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If you could wave a magic wand and add one feature to Skool, what would it be?

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Benjamin Nabers
Oli Reitmaier
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Jake Liddell
Devin Zander
New comment 2h ago
  • 4 likes • 6d

    @Jeffrey Marr what would the landing page look like? got an example you can screenshot/share with me so I know what you mean?

Announcing https://skool.directory/ While browsing Skool and thinking about how to be a good affiliate for the platform, I found a number of threads around the discovery of groups: - https://www.skool.com/community/group-directory - https://www.skool.com/community/recommended-communities - https://www.skool.com/community/free-skool-communities I also feel like none of the Skool marketing describes how mature and well adopted the platform is. It's only through Google I can see how many groups exist the number of users, and whether they are active. As such I've built a directory for Skool: https://skool.directory/ I hope to solve a couple of problems with directory: 1. Make discovery of other communities easier 2. Bring visibility to the fact that Skool is a well adopted and popular platform I find it very interesting to see how many groups there are and how popular they are (there are some groups with thousands of users). I have plans to do more, but I would like to hear feedback and what you think. So please let me know. And of course, if you're an admin -- please feel free to submit your group!

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Sam Ovens
Leah Davis
Khalil Muhammad
Richard Woods
Kevin Lee
New comment 4h ago
  • 11 likes • Oct '22

    This is cool! I like it 🙂

I want to know.

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Jose Castro
Ryan Mathews
Akassh Ashok Gupta
Max Garcia
Iulian Costea
New comment 8h ago
  • 13 likes • 10d

    Thank you everybody! I'm asking because we're redoing the messaging on our website. Right now the headline says: "It's time to ditch Kajabi and Facebook groups". What would you change the headline to?

  • 1 like • 8d

    @Rashmi Suthar @Sid Sahasrabuddhe

Any roadmap plans for this? Would be a really huge feature I must say!

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Sam Ovens
Oli Reitmaier
Buddy Rathmell
Joshua St. Clair
Brooke Nolly
New comment 1d ago
  • 0 likes • 11d

    @Lauren Natelborg please make me a loom video describing exactly what you need and why and DM it to me. Trying to understand your use case.

  • 7 likes • 2d

    We're looking into this right now. It's probably going to be our next project. More info coming at the next Office Hours.

We're thinking of doing a sick Black Friday deal. The craziest Black Friday deal we've ever done. Interested? Give me a sick GIF in the comments below if you want a sick deal.

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Shew Tanden
Regina Martinelli
Trent Grzegorczyk
David Jones
Teresa Knipple
New comment 8d ago

Here's the recording from yesterday's call. We covered: • Now you can invite people with course access privileges via email, CSV, and Zapier • Zapier can be used to invite members to your group + unlock courses for members in the group • Course access panel is much easier to see/use now • @Andrew Kirby's new mini-course "Free Group Funnels" is live • We launched a new podcast where we hang out with creators in this space Check out the recording to see how you can use these features and resources. Enjoy! Want to attend the next Office Hours live with us? See when it's happening on our calendar here

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Ruben Gallardo
Chris Moore
Chris Lawson
Kelong Xue
Marc Gilday
New comment 2d ago

Affiliate signup on Skool Community The Skool Affiliate program is one of the best. I’ve built a number of tools in order to be a better affiliate of Skool and to help continue to grow this amazing community. I noticed recently that when creating a group from here, Sam always gets the affiliate credit. I think this is slightly unfair to the affiliates of Skool who are getting users to signup. Skool Community is one of the best entry points for users to see the value of Skool as a whole, and as such I send a lot of traffic to this group. I believe this group should honor pre-existing affiliate codes for users who ultimately choose to signup from here. I don’t think it’s fair to punish affiliates who want to show their potential signups this group. Does anyone else agree? Affiliates, please let me know what you think.

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Peter Svenning
Roman Pearl
Kevin Lee
Sam Ovens
Brinley Rebstein
New comment 3d ago
  • 7 likes • 4d

    @Kevin Lee and everybody else - this is fixed. We no longer take credit for group creations from Skool Community.

  • 1 like • 3d

    @Andrew Kirby @Kevin Lee whoever has the last touch on the user. that could be nobody if there were no last touches in the last 30-days.

