I would like to see an option for a list view of the posts where it lists the date, the title, the author and the number of comments with options to sort by date, title and author. This can provide an index of topics that are of particular interest to a group member.
Would it be possible to add in auto module complete when they click on to a new section? It is really hard to track course progression if they don't click on "Mark as Done" They can always go back and uncheck Mark as Done, or even add a favorites button next to a lesson for them to go back to.
Would be great to be able to use back ticks `like so` to add inline monotype formatting in posts. Similar to being able to use multiline code blocks with three back ticks (```) but still a different feature.
I like to post a lot of video reminders on my feed and I'm kind of over having to upload them to Vimeo, then set up the settings correctly and THEN upload it to the Skool website. I know this isn't a huge deal but I enjoyed uploading my videos directly to Thinkific in the past but absolutely love the feed aspect of Skool and the ability to connect with my players directly in one place.
For people who don't want to share their full name or want to use a different identity in different Skool communities, make it so that they can change their display name for that particular community. For example with Discord Nitro I can have a different display name in every different server. But when someone clicks on my profile, it will still show my real username, and in Skool's case, my real profile) This would be very helpful for people who might not necessarily want to use their full name / want to use an alias. Annoying when I just want to use an alias for Skool (just "aoc") but am unable to and end up with this kind of name
I'd like to see a landing/sales page feature to be able to sell our courses and/or enroll people into our Skool community and eventually build it out for upsells and OTOs. Linking this to Stripe and having Apple Pay option in the checkout/Cart section would be awesome too. Then once someone is enrolled it takes them right into the course library so they can get started setting up their password and/or profile and access the course without checking email to do these steps. I'd love to hear your thoughts @Sam Ovens & @Sid Sahasrabuddhe . Thanks for reading & considering this.
Participants from one of our groups were invited to another group (program) of ours via sharing link and emails both. There was a prompt asking them to sign up which messed up a couple of ours participants accounts. We had to add an instruction for them to log in and not sign up. Kind of confusing for a few participants. Please see if the experience could be improved.
@Mareya Ali - Are users logging themselves out by chance? If they are logged in, they should be taken to join the group directly. We show this message attached if they have an account already. Maybe we can make it a bit bigger.
Okay, I'm in the process of putting a new business/course together. After watching both the Skool 101 Course videos and this video @Sam Ovens posted on YouTube my process for my new venture has been "Totally Disrupted"! Now I'm taking my content and rethinking not only my on-boarding & delivery, I'm also re-thinking the process for my clients as they move forward. I have also seen how using Skool will allow me to offer a "Performance Based Guarantee" vs. the traditional "X Days Money Back Guarantee". This will attract a better clientele and repel the whiners, complainers & mooches. Check out Sam's video here. You'll be glad you did.
Just hit 100 members - party time! 🥳 Thought it'd be helpful to share with you 10 lessons I've learned along the way (and wish I knew earlier) so you can grow your Skool community more effectively & keep your members happy to lessen churn. I've also included 4 things I "hate" about Skool, AKA 'Wishlist Features' that I feel would make Skool even better. This is a big milestone for me and I'm so stoked to have made my 'clear & definite aim' a reality! Next target: 1,000 members. Enjoy the lessons, and big thanks to @Sam Ovens for all of his YouTube mentorship over the years. Ted P.S. I'd love to hear what you've learned since using Skool... If you have any tips/strategies for: • Growing your Skool group faster • Keeping your Skool members happy • Using Skool more effectively as an admin/moderator/teacher Please comment below with what they are :) You rock.
Typing out a post feels fun, it feels like the community is actually a community... I hate Discord because: - Super cluttered and a total eyesore - Constant message flow buries good content - Doesn't feel professional / easy to use I don't like the community function on Kajabi because: - No DM function, which is essential - No life about the product (no colour, images) - No notifications (You need a little dopamine hit to start enjoying a community, Skool combats social media addiction because it uses some of the same tools but in an ethical way) So yeah, happy to pay $99 / month as it taken our entire coaching program to a new level of fun. :)
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!
@Penny Fletcher - We do not currently have a pause function, however Drip starts from the day the member joins. So if they were not able to start on the intended date, you could remove them from the group, have them re-join and the drip timer would restart.
