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I came across this need when I was going to ask my community, which areas they most needed support in, and realised that they could only select 1 answer. I think selecting 1 answer is the right approach in most circumstances, however for certain types of questions, a person may have more than 1 useful answer that would be worth capturing. Could be a useful feature for Skool to consider making available via toggle for poll posts?\
Hey all. I've started using Skool as a front-end marketing group instead of a back-end product group. Is anyone else doing this? Attached is the model I'm using. The key differences to the model most in here use: - No ads - No direct outreach - No sales tactics - No content treadmill - Focus on audience building (specifically YouTube) - Focus on community - Using Skool as a marketing community, not product community I ran the new model past Sam and he said he liked it! I also asked for permission to post this here and he said yes. I think this new model is a game-changer for getting to $100k/m profit. I know it's quite difficult to get the full picture from the image, so if you need more info then just comment "Loom" and I'll send you a Loom fully explaining the model. Hope it helps.
Nice one @Andrew Kirby , very similar model to what i'm running. Would love to learn more. Loom
Is there a way to add tiktok style short videos to posts? I know that you can link youtube videos but I'd like to have the video play as a community member scrolls past it ideally with audio (as opposed to them having to click on the link)
Hi, the new feature to host our online course/program on Skool is awesome, however would love to see greater functionality in the ability to edit/format the description of modules within the course. Shown in the image attached.
Hi team! We just deployed several new features! 🔥 (see screenshots attached for directions) 1. Action Items - We've provided a specific place to list action items within your course modules. This should help your students learn by taking actions specific to your course materials! 2. Video timestamps - Now you can add timestamp links to your classroom module descriptions, which will jump to a desired place in your video. This works with YouTube, Vimeo, and Wistia, and is ideal for navigating longer videos. 3. Emojis - We've added an emoji picker for posts, comments, and replies on desktop. Just a simple way to make communicating more fun! Thanks again for all the feedback and suggestions in this skool. We're always glad to hear from you! Cheers, Nick G
Thanks Nick, these are great feature additions! Appreciate the work you guys do. 👌
Hey Guys, I switched to skool 2 months ago in the hope that I will have a more engaged & interactive community. But it’s not going as planned. Even my fb group was more engaged than the skool community. I don’t know why? Even if we are giving books as rewards + I’m sharing some valuable content too but still don’t know what’s happening. I’m personally loving this platform & was so much excited to launch but my clients are not much excited about it. When we took a feedback from them, they don’t feel anything special about it. @Sam Ovens @Sid Sahasrabuddhe @Nick Hauser Please suggest me some way to re-activate my community & boost the engagement.
@Sid Sahasrabuddhe These are amazing suggestions. Such great ideas - thanks!
Hi Skool Team, Creating great content is a big part of engaging with my community, and the ability to format my posts would help immensely. I've included a picture below from the community platform I used to use. Bolding, Italics, Dot points etc would be super helpful :)
I posted this in Uplevel, but I thought I'd post it here, too. I expect that my course will get much better results when people attend the weekly Q&A/coaching calls, as it includes dealing with some levels of addiction, and live meetings are crucial for success. I was wondering if it would be possible, at some point, to award points for attendance at Q&A calls. And also, to be able to just award points in general. I know we can use gems for good content, and good content gets comments, which lead to points, but it seems having the option to award points, as an admin, would be great. Community is essential, and anything to encourage that would be great. Gamification is a great feature, and I'd love to see more admin ability to use it as a carrot (as in carrot and stick), as opposed to it being purely automated. I imagine this has been discussed, but I'd love to get thoughts from you guys. @Jesse Clark @Nick Hauser @Sid Sahasrabuddhe
@Michael Brynkus Yes I agree! Providing admins the ability to give points and gems allows for the gamification to naturally evolve based on what communities value.
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
A decent work around could be to offer Q&A calls going back up to 6 months or even 3 months. The reasoning is to keep the content up-to-date and relevant, whilst providing more focus for students with less opportunity to be distracted by binge-watching content. If they have specific questions, they can engage via the community or on a live Q&A. Personally we don't offer any Q&A calls older than 6 months, and never had any problems with that at all.
Hey team, today we shipped two new features: Polls — Now you can create polls in your group so members can vote on different options. This is a great way to get feedback and better understand your community. (See an example below). Email broadcast to members — Now group admins have the option to email broadcast new posts to all members of their group. The email sends immediately and it looks like a professional email newsletter. This is perfect for keeping your members updated and building engagement. Let us know what you think about these new features in this poll:
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Fantastic!! Thanks so much for your constant diligence to making Skool an incredible platform for delivering and consuming high quality education. Seeing the way you guys are developing this to a standard of excellence through simplicity gives me faith that I've finally found a single place that I can use and stick to for my students. 👏👏👏
Hey team, I'm excited to announce that Skool is officially out of beta a ready for everyone to use! We've been in beta for 2-years with 500 groups to get the product right and perfect the details. Here's some important updates: • Skool's business model — we decided to charge $99 /group /month. • You can create your own group with a 14-day free trial here. • We made a "Skool 101" mini-course showing you how to use Skool with best practices. • We're holding monthly "Skool office hours" livestreams for product updates and Q&A. Thank you to all of our original beta members! Building Skool has been an amazing journey so far and I'm even more excited by what's coming next. We're just getting started! Check out the video below for a quick overview of the product. Enjoy 🎉.
