How do I start a new class draft?

When you are ready to teach, starting a new class is easy! We sometimes refer to a new, unpublished class as a “class draft” because you can continually update your class on the platform and publish it to Skillshare whenever you like.

For first-time teachers, creating an account and just starting a class draft allows you to access our training class for teachers, Teach on Skillshare: Plan, Publish, and Promote an Engaging Class, without paying for a Skillshare membership.
  1. From a desktop computer, navigate to
  2. Click the green Start a Class button in the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Sign in to Skillshare with your account credentials or create an account.
  4. If this is your first class, you’ll be prompted to choose a category for your class (you can change this later) and your primary goals for teaching on Skillshare.
  5. Click the blue Continue button at the bottom of the screen.

Your new class draft will load in the browser with a default title, “My Class.” You can start uploading your class content now or return to it later — your draft will be saved to your account. To retrieve it, refer to our article Where can I find my class draft?.