Teachable

Teachable

Create, publish, manage and monetize online teaching courses

4.6/5 (65 reviews)

Teachable Overview

Teachable is a cloud-based course builder platform for producing rich teaching websites and online multimedia lectures. A tiered subscription solution, Free account users all the way up to Professional, High Volume and Enterprise enjoy unlimited course and student capabilities. All offer access to intuitive web-hosted publishing tools, offering template customization and rebranding options with no coding knowledge required. Content assets encompassing images, audio and video can be imported in from popular cloud storage including Dropbox, while administering high and low level updates. A revised Course Page Editor simplifies editing, although more advanced HTML/CSS development can be performed via the integrated Power Editor.

Advanced publishing features for subsequent plans include custom domains, affiliate programs, webhooks and various white-labelling features. Introduce responsive learning tools such as blogs, quizzes, forums, forms and surveys – all automatically optimized to look and perform consistently across every device. Learning content is then made marketable with eCommerce tools for selling content access, running coupon campaigns, accepting global payments and increasing conversions with custom landing pages. A comprehensive administrator dashboard provides analytics monitoring student signups, revenue totals and lecture completion rates. Contact lists can be managed and exported alongside revenue reporting, while managing the payment of multiple course authors.

With course content securely hosted by Teachable, automated backups and 24/7 monitoring reduces the chance of downtime. Student and payment data is made safe due to SSL certificates and level-1 PCI compliancy, while instant updates keep features current. Creators also retain ownership of course data, ideal for lecturers and authors concerned by relinquishing intellectual property.

Pricing

Starting from
US$39,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

English

Teachable Reviews

Overall rating
4.6/5
94% positive reviews
43
Excellent
18
Very good
3
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
Steve P.

A great online course platform that's improving all the time

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/04/21
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

My favourite thing about Teachable is it 'just works' out of the box. Most of its functionality is intuitive and it doesn't try to add a million features that most people won't use. It's a software tool that knows what it is and who it's for. It makes it very easy to make a good looking site and get a course up for sale. Anyone can get started and be able to do most of what they need to be able to do to create a profitable online course business easily.

Cons

The drawback is in that final 5%. It's easy to make a good looking site, but not easy to make an amazing looking site. I have in the past had some issues with their affiliate system and with their support staff, but to be fair this was in late 2016 and they have made big improvements since then. I would like to see them roll out new features more consistently so that their users are on the cutting edge of online course technology rather than just slightly behind. Teachable is also best for people that don't want to integrate multiple tools. This is also a good thing as it stays focused, but I think it's worth noting here as a potential user should consider that what they get with Teachable is what they get. Don't start using it expecting to link it with a forum later if you don't love how their commenting system works (for example).

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Gian angelo D.

A Giant in Online Courses

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/05/27
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Peter C.

I love Teachable

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/05/30
Review Source: Capterra

I teach small-business owners sales and marketing skills via online courses. When I first crossed over from a Wordpress platform with 80 lectures, each containing video, text, PDFs, and soundtracks - the entire crossover process was completed in a day. Easy work - just lots of it. That was three years ago. Since then I've seen more than 100 students set up their own schools. They all rave about the platform.

Pros

Incredibly easy to use. Very fast to deploy a complete course with almost zero technical skill. fast and comprehensive support. Their free pricing offers a zero cost startup. It's so good that I introduce Teachable to every student I teach.

Cons

I love their concern about security. Just sometimes, and this is not a complaint, I offend by logging in from a different machine. That invokes two-factor authorization. It's not a problem at all, of course, but it's the feature I like least. Call me lazy.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Robin F.

Good in some areas. Poor in others.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/02/22
Review Source: Capterra

Leadership of the company tends to focus on the money angle but I guess that's to be expected. ("You can make mega-$$$ with your courses!" and some have.) You won't find information on crafting your course but you will find plenty on how to give it a high price tag. If you can avoid the hype and have a third party email app you like to use, then Teachable is a good option. I've found it to be affordable and profitable in spite of the email problems.

Pros

The teaching platform (curriculum videos, PDFs, etc.) is good and uploads are easy. I found that building a sales page was not difficult and sending people to the sales page with discount coupons was a smooth process. Payments were collected and paid out promptly at the end of the month (for my plan). Support is by email only (no chat) and took a couple days but the answers were helpful. The plans are reasonably priced for individual teachers and consultant.

Cons

I have experienced serious problems with their built-in email application. Since this is the primary way teachers communicate with students, it should be a priority for them. There were days when it wasn't working when I needed to send links to live classes and webinars. It's difficult to customize "Welcome" emails and there's no way to schedule sends or save drafts. They recently announced that all emails would come from a strange looking email address that belongs to them (and has been labeled "spam" by my email hosting service). I've drawn their attention to these problems several times. The response is polite but there has been no move to improve the service. It's a very amateurish response. I would recommend looking at other services first OR be prepared to use a third party email service every time you want to reach your students, including new sign-ups.

