it cost anything to list my class in the Podclass directory? No. You
can list as many “free” classes in Podclass as you want without
paying any fees. However, if your class is a “paid” class, you
will be charged a small fee when a student enrolls (ie. pays for
your class). See the Podclass.com fee
schedule for the Podclass fees.
I start taking enrollments for my course before it begins? Yes. You
can put up your class listing and immediately begin enrolling
students, even if the actual course does not start until a future
date (this is applicable for classes with a specified start and end
much does it cost to sell a class in Podclass? If you offer a “paid
class”, when a student enrolls and pays for it, Podclass charges a
small fee based on the price of your class. See the Podclass.com
fee schedule for the Podclass fees.
much does it cost to take a class? Each class or video podcast in
Podclass is priced at whatever price the instructor chooses. There
are both free and paid podclasses that you can enroll in. Under the
Learn tab, you can use our search engine to find classes and then
sort them by price.
I request a refund for classes I’ve signed up for? Some of the
classes in Podclass offer a Money Back Guarantee, which will be
clearly stated on the class detail page. All refunds are processed
by the Instructor. To request a refund, you will need to contact the
Instructor to initiate the refund process.
I change my class listing once it’s in the Podclass directory? Yes. Your class description (ie Course Listing) as well as the
content can be edited any time after you’ve created it. You can
add video, audio, text and other multimedia content to your class
listing at any time, even after you’ve created the basic listing.
do I get paid if I offer a class for sale in Podclass? If you offer
a paid class in Podclass.com, all payments (sales of your class)
will be processed by Podclass. You will be sent a check in the mail
30 days after you begin selling your course in Podclass, provided
description of how and when payments are made to Instructors in
your Class Listing
our powerful technology and easy-to-use course set-up wizard, anyone
can put up a class in Podclass… in a matter of minutes! We’ve
designed Podclass so that anyone, no matter how much or how little
you know about the Web… can put up a class in Podclass.
Course Set-Up Wizard
Using our point-and-click course set-up wizard, you can create
a class listing in Podclass in just 2 easy steps! In just a matter
of minutes, you can begin sharing your knowledge with the world,
and getting paid for it!
How To Create Your Course Listing
click on the Teach tab. The first option is to choose whether
you want to create a Paid or Free course listing in
Podclass. Once you make your selection, you will be taken to
Step 1 of the Course Set-Up Wizard.
Step 1 – Title & Description
This is the screen where you will add your class title and
description. Remember, this step is where your main class
description will be entered, so make sure to write a complete
and compelling course listing. Using our HTML editor, you can
use html to make your course listing look like a webpage.
Make sure your course description does not contain outbound links to
order your course through sites other than Podclass. This is a
violation of the Podclass.com linking
On this same screen, you will enter your tags, which are an
important part of your class listing because this is how our
search engine will find your course.
Just as important as your course description is your course
category. From the drop-down box, choose the most appropriate
category for your course listing to appear.
Below the description, tags, category and course fee (for a paid
course) is the section where you can upload a video, audio and
photo for your course listing that will be displayed in he
IMPORTANT: We highly recommend adding at least a photo for your
course listing, because this image will appear on both
Podclass.com as well as within Facebook. Courses with a course
description photo or video have much higher visibility and
traffic than courses that do not.
By clicking on the "Advanced Settings" link, you will have the
option to add the course type (ongoing or fixed duration), the
start and end date if you choose fixed duration, as well as the
option to limit the number of students who can enroll in your
Important: If you choose to have an "ongoing" course type, you
will not be able to change that option to a fixed duration
later. So make sure to make to choose this option carefully.
If you choose to limit the number of students, then you can
choose the number of students you will allow in your class as
well as an option to include an Enrollment Count-Down feature to
your class listing. This is a way to let potential students know
how many seats remain open until it your total enrollment is
If you have chosen a fixed duration for your course listing, you
will also need to enter your Enrollment Deadline. This is the
last day a student can enroll in your class.
If you have chosen a paid course, you will also have the option
of offering a money-back guarantee to students and how long.
Setting up an Affiliate Program
Under the Advanced Settings, you can choose to offer an
affiliate program to other members of Podclass. If you choose to
offer an affiliate program, you can choose to limit the program
to only students enrolled in the class or any members of
Podclass. You can also choose the amount (either flat fee or
percentage of course fee) as your affiliate commission. If you
choose to offer an affiliate program, your course will be listed
in a special directory of classes that offer an affiliate
program. That directory will be located at
The final option on Step 1 under the Advanced Settings is
whether you want to include an information request form (ie. an
opt-in form) on your class description page. If you choose this
option, you can send interested parties more information about
your class using the Podclass.com auto-responder system. You can
set up a single message to be sent to prospective students or as
many as you want. To access the controls for email messages sent
out to students, from the Home tab, click on the My Subscribers
Once you've entered the information on Step 1, then click on the button "Go To Step 2".
