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!
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? 💰💰💰
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 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!
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!
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!
Bullet point lists — type "*" then "space" for a bullet point list to appear: - Here's an example. - Then hit "enter" for another bullet point to appear like this. Numbered lists — type "1." then "space" for a numbered list to appear: 1. Here's an example. 2. Then hit "enter" for another number to appear like this. Enjoy!
Chat attachments — Now you can share images, files, and videos via chat. Click the attachment icon and select a file from your machine, or drag and drop it right into the chat. Simple. For videos, copy/paste the link, and we'll include a preview so you can view it without leaving the chat. Onboarding new Skools — We improved our application and invite system so we can onboard more Skools faster. If you want your own Skool on Skool, complete this simple survey here. Enjoy!
Hi everyone! I wanted to share a few small improvements we just made to skool. - Added a filter for “No Comments” so you can quickly find posts that have gone unanswered and help out your members and peers. - Added badges on the user profile preview for “Owner, Moderator, and Admin” so you can quickly get more insight about who is running the skool, who is commenting on posts, and who you can reach out to for help. - Also added the owner of a Skool in the group card, so you can see who runs the skool at a glance. - Added a few simple messages and alerts to help make video attachments and .csv uploads more fault tolerant. Thanks for your continued feedback and help in the Beta group, we appreciate all of your input!
Now group admins can bulk invite users by uploading a .csv file or a custom webhook URL. CSV file upload — this is best for bulk inviting all your current users initially. Export a .csv file with your users email addresses, upload it, and we'll send invite emails containing custom signup links that allow users to get instant access to your group without going through the membership approval process. (saves a lot of time!). Custom webhook URL — this is best for ongoing invitations after the initial bulk upload. Send people invites automatically when they complete specific actions in any of your systems (CRM, shopping cart, etc.). Append users emails to the end of your custom webhook URL and we'll send an invitation like with a custom signup link that allows them to join your group instantly, without going through the membership approval process. (saves a lot of time and admin!).
Hi Team! Just wanted to let you know about a few improvements we’ve just implemented for classroom. 1. Turn off discussion for a course module - If you don’t need discussion and post references at the bottom of a particular course module, you can easily turn them off in the edit section for that module. 2. Duplicate course modules - If you spend time creating similar course modules, you can now speed things up by simply duplicating an existing one! Just copy the module, change the things you need, publish, and save! Good for daily QA call uploads, recurring content, etc. 3. Mobile - Go to next button. On mobile, when you click “Mark as Done” - we’ve provided you with a “go to next” link for a quick transition to the next course module. 4. Remembering the last course module you were on. When you leave and then revisit classroom, you’ll be back at the module where you left off, so you can quickly get back to learning. Hope you all enjoy! Please continue to send us your feedback and any issues that you see. Your response is always much appreciated.
They say good things come in threes, so version 3.0 of Skool is coming in three parts. Part 1 is a complete rebuild of the interface. We did this to optimize for simplicity and speed. Now you can do more stuff, faster, with less complexity — a better experience. If you find any bugs or style issues please report them to us so we can fix them. Parts 2 and 3 will be coming in the next few weeks. We'll update you as they go live. Enjoy!
Hey team! I thought I'd share why we haven't been as active posting and commenting on Skool recently — We're focusing on building "Skool 3.0". So instead of incremental improvements in short cycles (like we've been doing so far), we're making some big improvements over a longer cycle. You're going to love it! As soon as Skool 3.0 is live, I'll announce it here in the Skool Beta group. Till then, we may not be as engaged with discussions, or announcing new features. I wanted to let you know why. Bug fixes will continue to be a #1 priority, so if you find anything please report it to us and we'll fix it ASAP. Happy New Year!
Search just got more powerful — now you can search for members by Myers Briggs type, location, niche, name, or any other keyword. We see posts in the Facebook group saying: "Is there anybody here in the XYZ niche?" or; "Is there anybody here in XYZ country/city?" or; "Is there any INTP's in here?" Instead of posting and waiting for comments from members in the off chance they see it, why not search instead! The screenshots below illustrate how it works.
Imagine this: Somebody posts some questionable content in your group. You've got two options: 1. Delete the post (and offend the poster), or, 2. Keep the post (and ruin the quality of your group) Both options suck. So we created a third option — making the post visible to admins only. All you need to do is change the post's category to "Admins only." It will disappear from the group but still be accessible to the original poster and the group admins. This way, the poster doesn't freak out when they can't find their post, and the group quality doesn't suffer. Both sides win. Not only that, but the poster and the group admins can communicate in the comments after it's been marked as admins only - which is perfect for explaining why the post was deleted. It's a powerful feature that can be used in many different ways. Watch the video to see it in action. Enjoy!