I have been playing around with Teachable for the last few weeks to host my next online course.
Teachable has a 3-tiered system and suggests the middle subscription. Classic marketing tactic.
Let's do some math (sorry!). I can't help but calculate the return on investment (ROI) here.
- Transaction Fee ($39/m): 5%
- Transaction Fee ($119/m): 0%
- Course Cost (assume): $250
This means that in order to justify going from the $39/m plan to the $119/m plan I would need to sell 77 courses in under a year. I don't think many people starting their first course can swing that.
They have these things called Schools where you can organize a curriculum. Obviously, I only have one class so I only have one school so far. I haven't gotten around to branding it yet. But here it is:
The dashboard is beyond overwhelming. Skillshare is much simpler but this is supposed to be fancier and more professional so we will have to deal.
Within the Courses tab, you can add courses. I am still working on the name of my course but it looks like this:
Within the Curriculum tab inside the Courses tab, you can start structuring your course with Sections with Lectures.
Within the lecture, you can add videos, files, text, quizzes, and code - then customize everything.
Once you make your notes and upload your lecture, you can preview what the user will see on their end. Ignore my paused face, but the video is at the top and the notes are directly below.
💭 Final Thoughts
I am getting the hang of things, but it is a lot more complicated than Skillshare. If this is your first online course I suggest starting with Skillshare and upgrading to something like Teachable after 2-3 courses. That is at least how I did it!