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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!

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Dennis Kroon
Dan Harrison
George Samuels
Spencer Handley
Ted Carr
New comment 7d ago

Was wondering if anyone uses skool for their team, their staff and employees? If so how are you using it or what tools are better?

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Kiryl Melnichenka
Michael Brynkus
Lendon Bracewell
New comment 12d ago
  • 0 likes • 12d

    @Kiryl Melnichenka Google chat sucks tbh because it doesn't have a ring feature. I tried it for my team.

Would be cool to be able to enable a power search feature that can detect synonyms like google search. For instance on google search if you input "How to cook food" it may pull up a result like "How to bake a recipe" I'm trying to build a huge archive of transcripts for technical software information but it won't quite work unless there are more power features to the search tool like google.

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Nicholas Ross
New comment 15d ago

My members are not habitually in Skool. They get no notifications of our posts. There’s no app for push notifications. And I’m only allowed to email once a week. I feel like Sams smarter than this lol. Unless I’m just not using it right. But I’ll have to check back in a year once the platforms matured.

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Lendon Bracewell
Ross Christifulli
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
New comment 22d ago
  • 0 likes • 22d

    @Ross Christifulli it will give them a weekly digest email automatically, and other emails when someone comments on their post, etc

  • 0 likes • 22d

    @Ross Christifulli if you send too many emails they will start ignoring them and get annoyed

What would be a workaround to upload a video of 300mb in a Skool module? I want my clients to be able to download the video on their computer.

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Lendon Bracewell
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
New comment 22d ago
  • 2 likes • 22d

    google drive, you can even provide a google drive link for them to upload their own videos to

My group is growing pretty quickly. We've had 200+ member requests for my Synthesizer Skool in the past couple weeks. It feels like it's going viral. Sam said "If you have too many people, the group becomes dysfunctional" in an Uplevel comment. @Sam Ovens where do you feel the point is where the group becomes too big? Has anyone else had experience with a really big group and how was quality affected as the group grew?

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Nicholas Ross
Sam Ovens
Lendon Bracewell
Alex Williams
Meike Hennon
New comment 27d ago
  • 2 likes • Apr 25

    I think Jim Collins advises not exploding growth too much, instead have a consistent target for slow and steady growth so you don't cause mayhem in the systems, over work people, spread focus on each project too thin, etc. But quick revenue is definitely a life saver.

Quick tip you might find helpful. 1. Follow the post by clicking the three dots at the top right 2. View the followed posts by setting the filter on the community page. It isn't quite ideal because every time you comment on a post you start following it by default but good enough.

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Lasse Storm
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
New comment 28d ago

A few questions… 1.) Is it possible to have multiple Courses in the “Classroom”? (UPDATE: YES). 2.) If yes, is it possible to give Community access to members of Course 1, but not members of Course 2? (UPDATE: not currently) 3.) If not, are things of this nature on the 2022 roadmap? And most importantly: 4.) I would love to have the ability to tier access, whereby you could have ONE Skool Group, but allow some people access to ALL Courses in the Classroom, and others only some Courses. This would be akin to the concept of "Offers" in Kajabi parlance. An Offer in Kajabi can give access to 1 Course, or a mixture of Courses. It would be great if Skool had this sort of "permissions" logic.

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ross johnson
Josh Trent
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Chris Moore
John Mwesigwa
New comment 29d ago
  • 1 like • Feb 2

    Skool needs a way to incentivize multiple Skool subscriptions.

Many people don't remember to "Mark as Complete" on course modules - this creates a few problems. 1. Once they forget to 'mark as complete' for a few modules they lose track and just give up on the whole system of marking as complete as it's too confusing and time consuming to straighten out out. 2. When students look at the low course completion progress of other students, it gives less motivation to consume all of the training because it seems like other people aren't watching it either. I would recommend a progress bar for each module that shows how much of the video they have consumed. With also the manual ability to mark as complete.

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Lendon Bracewell
David Reis
New comment Apr 11
  • 3 likes • Apr 8

    @Sid Sahasrabuddhe sometimes people don’t need to watch the whole module - but there still might be a way

  • 3 likes • Apr 8

    @Sid Sahasrabuddhe One idea is there could be a status for each module: Not started In progress Completed (Watched 75% or more) And it auto-updates

This would allow more efficient way for students to publish video. Would also make adding content to classroom more efficient. And adding auto-transcription for all classroom videos would be gamechanger for course content, employee training, q&a calls etc.

