Adding Course Authors

This article gives an overview of adding course authors to new and existing courses.

NOTE: Course authors can always be edited in the future.

User Accounts vs. Author Accounts

User accounts and author accounts are separate things--which is why making a user into an author isn’t as simple as just checking a box. Rather, to make someone an author, you must first create an author account within a new or existing course, and then associate it with the person’s user account, following the process outlined below.

Adding Course Authors

  1. Log into your Teachable school.
  2. In the admin sidebar, select a course where you’d like to add an author. If the course is not displayed, click View All to see all courses in your school. view all courses
  3. Click New Course in the upper right corner of the screen, or select an existing course.
    • If you’re creating a new course for the first time, without any existing authors, select New Author: select author
    • If you’re adding a new author to an existing course, go to the Information submenu tab. Inside Details, select New Author. add new author
  4. Both will bring you to this box: add author information

    NOTE: There can only be one author per course.

  5. Enter Full Name and Headline. The headline is a quick blurb to summarize the author's background and skill set.
  6. Add Image and Bio of the author. The author’s image will be resized to 250px by 250px. For best results, use an image with an exact or similar aspect ratio.
  7. Click Add Author to save.

To add an author to your school, but not assign them to a course yet, go to Site > Authors. You’ll then be able to save their information and assign them to a course later.

For more information on editing an author’s privileges, visit Edit Course Author Privileges.

Associating a User Account With an Author Account

To link a user account to an author account, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Users. show all users
  2. Select the account of the user you’d like to make an author. In this example, we’ll use Adam Baker. On the user’s account page, go to the Author tab. author There, you’ll find a dropdown menu where you can select an author account to be associated with the user account. select author
  3. Since we had previously created an author account for Adam Baker, we simply select that option from the list. set associated author
  4. Click Save. Now Adam Baker is able to be the author for any courses associated with his author account.

Editing Course Authors

If you need to edit an author profile, you can easily do so. Simply locate the profile by navigating to Site > Authors and click the green edit icon next to the author's name.

edit existing author

You'll be able to edit their name, headline, image, and bio from this area. 

edit author

Be sure to click Save when finished.

Deleting Course Authors

You can delete your course authors at any time by following these steps:

  1. Log into your Teachable school and navigate to Users.
  2. Choose the user you’d like to delete as an author. choose specific user
  3. Select Author from the admin sidebar. author submenu
  4. Click Unlink Author. unlink author
  5. A notification will appear in the lower right-hand corner, letting you know that the user is no longer a course author.
  6. You can delete the author profile by navigating to Site > Authors and clicking the red trash icon on the selected profile.
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