Make Your Course Available on the iOS App

In this article, you’ll learn how to make your course available for students to access on the go via the Teachable iOS app.

CAUTION: The Teachable iOS app is intended to serve as a complement to the desktop web app. We recommend that instructors design their course for the desktop, as this is the most robust way to view a Teachable course, and inform students that the iOS app is a supplementary tool for students to use while they are on the go.

What the App Can and Cannot Do

For Students

From the app, your students will be able to do the following actions within your course:

  • Pick up where they left off on another device
  • Stream course videos
  • View handouts, worksheets, and lecture text/images
  • Take lecture quizzes and view their scores
  • Complete lectures and sync their progress with other devices

NOTE: Lecture comments cannot be accessed from within the Teachable iOS app.

For School Owners

School owners cannot manage schools or courses from within the app. It functions only as a way to view and complete lectures and courses.

The app also supports a limited subset of HTML tags: <b>, <bold>, <strong>, <i>, <italic>, <u>, <underline>, <a>, <ul>, <li>, and <br>. Any other HTML tags present in lectures will be stripped from the text.

NOTE: Embedded content will not display in the iOS. To add files, use the file uploader in the upload multimedia media content into your lectures.

How Do I Make My Courses Accessible on the App?

To make courses accessible on the mobile app, make sure that myTeachable is enabled on your school. Students can only access the app via their myTeachable account. To learn how to enable myTeachable on your school, see this article.

Once you've enabled myTeachable, any one of your students who downloads the Teachable app will be able to see your school and course(s) from the My Courses area.

Adding App-Friendly Images

Optimal image sizes differ from web to iOS app access, so you'll want to add new course thumbnail and background images sized specifically for the app. Do this by clicking the iOS icon found under Courses > Information > Branding (this option will not appear if you have myTeachable disabled): 

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Follow the format and size recommendations so the images appear correctly when students access the app from their phones.

 

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