Exciting stuff @Sam Ovens! Congratulations on continuing to innovate. I feel this project is a big part of your purpose, and i'm grateful to be part of it, and have the opportunity to use it for my communities. 🙏
Hey Skool developers, I have two school groups. Lets call them "basic" and "growth". When a new member joins the growth, he gets a free bonus membership to the basic. I have a bit of a confusion with onboarding new members to my service or better said, members are confused as they get two invite emails at the same time and usually they only accept one. I try to fix that with sending out invite for the basic two days later so they at least get to the main thing they paid for (growth group). It would be amazing if people can somehow automatically become members of the "basic" group as soon as they join the main "growth" group that they paid for. or.... getting the invite to the basic groups only after they already join the uplevel. Btw, how do you at Consulting manage this?
Could you address this by having a pinned announcement post for when students join the growth group, with a link to the basic group?
I think it would be great if there was a feature that allowed us to voice call or video call member. Especially it would make it easier to speak with accountability partners and practice sales script rather than deviating from skool. What do you think? @Nick Guadagnoli @Sam Ovens
I think Zoom is a decent short term fix for this. I use my personal link for all unscheduled meetings, which I keep accessible to people on skool. There's never really a need to navigate off, and zoom is fairly optimised for focus.
Has anyone fully migrated their Course / Classroom to Skool for their community. I'm in the process of doing so, and one of the major differences between my current platform and the Skool platform is student's ability to upload action items for "Teacher's review". Although this isn't a "deal breaker", I'm curious to know how others handled this and what you would suggest.
Yeah I would love this feature, as it can help self accountability in the program. I work around it by asking my students to private message me on skool
Hi, I would like to explore if it possible be able to customise my user profile more than currently available. I understand that we can show our Myers Briggs personality, however in our programs we find that focussing on the content of our character is a much deeper way of understanding our strengths and getting to know each other. I've included a character poster below to show the qualities I mean. It would be great to show that for example, my top character strengths are: Purposefulness, Integrity and Creativity. I understand having a dropdown box of character strengths isn't really feasible, however perhaps instead of the Myers Briggs Box, we could have a description box to list our strengths as we see them and then people have the choice to describe their strengths by any model they prefer. What do you guys think?
Is there a maximum file size that you can attach in the messaging function in skool? My students sometimes send me video recordings or audio recordings so it would be amazing if they could send them via the message function instead of my support email.
Yes @Peter Wickstrom, I usually ask my students to send an unlisted Youtube link, google drive or dropbox link. Never had a problem with this, and I have a quick video in the course explaining how they can do this :)
Hi would it possible to allow for group chat options in groups? I run specific sessions with a few members every now and then so it would be helpful to reach them directly in that group. Additionally, it could be useful for my students to create a study group (they currently use discord). What do you guys think?
@Nick Guadagnoli Sure, we have specific focus groups that we run for accountability, group work and collaboration. We could post these into the community itself, but we find the live chat function more suitable for communicating as opposed to posting.
Hi one of the most used features from "Tribe", which we used before switching to Skool was having different post options like polls, blogs, discussions and posts. Out of these, the "Poll" option in particular was a great one for getting feedback from students in making improvements, as well as increased engagement. Is this a feature you would consider building into Skool? Thanks 😁
@Sid Sahasrabuddhe Yes that is a feature that can be enabled by the post maker if they prefer.
@Nick Guadagnoli Great! I posted about 5-10 types a year. It was specifically helpful when gauging interest for a new feature. In terms of increasing engagement, questions such as: - "Which module are you having the most trouble implementing?" - "What would you most like to see in this course?" - "What was your favourite part of Module X" - "Which module are you upto currently?"
Hi I understand that when inviting new users, they are forced to upload a profile picture of themselves. Currently there is no option to skip this step. Whilst I understand this improves the quality of users, reduces trolls etc - I am concerned that students who do not wish to display their face publicly will be concerned about this from a privacy perspective.
If your goal is for relationships to be built on a skool, have you considered copying Discords 'live drop in' feature? Just an idea. Screenshot attached is from Greg Isenberg. Growth advisor at TikTok.
+1 For this feature! Would really improve user interaction and the quality of community.
I am highly tempted to migrate my entire community to Skool, and use this as a platform to host my courses & community as I love the existing functionality, and can see it only getting better. My question is - Where do you see Skool going in the long term? What is the vision? (if you are comfortable sharing). I ask because, it is a fairly big commitment to migrate my community over, and I would hate to transition off skool if it's mostly just a trial that doesn't work out. Would love if you guys can give some clarity here :)
@Sam Ovens This is awesome to hear! I'm excited to see what you guys build, and grateful to be part of the early adopters community :)
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