Understanding User Roles

In every Teachable school, there are different roles a user can assume. Each of these roles have different capabilities; this article gives you an overview of those roles and how they behave within a school.

Primary Owner

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The Primary Owner has complete administrative rights over a school, and is the only user that has control over:

  1. Updating payout methods (PayPal email and custom payment gateway credentials)
  2. Deleting a school
  3. Adding/Revoking other owners
  4. Changing other Owner’s passwords (unless they are using myTeachable)
  5. Transferring primary ownership
  6. Updating billing and plan information
  7. Filling out tax forms

Ownerschool owners

Owner have access to all administrative rights over a school EXCEPT those that are restricted to a Primary Owner.

Owners also have full administrative rights over users, students, authors, and affiliates.

NOTE: Owner/Administrator accounts cannot dually have the distinction of affiliate or author.

Authors

school authors

Based on rules set by the owner, an author can oversee one or more courses and can perform certain administrative functions, like:

  • Uploading
  • Publishing
  • Pricing
  • Emailing students enrolled in the course
  • And more.

Affiliates

school affiliates

Affiliates are enrolled students who have been granted the account status of “affiliate” by a school owner. Affiliates promote courses in exchange for a set percentage of revenue for each purchase linked with their affiliate ID.

Students

school students

Students are any users who are enrolled in one or more courses and have not been designated as an administrator or an author.

Users

Users are any individuals who have an account on Teachable. This includes owners, authors, affiliates, students, and even people who sign up for a course but never complete payment.

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