Step 2 - Review & Submit
The final step before submitting your class to the Podclass
directory is the Review & Submit step. On this screen, you can
see visually if your class listing looks the way you want it
to. If it does not, you can click on the Edit Description to
edit your class listing.
Once you are done with the Review and Submit step, click on the
"Submit Your Course" button. If it is your first time teaching a
class at Podclass, you will be asked to submit your Payee
information (for a paid class) or your complete contact
information for a free course listing.
After you've entered either your Payee details or contact
information and click the submit button, you will be taken to
the Course Control Panel, where you have access to all the
controls of your class, including adding course content.
Adding Content to your Class
you have submitted your course listing, you will be taken to the
Course Control Panel. This is the screen where you can add content to
your class. These can be labeled as class modules, lessons, units or
whatever label you choose. You simply click on the link that says
“Add Content” and you will have the ability to enter text, html
content, upload video or audio to your course.
Editing your Class Listing
within the Course Control Panel, you can access your course content.
Next to each module or lesson is an Edit and Delete link. The “Edit”
link allows you to edit the content of that module.
Your Podclass Course Description
the My Podclass tab, you can access the courses you are teaching.
Under the heading Courses I’m Teaching, click on the title of the
course you wish to access. Then you will be taken to the Course
Control Panel. From the Course Control Panel, on the left navigation
pane, you can edit your course description by clicking on the
Re-enter course wizard link. This will take you back to the Review &
Submit step of the course set up sequence. From that screen, you can
click on the Edit Course Title link or click on any of the Tabs
(Select a Category, Title & Description, or Enrollment &
Marketing) to edit your class listing.
Relisting your Course in the Podclass Directory
days after your course has expired (for courses with a start and end
date) your course listing will be removed from the Podclass
directory. However, you can re-list your course in Podclass by going
to the My Podclass tab, under the section labeled Courses I’ve
Taught. To the right hand side of that section, click on the Repeat
link to re-list your course.
See the Podclass.com fee schedule for the Podclass fees.
student requests a refund on a course with a money back guarantee,
the Instructor must notify the Podclass support department at firstname.lastname@example.org to initiate the refund process. In the event the instructor does not
notify Podclass.com support, the user’s account could be subject to
take a class, click on the Learn tab. There you will find the
Podclass directory with categories that you can browse to find
classes on various subjects. Alternatively, you can use our search
engine to find the class you are interested in.
In A Class
enroll in a class, simply visit the class description page and click
on the Enroll Now button. This will take you a screen where you will
enter your payment information (for a paid course) or a short form to
complete to gain access to the course.
for Paid Classes
pay the enrollment fee, you simply enter your payment information
into the order form and Podclass will process the payment and
transfer the funds to the Instructor.
Take the Class
you have enrolled in class, you will immediately be taken to the
Course Content page. If the course you enrolled in begins at a future
date, you will have access the class community, including the Forum,
Chat and Wiki. On the date the class begins, you will have access to
all of the actual course content.
you have been given access to the course, 2/3 of the way through the
class (for classes with a start and end date) you will have the
opportunity to rate the content and the instructor. For courses with
no start and end date, you will have the opportunity to rate the
content within 10 days of enrolling.
was designed to build communities around various educational topics.
Under the Groups tab, you will find communities on numerous subjects.
Joining a Group
To join a group, simply click on the Groups tab and browse the various
groups to find a group that interests you. Alternatively, you can use
the Podclass search engine to find a group that interests you.
you would like to create your own Group, you must be a member of
Creating a Group
Once you are logged in, you simply click on the Create
Group link. From that screen, you will be able to add your group
details, including the name of the group, upload an image and an
icon, add descriptions and add tags. Once you’ve created a group,
other members of Podclass can join in your group. You can also
announce your group to your friends within Podclass or outside of
Posting to Forums
In order to post to a group (forum), you must first join the group as described here.
The My Podclass tab is where you find information about the courses you are currently taking, courses you are teaching and courses you have taught.
Courses I'm Taking
This section will list the classes you are currently enrolled in along with the class date and instructor.
Courses I'm Teaching
This section will display the classes you are currently teaching (in progress). You can access your Course Control Panel by clicking on the title of the class.
Courses I've Taught
This section displays the classes you’ve taught (completed). You can access the Course Control Panel by clicking on the title of the class. You can re-list your class by clicking on the Repeat link in the right hand column.
will also find the Reporting Center in the left control panel, which
is where you will find information about your Course Sales if you are
offering a paid class in Podclass. If your course has an affiliate
program, the Reporting Center is also where you can access your