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Lendon Bracewell
Michael Brynkus
Greg Gillies
New comment Apr 7
  • 1 like • Mar 14

    @Sid Sahasrabuddhe loom automatically generates transcripts. But really needs timecodes in the transcript to find a paragraph in the video.

  • 2 likes • Mar 14

    @Sid Sahasrabuddhe good enough for me - I don’t care if it’s perfect tbh

We're currently using Circle.so as our membership community and Kajabi for hosting replays. It's clunky, I don't like it! Kajabi is great for simple email, page creation and courses. However, it really does suck with page speed, community aspect and calendar integration. We're gonna get rid of Circle.so (not Kajabi yet, because our website and landing pages are there) These are the 2 features we must have to use Skool: 1. Video hosting for our members (our members are mothers who aren't tech-savvy and would be a nightmare for them to upload sensitive videos onto youtube and paste the link on Skool) 2. Our membership is a recurring model and I'd like to automate the removing members! (If we could integrate with a Google sheet with their emails, my VA could also help remove members). Thanks so much. Skool is a lot faster and cleaner than Circle. Maybe I could even get rid of Kajabi one day!

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Ted Carr
Ming Fung
Samuel J Snead
Michael Brynkus
David Reis
New comment Apr 7
  • 0 likes • Feb 9

    @Sid Sahasrabuddhe My students have complained about having to upload to youtube first as well.

Hey Team, Recently, I've come across a Chrome Extension called Video Downloader for Vimeo that pretty much allows a user to download any video that is hosted on a Vimeo platform. I tested it out and in fact, it does work even if all of the videos are private Vimeo videos. Anyone who is a member of the Classroom would be able to download the video in high-res format and pirate it 100%. Do you have any plans to combat this situation? Any security features? Is there a way to protect our content on Skool in some way from this kind of Chrome downloader extensions?

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Lendon Bracewell
Nick Guadagnoli
Eduard Boka
Klaas Victor
Michael Brynkus
New comment Apr 7
  • 1 like • Jan 10

    There is also wistia downloaders. I have my videos hosted on loom so it's a bit more tricky to download those but still very possible. But loom does has a share link icon on the embed ahhahaa

People get tremendous value by being able to search for information on YouTube and Google. But Skool can be more powerful than this with transcripts, giving potential students more incentive to invest in a skool education business. It should have a "power search mode" for instance google has option for "Verbetam" It should pull up results that have same keywords as search but with different phrasing & word order Sometimes I will search something and it gives no results, but it should. For instance, if you search the member's first name along with something they said in a comment, it will not show the comment. Or if you search two words that are in a community post, it will not pull up the result if those two words have other words between them.

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Lendon Bracewell
Ian O'Brien
Abhi Amalsadia
Nicholas Ross
New comment Apr 4
  • 2 likes • Mar 23

    I would like to reemphasize that this feature is really needed. It would make the learning experience a whole different beast as the transcripts and community content database builds. It's one of the core weapons of skool. The powerful unified search. Right now the search is weak for reasons mentioned above. Should be same as google keep search feature.

  • 2 likes • Apr 3

    @Sid Sahasrabuddhe is improving the search feature on the roadmap anytime soon? By the way, this search feature has opened up some very powerful learning possibilities, I'm reallllly loving it.

The more ways Skool can notify students to go back on the platform the more powerful it is BRAINSTORM: Email notifications (weekly digest) SMS notifications Facebook messenger notifications Mobile app notifications

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
New comment Apr 1

Did you know that both youtube and loom automatically transcript videos? You can use this for your classroom transcripts and community video posts. So that every word in every video is searchable in your entire skool. The only thing is you can't easily copy paste the loom transcript with the timecodes of each paragraph which is super important for the transcript in my opinion. But you can on youtube. I'm really hoping that skool creates and auto-transcript feature with timecodes.

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Nick Guadagnoli
New comment Mar 31

Ability to upload videos directly to post. (My students are uploading their video work to facebook because it's easy drag and drop but they are not uploading to skool because it's annoying to upload to vimeo and then paste a link in skool) Auto transcript classroom and Q&A calls Timecodes on transcript like searchie (I remember when I was an accelerator customer I would find something with search but couldn't find it in the actual Q&A call and wasted time trying to find it)

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Lendon Bracewell
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
New comment Mar 31
  • 2 likes • Mar 31

    @Sid Sahasrabuddhe That would be awesome if there's a way

  • 2 likes • Mar 31

    @Sid Sahasrabuddhe https://www.loom.com/share/9f4bf26b6e7b41b4aa1e671c046fdb12

The move up move down feature in classroom settings is a bit cumbersome to use. Would be a lot easier to drag and drop modules to re-arrange them. Would be even better if we didn't have to go into the classroom settings to do this.

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Ted Carr
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
New comment Mar 31

Is anyone else noticing a big decline in FB group engagement this year? It's impacting the 'warmth' of my leads and making it increasingly difficult to sell to. Debating whether or not to move leads to another place to nurture before bringing them into a paid skool community group. How is everyone else nurturing their leads?

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Cody McDowell
Lendon Bracewell
Italo Campilii
Rohit Thakur
Abhi Amalsadia
New comment Mar 31

Often I don't respond to students quickly because I don't see email notification. If there was a feature to get notified on mobile via SMS - I think it would majorly drive up engagement and allow me to respond quicker to students as an admin.

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Lendon Bracewell
Abhi Amalsadia
Italo Campilii
New comment Mar 30
  • 0 likes • Mar 26

    @Sid Sahasrabuddhe The reason I mention this is because skool notifications don't go to primary tab in gmail so it won't show the notification on mobile for most members. Mobile notifications give communication a different level of accessibility and speed. Like discord or slack.

  • 1 like • Mar 29

    @Abhi Amalsadia Cool - just for other students who don't do this it doesn't have the same level of life and interactiveness without mobile notifications.

I know @Sam Ovens does not want to build another zoom, but is there a way we can display a ZOOM or GOOGLE MEET LIVE inside Skool in the same way we use vimeo/wistia to display it inside skool This would bring SO MUCH value and so much engagement in our community.. but from a technical standpoint, i don't really know if it's doable or not

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Nick Guadagnoli
Lendon Bracewell
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Cody McDowell
Italo Campilii
New comment Mar 30
  • 6 likes • Mar 16

    @Nick Guadagnoli I definitely think more people would attend if it was directly in skool. But most importantly, it should be automatically recorded, archived, and transcripted.

I think it would be wise for Skool to have a basic and premium plan like other software companies do (Active Campaign, Trello, etc) I have two side things I would love to use Skool for that might turn into something worth $99/m but for now I'm forced to build the foundation elsewhere - but if Skool were cheaper to get started with then I could build the foundation here and upgrade later if it's successful. For instance, the classroom could be limited to 10 videos on the basic plan.

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Nick Guadagnoli
Lendon Bracewell
New comment Mar 30
  • 1 like • Mar 30

    @Nick Guadagnoli Well you would want the basic plan to have the best user experience possible while still forcing them to upgrade if they are running a successful consulting business. I think this is the perfect solution: On basic plan, classroom can have only 5 videos (I think this is the best incentive because people who can't afford $99/m can make it work but anyone who can afford it would definitely be willing to pay extra to properly host more that 5 videos) For instance, I want to make a skool community for an app I'm building. But there's no way I could afford to pay $99/m for this. But for my coaching program I'm ok with $99/m

Is there anyone who has already used Circle and Skool? What are the benefits of using Skool?

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Lendon Bracewell
Scott Fury
New comment Mar 29
  • 1 like • Mar 29

    I don't like circle from what I've seen - never been a customer though. Not good way to host course and bad search feature. Skool search is better but has some room for improvement as well.

I know this has been asked many times but I wanted to provide a specific use case in hopes of bringing clarity to this potential enhancement. And yes, I understand the model Skool was built for but I'm hopeful there will be some room for flexibility at some point. My Use Case: I only have one solution that I provide but multiple levels of access to me. Ideally, everyone in my world would get access to the community but only access to the specific items they’ve invested in. To me that makes sense because the community will be talking about the same things regardless of the level of access they have to me. Everything is based on one framework. Therefore everyone can and should be in one community. Sharing experiences, success, challenges, etc. But they shouldn’t all have access to all the different courses / content. For example, I will be creating a self-liquidating acquisitions funnel that is a book funnel where I have a couple OTOs of small mini courses, etc. The next level is an online video course. Where we go deeper into the framework, etc. The final level is Coaching and Mentorship. For me personally, creating a separate Skool account for each level just creates a ton more work on my end that really is not needed - especially when it comes to the different communities. Plus keeping engagement up for each community would be extremely difficult. You could argue that the coaching clients should get there own Skool account and that’s fine. But it’s not something I’d like to do at the start. I’d rather have everyone under one roof. I would be willing to pay a higher monthly fee for something like this too. I understand this is not really on the radar at the moment but I keep seeing people asking for it so I thought I’d try to add more clarity. Hope it all makes sense. Thanks!!

