This article describes how to create your first class on Outschool.  You will separately need to complete your profile and get approved as a teacher.

OK, now that's out of the way...

Outschool represents each unique learning experience as a class.  Each class can be offered multiple times, and each offered time is called a section. Learners enroll in a specific section of a class.  Ready to get started?

1) Create a class

You create a class without regard to the time or date it's being offered.  Every class has a title, description, and price. We have detailed guidelines on how to make a successful listing, but the summary is this: make your class sound good, look good, and be specific and detailed about the content, the format, and the learning outcomes.

2) Request listing

At first, the class you created is only visible to you.  We call that status 'Not listed' - parents can't find it, and Outschool will not promote it.  The class will stay 'not listed' until you 'request listing' and Outschool manually reviews it.  Once you are happy with how  the class looks, click the 'Request Listing' button.  And remember, we won't list your class until we've approved you as a teacher (look out for an email from us confirming your approved status). Please note that new teachers will be able to submit a maximum of five classes to us for listing.

3) Schedule sections

Each class can be offered multiple times. We call these sections, and each section has its own schedule and a unique group of learners.  Each section of a class offers the same learning experience, in the same format, at the same price.  But sections have different meeting times, and different groups of learners.  When a learner enrolls, they enroll in a specific section.

You will need to explicitly set the meeting times for each section.  Knowing these details means we can offer calendar integration.

By default, sections are private - they can only be accessed by direct link.  You can change the visibility to public so they are publicly discoverable through the Outschool site.  Once a section is public, it can receive enrollments from students. 

4) Respond to questions and get enrollments

Once parents can find your class, they will likely ask you questions.  Please be responsive - this will increase the chance that parents enroll!  You'll be notified each time a learner enrolls.

What next?

If you got this far, you're off to a great start.  Read more about managing sections.

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