Using the Template Editor

This article shows owners on paid plans how to use the email template editor to adjust the way emails appear to users.

Locating the Template Editor

  1. Log into your Teachable admin area.
  2. Select Emails from the admin sidebar.
  3. Choose Template Editor from the submenu. template editor

Understanding Email Templates

Email templates allow you to customize the styling of the emails you send out. You can edit the templates using HTML, CSS, and the Liquid templating language.

CAUTION: The email template editor is a more advanced feature. Use with caution. And remember you can Reset your email templates at any time.

Inside the email template editor you have access to the following Liquid tags:

  • {{ school.url }} - your school’s URL
  • {{ student.name }} - name of a student
  • {{school.email_from_name}} - the “from” name that appears in emails from your school
  • {{ course.name }} - name of a specific course

There are many more Liquid tags, most being named in a descriptive way that makes their function intuitive.

Email Template Customizations

In your template editor, you will see 15 different email templates to customize:

select email template

Layout Templates

  1. Email CSS: This is the stylesheet shared among all your email templates.
  2. Email Header: This header is shared among all your email templates.

If you modify either of these templates, you won't be able to change other templates unless you reset these to their default versions (by clicking the Reset button):

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Emails to Students

  1. Student Signup Confirmation: email sent when giving confirmation instructions to new students if you do not have myTeachable enabled
  2. myTeachable Signup Confirmation: email sent when giving confirmation instructions to new students if you do have myTeachable enabled
  3. New Comment Notification: email sent to a student when there’s another comment on a thread they participated in
  4. Custom Email: email to a student when they are emailed directly
  5. Failed Payment: email sent to a student when a payment of theirs doesn't go through
  6. Drip Content Release: email sent to a student when they receive drip content notifications
  7. Nonpayment Cancellation: email sent to a student when their subscription ends due to nonpayment
  8. New Enrollment: email sent to a student when they enroll and pay for a course

Emails to Owners and Authors

  1. Manual Subscription Cancellation: email sent to instructors when student cancels their subscription manually
  2. Billing Error: email sent to instructors when an attempt to bill a student for a course is unsuccessful
  3. New Student Signup: email sent to instructors when a new student signs up at a school
  4. New Comment Awaiting Moderation: email sent to instructors when they have comment moderation turned on and there is a comment on a lecture
  5. Nonpayment Subscription Cancellation: email sent to instructors when a student's subscription is cancelled due to nonpayment
  6. New Enrollment: email sent to instructors when a student enrolls in a course

When using the email template editor, remember to Save your changes. At any time, you can Preview what a template looks like by clicking the button in the upper right-hand part of the page. Below is a preview of what the myTeachable Signup Confirmation template looks like:

view email template

Publish your changes to have them reflect in your emails. At any time you can Reset the template to bring it back to the default template.

You can adjust the colors that appear in your emails in Site > Theme > Colors. Additionally, the image that appears on your emails will be your site's favicon, which can be modified in Site > Theme > Logo & Background.

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