Teachable

Create, publish, manage and monetize online teaching courses

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Teachable Overview

What is 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.

Teachable Overview

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

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English

Media

Teachable Analytics dashboard
Teachable HTML editor
Teachable example course website
Teachable responsive website design for all devices
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Teachable Reviews

Teachable Reviews

Overall rating
4,5
/
5
Excellent
66

Very good
29

Average
6

Poor
2

Terrible
2

Value for Money
4
Features
4,2
Ease of Use
4,3
Customer Support
4
90% recommended this app
Gian angelo D.

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.


Verified Reviewer

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.


Verified Reviewer

I absolutely LOVE this course creation and course selling platform!

I love the professional look of Teachable and I think that makes students feel more comfortable buying online courses from "your average Joe".


Robin F.

Good in some areas. Poor in others.

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.


Verified Reviewer

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.


Gian angelo D.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: Self Employed

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
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Public Safety
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Teachable--- Hosting Your Online Classes

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/02/27
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Pros

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!

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Professional Training & Coaching
Company size: 2-10 Employees

I absolutely LOVE this course creation and course selling platform!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/09/19
Review Source: Capterra

I love the professional look of Teachable and I think that makes students feel more comfortable buying online courses from "your average Joe".

Pros

For starters, it is great that you can creaet a course and put it on Teachable for free to test drive the platform and see if it will be a good fit for you and your students. I like that the platform is easy to use, customizable, NOT CLUNKY, and is professional looking.

Cons

The pricing might be a bit much if you're just starting out as a course creator and aren't sure if you're course is going to sell out the way you want it to. Other than that, there really isn't anything bad I can say about Teachable. They've done a great job creating a platform that makes it easy for anyone to sell a course they've created.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Robin F.
Industry: Music
Company size: Self Employed

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 4.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Arts & Crafts
Company size: Self Employed

I'd recommend this

Used Monthly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/07/30
Review Source: Capterra

I love using Teachable, but have a lot of trouble getting others onboard to use it since it has less features than other programs.

Pros

* I love how easy it is to make an online course
* I love having a branded course and they make it easy

Cons

* 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

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8/10
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Teachable Pricing

Teachable Pricing

Starting from
US$39,00/month
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.

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.

Value for Money
4/5
Based on 105 user ratings
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Teachable Features

Teachable Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Assessment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Blended Learning
Calendar Management
Communication Management
Content Management
Course Authoring
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Learning Management
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration
Features
4,2/5
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Additional information for Teachable

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

    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:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Freelancers, Mid Size 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