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I haven't sent out an email broadcast in months. This week there has happened to be two announcements that need to be broadcasted. Very frustrating to write out the whole post only to be told I can't broadcast it.

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Andrew Kirby
Ryan Alexander
Sam Ovens
Brandon Simmons
Jani Ghaffor
New comment 2d ago
  • 3 likes • 4d

    @Brandon Simmons yes, we changed it. Now you can broadcast every 72-hours.

In my opinion, it would it make more sense if Skool's 'Sets' were called 'Modules', and Skools current 'Modules' were called 'Lessons'?

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David Wang
Timothy Shieff
Paul Masters
Brenzen Zettl
Ted Carr
New comment 4d ago
  • 4 likes • 11d

    @Ted Carr good point. It seems like people agree with you. What do you think about renaming the classroom tab to "Courses" too?

Hey @Sam Ovens, is there any way around the 200 module limit? We're building a whole new program, about 2/3 through, and we've hit the limit. Our approach is to have lots of shorter lessons to create a feeling of momentum rather than having fewer long videos.

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Sam Ovens
Rob Mayzes
New comment 5d ago
  • 2 likes • 5d

    200 modules per course is a lot. The UI starts to get crazy beyond that. I recommend breaking the modules out into different courses. There's no limit on courses.

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
Domenic Iandolo
Jason Rashidnia
Sherri Bell
New comment 5d ago
  • 2 likes • Aug 19

    @David Jones you don't, the number of points to reach each level is set automatically by the system.

  • 1 like • Aug 20

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

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
Dimitri Ross
Jason Rashidnia
Ivaylo Todorov
New comment 5d ago
  • 2 likes • Jul 27

    @Sid Sahasrabuddhe @Nick Guadagnoli please look into this.

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
Sam Ovens
Wassili Birbilis
Jason Rashidnia
New comment 8d ago
  • 3 likes • 17d

    @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.

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 14d ago
  • 19 likes • Aug 19

    I agree. We're working on this right now.

  • 1 like • Aug 20

    @Nevin Sabet we've never collected those with Skool.

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
David Jones
Roman Pearl
Marie Boudon
New comment 14d ago
  • 2 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.

Hey team, @Nick Guadagnoli (Product Manager), me (CEO), and @Sid Sahasrabuddhe (Community Manager) are holding a Skool "Office Hours" livestream tomorrow, Tuesday, June 28th @ 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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Marla Harmon
Sam Ovens
Lisa-Maree Walker
Nevin Sabet
Nadine El-Sherif
New comment 16d ago
  • 1 like • Jun 29

    @Mike Gowans no there isn't, because this is the only one haha.

  • 3 likes • Jun 29

    Here's the recording of yesterday's Office Hours call. Enjoy!

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 Forrest
Steven Souther
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Ed Squire
New comment 17d ago
  • 5 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 14

    @Steven Souther please assist @Sid Sahasrabuddhe

As the community grows and more people have the same name, it's getting hard to perform admin work. Is there any way we can add the member email as a required part of their profile?

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Sam Ovens
Pete Renzulli
Raj Dash
Scott Fury
Harry Gueguen
New comment 18d ago
  • 1 like • Jan '21

    @Pete Renzulli what type of admin work are you trying to do?

Is it possible to export a list of members?

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Sam Ovens
Pete Renzulli
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Mareya Ali
Nicholas Ross
New comment 19d ago
  • 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.

It would be cool if we could lock certain courses and have them open automatically based on a specific date. Is that something that y’all are considering? My content / courses run on a monthly schedule (monthly virtual workouts). I wanted to get ahead and create the courses (workout schedule) for the next few months and was able to lock it by making it only accessible at the highest “level” but that isn’t really a solution and may be confusing to folks. Thanks for considering and loving Skool so far! EDIT: in the meantime would be cool to have an option for “No people have access” so that we can build out a course and then lock it from the course end rather than limiting it based on the individual members. Doesn’t look like that’s possible now.

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Sam Ovens
Paul Masters
Trent Grzegorczyk
New comment 20d ago
  • 1 like • 21d

    Why don't you just leave it in "Draft" and "Publish" it when you want people to get it?

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
Roman Pearl
David Frey
Saqib Rasool
New comment 21d ago

Hey @Sam Ovens is making the affiliate program available for our Skools in the plans within this year? Thanks,

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Sam Ovens
New comment 24d ago
  • 3 likes • 24d

    It’s on our list, but I don’t know if it’s something we’ll get to this year.

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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Mareya Ali
Ian O'Brien
Bruce McKinnon Jr
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Marcela Sanchez
New comment Aug 24

So I can teach people how to trade stocks, Penny Stocks, Options, Futures, and FOREX should I have each one be its own skool course or have them all as 1 skool course?

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David Jones
Roman Pearl
Sam Ovens
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Mareya Ali
New comment Aug 22
  • 2 likes • Aug 19

    @Roman Pearl @Sid Sahasrabuddhe please assist.

Can't recall if I or anyone have mentioned this but being able to hit return to post saves time rather than having to move mouse to post button. If not going to do that, could you switch the post button w the gif and emoji options so it's closer?

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Sam Ovens
Leah Fisch
New comment Aug 19
  • 3 likes • Aug 19

    You can post/comment by hitting command + enter.