I wanted to achieve 100 days in a row of at least 10 activities in the Skool community - which I did. All posts were an indirect result (proving my point that activity more often than not can also lead to contributing) and hopefully I was able to add some value to the community that way. My goal in doing this was to better understand Skool as a platform and get ideas on how to build a community, as I had little exposure to this topic before. In retrospect, I consider my post on a streak feature to be the most important because besides the already existing affiliate program, I think that feature could contribute the most to Skool's growth. Of course, if Skool is to grow worldwide, multilingualism is a must. In the coming time I will focus more on my main business, so I won't have the time to be active here anymore. It was a great time with you, I wish you much success with your communities, businesses and in life. To @Sam Ovens , @Daniel Kang and the whole Skool team I wish that they absolutely crush it with Skool - which I'm one hundred percent convinced of). Thank you for many inspiring discussions.

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Saqib Rasool
Oli Reitmaier
Luis Naranjo
Roman Pearl
Varun Teja
New comment 5d ago

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
Sam Ovens
JB The Wizard
Max Perzon
New comment Nov '22
  • 0 likes • Jan '22

    @Josh Trent maybe later, but not right now.

  • 1 like • Aug '22

    @JB The Wizard it’s free for members. It’s $99 /month to host your own group. Thank you 😊

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
  • 0 likes • Apr '21

    @Ralph Lasry, thanks :)

  • 2 likes • Apr '21

    @Onur Degirmenci, thanks! No ETA on the app version at the moment. We're still focusing on web. It works really well on the mobile browser.

We've got a SICK Black Friday deal for you... - Skool 1-year subscription (usually $1,200) - Wetube self-study course (usually $9,800) - Total: $11,000 This Black Friday - get both for $999. That's $10,000 in real savings. A true 91% discount. Interested? Join the waitlist here to be notified the moment it goes live. 🔥🔥🔥

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Andrew Kirby
Esteban Andrade
Luis Feliz Caballero
Michael Morales
Jesse Clark
New comment 5d ago
  • 6 likes • Nov '22

    @David French We'll get to you ASAP. We're working all weekend. We sold WAY more than we anticipated! It's crazy over here 🤯

  • 4 likes • Nov '22

    @Nevin Sabet you haven't been added to the Wetube SS group yet (where the content is). We'll get to your order soon. This is. what you'll have access to

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
Nick Guadagnoli
David Cavanagh
Sangeeta Naik
New comment 6d ago
  • 3 likes • Aug '22

    @Raj Dash it might, but it's not on the roadmap/a priority right now.

  • 6 likes • Oct '22

    @Raj Dash check the leaderboard on the 1st day of each month, take a screenshot, and DM the top member with a Calendly link to book a call?

@Andrew Kirby stopped by Skool HQ the other day to hang out. We talked about Skool for 6 hours. He's doing some interesting things with his free group "Synthesizer School". He basically funnels his audience (social, email list, etc.) to his free group + mini-course. He builds a relationship with his audience in the group, and occasionally promotes his paid course. It works! The funnel: Audience → to Community → to Customers. Anyway... I got Kirby to create a "Free Group Funnel" mini-course sharing his process. If you have any questions, comment below, and I'm sure Kirby will help. Enjoy!

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Troy Scott
Andrew Kirby
David Cavanagh
Yoa Yoikyasi
Ashley Wright
New comment 8d ago
  • 3 likes • 21d

    @Fred Gleeck good idea. I'm sure we'll do something like that later on, but right now we're focused on building essential features for you guys.

And it's been happening to my clients, too. We've had NUMEROUS members leave our Skool group thinking it would unsubscribe them from payments, but since it doesn't, and they get charged, they get pissed and dispute - not good for our business relations with Stripe. The solution? I now make it SUPER obvious to new members that leaving the Skool group is NOT going to pause or cancel their accounts. I let all my members know in the: A) Welcome email B) Membership Q's C) Intro module D) Welcome DM E) Rules Idea for Skool: when people click 'leave', perhaps you can have a warning message that says: "If you are paying to be in this community, leaving will not stop your credit card payments from being processed. Please contact the community owner to cancel or pause your payments before leaving this group."

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Ted Carr
Tom Long
Richard Woods
Steve Shepherd
Brett Dev
New comment 8d ago
  • 20 likes • 14d

    Sorry to hear that. Would it be better if we just handled subscription billing for you?

  • 3 likes • 14d

    @Ted Carr DM me a Loom sharing how you're currently doing your monthly subscription billing with Skool, please.

It would be lovely to be able to see team members on a map (geographycal location). E.g. on/off button in profile if I want to represent my location on the map. Things like "hey I'll be around Minneapolis next week, how about (....)" would be much easier with an easy overview on who is where. (Origin of the request: I wanted to have a quick look at who from uplevel is in Europe.)

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Sam Ovens
Ray Milidoni
Josh Gavin
Aaron Resendiz
Heinz Koop
New comment 9d ago
  • 5 likes • Aug '20

    Cool idea! I like it. We'll explore the idea in more detail and if we find something that makes sense, we'll add it to the roadmap.

@Sam Ovens in the future when Skool is massively successful, are you going to have ads in groups? And if you do, will you allow us to disable ads in groups?

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Sam Ovens
Rene G
Trent Grzegorczyk
Varun Teja
David Cavanagh
New comment 10d ago
  • 7 likes • Aug '22

    We won’t run ads! We don’t even have Google Analytics installed on Skool. We have a different business model.

Now you can see where people are in the world and what personality type they are. These are two simple yet powerful things to know about other users in your groups. They also play a role in helping members find accountability partners, or local meetups. You can add your location and Myers Briggs type to your profile in the user settings page.

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Paul Exner
New comment Aug '22

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
Chris Moore
Sam Ovens
Andrew Shusterman
New comment Aug '22
  • 0 likes • Jul '22

    @Andrew Shusterman you can personalize your URL like skool.com/yourbrand, but you can't use a fully custom domain at the moment.

  • 0 likes • Jul '22

    @Chris Moore they're not.

@Sam Ovens - You know I luv ya buddy, but this confused me. I "attained" level 3 only to find out that what I got was NADA! Why set up levels and then not have people "get the biscuit" when they risk it! I just want to hear why you think this is best practice - LOL. Again, all said with love!

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Sam Ovens
Fred Gleeck
Aljaž Plankl
New comment 13d ago
  • 6 likes • 14d

    Sorry! We created it to show you what you could do with the level unlock feature. But don't worry, we'll complete the courses by the end of Feb. Skool Community is our main focus this year. We're adding lots of useful content/resources.

i am of a firm opinion that while Free Group may work as a filter to your paid group / back end mastermind, the biggest mistake one can do is to get traffic without qualifying inside the community. If that is done and they don't have a focused goal, they very soon will feel demotivated and exit the group as you don't want random but only qualified people who want to join a group with that niche. The same principle applies on a Youtube channel - you can't post random stuff but content for a particular niche which is specific and fit that particular audience avatar

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Marc Green
Oli Reitmaier
Akassh Ashok Gupta
Fred Gleeck
Blake La Grange
New comment 15d ago
  • 2 likes • 15d

    @Fred Gleeck interesting idea!

I've tried all kinds of community/course delivery apps and this one crushes them all. It's EASY - which means that: 1. Introverted and somewhat lazy community leaders like me are WAY more inclined to interact, post, contribute, etc. 2. You can create a community with content etc in less than a day. Ours was up, running, and full of great discussions in less than 24 hours - and I'm not too bright. 3. THE USERS are far more likely to use it - which is the whole point. We've got more engagement in our new little community in less time than anything I've ever tried. Best part - nobody had to read the directions. It's intuitive. Favorite feature - ability to paste loom links into video thingy and create/post content super fast. This had to have taken a lot of time to develop. Well done and thank you for making it.

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Max Doorne
Frank Kern
Peter Llontop
Daniel Patterson
Ming Fung
New comment 18d ago
  • 6 likes • Dec '22

    @Frank Kern thanks, Frank 😊

Is there a way to have a course be set to ´certain level members have access´ and also manually give some participants access to that course even before they reach that required level?

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Sam Ovens
Josh Gavin
Mareya Ali
Jordan Blackman
New comment 18d ago
  • 1 like • 18d

    @Josh Gavin why?

  • 1 like • 18d

    @Jordan Blackman got it. Thanks for the feedback. This is something we need to think about in more detail. The course-access permissions is already complex, and we're hesitant to make it even more complex.

I noticed that all posts from last year are now only dated with month and year. For example, it displays as (Aug '22). It is possible that you can fix this to show the full date, for example: 8-16-22 or Aug 16 '22? It would be very helpful

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Josh Gavin
Brinley Rebstein
Sam Ovens
Sunny Sharma
New comment 18d ago
  • 1 like • 18d

    Try hovering over the date like this 🙂

  • 4 likes • 18d

    Ahh... It only shows from the feed, not the post itself. We'll fix that for you. @Sid Sahasrabuddhe please add this to the backlog.

