Not the first to ask, but it would be awesome if we could drip content in our courses. How ? Just add a little new field in the "Edit set" that allows us to put a number of days for drip (see my screenshot). Thanks for reading ! 😸
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I am thinking of moving all training programs to skool which includes two courses that are going to become legacy courses (no more additions and no community but “lifetime access”). If I did so, could I opt out of having the community option on two courses and enable it on the other two (soon to be masterminds)? Thoughts?
@Jesse Gilmore just some food for thought—you might use this opportunity to rejig your offer. I am confident that you are doing this to honor your promise to older clients about lifetime access. You may want to go back to them, and invite them to think together with you about your shared future. If the two courses are on more or less the same topic, invite them into your community and make a new offer. Or if you don't want the old customers for whatever reason, just send them files via dropbox and let them go.
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.
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?
@Sam Ovens Thank you. I got it. We wanted to ask. We are fans and moving to Skool soon. What is awesome is that you guys are listening and building Skool together with educators. We are looking forward to the experience.
Hi @Sam Ovens, greetings! I am requesting you consider building this feature next that enables people to have a space for messaging small select groups of others. Being able to name the group, or chat space would be awesome. Slack does this by creating channels. WhatsApp by creating groups. There could be a new Skool way to do this. Maybe a fifth top navbar menu item called Messaging, where you can see a list of all the 1:1 messages you have sent and see your named groups. Also, users should be able to pin their group so it stays on the top and doesn't get buried with new messages coming in. Take a look at Linkedin messaging. There could be other variations and I can help with the design if you need it. Use Case: In The Power Course, we divide participants into teams of 6-7 people. Each team organizes its weekly meet-up and communicates with some openness about its transformations and roadblocks as the group is small and cozy. Sometimes people are late or absent from their weekly meetings, and they want to communicate with their team members. The team becomes like a small family and remains together for a long time. We are committed to moving to Skool and preparing for it. Today we use a combo of Thikific+Slack for the management of our course and community. We want to abandon both in favor of Skool. But without this feature, we will need to ask people to create WhatsApp groups. Some of our participants are hesitant to use WhatsApp. Thank you for considering.
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!
Very cool. Very very cool. We do however need an exclusion list to exclude staff members including myself from showing up on the leaderboard in this community. I have submitted a feature request on this. Thank you for considering.
No standard answer to this. All depends on your strategy. HubSpot and ActiveCampaign are leading digital marketing and sales systems. There are so many components to this. You can use GMass with emails to land email directly into inboxes. Most are just over bloated with features. SquareSpace comes built in with its own marketing tools which is what we love and use. Skool is a kind of a CRM as it helps do Customer Relationship Management. We have been using Slack for managing the customer relationships. Better not to think of which tool but start with the design of what you want to accomplish and see what tools is best for the job. If you say a bit more about what stage your business is at and what are you trying to accomplish it may help you get more targeted advice.
There is a way. Just @Lucio Guido. I don't know if people are getting notifications. If not, yes, it is a good idea to generate notification when tagged. eg. "You were mentioned in this post: Tagging Users.."
Hey, I read a few previous posts about this but haven't seen one in awhile because maybe no one has run into this issue yet. I had an Admin give gems to a lot of members not realizing the value of what the gem represents. Would there be any possibility of revoking gems and potentially a notification/warning for an admin trying to remove a gem/rewarding one. Probably a notification to the user that lost the gem to as for an explanation as to WHY the gem was revoked.
@Cody McDowell I dealt with this (not in this software but in another form.. we called them nuggets). So I would not recommend removing gems even if you mistakenly awarded them. You may upset people and loose trust. I'd recommend to let Gems be and publish a change in policy about what will be considered a gem going forward.. and I wouldn't blame the admin to users. Keep united front.. and would may say something.. "So we have been awarding lots of Gems and it has been great. In the process we have learned a lot. We are raising the bar on Gem-making, and going forward the following three condition must be met before something is considered a Gem).
I have been madly trying to figure out how to implement the community-wide "Current Topic/Module" design element with Skool. My 1 yr course is a mastermind of a kind combined with video lectures and weekly meetups. We are on a particular topic at any given point in time, and new people also join in that topic. Weekly calls are also around the same topic. Short of giving up on that key delivery strategy, I think I have thought of an elegant solution to this. I might release my whole year of curriculum, videos and exercises to all my students. And if I have a Pinned Module (just like I have pinned post), it would indicate what is "Currently Live" in my course conversations. So when people go over to Classroom, they would know what Admin recommends they take on at any given time. I suppose we would let students go where ever else they want to go in the curriculum by watching videos, but we will manage the live conversations on the current topic by Pinned Module and Calendar features. We will likely also Pinned Post of the same with some comments. The "Pinned Module" feature would be a switch under Module Edit mode that could be flipped on. If Pinned switch is on, then the Video display area will show that module instead of where user was. If two pinned posts then the system picks up the latest pinned by admin. To solve this it could also be implemented at Course Level as a drop down option of all modules. User can only pick one Pinned Module that then shows up in the video player area. @Nick Guadagnoli @Sid Sahasrabuddhe thoughts?
