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Here's the recording from yesterday's call. We covered: • Now you can invite people with course access privileges via email, CSV, and Zapier • Zapier can be used to invite members to your group + unlock courses for members in the group • Course access panel is much easier to see/use now • @Andrew Kirby's new mini-course "Free Group Funnels" is live • We launched a new podcast where we hang out with creators in this space Check out the recording to see how you can use these features and resources. Enjoy! Want to attend the next Office Hours live with us? See when it's happening on our calendar here

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Ruben Gallardo
Chris Moore
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Jonas Wolf
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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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Abhi Amalsadia
Paul Saunders
Mitali Deypurkaystha
Daumantas Masteika
New comment 8h ago

I want to know.

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Jose Castro
Ryan Mathews
Katharina Brandenberger
Sangeeta Naik
Caroline Betz
New comment 2d ago

@Andrew Kirby stopped by Skool HQ the other day to hang out. We talked about Skool for 6 hours. He's doing some interesting things with his free group "Synthesizer School". He basically funnels his audience (social, email list, etc.) to his free group + mini-course. He builds a relationship with his audience in the group, and occasionally promotes his paid course. It works! The funnel: Audience → to Community → to Customers. Anyway... I got Kirby to create a "Free Group Funnel" mini-course sharing his process. If you have any questions, comment below, and I'm sure Kirby will help. Enjoy!

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Troy Scott
Andrew Kirby
David Cavanagh
Yoa Yoikyasi
Ashley Wright
New comment 14d ago

In less than 11-hours — the 91% discount will END. - Skool 1-year subscription (usually $1,200) - Wetube self-study course (usually $9,800) - Total: $11,000 Only 11-hours left to get both for $999. That's $10,000 in actual savings. A true 91% discount. This will be the last time I post about this. Get the deal here before 9pm Pacific tonight.

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Shivam Jha
Danny Mallinder
Marcel Wasserman
Roman Pearl
Richard Sirch
New comment Dec '22

We've got a SICK Black Friday deal for you... - Skool 1-year subscription (usually $1,200) - Wetube self-study course (usually $9,800) - Total: $11,000 This Black Friday - get both for $999. That's $10,000 in real savings. A true 91% discount. Interested? Join the waitlist here to be notified the moment it goes live. 🔥🔥🔥

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Andrew Kirby
Esteban Andrade
Luis Feliz Caballero
Michael Morales
Jesse Clark
New comment 12d ago

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
Trent Grzegorczyk
David Jones
Teresa Knipple
New comment 15d ago

Hey team! New features to help you use Skool as a "group funnel" to get customers: 1. Membership questions — Ask new members questions to see if they're a good fit for your group. 2. Zapier integration — Zap the membership questions/answers to your CRM with Zapier. 3. Member's emails — Now you can see your member's emails and search for them. 4. Social links — Add your social links to your user profile. See who's in your group and what they're like. Watch the video below to see how these new features work. Enjoy! Let us know what you think?

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Seth Ellsworth
Alex Dali
Sam Ovens
Nevin Sabet
Ashley Payonk
New comment Nov '22

New features: Membership Questions, Zapier integration, and more... All will be revealed at tomorrow's "Office Hours" livestream. Come hang out with me, @Nick Guadagnoli, and @Sid Sahasrabuddhe. We'll show you the new features, answer questions, and share best practices we've seen across the Skool network. Skool Office Hours — Tuesday, November 1st @ 1pm Pacific Time — Register/attend here. See you soon!

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Paul Kliks
Ted Carr
Cody McDowell
Sam Ovens
Nancy Saavedra Flores
New comment Nov '22

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?

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Bruno Domingues
Tim Hatari
Pyaar Kaye
Marc-Andre Seguin
Raj Dash
New comment Aug '22

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! 💰💰💰

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Sean McLellan
Cody McDowell
Sam Ovens
Stuart Clifford
Saqib Rasool
New comment 2d ago

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!

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Ted Carr
Trent Grzegorczyk
Sameer Verma
Cody McDowell
Sam Ovens
New comment Jul '22

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! 🙌

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Ted Carr
Marcos Razzetti
Chris Marsella
Dalibor Stojkovic
Corey Creed
New comment Sep '22

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!

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Marla Harmon
Sam Ovens
Nevin Sabet
Nadine El-Sherif
Richard Robin
New comment Sep '22

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!

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Dennis Kroon
Dan Harrison
Nick Guadagnoli
Markian Pergat
Stephen Monaco
New comment Dec '22

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 '22

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?

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Mitch Wilder
Natu Myers
Cody McDowell
Lucio Guido
Kieza Silveira De Sousa
New comment May '22

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!

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Adam Harper
Ryan Alexander
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Paul Exner
Nick Guadagnoli
New comment Mar '22

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!

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Adam Harper
Darin Berntson
Tom Stone
Ted Carr
Roger Garcia
New comment Nov '22

I made this fun little video today. It explains what Skool is in 2 minutes. Check it out!

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Dorian Vida
Akash Gupta
Mike Gowans
Danny Mallinder
Lucio Guido
New comment May '22

Prepared by our Product Manger, @Nick Guadagnoli. We hope you're enjoying Skool 🎉

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Dennis Kraus
Jared Van Yperen
David Reis
Ted Carr
Sam Ovens
New comment Jun '22

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 🎉.

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Shanaka Jayakody
Amer Barham
Adam Harper
Griffin A. Hamilton
Bru Capellà
New comment Feb '22

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 🎉

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Simon Paquin
James Horan
Chris Moore
Sam Ovens
Andrew Shusterman
New comment Aug '22

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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Antonio Bailey
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Shaneil Stewart
Amg-pma Support
Sterling Cooley
New comment Feb '22

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?

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Jamie Stenhouse
Simon Paquin
Sam Ovens
Katharina Mertens
Alexandre Mouland
New comment Dec '21

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!

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Clark Kegley
Adam Harper
Troy Scott
Mareya Ali
Oli Reitmaier
New comment 26d ago

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!

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Simon Paquin
Lendon Bracewell
Michael Gourion
Drew Laughlin
Thomas Noe
New comment Feb '22

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

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Simon Paquin
Shanaka Jayakody
Khalil Muhammad
Chris Moore
Joshua Gavin
New comment 30d ago

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!

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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!

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Shrikant Patel
Konrad Schure
Alex Samaras
Cody McDowell
Gavin Ingham
New comment Feb '22

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