Teachable--- Hosting Your Online Classes
My overall experience with Teachable has been very positive. Responsive customer support, improved features, and excellent onboarding training. My only frustration is the inability to auto-schedule blog posts.
I've been a Teachable user for a few years (I was a user when the name was Fedora). Since then, Teachable has been one of the most mentioned names for online course creators. One of the things I like best about Teachable is how easy it is to use the platform. In a matter of time, you can create an online course, including curriculum and media. This is super convenient for both the novice online course creator and the more experienced ones. It's a time saver!
Since 2019, the blog feature of being able to auto-schedule posting has not worked. I've placed support tickets to address the issue, but as of this writing (Feb 2020), the feature still isn't working. I write blog content well in advance and was able to schedule blog posts with ease. Now I have to set a reminder to go into my Teachable account to manually post the blog. This is not ideal.
Good features; Limited support
I'll continue using Teachable, now that I've gone up the learning curve. I wish creating a course were a little more intuitive.
After watching some tutorials and spending a bit of time, I was able to get the hang of creating online course through Teachable. They have good features like affiliate marketer enabling, adding a coaching service, and a backoffice bookkeeping option. They also offer a 30-day money back guarantee.
It's difficult to get live support, and the website offers no help in marketing your materials. It's nearly impossible to find your class in a google search.
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At first it was good overall. Given the first and third issue above I'm moving to another platform ASAP, I hope this review helps inform others before making a choice.
The payment gateway and ease of setting up courses. It is easy to get started and the onboarding example courses and content was very helpful.
This is a new con for me. Teachable no longer has unlimited video file size! They used to market unlimited, but that changed to under 4GB if I remember correctly and now they have a hard limit of 2GB. They made this change with NO NOTIFICATION to customers. My customers pay a lot for the content and we deliver 30min+ HD lectures, now we have to leave the platform. If you are thinking "Just use Vimeo to host" that is an extra $600/year to Vimeo to do that.
My second issue is navigating the payment end is complicated when you have customers that forgot to add a coupon (especially for a subscription) or if a customer misses a payment there is very little you can do.
Third, my customer based has grown significantly in EU. Our coaching or live lecture courses aren't required to collect VAT. Teachable collects it anyways and it's up to the customer to get their money back vs not charging them in the first place.
Teachable, a platform for selling your courses
I have used Teachable for years. It is one really simple solution for putting products out there, online, without much time wasted, or headaches. I can totally vouch for it and it is used by many serious players because it works so good.
I love teachable. It makes it wasy for any user to add a product and sell it online. Compared to a lot of other self hosted solutions, Teachable makes it easy to start with selling right out of the bat. Just add your content, and adjust a few tweaks, add price. And voila, information product for sale, without you needed to know any coding or any website creation knowledge.
I don't have much to say in the negative about this platform.
It plain and simple works, and has good fees.
Only think I can think of is better design control. If they add that and also some conversion boosters that might be a thing to note, which I thought was missing.
Fast Start for Online Courses
Teachable is a forward-thinking Learning Management System with a great team behind it.
This software helps me have a modern and useful course for my users. It takes out the management of affiliates, authentication, and other essential components that would be a pain to build.
Teachable has so much functionality I expect from my Learning Management System. And the support/team behind it empowers me to provide beautiful courses to my users. Its coupon functionality, homepage design, and course builder are intuitive and powerful. Just recently they have made it possible to give students a certificate for completing the course, which has long been a request of our users.
I wish there was more API functionality through Teachable. There are useful webhooks, but manipulating data within the platform is limited.
I would like to like it more
The organization and the platform set up are good. The login process is seriously flawed.
I like that you can track where you are in the course and easily download resources. I like how easy it is to have the lessons structured in a logical manner, and to have different types of resources available to students.
When I see a course that I want to sign up for that is housed on Teachable, I groan.
I know it is going to take me several minutes to be able to actually start consuming the course, because even though I already have a student account, it is going to ask me to verify my sign-in. This is even though I get my login info correct. No matter what, I always have to verify my login, and either type in a code or click on a link in an email that I have to wait for.
It shouldn't be this hard, and if you are signing in on a previously used device, you should not have to go through the same sequence as you need to if you are using a new-to-Teachable device. At the very least, there should be an option to not have to verify the sign-in for two to four weeks.
Teachable is fantastic if you need to get a course up and running without the technical know-how
The two LMS platforms I recommend to entrepreneurs are Teachable/Thinkific. Everything around a online course can be built on Teachable. That way, you can focus on making course content and teaching your students.
The lack of mobile responsiveness, and embedded content is hit or miss. I had trouble embedding a online form for quiz taking, and the workaround didn't work.
Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10
Great for basic course creation
I like Teachable for creating simple courses to make money off of. Design wise, they could allow for more page builder features that would allow users to create more beautiful sales pages. Additionally, the e-mail drip notifications are all UTC+0 and that can be very confusing for anyone outside the timezone. Being able to set our own timezone and schedule emails without worrying about time conversion is helpful.
I like that this is very easy to use and user friendly. I found it quite easy to use when creating courses.
Even with the Power Editor, the design features for sales pages could be better.
I love it!
I’m very pleased with Teachable, the experience, Teachable U, the FB group, I’m very excited about taking my school to the next level.
I just love Teachable! It has everything I wanted and has been so easy to use.
I do not like the new sales page update. That’s probably because I’ve only used it once and am just unfamiliar with it.
Worth Using this Teaching Platform
Teachable is a great option for creating course content.
I love the features offered when creating course content. They are one step ahead of the competition in creating a wonderful customer experience. They offer plenty of support documentation to help you if you have questions. Easily integrates with Convertkit as well as other third party programs.
Teachable makes it easy to set up a course in a small amount of time. The sites look professional when creating them, adding to the customer experience. Additional options are available with each plan level. They also now offer secured site certificates on your sites at no additional cost.
Pricing on higher level packages could be better so more people can access and showcase their content skills in the form of courses.
Intuitive and great value
I was investigating learning platforms and this one had great reviews, reasonable pricing, and really stood out.
It is easy to use, and a really great value. I like how the certificates of completion are built right into the platform.
Not much bad I can say about it. The pricing structure is so much better than something like Kajabi (although I believe Kajabi has better marketing features). It's a great platform to get started with.
I didn't know I could be a teacher
I started using Teachable as a test. I thought maybe I could teach the things I know by being a sales executive for more than 15 years. It seems some people trusted me on that and Im know a part time teacher! All thanks to Teachable.
It's really easy to create courses, tests and to integrate other softwares to the app.
Teachable is really famous in the world of e learning. That helps me get a lot of clients.
I can teach from home!
You need a lot of time to prepare courses and tests. The learning curve is really big, but it worths it.
Great software for both students and teachers!
Easy to use - very simple layout and efficient user interface to navigate website and app.
Can be customised - you can edit curriculums and lectures easily.
Value for money - great for the price.
None I can think off really, although I did find it was slightly expensive, however, the value you get makes up for it.
Good as a starter platform
For someone who just wants to create content and have a place to store it, this. could be for you. It's not costly, you can create courses and store them free (cost is paid upon enrollments). For a starter or simple course platform it gets the job done.
For one who wants to create professional courses online, build up your budget and use a higher end platform that has more features and gives you more functionality.
Simple Online Course Option for Non-Techy People
I love that there's a free option and that it's pretty easy to use.
I really like Teachable. I think it's awesome they have a free option and the paid options have helpful features at a decent price point. I like that it's easy to use.
The only thing I can't think of is that it's not as customizable as I'd like it to be. Overall though, it does what I need it to.
Review of an user
I have used this platform to study from several online courses. Extremely easy to use.
I found this software to be extremely easy to use as a student, I have used it for multiple online courses. The interface is very user-friendly, colorful interface, and quite a simple as well.
I have found no cons about this software.
Teachable offers a user friendly plug and play option for courses
A Giant in Online Courses
Teaching other has always been a passion of mine especially if it helps my students learn from my mistakes and avoid them in their own career. Being in the Copywriting field for years has always instilled in me that you have to keep learning and keep teaching others... and Teachable gives you that option.
It's easy to get into and setup plus you get a lot of nice features to make your teachable page look really great!
Overall, Teachable is one website you should definitely put your mind into.
It's probably one of the better choices when it comes to making courses online. First of all, you get a lot of options to integrate with 3rd party software which is great since you don't have to start from scratch in some aspects. Second, it's really easy to start teaching your audience online with Teachable.
You can easily add new courses, record some lessons and launch!
You get great payment options to choose from to give your customers some variety, also, it's easy to setup your page to make your "classroom" look even better.
It does take time to setup everything if you're planning to work on many courses and uploading a lot of material.
While you can get most of it done by the time your free trial is over, it's always great to upgrade from the start to be able to take advantage of the premium features Teachable offers.
One more thing is that, it's a bit pricey compared to other choices however, if you want great quality, it will cost you.
Great teaching platform
I use Teachable to create lessons and quizzes to test our clients on the knowledge of financial services
What I like the most about this product is the ease of adding new chapters, creating quizzes and editing content.
What I like the least is that I have two accounts with Teachable and when I log in, it always tries to connect my other login in with the wrong account
Horrible, frustrating and a huge waste of a lot of time. Added so much more work for me to do when the point of having the software was to save me time.
Well, when I started I liked the idea of drip content for my students weekly lessons - BUT, it doesn't work properly so I can't say I liked anything about the Teachable software.
The software constantly has glitches and major problems. My students have problems getting in, links do not work and have to be sent several times. My classes receive emails from other classes/courses that don't apply to their course at all.
Don't get me started on Customer Service. UGH! They replay in a decent amount of time - with a bunch of work for YOU the person paying to use their platform to read through, problem solve and basically try to figure out why THIER platform is not working properly.
For most of us we pay for a platform like this to cut down on the workload we have! Not create EXTRA work! I have spent so much time doing Teachables job that I rather create a damn Facebook group page for free and post the video learning and tutorials there. Or build it into my own website.
I can't even use their merchant services as they have asked for my tax info literally 30+ times. I sent it to them the first 10 times and just said forget it and have my student pay through our business system.
Wast of money and a HUGE waste of time.
I'd recommend this
I love using Teachable, but have a lot of trouble getting others onboard to use it since it has less features than other programs.
* I love how easy it is to make an online course
* I love having a branded course and they make it easy
* I don't like how every Teachable course looks identical minus the colour scheme and logo.
* I wish it wasn't so obvious I use Teachable over other softwares