Any plans to provide a simple mark up editor for the Transcript section. The ability to bold, italic, and bullet point, with may be font type and size would be awesome! Alternatively, instead of providing a visual editor, you can enable minimal function where user can highlight the line, and press CMD+B or CMD+I to bold or italic. Just an idea. Thank you.
In experimenting and learning about Skool I am learning that I have been running my course on the premise that the whole community is on the same topic, so they watch the same lecture, do the same assignments, discuss with me in 1:1s and Group Calls, and discuss with each other in small groups—all within 1 weeks timeframe for each topic over a 1 year of journey of ~50 topics. I did it initially to stay ahead of the program and develop the course as I lead it. I have been 1-2 weeks ahead of my class up til now. The full development will finish around September this year. I want to ask you to help me think whether I should keep this practice of having whole community on one topic and how should I implement it in Skool. An important point to note is that my course, although has lectures, exercises and such require some human to human coaching to produce deeper transformation of the mind.
May be I just publish one lecture at a time. @Sid Sahasrabuddhe what do you think? Could I pursue you to build a history feature so once someone has hit complete, even if I put the module in a draft mode, student could still access that module? Or could there be a switch on the module to hide it from the course tree but accessible via history? I am sorry if I am asking too much. I am just thinking out loud. I really want to make Skool work for my course.
Hi @Sid Sahasrabuddhe and @Sam Ovens and the community, Greetings! In exploring Skool for my course, I have run into a certain block that is not addressed by any other platform either. Until I ran into Skool, I thought about building my own. Let me explain my use case. Please help me see how can I use Skool to deliver what I deliver. Maybe I need to change the way I am delivering? I have a course where I teach 12 superpowers—sets of sensibilities and skills for entrepreneurship over 12 months. I have recorded discourses and exercises in the form of a new adventure that the whole community takes every week. The whole community meets on a weekly call with me, where I check in what happened during that adventure to the senses and provide assessments that help people grow further. I meet with some of them on a 1:1 basis each week, and all participants meet in small groups of 6-7 each by themselves, where I have a staff coach present as an observer. Currently I have about 20 people, 3 coaches, and 3 teams made up of participants (so it is early days). Each month we start a new set, and the community conversations revolve around that. New people can join in at the beginning of any month, and they start studying the superpower we are studying at the moment and do 12 months. So it is like a circular curriculum. Some people have stayed with me for 3 years, repeating learning and growing. Originally, I designed the curriculum to be linear, starting with Superpower 1 and going to 12. But selling new cohorts and having everyone start simultaneously every few months seemed kind of a mission impossible, so I decided to let participants join at any time and make a loop of 12 months. I suppose I could make the course available from the beginning till the end and put it on a drip, but my concern is that the weekly group calls would then have participants from different areas of skills and sensibilities, and doing group exercises may be out of context for some people.
Thank you @Sid Sahasrabuddhe drip feature I think we would have to have it for the very least before bringing my one year course into Skool. Most of my participants pay monthly and the access to the content should be revealed accordingly. My program works like a game of life. Releasing everything would be wild. Anticipation I believe is part of the game. Another issue: My Weekly Group Calls work as a transformative process that must happen in conversations with me and my team of coaches that join the Weekly Group Calls and help people in breakout rooms. We have live exercises that focus on current skill/sensibility that we are on, about which people have done their homeworks, watched the lecture, met in small groups, and so on. So I need some way to set the drip starting from the current topic for people that just join, and loop through 1 year of curriculum. Each power is distinct and not a pre-requisite for another power. So people can start with any 'Set'—in Skool lingo and loop back. I have an idea on how with a minimal code change you can make this happen. You would have to introduce the notion of individual trajectory. When a participant signs up, the coach is proposed a formulate trajectory that coach can publish for the participant. This way the coach also introduce additional elements. So essentially this would be an idea of a personal trajectory. OR you can implement the notion of a "current set" and have that become Set 1 for the new signee. That is probably the easiest way of implement a circular curriculum. Please consider. Third issue: The recordings of the Weekly Group Call are extremely personal, often emotional, and intimate, and only shared with the participants of the call, not with future participants as that would jeopardize privacy. Is there any way to publish certain 'Posts' only to certain people. I saw something related to 'manage access' in Sams video but don't know how that works. Thank you.
Dear Sam, thank you for inviting me here. I am thrilled at the initiative you have taken to build a new platform for the future of education and learning. I am a serious student of the same domain. I have some of your lectures and found them thought-provoking. Also, I am launching a new movement for changemakers, and I would love to learn from you about how to scale Conceivian to be the leading Academy for changemakers. Thank you again for the invitation. Update: Very impressive. I am moving my tribe from Thinkific and Slack to Skool. I love the conventional wisdom about running coaching schools that seems to be baked into the product. Skool feels like have the potential to become the Squarespace of learning communities. Excited and looking forward.
When I bring my community here, it seems that my team members will show up on the leaderboard due to their engagement in the community. But I would like to exclude the staff and show the most engaged students as leaders. Is it possible to do this? Could you please build this function?
This could be a checkmark in the users profile I suppose the admin could turn off. Or a leaderboard exclusion list in the Settings. I can help wireframe that or open to helping in any way to implement this.
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!