How do I post a discussion in my class or to my followers?

Discussions are a great tool to increase engagement with your audience on Skillshare.

In this article:

Post a New Class Discussion

Use class discussions to point to outstanding class projects, post tips or resources, or remind students you’re there to support them. Posted class discussions are visible to any logged-in members viewing the class. Review Facilitate Discussions for specific content ideas to share with students in your classes.

  1. Log in to your teacher account.
  2. Navigate to the class where you’d like to post and click the Discussions tab.
  3. In the window at the top of the Discussions tab, select one of the three options to create your post. Start a Conversation and Ask a Question are great for general, text-based announcements — use the rich-text formatting buttons to add styling or links to your text. Choose Share a Project if you’d like to embed media — such as another class, a project, or an image — to your post.
  4. Check Email all students if you’d like your post to be emailed to all students in the class — you’ll need to add a subject line for your post.
  5. Click Post. Your discussion will now be visible in your class.

Teachers can also pin any post to the top of the Discussions tab so it is more visible to others in the class.

If you choose to email your class discussion post, any member currently enrolled in your class will receive it, as long as they are subscribed to receive updates from your class (Updates from Classes You're Taking in their Email Notifications settings).

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Post a New Discussion Announcement

Use discussion announcements to send messages to your Skillshare followers, either about upcoming classes or other relevant news you’d like to share. Review Facilitate Discussions for specific content ideas to share with your followers to boost engagement and your teacher brand.

At this time, teachers can only post discussion announcements from a desktop computer.
  1. Log in to your teacher account.
  2. Click Teach in the top navigation to go to the Teacher Hub.
  3. Under Post to All Followers, select Create a Post.
  4. Click on the text area to begin composing your announcement. Use the rich-text formatting buttons to add styling or links to your text. Select +Add Media to embed a Skillshare class, project, external link, or image into your post.
  5. Check Email all followers if you’d like your post to be emailed to your followers — you’ll need to add a subject line for your post.
  6. Click Post. Your discussion announcement will now be live — you can navigate back to your teacher profile to view it.

You can also post a new discussion on your profile by navigating to your teacher profile page, clicking the Edit Profile button, and then Create Discussion in the section in which it appears.

New discussion announcements appear in a grid on your teacher profile page and newer posts appear at the bottom of the list by default. To rearrange the order of the posts on your profile page, simply select Edit Profile, drag the post into the correct spot, and then select Save and Exit.

If you choose to email your discussion announcements, any user who currently follows you will receive your post via email, as long as they are subscribed to receive updates from you (Updates from Teacher Discussions in their Email Notifications settings).
Keep in mind that as a teacher you can only edit or delete your own posts. If you feel a student’s post or reply violates our Community Guidelines, please email us at teach@skillshare.com.