Category, Class Skills, Level, and Language Settings

Establishing these settings on the back end of your class helps students discover your class when they are browsing on Skillshare.

In this article:

Category and Subcategory

Classes are grouped in a primary category (e.g., Creative, Lifestyle) and then narrowed down into smaller subcategories based on topic (e.g., Animation, Creative Writing, Marketing, etc.). Select the class category and subcategory that best relates to your content.

Class Skills

These are descriptive words or “tags” that allow your class to surface in Skillshare’s catalog searches. You can add up to 7 skills that relate to your class content.

To help you select the right list of skills, think about the list of keywords you associate with your class, and what words your target students are likely to use when they search for classes.

In Skillshare’s search algorithm, the terms you select for Class Category and Subcategory serve as the first and second skill tags for your class, so no need to repeat those! Instead, use those precious 7 slots for other relevant keywords.

As part of our efforts to help make high-quality classes more discoverable within our community, Skillshare staff may add additional tags to your classes.

Language

The default language is English. If your class is taught in another language, please select it from the dropdown menu.

Level

By selecting the most accurate level, you’ll help students find content that is best suited for their existing knowledge and skills. This increases your likelihood of reaching the right audience and receiving positive class reviews. Keep these definitions in mind when selecting your level:

  • Beginner: No prerequisite knowledge or techniques are required to follow the class lessons or complete the project.
  • Intermediate: Some prerequisite knowledge is required or would be helpful for students to get the most out of the lessons.
  • Advanced: Significant prerequisite knowledge is required for students to follow and learn from the class.
  • All-level: Suitable for any level, either because the class is complete and comprehensive or the topic does not have a beginner, intermediate, or advanced level (e.g., productivity, journaling, travel, and wellness).

This level will appear to students on the About and Reviews tabs of your class. Keep in mind that once your class earns at least five student reviews, the level will recalibrate and display an average result based on all of the level selections from your students, as well as your own.

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