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
Troy Scott
Mareya Ali
Oli Reitmaier
New comment 20d 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.

Want to see inside Skool HQ and get a thorough demo of the product? This video is for you. I share how Skool works, the problems it solves, and how people are using it (common use-cases). This is the most thorough demo video we've ever made for Skool. Check it out! Got questions? Let me know in the comments below?

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Bruno Domingues
Tim Hatari
Pyaar Kaye
Marc-Andre Seguin
Raj Dash
New comment Aug '22

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 '22

Hi Sam and Team, I'd love to see Loom integration, in addition to YouTube and Vimeo. In my current FB community, both myself as admin and my students use loom daily. Although this may be niche specific, as my students do public speaking exercises as part of their curriculum. Thanks again to yourself and your amazing team for all your hard work and dedication! ~ Jennifer

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Sam Ovens
Jennifer Anne
Steven Souther
Ed Squire
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
New comment 28d ago
  • 6 likes • May '20

    I've been using Loom personally for the past few weeks to see what it can do and I'm impressed. We'll definitely be accepting Loom links for video as its clearly the best tool for recording/sharing video right now.

  • 1 like • Jul '22

    @Steven Souther please assist @Sid Sahasrabuddhe

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
Nick Guadagnoli
Markian Pergat
Stephen Monaco
New comment Dec '22
  • 3 likes • Sep '22

    @Jordan Schwann if you drip every module at the same time (Eg. 7-days) you're basically dripping the set. Drip at the module level provides more flexibility than at the set level.

Hi @Sam Ovens, @Sid Sahasrabuddhe, and the Skool team, my friend @Mareya Ali told me I should send you some use cases for Group Chat design. First of all thank you very much for considering this feature. This is very important for us, as although I have started two communities here, I still have to keep many students on Slack. So I thought to give it some thought and enumerate the use cases here, and give the community leaders also the opportunity to chime in with their own use cases. Here we go: 1. We run a 1-year course to help redesign all aspects of personal, professional, business, and life. There is a main course with main set of meetings and rhythms. And there are a lots of special interest groups that get formed. I am involved with some while other meet with each other or with other members of my team. 2. For example, I practice and teach Shaolin QiGong for the health and wellness of my team and my participants. It is a daily practice, so something I have to take a leave and announce that message to the regulars. Not everyone needs to see it and it would be annoyance if everyone saw that I won't be leading Shaolin Fit session on a certain day. 3. With a small group of thinkers from within my course, I read a deeply technical or philosophical book. I don't charge anything for it, so it is not a separate community but a sub-community within my community. Meeting by Zoom happens once a week. These people do need to see the course, and comments on the main programming, but they also want their own sub-group for chat, and sharing philosophical links, that are not directly related to the course, but more for inner group of people. 4. We also divide course members into teams. Teams meet by zoom each week and continue their discussions over WhatsApp or slack channels. 5. Sometimes certain members struggle with certain aspect of their career, and business and sometimes personal relationships. I form small chat groups, and involve other members who are more senior, and know how to help. We continue to check in on the progress and evolution of the matter which the chat groups. 6. One more point, the group messaging feature has nothing to do with cohorts. We have already figured out how to run cohorts using current features. What's missing is Group Messaging.

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Sam Ovens
Earnie Boyd
David Frey
Saqib Rasool
Heinz Koop
New comment Dec '22

Here's the recording from today's call. We covered new features (membership questions, Zapier integration, ability to view/search members emails, and social links on users profiles. Lot's of exciting stuff to help you use Skool as a "group funnel" to get customers for your paid courses/communities. We covered a lot of best practices too. If you want to know how to use Skool to get customers, build community, and run a successful business — this recording is for you! Want to attend the next Office Hours live with us? See when it's happening on our calendar here

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Daniel Dalen
Roman Pearl
Teresa Knipple
David Jones
Dheeraj Singh
New comment Dec '22
  • 5 likes • Nov '22

    @Jace Young you can automatically invite them using the webhook feature. Soon you'll be able to use the Zapier feature for that too.

  • 2 likes • Nov '22

    @Jannis Guethge we're working on that right now. In the next 30-days.

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