Class Guidelines

 

We support authentic, inspired learning; all classes on Skillshare are, first and foremost, educational. Classes help students to expand their knowledge, flex their creative muscles, and have genuine interactions in the community. Classes cannot be self-promotional or offer “how to get rich” schemes. Classes should consist primarily of original content produced by the teacher, and must meet our minimum standards for educational quality.

 

You are fully responsible for the ownership of the content you share on Skillshare, and we have a zero-tolerance policy for violations of intellectual property rights or impersonation.

 

If you are teaching as a company or as part of a collective of multiple teachers working together as a single entity, the owner of the account (the individual associated with the email account on file) remains responsible for any account strikes pertaining to policy violations. Please note that Skillshare can not split royalties or referral bonuses between multiple parties. In the event of a disagreement over content ownership between parties, Skillshare complies with DMCA regulations.

 

When publishing your own Skillshare class, all of the following must apply:

 

  • You must be the primary content producer behind your work. Even if you own the content, you may not publish classes that you are not directly teaching yourself. This includes, but is not limited to, content that is copyrighted or trademarked by another party and PLR (Private Label Rights) content.
  • You must have the proper authorization for any supplemental material that you’ve included (such as images or music tracks).
  • Your class must meet our minimum education standards as outlined below.

 

Minimum Education Guidelines

 

We support authentic, inspired learning; all classes on Skillshare are, first and foremost, educational. In order to ensure that the student experience on Skillshare remains focused on learning and applying new skills towards tangible goals, classes on Skillshare are required to meet our minimum educational guidelines.

 

In addition to thorough reviews by our team of moderators, reports from our community may be taken into account when determining whether or not a class meets our minimum educational standards.

 

Classes that do not meet these basic standards will be removed:

 

  • Classes should be based upon a lesson plan or course outline.
  • Classes must contain a project for students to complete.
  • Classes must be at least 10 minutes in total length.
  • Classes must have good audio and visual quality.
  • Classes may not consist simply of a walkthrough, review or demo of a certain website or tool without any added skills-based value from the teacher.

 

What else is not allowed in classes?

 

  • The intention of of Skillshare teachers and students should be an exchange of knowledge, rather than a monetary or other static reward (ex: following count, rank on a platform, number of views).
  • Classes that show students how to resell existing products or services (such as drop-shipping or multi-level marketing) are not allowed.
  • Demonstrations must be instructionally narrated by the teacher, and focus on the skills required to complete the class project with specific tips, insights and best practices included. Classes that are mostly demonstrational without significant audio or on-screen text instructions will be removed.
  • Classes may not draw from external materials that did not originate with the teacher for a significant portion of the class.
  • All video lessons must be unique. Teachers are not allowed to post the same content more than once.
  • Classes may not promise a specific outcome to students as a result of taking the class.
  • Each class or video section should only be uploaded once. Repetitive content may be removed.
  • Marketing or promotion of the teacher within the class should be limited to the intro or outro video only, and teachers should not direct students to competing educational platforms.

 

We believe these guidelines allow us to foster a creative, collaborative, and genuine community for sharing and learning.

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