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Hi, @Sam Ovens I have a team that consists of all millennials that are refusing to move to Skool till we could respond with different Emojis. One of them went as far as saying that "it is a fundamental violation of freedom of speech if we can't respond to a post with different emojis." Another felt that "freedom of expression in the community would be severely limited." Now I agree that Emojis do not contribute to learning but they may strongly contribute to creating a "group feel". I am told that as a Gen X, I just don't get it. Is it possible at all that we could consider adding a feature at some point in the future of responding with different Emojis a la Slack?

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Sam Ovens
Saqib Rasool
Andrei Nichols
New comment 1d ago
  • 2 likes • 8d

    We already have emojis.

  • 6 likes • 8d

    @Saqib Rasool got it. We don't think that's necessary, it makes things more complex, especially with the points/levels system. You can always express your emotion in the comments with an emoji 🙂

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

Now you can earn 40% of monthly recurring revenue by referring people to Skool. Refer 3 people and Skool becomes an income stream, not a cost. Watch the video below to see how it works. How to refer people: Go to "User settings" --> "Referrals" tab --> Copy/paste your referral link --> Done! Note: You can only refer people if you've got a paid group on Skool. Check it out and let us know what you think? 💰💰💰

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Ted Carr
Mitch Wilder
Raj Dash
Saqib Rasool
SCOTT PRINGLE
New comment 7d ago
  • 2 likes • 23d

    @Danny Mallinder any referrals before this feature release aren't counted. We can't retroactively attribute conversions.

  • 1 like • 22d

    @Dorian Vida yes!

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 8d ago

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
  • 4 likes • Jul '21

    @Hussein Ahmed Consulting,com teaches people how to start online education businesses. Skool is the platform where it happens. Consulting,com will be run more and more by the team as Skool evolves. I will still run my mastermind.

  • 1 like • Jul '21

    @Darin Berntson, Skool will always be free. You can apply for another Skool using this link

How does Skool manage duplicate content? Or when a member posts a question that has been previously posted? Can the admin merge with the existing post? Does the tool suggest the user that this topic has been published before? @Sam Ovens

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Sam Ovens
Ivan Lares
Alex Williams
Lucio Guido
New comment 12d ago
  • 4 likes • May '20

    @Ivan Lares right now we don't do anything as there's not much content on the platform. In the future we plan to auto-search for similar posts when a user is writing a new post. We'll display the similar content next to the post editor if we find any matches. We may implement a post merge tool for admins too, if need be.

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 14d ago
  • 0 likes • 26d

    @Kerry Hopkins moving forward we're doing this with all our offers (Wetube and Quantum).

  • 1 like • 23d

    @Bashar J Katou this is helpful. Thanks for the feedback!

In this video i connected Thrivecart as my payment processor via Zapier and a webhook to my Skool group to automate member invitation after product purchase...I hope this is helpful...Dennis

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Sam Ovens
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Dennis Kraus
Ryan Alexander
Paul Kliks
New comment 14d ago
  • 3 likes • Feb 9

    Thanks for sharing dude 🙂

  • 0 likes • Feb 1

    @Amy Campbell not yet, because we honestly haven't seen the need. You get a sense of group/post/category engagement by looking at the group/post/category itself.

  • 3 likes • Feb 1

    @Dorian Vida thanks for sharing your feedback :)

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 19d ago
  • 2 likes • Dec '21

    @Christine Bar Noël the highest you can go is level 9. Admins have a shield icon with their level inside to indicate their admin status.

  • 1 like • Jan 22

    @Chris Moore gamification features are always on.

I know Skool is never going to be a CRM and it's better like this but what is the best crm ?

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Saqib Rasool
Daniel Luke
Bruno Domingues
Danny Mallinder
Jim Pellerin
New comment 20d ago
  • 0 likes • 20d

    @Dorian Vida try ActiveCampaign or ConvertKit.

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

I made this fun little video today. It explains what Skool is in 2 minutes. Check it out!

