Step-by-Step Uploading Guide

Once you have all your materials ready, you can publish your class! These instructions are written for a desktop computer — you cannot create and publish a class through the Skillshare app.

  1. Log in to your Skillshare account.
  2. From the Teach dropdown menu in the top navigation, select Create a Class.


  3. Click the green Start a Class button in the top right corner.
  4. In the Class Creator tool, you’ll upload your videos first. Scroll down and then click the gray Upload Videos button to begin.
  5. Select the video files you wish to upload. Some tips to keep in mind:
  6. Once you select the file(s) you wish to upload, your files will begin uploading. Your videos need to be encoded — or processed — in order to be viewed on our platform.
    • While your videos are processing, you can move to the next section of the Class Creator, Class Details (or Step 9 of this walkthrough), to start uploading the other components of your class.
    • If your videos seem be stuck in processing for longer than 30 minutes, refer to our article Why are my videos taking a long time to process? for tips on how to prevent or resolve this.
  7. When an image from each video appears, your videos are fully processed. At this point you can add the title for each lesson: click the pencil beside the video file name in the Class Creator and type or paste in the title.


  8. Finally, add your class cover image by clicking the image icon on the first video in your class. Refer to our article Why Cover Images Matter for tips on selecting a high-quality cover image that best represents your class.


  9. In the side menu, click Class Details.
  10. On the next screen, type or paste in your class title, class description, and project description in the appropriate fields. All of these fields are required.
    • Refer to our article Class Merchandising and SEO for specific guidelines on formatting these components so they are optimized for discovery in Skillshare’s catalog and search engines.
    • If you would like to add an image or embedded media (i.e., a YouTube video) to your class or project description, click the Add Media button.
    • If you want to add resources to your project, such as a worksheet or project files, click the Attach a File button in that field.
  11. Below the project description field, use the dropdown menus to select the appropriate category and sub-category for your class topic. This is an important step in helping students find your class in Skillshare’s catalog.
  12. You'll also want to select a level for your class — Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, or All Levels — and update the language if your class is offered in any language other than English (default selection).
  13. After entering the class information, click Payment Info in the side menu. If you have you have not set up a verified PayPal account and activated within Skillshare you’ll need to do that before you submit. Refer to How do I edit my payout settings? for specific instructions on how to set that up.
  14. Do a final pass on all elements of your class to check for spelling and errors. Then, click the green Submit button to publish your class.
    • New classes go live immediately, but our Moderation team also reviews each new class within 72 hours and will reach out if there are any issues. Review Class Moderation to learn more about how classes are moderated on Skillshare.