Whether you're joining Teachery through our free 14-day trial, or you've been setup with an account another way, creating your first course is as easy as sending an email.
In this help doc we've created walk-through videos for each major feature of Teachery. Here's an overview of what we'll cover:
- Your Teachery Dashboard
- Your My Account Page
- Course Overview Page
- Course Lessons
- Styling Your Course
- Payment Pages
- Landing Pages
- Course Options
- Course Links
If you're looking for something other than these topics, use the search bar at the top of this page. If you can't find what you're looking for, feel free to contact us using the chat bubble in the bottom right of this page. 👍🏻
Let's get started!
Your Teachery Dashboard (My Courses page)
This is the hub of your Teachery account. When you log in from the homepage of Teachery, this is where you will land. You'll see these sections at a glance:
- Courses you've created (along with active students and total course revenue)
- Courses you've purchased (along with our free How To Build A Course course)
- Customer Activity snapshot (only displays after you get your first customer)
- Manually Add a User (how to quickly manually add a user to your course)
- Explanation of the navigation and chat support system
- How much time is left on your trial (if you're in a 2-week trial)
Your Account Settings (My Account page)
Your information, password, billing, Stripe connection, affiliate status, API keys, and all that fancy jazz are handled here. Pretty straightforward, but let's dive into a bit more detail so you're completely familiar...
Customizing Your Course Overview (Course Dashboard page)
Your Course Overview page is the first page a new student will see when visiting your course. You can welcome your customer, offer a brief introduction of the course, set your course font, create a drip schedule (advanced feature), show off the lessons of your course, and brand the course as your own!
Reminder: We have two course themes. In the video below you'll see our Default Theme, but we also have a Minimal Theme.
Adding and Customizing Lessons
Your lessons are arguably the most important part of your course! We've tried to give you a ton of flexibility when it comes to adding content to your lessons, while also keeping your lesson structure organized based on best practices for online learning.
📄 We have an in-depth help doc on Lessons and Lesson Content we recommend reading.
❌👉 Important note about adding any written content in Teachery: We DO NOT recommend using Microsoft Word and copying + pasting your content from Word into Teachery. If you want to use Word to write you course content, please copy + paste into a simple tool like EditPad, then copy + paste from EditPad to Teachery.
Enjoy the walk-through video:
Styling Your Course (branding it all your own!)
One of the biggest features we pride ourselves on in Teachery is the ability to style your course to keep a similar look and feel to your website/business. We have two course themes that will help keep your students engaged throughout your course, but we let you change the colors, fonts, headings, buttons, and more.
We have multiple style editors for your Overview page, Lessons, Payment pages, and Landing pages.
📄 You can read our additional help doc on styling your course here (with examples and helpful styling resources).
Payment Pages (how someone purchases your course)
Our payment pages are just as customizable as the lessons in your course, and we've optimized the payment page layouts for the highest sales conversion possible. We use Stripe to help process your student's payments and the setup is super simple (and your students will never know Stripe exists!).
Payment page features include: Custom branding, countdown timer, multiple currency support, recurring payments (monthly or yearly), adding tracking code (like Facebook Pixels, et al), turning notifications on/off, and connecting MailChimp or ConvertKit.
We have a couple of additional help docs related to Payment Pages:
- Setting up your Stripe connection
- Taking payment outside of Teachery (PayPal, etc)
- Setting up promo codes
- Using Recurring Payment Pages
- Refunds and revoking customer access
- More on Payment Pages
Landing Pages (aka Sales Pages)
Payment Pages are the way your student makes an actual purchase for your course, while Landing Pages are what promotes your student to want to make a purchase. We openly admit that our Landing Page template is not as flexible as companies that focus solely on Landing Page creation, however, our template has been thoroughly tested for ideal structure and leading your customer through the buying journey of your course.
Landing Pages can lead to Payment Pages or can be toggled to collect emails if your course isn't quite ready for purchase.
📄 Read our full help doc on Landing Pages to learn more about what you can do with them along with additional recommendations.
Manage Course Options
This is where you control a bunch of core course settings. Each course you create will have its own unique settings.
- Course Name (which also updates your course URL)
- Course Template
- Course Comments (more info here)
- Course Analytics (with Google Analytics)
- Injecting Custom Code (into the HEAD or BODY tag)
- Adding a Custom Domain (more info here)
- Course Default Page (more info here)
- Custom Homepage (we'll be removing this soon)
Course Links (quick access to helpful course URLs)
The Course Links page within your course is a friendly place to grab almost all important URLs associated with your course. If you want to quickly find your Payment Page URLs, Landing Page URLs, or helpful URLs for your students (Login, Password Reset, Recurring Payment).
Customers and Customer Activity
Once you get your first customer you'll be able to view the Customer Activity feed (on My Courses page) along with your full Customer Activity and individual Customer Profiles.
That covers the basic guide to using Teachery along with our main features!
We have a ton more to offer, including additional help docs on these popular features and topics:
- Course Affiliates (other people help you sell your courses)
- Teachery Affiliates (promote Teachery and get a commission)
- Drip Content or Lesson Locking
- Duplicating Your Course
- Zapier Integration (how to use your email provider or other actions)
Don't forget to use the search bar at the top of this page as well to search for any topic you might be looking for.
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