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Dorian Vida
Akash Gupta
Mike Gowans
Danny Mallinder
Lucio Guido
New comment 22d ago
  • 4 likes • Feb 12

    @Samuel J Snead we still use Zoom for livestreams and Stripe for billing integrated with Skool via webhooks.

  • 3 likes • Feb 23

    @Dan Bolton — here you go

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

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Cody McDowell
Ted Carr
Nicholas Ross
Adam Harper
Zahida A Khan
New comment 25d ago

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
  • 10 likes • Apr 24

    I was talking about mastermind groups. Not groups in general.

Hey gang, we switched over our 300 client community to Skool about 2 weeks ago and are now realizing it’s missing some critical features for communities. The main one, that I see other have posted about, is group chats or sub groups. Within my community I have small cohorts for live events and masterminds. I don’t want to create separate communities for these. Something as simple as being able to do a group chat like FB allows or being able to create invite only sub communities like how slack does channels would be great. Group chat I think would be a huge must have in a platform like that. After already hyping Skool I really do want to switch again as it’s not good to do that so I am hoping to see some of these features added. I’d be happy to be a paying client for such features, not trying to get anything for free.

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Sam Ovens
Aaron Fernandez
Gamal Codner
Will Hurst
Saqib Rasool
New comment 29d ago
  • 3 likes • Jan 13

    @Dusan Cvetkovic, thanks for explaining this to me. It's super helpful! I just DM'd you to get some more info and see what we can do 🙂

  • 0 likes • Jan 16

    @Will Hurst thanks for the video. Why do you need pods within your mastermind, why not have the mastermind as 1-group?

Hello everyone! I hope you are doing well. As I am currently setting up a cohort-based course with a few students next week, I wanted to see if you know of any "public" Skools you could share in the comments below to give me (and others) some good examples of how they are structured! Thank you in advance!

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Sam Ovens
Konrad Schure
Simon Paquin
Saqib Rasool
New comment 29d ago
  • 2 likes • Aug '21

    I can't think of a public Skool that is a good example right now. But these two screenshots should give you a good indication of how most Skools are structured. They typically have a course and a community with some well-defined categories. Does this provide some clarity?

  • 1 like • Sep '21

    @Simon Paquin you can ask your students to post their action items beneath each module if you want to make it more social.

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

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Mitch Wilder
Ted Carr
Daniel Patterson
Jamie Stenhouse
Nick Guadagnoli
New comment 29d ago

Is there a way to get an immediate alert when someone pays to join a group and you have a pending notification? Did I miss that somewhere? Thanks in advance.

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Ryan Alexander
Sam Ovens
New comment 29d ago
  • 1 like • 29d

    @Ryan Alexander thanks, I agree 🙂

This is a group on Skool, about Skool, by people who use Skool. Here's 4 ways to get started: 1. Check out our "Skool 101" course to learn about the product and common use-cases. 2. Use Skool and share your feedback by posting/commenting in the community. 3. Attend our monthly "Skool office hours" livestreams for product updates and Q&A. 4. Want to create your own group on Skool? Click here to do that. Watch the video below for a quick overview of the product. Enjoy 🎉

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Simon Paquin
James Horan
Foozieh Falah
Nick Guadagnoli
Trent Grzegorczyk
New comment Apr 20
  • 5 likes • Feb 4

    @John Tan yes, you can.

  • 3 likes • Mar 7

    @Regg D thanks! It's not on our roadmap at the moment.

Before, if you scrolled down the feed, clicked a post, and then clicked the back button, you'd lose your position in the feed. Not anymore! We take you back to where you were. Enjoy!

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Albert-P Ukiteyedi
Markus Malik
New comment Apr 17

are we able to change the link in the calendar section after a zoom video was live to a link of the recording? so if people missed it they can click the date on the calendar and see that call/video? rather than having to find the replay in the feed?

