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?
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!
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? 💰💰💰
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!
@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.
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
@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?
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!
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!
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?
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.
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!
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?
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 🎉
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?
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 :)
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
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!
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
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).
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.
@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!