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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
Kelong Xue
Roger Garcia
Aljaž Plankl
New comment 1d ago
  • 10 likes • Aug 3

    Bravo!!!! Very good. Thank you. You are becoming the most awesome platform for courses and community.

  • 8 likes • Aug 10

    It is a really, very good feature. Leaderboard redesign: Now, you can see your progress and what you can unlock as you level up. This will help promote community engagement.

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
Danny Mallinder
Saqib Rasool
Christian Koziol
New comment 1d ago
  • 2 likes • 7d

    Hmm, very interesting. Free group. thinking.

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
Momo Feichtinger
Roger Garcia
Fiona Jacob
New comment 3d ago

Honest criticism here. I love the Skool platform, but I kind of think the name Skool is not the best. Personally I go to online education because I disliked the education system that was associated with the name 'skool.' The name Skool brings too much school into online school. I personally feel that it It keeps the brand stuck in those negative associations.

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Boris Prekop
Scott Fury
Danny Mallinder
Acme Wong
Christina Westergaard Larsen
New comment 3d ago

Can anyone else relate? 👀

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Fitzgerald Council
Andrew Kirby
Trent Grzegorczyk
Griffin A. Hamilton
Julia Weber
New comment Oct 13

Someone in my community is asking if they set up a community on Skool, and you guys don't like what they post, will you ever ban a Skool? They believe in freedom of speech, and want to know that people can say what they truly think without fear of getting banned.

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Roman Pearl
Griffin A. Hamilton
Earnie Boyd
Yossi Kaplan
Julia Weber
New comment Oct 13
  • 0 likes • Sep 24

    @Earnie Boyd that is definitely an interesting point.

  • 0 likes • Oct 1

    @Griffin A. Hamilton nice one. Yes. When there is corruption in accountability practices, nasty stuff happens. That one reason western culture is ahead and spreading because we have "some notion" of freedom of speech (not 100% though.. e.g. try speaking in favor of China, ISIS, etc. and see the guys in black suits showing up faster than gas bill) Nonetheless if you gonna keep saying stuff that hurts people, those people are gonna get you. If they have political power then more quickly. That's just the way it is, not because I said so :)

I'd love to have the following calendar/user features: Event Types - Examples: Masterclass, Open Office Hours, John's Weekly Zoom Call, etc. Then, we could limit access by the Event Type by user. Not everyone needs access to all calls. 👍 Ideally, I'd like to be able to edit each User's access to the pre-defined Event types or ALL Event Types

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Saqib Rasool
Mareya Ali
New comment Oct 11
  • 1 like • Oct 11

    It is interesting to see the building blocks of modern education beginning to become distinct, Masterclass, Open Office Hours, Weekly 1:1 Zoom Calls... hmm.

  • 2 likes • Oct 11

    In addition to event type, I am sure sooner or later you are going to want control access by levels. e.g. one masterclass is available to some group, while other is not.. Why not introduce idea of groups, and then permissions on any series of events are set by group. If you are thinking about chat by group, you can use same objects.

Hi Skool team, this has been a real head scratcher for us. Uptil two months ago, we had a super engaged community on Slack. We moved everyone to Skool and our engagement has dropped to abysmal. We have been thinking what is it all about. We have some ideas and recommendations for features for you to consider that we believe will improve the engagement rate on Skool. 1. Social: The Skool is not just a learning place but a social place. The same dynamics, rules and features that make social engagement platforms successful also apply to Skool. 2. Thumbnails: The feed ought to have larger thumbnails like facebook or Slack where the post is covered with video thumbnail first and then text at the bottom. Currently it is too text heavy. 3. Being able to respond to post with more emoticons than just Like button may be a necessary evil. I know that people can reply with emoticon, but that doesn't do the trick. Responding with emoticons is what's in fashion. 4. Simple things such as being able to bold and italicize text helps with reading. 5. People continue to miss getting into little groups and being able to chat with each other. They report feeling uneasy speaking up in a large community (may be especially with our self-development focus) 6. People commenting on lessons, should bring up big thumbnail of the lesson in the feed so others can play it. Our whole community is based on Video lessons but these seem buried in the classroom boxes. Lesson Videos should be easy to play directly from the feed. 7. Picture posts should have larger thumbnails. 8. People report having to go to skool website vs they were just on Slack all the time. Not sure what you can do about it. I wonder what other ideas others have for increasing engagement in our community. UPDATE: I have been talking to more of our participants, and they say that lack of notifications (which means a lack of an APP on the computers and mobiles) which is in the way of engagement.

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Saqib Rasool
Mareya Ali
New comment Oct 1
  • 0 likes • Oct 1

    @Mareya Ali Yes, Mareya, but we have two communities. The Power Course community is a high-end course with a single cohort so far, and people are not engaging there either.

  • 0 likes • Oct 1

    Yes, we have implemented most of these. Our social zoom groups are thriving. We just announced for example a new community member and no one congratulated or liked it. On slack we always had a warm welcome.

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
Shola Emily
Richard Robin
Nick Guadagnoli
New comment Sep 30

Yes? Or no? Evidence.

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Kushagra Rawat
David Jones
Travis Moore
Saqib Rasool
Richard Robin
New comment Sep 27
  • 1 like • Sep 23

    FWIW: Yes, Skool has that possibility. I would invest. To make it so, something of the present would have to be preserved, and from some place, you must depart. I recommend the Skool team to read Bubbles by Peter Sloterdijk. Reality is a bubble within a bubble within a bubble, interlinked with one another, constantly popping and emerging. What's missing currently are the bubbles of 1) backend teams to work together here to produce the front show, 2) the privacy and romance of smaller communities within larger communities i.e., cohorts 3) the ability to make offers to join bubbles.

Hi guys, what platform do you use to sell your Skool community? And our plan is to sell a monthly membership, do you manually have to remove unsubscribers from the Skool group or is there any way to automate it?

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Fredu Sirviö
Erica Workman
Saqib Rasool
Paul Masters
New comment Sep 13
  • 1 like • Sep 12

    SquareSpace is awesome. For landing pages and payments.

If I click 'Hide' on a pinned post, how do I unhide it to see it again? Be cool to see a little option somewhere that says 'See Pinned Posts' or something...

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Saqib Rasool
New comment Sep 13

We use Kajabi as a client and a team tool. As a team tool it onboards new team members. To make that work we need assessments so Kajabi checks if they got right what we tell in our courses. And we got the same with clients. In that case we make a checklist in the end of each module so they need to mark all bullets on the checklist so they get the next module. We can’t use skool until you got that feature. So we are happy to hear if it’s on your roadmap. Best regards Max

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Saqib Rasool
Max Schmietendorf
New comment Sep 12
  • 0 likes • Sep 10

    @Max Schmietendorf Maybe. I am a big fan of using the right tool for the job at hand. Platforms that offer all-in-one kind of deal end up lumpy and bloated.. e.g. Kajabi.

  • 0 likes • Sep 12

    @Max Schmietendorf For the worlds most slickest course delivery in community settings.

It might be super useful to enable self-chat for users. Self-chat space becomes like a personal notebook of ideas, tidbits, nuggets, links, etc., found in the course of conversations on Skool. Usecase: I found the following post from Andrew Kirby pretty useful. I wanted to save the link. https://www.skool.com/community/the-weird-way-i-use-skool-i-think-its-pretty-powerful?p=538f6656. Where should I save it? In slack, I can send messages to myself where I went ahead and saved the link. It would be good if I had a space at Skool where I could keep this.

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Raj Dash
Saqib Rasool
Mareya Ali
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Paul Masters
New comment Sep 10

We need our coaches to be admin and we are limited to 10. there are 15 of us. any chance we can get 5 more please.

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Jillian Eddy
Saqib Rasool
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
New comment Sep 10
  • 1 like • Sep 10

    I am curious, why do you want them as admins? Would it suffice to have them as moderators?

To see which ones are not progressing

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Saqib Rasool
Marcos Razzetti
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
New comment Sep 7
  • 2 likes • Sep 7

    I'd be careful not to measure progress by levels. Levels indicate community participation which may or may not be related to progress.

Hi @Sid Sahasrabuddhe, we have a challenge with the titles being cut off in the course navigation. The current limit is 30 characters (including spaces). Our titles can go to 45 characters max, e.g., "Introducing the Emotional Fortitude Technique" Usecase: here, you can see that my modules 7.2 and 7.4, and 7.5 are cut off in the navigation. Not a good look. I am pleading for a 45-char limit. Thanks to @Marcos Razzetti for prompting me to post this.

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Marcos Razzetti
Raj Dash
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Saqib Rasool
New comment Sep 6
  • 1 like • Sep 6

    @Marcos Razzetti I very curious about your titles. Could you give an example of one?

  • 0 likes • Sep 6

    @Marcos Razzetti yo hablo un poco.. fascinating title.. I am always interested to see how people think... thank you. "Defining and programming the actions that lead to the fulfillment of the results"

It ruins my copywriting lol

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Saqib Rasool
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Marcos Razzetti
New comment Sep 6

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 Sep 5
  • 2 likes • Sep 2

    @David Frey Our participants are VCs and we are doing cohorts. 1 cohort at a time with access to previous cohorts community participation. Old cohort members welcome to stay and be part of the community, and new one's join see comments and streams and contribute. 1 month course 4 lectures + masterclass. Next month new cohort. As we run more cohorts new VCs will add to power of the network.

  • 1 like • Sep 5

    @David Frey Right. I would like to also create the small groups but Skool doesn't enable that, YET. So in the meantime, we are running cohorts out of the main community. We just finished cohort 1 and will launch cohort 2 on Sep 14th.

When we invite people to sign up to our group on Skool, not all 25-50 people will sign up at the same day, we've experimented with two smaller groups before. The drip campaign begins from the day a participant signs up. It will cause a lot of operational challenges for our team as we have scheduled our cohort weekly meetings and we want everybody to watch the 'lecture' before the meetings, but it looks almost impossible as the 'lecture' will be dripped for every participant on a different day depending on when they sign up (probably for some even after the meeting, depending on when they sign up). Can it be so that the drip campaign begins on the day of the invite and not when the invite is accepted? @Nick Guadagnoli @Sid Sahasrabuddhe @Saqib Rasool

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Saqib Rasool
Nick Guadagnoli
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
New comment Aug 31
  • 2 likes • Aug 31

    @Nick Guadagnoli Nick, in the case of people joining, say 2 weeks later, they would have access to all the content shared so far since the start of cohort. This way they say catch up with everything and join the rhythm. In our 1 year course this happen more often than short courses that some people join in a couple of weeks later due to their own background circumstances. HTH.

  • 2 likes • Aug 31

    @Sid Sahasrabuddhe Yes. Will do. Thank you for considering as part of your cohort features to start the batch together from the backend.

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Saqib Rasool
New comment Aug 25
  • 1 like • Aug 25

    Trent, how are they different from each other? Would you please explain each category?

Here is a cool workaround to control which members of your group have access to certain events on the Calendar. If you have a group with different levels of membership, this could suffice for restricting access to certain events (free vs paid). I hope this helpful. Let me know what you think! :)

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Sandra Case-Reeves PHC
Chris Strickland
Saqib Rasool
David Jones
Trent Grzegorczyk
New comment Aug 24
  • 2 likes • Aug 10

    If there was a pin a module in the Classroom, this would totally work as you can put it in together with the materials of the advanced course.

Hi I have a Skool group and I was wondering if it's possible to limit people's access to events that are scheduled on the calendar? Say we wanted to offer 6 months access to live coaching calls - is there a way to only show certain calendar events to specific members of the group?

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Saqib Rasool
Nick Guadagnoli
Jonathan Courtney
Mareya Ali
New comment Aug 24

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.

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Joe Williams
New comment Aug 21

i love being off facebook more and more - but today i got my first cold skool dm... anyone else?

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Travis Moore
Roman Pearl
David Reis
Dom Summers
Lendon Bracewell
New comment Aug 10
  • 3 likes • Aug 10

    It is part of the risk when you create or join a community that someone may make an offer to you. You can decline it.

The new Skool innovation of being able to name the levels opens the possibility for naming important distinctions for your worlds. The leaderboard shows whether you are in the game or not. I wonder what level naming schemes would be fantastic. Here are some ideas: a) Species name of some kind showing the evolution and higher up! (fun). Smaller size plant to the larger tree. b) Martial arts belt levels (I default to that.) Example: Lean tradition. c) Some sort of humorous or serious corporate hierarchy titles, or magic world titles (level 9 would be the great grand wizard of oz or something like that. d) Tribal ranks e) Military ranks f) Space ranks (like naming levels after moons, planets, stars and galaxies? g) Star Trek ranks (Ensign... captain) Could these levels and distinctions correspond to assuming a participant's skill level in what you are teaching? Likely not. So these distinctions could be some fun way to reward participation. How are you naming or thinking about naming your levels? Here are the levels we are using at Conceivian for our programs now. (with some others we considered. Hope it is helpful.)

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Saqib Rasool
Raj Dash
New comment Aug 10

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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Saqib Rasool
Quinn Nolan
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Yasin Arshad
Daniel Morel
New comment Jul 26

Adding Skool on your home screen is super helpful in staying engaged with community and learning. Here is how to do it on iPhone. I am confident Android may have a similar process.

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
New comment Jul 19

Hey team! Great to meet all of you. My name is David Sinclair-Black, and I run a Music Marketing Agency here in the UK. I'd love to see an integrated payment system on Skool, through Stripe, for example. Or even a native system would be great.

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Dennis Kraus
Danilo Djordjevic
Mike Dobransky
Tumehe Rongonui
Matt Korthuis
New comment Jul 19
  • 0 likes • Jul 8

    We use SquareSpace for landing pages and payments. We are happy with it. Curious what is ThriveCart and what it offers.

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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Ted Carr
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Raj Dash
Fabian Andre Ojeda
Ingrid Souza
New comment Jun 27
  • 2 likes • Apr 28

    @Sid Sahasrabuddhe Hi Sid, can you say roughly by when we could expect the drip feature. In weeks, months, or next year?

  • 1 like • Apr 29

    @Sid Sahasrabuddhe cool.. could I see the design please?

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Founder & CEO @ Conceivian. Mentor & Coach — Helping leaders become legends by tapping into their innate superpowers — Learn more @ www.conceivian.com

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