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Sam Ovens
Den Lennie
Chris Moore
Michael Brynkus
New comment Apr 7
  • 8 likes • Feb 17

    Better to post the recording as a post in a category called "Q&A recordings" so everybody can find recordings in 1-place, then link to that post from the old calendar event. Kill two birds with 1-stone :)

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

It is said to build a business you have to invest in yourself, and your business. To grow it you have to reinvest along the growth path. I was thinking after finding this platform just yesterday, that $99 for a private group is a bargain, considering what unseen info FB has been taking from us for years. That said, not only will I have mostly paid access groups, and you should, but since it is free for potential students to enter our world of Skool, why not invest in an extra group that is free where you can use it like an incubator on the platform. Just like we experienced being here in this group.....🤔 A place for them to come test drive what you have to offer. Screw spending 99 on ads when you can do so much more with an Incubator group. This was just something that came to mind last night I thought I would share. Thinking past the scarcity is required to grow a business. Thinking and feeling about the investment is exciting and powerful when combined. Do any of you have an incubator group like this? #incubator

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Nick Guadagnoli
Gordon Goddard
Samuel J Snead
Drew Laughlin
Andrew Woodbury
New comment Apr 4

Hey team, @Nick Guadagnoli (Product Manager), me (CEO), and @Sid Sahasrabuddhe (Community Manager) are holding a Skool "Office Hours" livestream tomorrow, Tuesday, March 22nd @ 1pm Pacific Time on Zoom. 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
Ryan Alexander
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Paul Exner
Nick Guadagnoli
New comment Mar 29

Prepared by our Product Manger, @Nick Guadagnoli. We hope you're enjoying Skool 🎉

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Dennis Kraus
Jared Van Yperen
Aimee Victoria Dalisay
Scott Fury
David Reis
New comment Mar 14
  • 1 like • Feb 11

    @Mike Gowans it's a Sur-Ron Lightbee.

  • 2 likes • Feb 12

    @Andrew Kirby a few 🙂

Want to post all of my Q&A calls on skool (2 years worth + a lot more coming) and it seems like with wistia the costs will go through the roof lol. With vimeo, the max they offer is 7TB total space. With youtube, the obvious con are the recommended videos which become a distraction. What's the best place you would recommend to host the q&a call videos? @Sam Ovens

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Sam Ovens
Zahida A Khan
Corné Lategan
Jamie Stenhouse
Shanaka Jayakody
New comment Mar 13
  • 12 likes • Jan '21

    Probably Vimeo, I think they’re the most cost effective.

Is it possible to export a list of members?

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Sam Ovens
Pete Renzulli
Ted Carr
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
New comment Mar 10
  • 1 like • Oct '20

    What sort of information would you want in this export? What is it for?

  • 0 likes • Oct '20

    Got it. Thanks for the feedback! I just sent you a private message. It would be good to learn more about your current setup and requirements to see how we can help.

To bring order to the chaos of groups, we've introduced two new features: Rules and Categories. Together, they act as "guide rails" for coherent discussion, and accurate member expectations. Rules — Rules set expectations and let members know what's accepted and unaccepted. Groups can have up to 10 rules and you can see them at any time by clicking the "2 Rules" in group info box. (see the 1st screenshot below). Categories — Categories set topics for discussion letting members know what to talk about and where to do it. Categories are visible at all times in the left hand column. To see a more detailed description of categories, click "Categories" in the left hand column. (see 2nd screenshot below).

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Allison Legendre
Sam Ovens
Dorian Vida
New comment Mar 7
  • 2 likes • Apr '20

    I like this idea! To make it simpler, we could automatically search when a user is creating a new post and if we find similar posts we can show them next to their draft post. This way we don't have to change peoples behavior (which is always hard) by making them search first, then post. They can just post, but we conduct the search at the same time. I think this is a really good idea, but it's value doesn't come into effect until there's more content indexed in our system. I think we'll do something like this once there's more content so we can produce better results.

  • 0 likes • Apr '20

    @Allison Legendre that sounds like an interesting idea that may provide value when a group is really big and there are too many comments to read on every post. But for most groups, I can't imagine their posts having that many comments, but I guess we'll see soon as we add more groups to Skool.

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
  • 3 likes • Feb 23

    Here's the recording from today's livestream

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