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Class Guidelines

On Skillshare, we welcome classes across a wide range of categories, including Design, Photography, Business, and many more. Anyone can teach just about anything they’re passionate about sharing. Start your class draft at and publish whenever you’re ready.

The Skillshare community is first and foremost, educational and centered around skill-building. Skillshare defines our spirit as educational, instructional, engaging and demonstrative. The goal of our community is knowledge expansion, and we get there by guiding our users to flex their creative and analytical muscles, engage in genuine interactions with the community and have a safe space to share their work. Check out our full Class Guidelines here

All classes should do the following:

Foster learning for the sake of learning.

We support authentic, inspired learning; all classes on Skillshare are, first and foremost, educational. Classes help students to expand their knowledge, flex their creative muscles, and have genuine interactions in the community rather than promise a specific outcome.

Include a class project and meet our minimum standards for length and quality.

We believe in learning by doing, and that’s why all Skillshare classes are project-based. Through a minimum of 10 minutes of video content, teachers show students how to complete a fun and engaging project that they can upload to the class project gallery for feedback. To ensure students have the best possible learning experience, we also require all classes to meet our minimum standards for video and audio quality and all other required elements in our class publishing checklist

Adhere to our Community Guidelines.

We take the safety of our community seriously, which means all classes must meet our Community Guidelines. Teachers must be the primary content producer behind their classes, post legal content, and interact with students and members of our team with respect. Teachers may not publish classes into our Premium catalog that are available for free off of Skillshare (learn more here). 

We believe these guidelines allow us to foster a creative, collaborative, and genuine community for sharing and learning.