Teachable Monthly Update May 2017

Laurence Bradford

| May 30, 2017

As usual, we've been busy over at the Teachable HQ this month! From hosting our 4th Teachable summit to bringing you design and security updates to continuing to interview folks to expand our team, we have plenty to tell you about. Continue reading to see what the Teachable team has been up to this month :)   

Highlights From The Month 

Updated Signup/Login Page Design 

For schools using myTeachable, the new signup and login pages make it easier for students to choose whether to use a school-specific account or myTeachable account to access the school. Changes also include a cleaner visual look and separate terms of use and privacy policies.


See more about the updates here

Teachable's Massive Course Creation Resource Bundle

This is the most complete free bundle of resources to help you create an online course. Download this and get 167 files to help find your profitable idea, set your pricing, track engagement, and much more.


With the reCAPTCHA toggle, we've added an extra security option for schools who want to prevent robo-signups from spamming their schools. You can turn on the reCAPTCHA toggle from Settings > General > School in your admin area.


Learn more in the changelog here.  

Grow Your Following Summit 

In May we hosted our 4th Teachable summit, a week-long virtual event which centered on growing your following as an online business and/or entrepreneur. 

And boy, was it a success!  

We had 5,000+ live viewers during our first event, and a total of 34k registrants.  

14,000+ members in our Teachable Tribe


Our Teachable Tribe Facebook group, geared towards Teachable instructors, has reached 14,000+ members! 

The group is an interactive community for entrepreneurs and companies with courses on Teachable. It’s a great place to share questions, testimonials, ideas, and best practices for creating great content, growing your audience, and making money online. 

Join The Teachable Tribe today and get in on the fun! 

Sales Page Master Class 

Do you want to design an irresistible sales page that gets students chomping at the bit to buy your course? Our free master class takes you through each component of a great sales page, with tips and tricks for making it shine.

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Plus, enjoy bonus content (also free!) answering some common questions about working with Teachable sales pages--from customizing enroll button text to featuring multiple authors.  

Access the Master Class for free here.  

Company Update 

We had one new employee, Karla Correa, start this month as Head of Acquisition. Karla has vast experience in digital acquisition, marketing strategies, and more. We’re so excited to have Karla join our growth team!  

Our goal at Teachable has always been to revolutionize education by making it possible for anyone to teach and learn. That's ultimately the passion that drives everyone on our team. In our day-to-day, we're excited about communication, teamwork, empowerment, and ambition. If you are too, consider joining us! We're hiring like crazy right now, and you might be a perfect fit. 

These are the openings we’re currently looking to fill:  

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 Manhattan, working in an exciting and fast-paced environment with awesome people, competitive pay, health care benefits, and more.

Teachable Employee Spotlight


Meet Cameron Mattis 

How long have you been working at Teachable?  

2 years in July! 

What do you do at Teachable?  

I’m our head of Sales and Accounts—which basically means that I am often wearing different hats. On a given day, you might find me leading our Quickstart webinar, troubleshooting an issue with an Enterprise client, helping out our sales team with their calls, and (of course) closing deals. Also, emails. Lots and lots of emails. 

What’s the best thing about your experience working at Teachable?  

The people, 100%. We’re not just coworkers, we’re actually friends. Whatever work you’re doing, it’s always great to be doing it with people you care about and can work closely with, and that’s Teachable for sure. 

What’s an interesting Teachable school that you’ve come across? 

Probably biased since they’re an Enterprise school (and I love Enterprises!) but Stella & Dot, the makeup/accessory/lifestyle company, uses us for training thousands of people across multiple brands. http://stelladot.teachable.com/  

What are you most excited about going forward?  

It’s been incredible to see this company grow over the (almost) two years that I’ve been here. We’re working on some super exciting product updates, including big changes to our checkout that should make it faster and higher converting than ever. Always exciting things happening :)  

Teachable's Massive Course Creation Resource Bundle

This is the most complete free bundle of resources to help you create an online course. Download this and get 167 files to help find your profitable idea, set your pricing, track engagement, and much more.

Our Finest Content From the Month 

Besides working on the Summit and Design Masterclass, the content team also kept creating valuable posts and guides for the blog. Here are some of the highlights:  

What’s Happening Next Month 

Improving the student checkout experience is still one of our top priorities, so in this month and following months watch out for improvements! Our goal is to decrease cart abandonment rates and increase sales for all Teachable schools. 

Our other big update coming soon is a facelift for your comments sections. Comments are an important part of how students interact with their instructors and one another, so we want to make them as intuitive to use and easy to manage as we can. 

We're so excited for you to see everything that's coming. See you next month!

Laurence Bradford is an Associate Product Manager at Teachable. Outside of Teachable, Laurence manages learntocodewith.me, a blog for people teaching themselves how to code.