Podia has everything course creators need to get started, but they don't go that deep when it comes to education. SchoolMaker gives you built-in communities linked to your programs, coaching features, and the ability to do video QnAs to answer all your member's questions quickly.
When creating SchoolMaker, we had a clear idea of what we wanted to focus on: your students' results, so you can make more money.
So this is why our tool doesn't have features that other all-in-one course hosting tools have like landing page creation or sending emails. We think that there are already amazing tools like Webflow or Carrd for creating your landing pages, and great Email Service Providers like ConvertKit or ActiveCampaign that do the job very well.
Here is a comparaison that focuses on how deep you can go in terms of course creation with both SchoolMaker and Podia:
SchoolMaker allows you to set specific steps for your students to follow at the end of each lesson. And it remembers at which step they left off. You’ll never again get an email asking “What should I do next?”learn more
Go beyond Facebook / Slack / Discord with your own community built straight into your course.
And with a smart notification system and email reminders, you can encourage insightful conversations (not just “likes” and shallow comments).
Connect SchoolMaker with Zoom to schedule group coaching calls without leaving your school.
Your clients can see upcoming calls they have access to, get reminders and join the calls - all in one place.
Even better : if you have any paid Zoom account, SchoolMaker can host replays automatically. You won’t have to upload yourself, nor risk running out of Zoom storage space.
Simply the best way to answer everyone’s questions in less than 2 hours a week, even if you have thousands of members.learn more
Trigger a testimonial request as soon as a member reaches a major milestone, like getting their first client.
SchoolMaker even coaches your students through the process so that they can give you the most specific, valuable, and persuasive testimonial.
I’m seeing a real increase in engagement.
For example, I had a live session on Saturday and there were a lot of questions, even though no one usually wants to talk.
Having a forum helps a lot. They feel like they are part of a group.