Create Sections and Lectures

In a Teachable course, content is divided into sections and lectures. This article goes over how to create sections and lectures in your Teachable courses.

The Difference Between a Section and a Lecture

In order to add content to your Teachable course, first, you’ll need to add sections and lectures. Sections and lectures are the building blocks of your course curriculum—they provide structure and organization to your course content.

Sections contain groupings of lectures; lectures are structured informational units that are comprised of text, files, video, images, and/or quizzes. Both sections and lectures can be created and modified in the Curriculum section of your course admin.


While there is a variety of ways to organize your course conceptually, in general, sections focus on a particular theme or concept. Lectures can be used to break down the theme or concept and explain further. There is also no limit to the number of sections and lectures that you can create — it’s up to you to determine the best way to structure your course curriculum.

Create a Section

  1. Log in to your Teachable school.
  2. From your Teachable admin area, click Courses. You'll see the courses you have created, both unpublished and published.
  3. Select the course you want to add a section to.
  4. Click Curriculum from the course admin sidebar.course_curriculum.png
  5. Click the New Section button in the upper right-hand portion of the page.admin-course-curriculum-new_section.png
  6. After inputting a Section Name, click Create Section. The newly added section will now appear on the curriculum page.admin-course-curriculum-new-section-button.gif

Create a Lecture

To create a lecture within a section, click on the New Lecture button:


Alternatively, you can create a new lecture by selecting an existing lecture and clicking the New Lecture button at the top. This allows you to create one lecture after another, all within the same section.


To rearrange lectures within a course, click the edit icon next to a lecture, then drag the lecture to place it in the desired order.


To adjust lecture settings, visit the Settings > General > Lectures section of your school admin.

Bulk Uploading Lectures

If you already have lecture materials created (e.g. PDFs, videos, images, etc), you can bulk upload your files as their own individual lectures by clicking the Bulk Upload button.

Please note that uploaded each file will become its own lecture. As as result, we recommend using file names that are appropriate for your lecture. For example, if you are uploading 5 PDF files on making ice cream, make sure that each file is named after its respective lecture (e.g. “Lecture 1 - Why should I make ice cream?”)

CAUTION: Avoid using special characters in your document or video file name when bulk uploading because it may cause issues. Instead, use letters, numbers, dashes, and underscores.


When your files are done uploading, you’ll see each as its own lecture, in draft status. Now, you can go modify the each lecture as you see fit.

Delete Lectures and Sections

To delete a lecture or section, select the checkbox to the left of the lecture or section in the Curriculum section of your course admin. An action toolbar will appear above the lecture or section. Select individual lectures or section, or select multiple for bulk deletion. Click on the trash icon and then click OK to confirm deletion.


Alternatively, instead of deleting a lecture or section, you can simply unpublish them. When a lecture or section is unpublished, then students will no longer be able to view that part of your course.


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