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Drew Laughlin
Danny Mallinder
Philip Michael
Samuel J Snead
New comment Mar 20
  • 0 likes • Mar 15

    @Drew Laughlin Yea, just makes their billing complicated to do that. So will be hard to convince them. I hope you can hehe

  • 2 likes • Mar 15

    @Danny Mallinder free trial feature would be great. Also to give incentive to pay the second half of payment plan.

Edit message in DM - needed

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Scott Fury
Ted Carr
New comment Mar 16

If Skool creates a way to go live, there should be a way to fix the poor user experience of a group Q&A call, because you are forced to listen to an hour of other people's questions that are not relevant to your situation to finally get to your question. I simply cannot waste that much time so I rarely join the Q&A unless I get lucky and be one of the first few people on there. There should be some feature to notify the person via SMS when it is their turn and they should have like 30 seconds to jump on otherwise they miss their turn.

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Samuel Snead
Lendon Bracewell
Ted Carr
Nigel Casey
Lucas Videira
New comment Feb 23
  • 1 like • Feb 18

    I think live calls are an essential pillar of a coaching community. It helps separate your program from free content on the web.

  • 0 likes • Feb 18

    @Sid Sahasrabuddhe Cool 🙂 I can't speak for the other users but I know personally the user experience of the Q&A calls is not good for me. Because I end up wasting an hour listening to technical questions about facebook ads when I'm not even using ads. And not knowing when my question will be addressed so I am forced to watch so that I don't miss my turn. Would be better if I could be notified when it's my turn so that I can do other stuff while waiting. If someone wants to listen to other people's questions, just go listen to the other hundreds of Q&A recordings. It's not an effective use of learning time. But I understand this is something not easy to fix. Maybe when the Skool mobile app is developed and mobile notifications work.

Hi Team! We just added a daily activity monitor to user profiles. Now you have a birds eye view of a member's community activity over time! Posts, Comments, and Likes all count toward activity, and the squares will highlight darker the more active the user is on a given day. Cool for admins to spot trends, and see if a student has become less active and try to get them back to learning! Fun for students self-awareness, and encourages them to participate regularly! Tell us how you'll use it in the comments below. Feedback is always appreciated!

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Simon Paquin
Lendon Bracewell
Michael Gourion
Drew Laughlin
Thomas Noe
New comment Feb 15
  • 0 likes • Nov '21

    @Lotfi Drif I still don't see the harm? "private information" is an arbitrary term.

  • 0 likes • Nov '21

    There isn't much activity in my community right now and this feature really makes it clear to everyone. Definitely would be nice to disable this feature until the community picks up activity.

I think polls should not have an option to view answers until you vote. Because it makes the data unreliable from herd mentality.

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Danilo Djordjevic
New comment Feb 12

"I haven't found an easy way to track specific threads I want to get back to, or to find previously established conversations among a few of us. Am I missing something? Toward that end, either a forum of some kind (what we used to call "bulletin boards" -- I'm soooo old), or maybe a channel on something like Discord might be the way to go to track specific conversations and topics beyond the categories created by virtue of Andrew's modules. I agree that WhatsApp and other notification/alert-centered chat rooms might be a bit much. But being able to easily find Amelie's and my "accountability" thread that we had started a couple weeks ago, or having a forum for topics around video editing, animation, topic generation, that kind of thing, could be super helpful. If there isn't an easy way to do that here, I think it might make sense to whip up a discord channel or a private forum (I can host a private forum, if y'all would like, using old-fashioned phpBB, and make Andrew an admin so that we can restrict participation to only people who he has brought into this community) or something along those lines."

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Nick Guadagnoli
Griffin A. Hamilton
Lendon Bracewell
Shaneil Stewart
New comment Feb 8
  • 1 like • Jan 22

    @Griffin A. Hamilton @Nick Guadagnoli I have also needed this feature

I wonder if there is a way to connect facebook notifications to skool. Similar to how skool sends notificaitons to email. Would increase Skool engagement like a regular facebook group.

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Nick Guadagnoli
Lendon Bracewell
New comment Jan 17
  • 0 likes • Jan 17

    @Nick Guadagnoli Skool activity shows up in Facebook notifications, not vice versa. So that when the students are on Facebook, they will be reminded of the skool community. Would solve the problem of Facebook groups being more active. This might not be possible to develop.

Many students forget to mark as complete when they finish a lesson. Maybe there could be a popup that reminds the students to mark as complete if they watch half of the video - or just automatically marks it for them.

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Nick Guadagnoli
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