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Likelihood to recommend

4.0/10
Sarah P.

An essential tool for online educators

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/07/12
Review Source: Capterra

Teachable is a powerful and usable platform for creating educational content online. It does the job very well, and it would be best suited for text or video-based courses.

Pros

Teachable is a great platform for creating and managing courses online. I have been using it since it has been formerly known as Fedora and it is one of the better tools in a big pool of the LMS competitors.

It simplifies the whole process of creating the course content, publishing it online, marketing it and managing the attendees.

The platform has also additional features for those who are building online schools with several courses and different levels of access.

Cons

There are certain areas of possible improvements; the drip content distribution is cumbersome, and it lacks behind the competitors. (The feature has been released not that long ago.)

The integrations - there is only a handful of the direct ones. For anything else, we need to use Zapier.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Teachable Pricing

Starting from
US$39,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Free: $0/month plus $1+10% transaction fee for paid course sales.
Basic: $39/month (paid monthly) or $33.25/month (paid annually), plus 5% transaction fee for paid course sales.
Professional: $99/month (monthly) or $83.25/month (annually)
High Volume: $299/month

Transaction processing fees of 2.9% + 30¢ apply to all plans.

Teachable Features

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Assessment Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Customizable Branding
  • Data Import/Export
  • Learning Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics

  • API
  • Activity Tracking
  • Attendance Management
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Calendar Management
  • Communication Management
  • Course Catalog
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Records Management
  • Registration Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Time & Attendance Tracking

Additional information for Teachable

Key features of Teachable

  • Advanced pricing options
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Content import
  • Coupon creation & management
  • Course creation
  • Course page editor
  • Customizable domain
  • Discussion forums
  • Drag-and-drop website builder
  • Feedback collection
  • Multi-language
  • Multiple instructor support
  • Payment processing
  • Quiz management
  • Refund processing
  • Reporting & analytics
  • Sales page templates
  • Student & revenue dashboard
  • Student enrollments
  • Student list segmentation

Benefits

  • Create and sell online teaching courses, producing website experiences and managing branding, student data and monetization.
  • Teachable assumes no prior coding experience, using a template-based Website Builder to re-brand and customize themes.
  • Import PDF, image, audio and video assets from Dropbox, Box and Udemy to produce rich multimedia lectures.
  • All-new Course Page Editor enables intuitive, quick updates while the more advanced Power Editor adds HTML/CSS development.
  • Unlimited courses and students from free signup, including email marketing, progress tracking and eCommerce features as standard.
  • Upgrade to paid to add custom domains, affiliate programs, third-party integrations, webhooks, white-labeling and advanced reporting.
  • Add blogs, quizzes, discussion forums and student feedback forms while extending support with Zapier-based integrations.
  • Dashboard-based analytics visualize student signups or transactions, offering data insights into lecture completion and enrollments.
  • Reliable, secure cloud-hosting ensures regular data backups, technical support and instant automated updates.
  • Teachable FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Teachable.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Teachable offer?

    Teachable offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$39,00/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Free: $0/month plus $1+10% transaction fee for paid course sales.
    Basic: $39/month (paid monthly) or $33.25/month (paid annually), plus 5% transaction fee for paid course sales.
    Professional: $99/month (monthly) or $83.25/month (annually)
    High Volume: $299/month

    Transaction processing fees of 2.9% + 30¢ apply to all plans.

    Q. What are the main features of Teachable?

    Teachable offers the following features:

    • Advanced pricing options
    • Affiliate marketing
    • Content import
    • Coupon creation & management
    • Course creation
    • Course page editor
    • Customizable domain
    • Discussion forums
    • Drag-and-drop website builder
    • Feedback collection
    • Multi-language
    • Multiple instructor support
    • Payment processing
    • Quiz management
    • Refund processing
    • Reporting & analytics
    • Sales page templates
    • Student & revenue dashboard
    • Student enrollments
    • Student list segmentation

    Q. Who are the typical users of Teachable?

    Teachable has the following typical customers:

    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Teachable support?

    Teachable supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Teachable offer?

    Teachable has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does Teachable support mobile devices?

    Teachable supports the following devices:

    iPhone

    Q. What other apps does Teachable integrate with?

    Teachable integrates with the following applications:

    APIANT, ActiveCampaign, ConvertKit, EngageBay, Fomo, FreshBooks, PayKickstart, Post Affiliate Pro, Proof, Retently

    Q. What level of support does Teachable offer?

    Teachable offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials