Understanding the Author View

Similar to a school owner's Admin page, the Author View serves as the admin page for authors. This article goes over what information and settings are available in the Author View.

NOTE: The Author View is only shown to authors. If you are a school owner, and would like to see the Author View for yourself, create a test author account for access.


When an author logs in (using the same login information as when they first enrolled as a student) to the Teachable school they are contributing to, they will have a link in their navigation bar labeled Author. Clicking this will take them to their Author View.


After logging in, the dashboard of the Author View is shown. From here, authors will see a list of the courses for which they are the author.

NOTE: The Author View may differ depending on which author privileges have been enabled by the school owner.


Author Bio

After you link a user to an author account, the author will have the ability to edit the Author Details. This is done in the Author Bio section. The author has the ability to edit the following details:

  • Your full name
  • A headline, which is a quick blurb summarizing your background and skill set.
  • An image of yourself
  • A bio description, which is an expansion of the headline and helps potential students judge your qualifications as an instructor.



In the Sales tab, the author is shown a history of the transactions for which they've received a commission.




Also shown is a breakdown of an author's credited transactions. This information includes the number of sales credited, the sale price, and the earnings the author received.


Payout Details

In the Payout Details tab, authors can configure their payout information. If a school is using the Monthly Payment Gateway, and is therefore being paid out by Teachable, the author will have to enter a PayPal account information to be paid out. Also shown in this page is a list of past payouts from Teachable.

NOTE: If a school is using a custom payment gateway, then school owners are solely in charge of paying authors. As a result, author payout methods must be determined by the school owner and author—not Teachable.



Once an author is associated with a course, they'll have the ability to edit the course curriculum (i.e. sections, lectures, etc).

Authors can access the course curriculum by clicking the course's icon on the Author View homepage, or clicking the course in the sidebar. From there, authors will be able to change the course's informationcurriculumdrip schedule, and course reports.



In the Settings tab, authors can opt in (or out) of enrollment, subscription, and comment notifications being sent to their email address.



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