Currently anyone can request to join. I'd like to make people answer a few questions, so that I can see answers to determine whether I let them in or not. Is this possible? If not I'll have to create a solution mixing Google Forms and Skool. Thanks
@Andrew Kirby - You can DM with users who request membership to your skool so you can ask any screening questions. Just hover over their username to bring up the profile preview and you can click chat. That's worked pretty well for admins who need to verify people before letting them in. @Simon Paquin - LOL 😂
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! 💰💰💰
In the future, will students be able to submit their work in the classroom? And possibly earn points for it? For example, in Kajabi I can see when my clients submit their reflection questions. I guess I could have my students post their answers in the comment section on Skool, but if it's personal and private, some people might not want to share that stuff with the public. Although, I could see the benefits of submitting your answers publicly. As of now, you can only post a video as the main lesson/content, but it would be nice to post a form or worksheet that you can complete right in the classroom. I'm curious, because one of my biggest selling points for coaching has been the accountability factor, and this feature would help in holding my students accountable. Yes, they can mark a module done, but I won't know if they actually did it or not, unless they privately send me their work, which is just more effort for them. As a student of many courses myself, that has always been one of my biggest issues, not having a teacher or coach to check my work and give me feedback. Working with someone who can not only make sure I do the steps, but also reflect and discuss my answers, has been incredibly valuable, and I think having a place to submit work would help with that process. Here's an app that does this well: https://quenza.com/ Idk if you ever heard of Quenza, but I don't see them as a direct competitor of Skool so no worries. Hopefully, you find some inspiration and ideas by checking them out. As a K-12 teacher, my needs might be a little different than other Skool users. I plan on using Skool for my students starting in the Fall and beyond, and the gamification aspect is a big selling point for me (although I like everything about Skool) so the more flexibility we have in controlling the rules of the game, such as giving points for completed assignments, would make this even more valuable. Not sure if this was already talked about, I think it was, but either way thanks for listening! Keep up the great work.
@Michael Berezny - great insights thank you! I do see value in the “accountability” factor as you described. We don’t have plans for submissions for points in the near term, but something we’ll discuss in the future. Please check back with us later on and let us know how it goes with your K-12 students. Will be very interesting to hear how they use it 🙌🏻
@Cam Rowland - Here are some tips from a few Admins that I've talked to on this topic! 1. Populate the community with a few posts to start before you invite members. Try to spark some conversation among members. Welcome / introduction posts, valuable info posts, Icebreakers, etc. are a good way to do this. 2. Pin a post to the top of the feed with instructions on what they should do when they join - share a photo, introduce yourself, watch the 101 course, etc. This can be a good welcome post that's catered to your audience and how it will work for them. 3. Invite several of your most engaged members first and have them post / comment / react to your content from #1 - Include them on the early access and let them know they can help make it a success. 4. After you've started to invite people, have yourself and/or your other admins/moderators engage with them in the group. Good for quick first impressions and letting them know you're there with them.
I'm a bit unclear on the multiple courses aspect. Do my students see all published courses and do they have access to all of them if they are in the community. Is there a way for me to control who can see which courses (something I can turn on/off for each student) depending if they have paid for it? Or do they click on a course and it denies access if they haven't been approved (paid)? Or do they only see the one they have been approved for? I'm just not sure what my students see or can't see. I'm not sure of the experience they are observing.
@Bryan Franklin Hey man! So we've made some updates since this was posted last year. 1. You can have multiple courses within the same group and control access to both. For example, one could be free - open to everyone, and the other paid - only some members have access. 2. We show a message to users who navigate to a paid course that they don't have access to telling them the course is locked. This teases the paid course in a way. 3. We don't yet prompt people to pay for the specific course they don't have access to. Admins currently use their own payment solution (Stripe, SamCart, etc) to make their sale, use a webhook to automatically invite the customer to skool, and then give the member access to the course. This is something we will improve in the future. Thanks!
I'm just blown away as I'm migrating my course content to Skool. The classroom platform looked pretty bare bones, but it's deceptively simple. In the good sense, like Clark Kent stepping into the phone booth and emerging as Superman. I thought I'd have to compromise on how I present my content or on the appearance, but no. It's all there. It's just easier to use than Thinkific. Yeah, I realize more could be coming vis a vis payment processing, automating enrollment/handling large volume of members, but for now, this is like getting a puppy that's already been trained. Less hype, more delivery. I must be dreaming...
It would be great to have a page to discover and search for communities. As a somewhat related feature, the ability to vote for communities you want to be part of, then a group of "co-founders" can create and manage the community together. I apologise if this is already available somewhere.
Would it be possible to create a filter/category for posts containing media files, or links attached? I notice posts with media get a lot more engagement, and I can see a lot more people wanting to filter just for these types of content.
Sometimes you need to express a feeling, but words alone can’t quite do it. Now you can add GIFs to Posts, Comments, Replies, and Chats! Just click the GIF button, type your keyword, find the perfect GIF, and it will attach to the post or comment you are writing. Comment below with a GIF! Thanks team! 🙌
Hi I have a Skool group and I was wondering if it's possible to limit people's access to events that are scheduled on the calendar? Say we wanted to offer 6 months access to live coaching calls - is there a way to only show certain calendar events to specific members of the group?