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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?

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Trent Grzegorczyk
Abhi Amalsadia
Kelong Xue
Roger Garcia
Aljaž Plankl
New comment 1d ago
  • 3 likes • Aug 12

    @Raj Dash completion of courses maybe as we have a course space for recordings as well so nobody would complete that of course. Opening a new conversation could have indicators that a new post has been made in XYZ category. Or a new offer has been made to another participant in the program. A powerful assessment has been made. A breakthrough has been achieved or breakdown recognized.

  • 2 likes • Aug 23

    @Ryan Hartigan hmm interesting. Why though? I mean whats the concern there, i'm curious.

Dear Team Skool, I'm part of a Circle group, and though I much prefer Skool, there are 2 things I must confess I do love about Circle. #1) They allow GIF's. In today's day in age, GIF's are a quick & easy way to express yourself... but more importantly, they're FUN! I use them a lot, and so does everyone on my team. Not having GIF's is a little bit of a buzzkill and makes everything seem a bit more serious & dry... (the screenshot below of the cowboy is actually a GIF someone posted in their Circle post) #2) They allow for bigger photos. Skool's photo size in posts is so small unless you click on it, which makes the text the main focus. But what if I want my photo to be the main focus? Today I posted a screenshot and it's all I really wanted to post. But I had to write a lot of text to convince people to click & open the photo. I think Skool could keep showing their small thumbnail in the 'preview' mode of a post, but when someone opens the post, I'd love to see a full size image (as seen in the Circle post pic)

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Kiryl Melnichenka
Aljaž Plankl
David Dönges
Ted Carr
New comment 2d ago
  • 1 like • May 23

    @Victoria Ruelas gifs would do 💃

Honest criticism here. I love the Skool platform, but I kind of think the name Skool is not the best. Personally I go to online education because I disliked the education system that was associated with the name 'skool.' The name Skool brings too much school into online school. I personally feel that it It keeps the brand stuck in those negative associations.

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Boris Prekop
Scott Fury
Danny Mallinder
Acme Wong
Christina Westergaard Larsen
New comment 3d ago
  • 7 likes • Jul 5

    I love the name tooo. Finally re-creating and re-designing what it means

Hey all. I've started using Skool as a front-end marketing group instead of a back-end product group. Is anyone else doing this? Attached is the model I'm using. The key differences to the model most in here use: - No ads - No direct outreach - No sales tactics - No content treadmill - Focus on audience building (specifically YouTube) - Focus on community - Using Skool as a marketing community, not product community I ran the new model past Sam and he said he liked it! I also asked for permission to post this here and he said yes. I think this new model is a game-changer for getting to $100k/m profit. I know it's quite difficult to get the full picture from the image, so if you need more info then just comment "Loom" and I'll send you a Loom fully explaining the model. Hope it helps.

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Ted Carr
Cody McDowell
Thijs Loggen
Ed Squire
Andrew Kirby
New comment 10d ago

I have a few CA people who are looking for an accountability partner and I would love to help them - is it possible to do a group chat with a few people??

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Nick Guadagnoli
Zahida A Khan
Heinz Koop
Devin Zander
Ashley Payonk
New comment 12d ago
  • 4 likes • Jul 18

    Update: https://www.skool.com/community/youre-not-listening?p=92b06e38

Here's the recording from yesterday's call. See you next month! See when the next call is happening on our calendar here

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Cody McDowell
Tim Schmaddebeck
Jason Rashidnia
Ivaylo Todorov
Anthony Werner
New comment Oct 21

Does Skool have a "Quiz" feature where we can set up Quizzes for course students?

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Kevin Barry
Mareya Ali
David Frey
New comment Oct 14
  • 1 like • Aug 31

    Ooo interesting way to engage. ⁣

Is it possible to export a list of members?

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Sam Ovens
Pete Renzulli
Mareya Ali
Nicholas Ross
Brandon Simmons
New comment Oct 14
  • 0 likes • Aug 15

    @Pete Renzulli Found a way to do so? It'd be good to track participants and build a CRM given we are expecting our participants list to grow manyfold very soon.

Hey Sam and the Team, I am thinking of moving over to Skool from Kajabi, but was wondering if you guys were working on a mobile app for students/clients to go through the modules on their phone? This is one thing I love about Kajabi because you can listen to courses on the go. I imagine you will be coming out with an app sometime in the near future?

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Bhargav Bhardwaj
Ted Carr
Marty Cooney
Hervin Alvarez
Colm Keegan
New comment Oct 12
  • 4 likes • Jun 27

    @Daniel Patterson I agree. The mobile browser is very mobile friendly. I forget i'm logged in via a browser at times. The experience is really good!

I'd love to have the following calendar/user features: Event Types - Examples: Masterclass, Open Office Hours, John's Weekly Zoom Call, etc. Then, we could limit access by the Event Type by user. Not everyone needs access to all calls. 👍 Ideally, I'd like to be able to edit each User's access to the pre-defined Event types or ALL Event Types

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Saqib Rasool
Mareya Ali
New comment Oct 11
  • 2 likes • Oct 11

    I agree, I do not like everybody accessing all events, or we have to use a separate platform to give special access events.

We have moved our people entirely to Skool and we have seen requests come up for this feature. In the community space, until we have a group chat option for concern-based conversation, can we have a pin or save or bookmark feature for easier access to posts?

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Mareya Ali
New comment Oct 7
  • 0 likes • Oct 7

    @Sid Sahasrabuddhe doesn't work as efficiently when they use it from their phones, have to bookmark different pages on their mobile screens. Yeah - watch is an option. But will have to filter Watch posts out too.

As I'm organizing an event with 8 different workshops, I find that the 150 characters limit to describe my workshops is very very short. The calendar is a place where people can find the info about the workshops and reading a medium description, not a super short sentence, could be a way to convince them to come.

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Mareya Ali
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Marie Boudon
Raj Dash
New comment Oct 6
  • 0 likes • Sep 12

    Same, I'd really appreciate if the calendar description length, calendar name length and even module character length can be increased, please.

The GIFs get cut off even when I open the post, let alone in the feed. It looks so bad. Exactly like pictures get cut off in feeds. I have to open the post, then click open the GIF to view it fully, which is not how GIFs work. Same when GIFs are in comments.

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Nick Guadagnoli
New comment Oct 3

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! 💰💰💰

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Sean McLellan
Cody McDowell
Bruno Domingues
Steven Souther
Eben Wilson
New comment Aug 17
  • 1 like • Aug 15

    @Sam Ovens Thank You for listening & taking care of it.

I wish if the platform has something so remind us with our friends or the group students birthdays so to build more relation and wish them happy birthday

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Roman Pearl
Richard Robin
Ahmed Sayed
Mareya Ali
New comment Oct 3

Hi Skool team, this has been a real head scratcher for us. Uptil two months ago, we had a super engaged community on Slack. We moved everyone to Skool and our engagement has dropped to abysmal. We have been thinking what is it all about. We have some ideas and recommendations for features for you to consider that we believe will improve the engagement rate on Skool. 1. Social: The Skool is not just a learning place but a social place. The same dynamics, rules and features that make social engagement platforms successful also apply to Skool. 2. Thumbnails: The feed ought to have larger thumbnails like facebook or Slack where the post is covered with video thumbnail first and then text at the bottom. Currently it is too text heavy. 3. Being able to respond to post with more emoticons than just Like button may be a necessary evil. I know that people can reply with emoticon, but that doesn't do the trick. Responding with emoticons is what's in fashion. 4. Simple things such as being able to bold and italicize text helps with reading. 5. People continue to miss getting into little groups and being able to chat with each other. They report feeling uneasy speaking up in a large community (may be especially with our self-development focus) 6. People commenting on lessons, should bring up big thumbnail of the lesson in the feed so others can play it. Our whole community is based on Video lessons but these seem buried in the classroom boxes. Lesson Videos should be easy to play directly from the feed. 7. Picture posts should have larger thumbnails. 8. People report having to go to skool website vs they were just on Slack all the time. Not sure what you can do about it. I wonder what other ideas others have for increasing engagement in our community. UPDATE: I have been talking to more of our participants, and they say that lack of notifications (which means a lack of an APP on the computers and mobiles) which is in the way of engagement.

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Saqib Rasool
Mareya Ali
New comment Oct 1
  • 0 likes • Sep 30

    Thank you Saqib. Also we're not quite successful with driving cohorts to Skool for building a community. Maybe its because the community space in available for all cohorts together so anything shared vulnerably is more 'out there' and not too intimate. We're failing to create that intimacy on Skool within cohorts. I get maybe Skool is not made for intimacy, which could be the community space but we can't share anything very cohort specific as a post either as eith every cohort it gets repetitive.

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
Wassili Birbilis
Jason Rashidnia
Richard Robin
New comment Sep 28
  • 4 likes • Aug 12

    We have come to use this only now, and this feature is definitely a game changer. Helps us with complex cohort structures. Both drip campaigns & custom access. Takes cares of a couple of our concerns all together. thank you!

I want to share how I've been able to make the switch and how I overcame a few problems: PROBLEM 1: My group coaching program offers lifetime access to the course, but only 90 days to coaching. Since I can not remove access to call/community in Skool (feature I wish was available), I have to completely kick people out of Skool when they are done coaching... then give them the course somewhere else. HOW I FIXED IT: I bought another Skool community. I made this Skool community FREE. Instead of using a Facebook group, I'm going to now be using Skool. When students are done with their coaching, I move them to this free Skool and assign them our course specifically to them. This helps to keep them inside of our community AND gives them continued access to the course. This allowed me to leave Kajabi. PROBLEM 2: We work with beginners in business. They need a lot of support. They need to show up to every call and they want to. This creates a problem for us after about 20 members because as we get more of them, the quality of the weekly Q&A calls goes down... People have to wait longer and they feel less supported. It's not very efficient. We wanted a way to grow our group program, while keeping calls to less than 20 students. HOW I FIXED IT: We no longer put the Zoom call link in the calendar of public group section. Now, we have courses in the classroom called "Group 1 Call Link" & "Group 2 Call Link" -- when we have on-boarding calls with our students, we assign them to a group. This group has a specific weekly call time that is scheduled on the calendar -- the instruction for it say "get the call link from the classroom". Nobody else can get these Zoom links unless they are assigned to the specific course which they are in. This allows us to create the "pod" and divided group structure we want... while keeping the community large. Hope this helps others. Also hope Skool created features to make these 2 things easier :) but duct tape solution for now.

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Roman Pearl
Paul Masters
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
John Clarke
ross johnson
New comment Sep 17
  • 1 like • Sep 12

    Was group chat an issue for you? if yes, how did you take care of it. This is brilliant btw

It would be great if we can edit or delete our messages inside skool. @Sid Sahasrabuddhe

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Mareya Ali
Chris Tornow
Aamir Ahmed
New comment Sep 16

I'm curious how the level scaling system is calculated in regards to points required to level up? Is there a set increase at each level (eg Level 3 requires 50% more points than Level 2 to level up etc.) or is it just a set number of points at each level (eg Level 1 = 10 points, Level 2 = 30 points etc.) We're looking to add Milestone gifts once users reach certain levels so it would be great to know how many points are required to hit each level. Thanks!

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Marcos Razzetti
Mareya Ali
ross johnson
New comment Sep 14
  • 0 likes • Jul 6

    The points are only dependent on likes or engagement?

If somebody is posting in the community, we do not get notifications for a new post?