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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Matthew Kocian
Bruno Domingues
Pyaar Kaye
Marc-Andre Seguin
Raj Dash
New comment Aug 17

To show you how it works, I thought it was fitting to make a video. Check it out below and let me know what you think?

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Sam Ovens
Paul Nowell
Chris Moore
Ian O'Brien
Nevin Sabet
New comment Aug 17
  • 2 likes • May '20

    @Chris Moore will do!

  • 1 like • Mar '21

    @Ian O'Brien good point! Thanks for the feedback. We'll see what we can do.

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
  • 4 likes • Aug 13

    @Emre Güllüce we wanted to make it generous so our customers market for us and we don’t need an internal marketing team or advertising budget, etc.

  • 2 likes • Aug 15

    @Ralph Perrier we wanted to make it generous so our customers market for us and we don’t need an internal marketing team or advertising budget, etc.

Hi there - there is a 'money bag' now appearing next to my profile image? I'm assuming only I see this and not my community members? If my community members see it, how do I turn it off? I don't like it because it feels like 'noise' and a distraction from the learning environment. I'm cool with lack of 'custom non-skool domain' and skool branding all over everywhere because the platform is excellent. But this is not good

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Mark Firth
Sam Ovens
New comment Aug 13
  • 3 likes • Aug 13

    @Mark Firth we just removed both of these (see screenshot). Thank you for sharing your feedback. I understand what you mean by "crossing the line". This won't happen again.

I was replying to a comment in WeTube... and I put so much effort into it, I thought I would post it here in Skool and expand on it. For context... I have two Skool groups and will likely have a 3rd before the end of the year. So - I like the product. It's unique. But - I think it would be more helpful for LEARNING if we IMPROVED the Newsfeed. I think that a "Newsfeed" style of community isn't nearly as effective as a "forum" style. Just hear me out... and DEFINITELY read the case study below. It's eye opening. FORUMS Forums allow for massive sub-categorization of topics. You can go into a sub-forum (like "sales" or "launches" or "Course creation") and just go through pages and pages of threads on that topic... and very quickly scan titles and find threads that are useful. This can be done so easily and quickly. Great threads keep coming to the top of that SUB-CATEGORY in the forum, as people continue to add to it days, weeks, or even YEARS later. Forums also tend to be more compact... you can see more threads on a screen in a shorter amount of time. It's more efficient. The DESIGN of the forum encourages better thread titles. NEWSFEED Whereas Newfeed style... There's a massive and lopsided RECENCY bias. Great threads get buried... and - honestly - great threads never even get CREATED because people know that it's going to get lost within a few days. Why bother? Why take the time to contribute something meaningful when there's NO GUARANTEE that it will be found by the search function? What if someone doesn't type in a phrase that would bring that to the top? The "Newsfeed" was a massive step backwards for digital learning. Another way that Facebook and Twitter screwed us. Obviously, I know the Feed is a core function of Skool... but if there was a way to SOLVE this problem, then you could have the best of both worlds. (I'll get to that below). Also - I know that Skool has a FILTER function... but the lack of more robust categories means that a lot of posts get jumbled together in giant "catch-all" categories. And - it encourages frothy, more "social" type posts than posts where people go deep. (also more on that in the case study)

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Sam Ovens
Sandra Case-Reeves PHC
Daniel Patterson
New comment Aug 9
  • 1 like • Aug 9

    Good feedback. I hear what you're saying!

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
Sam Ovens
Andrew Shusterman
Matt Shepley
New comment Aug 7
  • 0 likes • Jul 17

    @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 17

    @Chris Moore they're not.

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
Matt Shepley
New comment Aug 7

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
Richard Matharoo
Sam Ovens
JB The Wizard
New comment Aug 7
  • 0 likes • Jan 22

    @Josh Trent maybe later, but not right now.

  • 1 like • Aug 5

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

@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
Nevin Sabet
Trent Grzegorczyk
New comment Aug 6
  • 3 likes • Aug 5

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

None of my members I spoke with had any interest whatsoever in the “gamification” of this platform and a few were actually annoyed by it. I certainly don't want to see my "level" by my name and im guessing others don't as well. Just wanted to share some feedback. 🤷‍♂️

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Matt Korthuis
Brian Moncada
Troy Ericson
Sam Ovens
Onur Degirmenci
New comment Aug 1
  • 0 likes • Jul 29

    What changes are you guys talking about?

  • 3 likes • Jul 29

    @Troy Ericson yeah, we changed it back. lol. look!

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
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Raj Dash
Shola Emily
New comment Jul 28
  • 2 likes • May 3

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

  • 1 like • May 3

    @Dorian Vida yes!

Hey team, @Nick Guadagnoli (Product Manager) and me (CEO) are holding a Skool "Office Hours" livestream tomorrow, Tuesday, July 26th @ 1pm Pacific Time on Zoom. See it on our calendar here. We will 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 happening, and offer help. Want to attend? Click this link here to register/attend. See you there!

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Ted Carr
Trent Grzegorczyk
Sameer Verma
Cody McDowell
Sam Ovens
New comment Jul 26
  • 1 like • Jul 26

    The recording of this Office Hours Live stream is available here

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