Teachable

Create, publish, manage and monetize online teaching courses

About Teachable

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.


Key benefits of Teachable

  • 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.

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    • Industry: E-Learning
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Always improving

    Reviewed on 2021/09/14

    Pros

    I like that Teachable always deploys new features, listens to tutors and I also like the community they've been developing among the teachers. So, they both try to improve their product and their users at the same time.

    Cons

    Sometimes it's hard to bundle your courses as you like. You have to tweak this and that to get something close to what you want.

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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

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

    Reviewed on 2018/04/21

    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).

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    • Industry: Music
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

    Good in some areas. Poor in others.

    Reviewed on 2019/02/22

    Leadership of the company tends to focus on the money angle but I guess that's to be expected....

    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 10.0 /10

    Fantastic platform for online schools.

    Reviewed on 2018/02/28

    I was able to create my own online school, website, landing pages and payment portal with ease. I...

    I was able to create my own online school, website, landing pages and payment portal with ease. I highly recommend Teachable .

    Pros

    Easy to set up, very reasonably priced and great tutorials and advice for marketing your courses. If you have online curriculum you'd like to share with the world, this is a very seamless process.

    Cons

    Unable to add HTML features within the curriculum itself. They do not do any marketing (like Udemy), whereas they would market globally and the school owner would get a smaller percentage of the sales. I think this is good for reaching a larger audience.

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    • Industry: E-Learning
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    The most beginner friendly online course platform

    Reviewed on 2019/03/06

    Pros

    Teachable offers all the essential features one needs to create and deliver an online course. The platform is super easy to use and it allows you to get started quickly. The pricing is beginner friendly and they even have a free plan.

    Cons

    Teachable's website building capabilities are really limited at this point. So, unlike their competitors, they don't offer site themes and the page builder has limited customization options as well.

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    Teachable offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$39,00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Basic: $39/month (paid monthly) or $29/month (billed annually), plus 5% transaction fee for paid course sales. Professional: $119/month (monthly) or $99/month (billed annually) Business Plan: $299/month or $249/month (billed annually)

    Teachable has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

    Teachable supports the following languages:

    English

    Teachable supports the following devices:

    Teachable integrates with the following applications:

    CalendarHero, Calendly, ConvertKit, Google Analytics 360, Mailchimp, PayPal, Segment, Stripe, Sumo, Zapier

    Teachable offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat

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