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
New comment Sep 12

Just found out there’s a 72 hour wait time in between sending out emails. So time your emails accordingly.

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Mareya Ali
Roman Pearl
New comment Sep 12
  • 3 likes • Sep 12

    Good, at least it'll stop me from almost spamming my people :D

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.

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Steve McDade
Andrew Kirby
David Frey
Teresa Knipple
Justin Green
New comment Sep 12
  • 1 like • Aug 20

    We should have access of all these emails, but why the mistrust of being kicked off, curious as I am carefuly observing the design of this platform and what possibilities open up here?

If we change the drip days for a certain module after 3 participant have joined, (before that course module has been dripped) will it be applicable to everybody who has joined or only those who will be joining?

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Mareya Ali
New comment Sep 12
  • 0 likes • Sep 12

    @Sid Sahasrabuddhe The person to whom the module is not available right now, they will also receive the module according to the new drip campaign?

  • 0 likes • Sep 12

    @Sid Sahasrabuddhe And if we decrease the number of days ? (somebody joined today, the drip days right now is 7 days, I want to make it 5 days - will it be then available in 5 days?)

It would be really powerful for Admins to be able to see their Skool group as a Member would when building courses, creating limitations, etc. This way, we can see what our Skool Classroom, for example, looks like to other members instantly. I know inviting yourself via another email as a member is a workaround to this, but that seems cumbersome and I think this would be a valuable feature.

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ross johnson
Mareya Ali
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Paul Masters
New comment Sep 12
  • 1 like • Sep 12

    YES. Specially to see how drip works.

  • 0 likes • Sep 12

    @Sid Sahasrabuddhe Thank You

When I message someone inside my Skool app, are they alerted via email or is the only way they will see the message is if they log in to Skool.com/etc? Many thanks. Ray

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Ed Squire
Nick Guadagnoli
Mareya Ali
Ray Wood
New comment Sep 12
  • 1 like • Sep 12

    I wish there was either a desktop version of the app or a mobile app in near future to take care of this and many other notifications going unread issues.

It might be super useful to enable self-chat for users. Self-chat space becomes like a personal notebook of ideas, tidbits, nuggets, links, etc., found in the course of conversations on Skool. Usecase: I found the following post from Andrew Kirby pretty useful. I wanted to save the link. https://www.skool.com/community/the-weird-way-i-use-skool-i-think-its-pretty-powerful?p=538f6656. Where should I save it? In slack, I can send messages to myself where I went ahead and saved the link. It would be good if I had a space at Skool where I could keep this.

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Raj Dash
Saqib Rasool
Mareya Ali
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Paul Masters
New comment Sep 10
  • 3 likes • Sep 9

    @Saqib Rasool @Raj Dash That's a very interesting way to work together with our team on Skool. One of the reasons we have been requesting a group chat as well. But this will be very open & interactive and gives so many way to work together with the team. However, I think it would have a tendency to skip lots of things, with no notification triggers like Slack does. And no core team extended team divisions really in our case.

Hi, is there any way we can pre-approve members into a Skool group? Like when they click on the invite link or the link from the email, they see membership pending. Is there any way to move past it?

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Mareya Ali
New comment Sep 8
  • 0 likes • Sep 8

    @Sid Sahasrabuddhe if I enter their IDs in the invite field, and they click on the link in the email generated - they're pre-approved?

What's the best video hosting site? Wistia? Vimeo? Loom?

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Roman Pearl
Lauren Kosinski
Ed Squire
Paul Masters
New comment Sep 8
  • 2 likes • Aug 12

    We're using Vimeo, no issues so far. However, I'd like to explore why everybody loves bunny.net so much 😬

How can I see an example of the email that gets blasted out to Skool members when I make an announcement post? If anyone has an example, please send!

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Nick Guadagnoli
ross johnson
Mareya Ali
New comment Sep 7
  • 0 likes • Sep 7

    We can edit this email going out when inviting people?

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