment Jul '21
  • 0 likes • Jul '21

    @Nick Guadagnoli Ah. Okay. That makes sense. Thanks for letting me know.

Hey there Skool team. I swear there used to be a way in here to save a post, and be able to add our own tag or category. Did this feature go away, or did I dream the whole thing? =)

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Nick Guadagnoli

Bullet point lists — type "*" then "space" for a bullet point list to appear: - Here's an example. - Then hit "enter" for another bullet point to appear like this. Numbered lists — type "1." then "space" for a numbered list to appear: 1. Here's an example. 2. Then hit "enter" for another number to appear like this. Enjoy!

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Mike Gowans
Simon Paquin
Darin Berntson
Rodney Durrant
Jessica Gonzales
New comment Sep '21
  • 1 like • Sep '21

    This is a cool addition. Any similar functionality for Bold or other formatting?

Now group admins can bulk invite users by uploading a .csv file or a custom webhook URL. CSV file upload — this is best for bulk inviting all your current users initially. Export a .csv file with your users email addresses, upload it, and we'll send invite emails containing custom signup links that allow users to get instant access to your group without going through the membership approval process. (saves a lot of time!). Custom webhook URL — this is best for ongoing invitations after the initial bulk upload. Send people invites automatically when they complete specific actions in any of your systems (CRM, shopping cart, etc.). Append users emails to the end of your custom webhook URL and we'll send an invitation like with a custom signup link that allows them to join your group instantly, without going through the membership approval process. (saves a lot of time and admin!).

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Chris Moore
Sam Ovens
Ahmad Ibrahim
Darin Berntson
Paul Lupascu
New comment Jul '21

Showing more content for notifications — now you can see what your notifications are about without having to click on them. (image 1). Follow button on post page — now you can follow/unfollow a post with 1-click, and its much more obvious. We separated the "..." action menu from the Follow/Following button too. Change in auto-following logic — when you create a new post, you'll automatically be following it. When you comment on a post, you wont automatically follow that post, because we've found this leads to excessive notifications for things you're not interested about. You will be notified if somebody replies to your comment, but not if another person comments on the post. These changes should result in less notifications, for more meaningful things, with more context to know what each one is about, and more meaningful following of posts without getting spammed. These are just some of the improvements we've got coming to the notifications system! More soon.

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Adam Harper
Darin Berntson
Rodney Durrant
David Stevens
Kerry Hopkins
New comment Nov '20

Today I was catching up on a lot of posts in the beta group. I follow @Sam Ovens and as I finished all of the posts in the feed, the alert icon still showed I had 7 alerts from Sam on what I assume it thinks is an unread post? Would be cool if this alert number would reduce the count if I read the content via the feed, rather than accessing via the alert dropdown. Hope that makes sense.

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Sam Ovens
Chris Moore
New comment Jul '20

One thing I have noticed as I am scooting around here is my OCD, and need for a feeling of Inbox Zero. I appreciate that now you have read posts greyed out, so that's helpful. But, the post remains in the same spot, even with an unread below it. Currently, Newest and Best are the only way to sort. Could you look at an option, where maybe we have a setting that only shows unread messages? I guess if a comment was made, it may filter back to the screen. But, maybe only if we were following/saved that post? This could maybe lead to doing something like LinkedIn messages do, where you could mark a message as "archive, mark as read, mute". Then, when we come to the home screen, we could sot by unread, to only see the new stuff, or go back to archive if we wanted to do that? Anyway, just thinking out loud here. Hope that made sense.

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Sam Ovens
Darin Berntson
New comment Jul '20

Now you can invite people to join groups on Skool. There's two ways you can invite people: 1. Invite emails — Enter the users email to send a personalized email invite. 2. Invite links — Copy/paste the invite link and send it to the person you want to invite. Bot invite methods have personalized signup forms showing who invited them (image #3). Only members of a group can invite people to join the group. Invited members still need to go through the approval process where an admin manually approves them.

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Saidur Rahman
Sam Ovens
Darin Berntson
New comment Jul '20
  • 1 like • Jul '20

    @Sam Ovens This is a cool new addition. Thinking this through the feature is similar to something like Facebook. For a different organization I run, we also use Slack for our community, but it's member only (have to be a paid member of the org). So, I am curious what happens here when someone clicks to add someone as an admin? Assume admins get notifications, and need to approve as normal? In our Slack community, we do not allow people to invite because Slack does not have an approval process, and we don't just want anyone in there. BTW, I am so stoked for Skool. I want to use this for that organization (not my consulting business) . This platform kicks Slacks ass!

  • 0 likes • Jul '20

    @Sam Ovens Fantastic. Yep! Are we able to customize the form that someone fills out to request to join? Example use case. Someone fills out the form with a gmail, rather than a company email, and I need more info like company name, URL etc to be able to match up to a member profile we may have on file in the CRM.

Attach any file you want to a post or a comment by dragging and dropping like this. You can rearrange the order of the attachments by dragging and dropping too. Enjoy!

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