Teachable Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Teachable

Create, publish, manage and monetize online teaching courses

4.4/5 (116 reviews)

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.
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Pricing

Starting from
$39/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
Value for money
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 other markets, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
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Teachable user reviews

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Mike C.

The Grass is Not Always Greener

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-02-06
Review Source: Capterra

Teachable allows me to run a great online school - and to do so with much of the functionality in one package. I do opt to substitute my own website and email automation (WordPress and Active Campaign) but I use their eCommerce payment platform and feel very confident. I have often wondered about switching but never have found an alterative that does not offer better than an alternative set of compromises.

Pros
Teachable is easy to use and does everything I need it to - and mostly very well. I also like that the company behaves ethically. The user experience for my students is excellent and the all-in one package makes it very easy for me.

Cons
There are a few little niggles. Not a great mobile solution (but perfectly adequate) and the text editor in the course builder is low on capabilities for formatting beyond the basics (Tables? Not so much). And the placement of toolbars and save buttons is frustrating.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

Teachable--- Hosting Your Online Classes

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Cushi M.

A good solution for e-courses, but not the easiest to learn

Used occasionally for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-04-17
Review Source: Capterra

It definitely does the trick. I set my online course up and created my sales page reasonably quickly considering I'd never used the software, or any e-course software before.

Pros
I love the aesthetics and the User Interface. It's all very clean and feels comfortable. I like the simplicity of the sales page builder as well, although I'd like it more if it were more custmizeable with options like more fonts, and different layouts.

Cons
The flow between webpages is super awkward and it was sometimes hard to find the page I was looking for. Every time I go to do anything, it opens a new tab. The over all user experience just felt unnatural to me.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Robin F.

Good in some areas. Poor in others.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 4/10

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Gabriele A.

Eccellente sotto ogni aspetto

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-06-04
Review Source: Capterra

L'esperienza generale è più che soddisfacente un 9/10.

Pros
Semplicità, funzioni e possibilità di espansione per e-learning (modularità dei corsi). Indubbiamente una delle migliori piattaforme esistenti per la creazione di elearning.

Cons
Prezzi non sempre vantaggiosi sui piani più alti, alcune funzionalità non sono disponibili (es. checkout via PayPal) nei piani base e intermedio ma solo nel più costoso, mancanza di drag&drop nella creazione del corso.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Teachable pricing

Starting from
$39/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
View Pricing Plans

Basic: $39/month (paid monthly) or $29/month (billed annually), plus 5% transaction fee for paid course sales.

Professional: $119/month (monthly) or $99/month (billed annually)

Business Plan: $299/month or $249/month (billed annually)

Teachable features

Activity Dashboard
Assessment Management
Asynchronous Learning
Blended Learning
Content Management
Course Authoring
Course Management
Data Import/Export
Learning Management
Mobile Learning
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Reporting & Statistics
Tests/Assessments
Third Party Integrations

API (238 other apps)
Alerts/Notifications (260 other apps)
Attendance Tracking (197 other apps)
Communication Management (206 other apps)
Reporting/Analytics (310 other apps)

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Additional information for Teachable

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.