Hey everyone! I can’t wait to share what we’ve been up to over at Teachable so far in April =)
Customizable Checkout Page Sidebar Elements
We’ve been working long and hard to bring school owners the ability to customize their course checkout pages. And now you can!
This is exciting because studies have shown that the shopping cart abandonment rate is about 75.6% in the US, meaning you could be losing 3/4 of potential students at this stage. People may leave the checkout process for several reasons--whether it's being afraid they won't like the product or not feeling like it's something they really need. However, one thing is certain: being able to personalize your checkout page has huge benefits for you and your student.
You can edit your checkout page on any existing (or new!) course by heading into the course area, and selecting Checkout Page from the course’s submenu.
Once you’re there, you’ll have the ability to edit the following:
Testimonials - add up to two, where you can showcase previous students' successes:
Bullet Points - add up to five bullets of custom text highlighting some of the benefits students will enjoy upon enrolling:
Course Guarantee - add one guarantee from our selection, or write/upload your own:
Here is what your final checkout page could look like:
These new checkout page sidebar elements are completely optional. You can choose to use one, two, all three, or none at all!
Learn more about customizing your checkout page’s sidebar elements here.
Quizzes Available on iOS App
We're continuing to improve our iOS app, and this month's biggest new feature was adding quizzes to available app content. Students using the app can take lecture quizzes and see their scores afterward.
Ultimately, this means that students on the app will have the same seamless course experience you've designed, as they can watch the videos, read handouts, and take quizzes all from their phones.
Learn more about the app in the Knowledge Base.
New Unenroll-User Zapier Action
On Zapier, certain Teachable Actions are available to Teachable owners on the Professional plan and higher. The two that already existed were Create New User, where you could set up a trigger event that would create a new student in your school, and Enroll User in Course, where you could trigger course enrollments.
Joining their ranks is the new Unenroll Student From Course action. On the blog, we're going to teach you how to use this action to create time-limited courses or give students short trials.
Bug Fixes and Smaller Improvements
In April we focused on getting to some bug fixes and smaller improvements. Some of these include:
- Editable error messages on checkout and login pages - Translate or customize error messages that weren't present in the Custom Text area before
- Customize the Enroll Now button inside homepage editor - Instead of using custom code to remove your enroll button, you can do so with a simple toggle in the homepage editor! You can also customize the button text and URL here.
- Authors can upload video captions - Before, only owners could upload .srt caption files to videos, but now course authors can do so as well.
- New auto-play and auto-advance toggles in Settings - Decide whether your first video autoplays when students enter a lecture, and/or whether lectures auto-complete when the last video finishes.
In April we welcomed five new employees to the team:
- Jonathan Marcus started as VP of Product
- Casey Kwon started as Office Manager / Recruiting Coordinator
And we’re still hiring! Check out our careers page to see all the positions we’re currently filling.
Teachable Employee Spotlight
Meet Paulina Vo
How long have you been working at Teachable?
Five awesome months!
What do you do at Teachable?
Customer Operations Strategist
What’s the best thing about your experience working at Teachable?
We're a close-knit team and all have the same goals in mind, to make Teachable the best. We also get to think about and shape the future of learning together, every day – it's a very unique thing we have here.
What’s an interesting Teachable school that you’ve come across?
Piano Picnic - this Teachable school teaches students piano fundamentals.
What are you most excited about going forward?
Our continuous focus on customer experience. We're asking ourselves what we can do to make sure we're there for our customers when and where they need us.
Our Finest Content From The Month
The content team published some massive guides and useful resources this month. Here’s what new on our blog, in case you missed it:
What's Happening Next Month
Teachable Turns Three
It’s our third birthday party in Manhattan on May 4 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Comment below this post with your email address if you’re interested in attending. Space is limited but we'd love to connect with all our fabulous instructors!
Introducing Limited Weekend Support Hours
We’re super excited to announce that we’ll soon be introducing limited support hours on the weekend. Meaning we’ll be having customer support 7 days a week. Keep an eye out! More info to come :)
We’re Still Hiring!
Here’s what we’re still searching for:
Learn more about each opening here on our career page.
We’re so excited to keep expanding the Teachable team in the coming months. Perks include working in a gorgeous office in Chelsea, Manhattan, working in an exciting and fast-paced environment with awesome people, competitive pay, health care benefits, and more.
See you next month!