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?
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!
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!
Sometimes you need to express a feeling, but words alone can’t quite do it. Now you can add GIFs to Posts, Comments, Replies, and Chats! Just click the GIF button, type your keyword, find the perfect GIF, and it will attach to the post or comment you are writing. Comment below with a GIF! Thanks team! 🙌
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?
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! 💰💰💰
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 🎉
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.
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!
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? 💰💰💰
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!
Just pushed an update — Members List — now you can see how many people are in the community, who they are, and who’s an admin or moderator. Click the “38 Members” in the community description section to see the full members list. As part of this update we “gated the community” — new users must request access by clicking the “Join Group” button, they will then be added to a “Membership Requests” list so an admin can approve or decline them. In both approve/decline cases, the user will receive an email notifying them. Also, users can be promoted to “Moderators” or “Admins” by other admins from the member's list. Users can also be “Removed” or “Banned” from the group.
Today we shipped a bunch of "admin side" features — things that allow group admins to edit their group settings and change the way it looks and feels. Group settings are broken into three sections: • General — here you can edit the group name, description, initials, color, privacy, group icon, and cover photo. Initials and color are used as the group icon if you don't upload an image. (see image 1). • Rules — here you can add, edit, reorder, and delete your groups rules. Rules contain a title and an optional description. You can have up to 10. (see image 2). • Categories — here you can add, edit, reorder, and delete your groups categories. Categories contain a title, color, and an optional description. You can have up to 10. If you delete a category that contains posts, you can bulk migrate them to another category before deleting. (see images 3, 4, and 5). To access these features, you must be the admin of a group. I know that isn't you right now, but it will be soon enough! This gives you a peak of what the admin side of groups looks like.
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!
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
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!
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).
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!
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:
Hi Team! We just added a daily activity monitor to user profiles. Now you have a birds eye view of a member's community activity over time! Posts, Comments, and Likes all count toward activity, and the squares will highlight darker the more active the user is on a given day. Cool for admins to spot trends, and see if a student has become less active and try to get them back to learning! Fun for students self-awareness, and encourages them to participate regularly! Tell us how you'll use it in the comments below. Feedback is always appreciated!
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 🎉.
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!
Hey team! Group admins have told us they'd like to see more "engagement" and "life" in their groups. Previously, we sorted the feed by the newest post. The problem was, more people comment than post, so most of the "engagement" was happening at the comment level, and nobody could see it from the feed. This made the group feel kind of "dead". Now we sort by "recent activity" as the new default. If somebody comments on a post, it brings that post back to the top of the feed. We added some blue text to indicate when the latest comment was, and if you read it, the text changes to gray. This way, the group feels much more "alive" and "engaged". Oh yeah, and if an admin awards a "Gem" to a post/comment, that will bring that post back to the top of the feed — this makes gems more useful. Try out the new sort method in the groups you're in, and let us know what you think?
Hi everyone! We just added an option to hide/show the skool owner in the home feed. So you can either choose to showcase your own name, or turn it off if you have multiple skool owners. You can find the toggle in Settings > General. Thanks!