In the course of teaching on Outschool, you may decide that one or more of your classes needs a few tweaks. If these changes are small – like a minor change to your age range or class title – then you are welcome to update those features as you see fit. However, there are many changes that will require you to re-submit your class for approval by Outschool. If the update you’re making will fundamentally alter the class content or experience for learners, you’ll need to go through the class approval process before publishing those changes. To read the full Outschool policy and see a complete list of changes that require approval, click here.
Let’s take a look at a few examples that help illustrate what it means to make a significant change to your class listing.
Needs Approval: Expansion of Class Content
Say this is the (abbreviated) version of your existing class listing:
In this class, we will focus on sewing techniques and tips for improving your sewing skills when you are using a clothing pattern. We will be making a skirt together. I have been sewing clothing professionally for 20 years for fast fashion and designer businesses, and I can’t wait to share my expertise with you to make a beautiful piece of clothing together!
After teaching this class for a few weeks, you’ve decided that you’d like to make a few changes based on learners’ interests. You update your listing to read as follows:
In this class, we will focus on techniques and tips for improving your crafting skills. Whether you are crocheting, embroidering, quilting, sewing, or cross-stitching, come join this class and I will teach you how to excel at your chosen skill. I have been sewing clothing professionally for 20 years for fast fashion and designer businesses, and can’t wait to share my expertise with you to make a beautiful piece together!
In this case, you would need to unlist and resubmit your class to the approvals team. The class has significantly expanded in scope, going from just sewing to a much more expansive list of crafting skills areas. Because of this, you would need to further refine your listing to demonstrate to the approvals team that you have expertise in each of the newly listed areas and can teach a successful, high-quality class on those topics.
Does Not Need Approval: Minor Shift in Age Range & Class Length
Let’s start with this sample listing:
Welcome to Story Circle Time! This class, designed for learners ages 4 to 6, is a great way to promote the development of critical thinking and collaboration skills for younger students. Each week we will work together to explore a new age-appropriate story, tackle a relevant “question of the day,” and share fun stories from our days together. Join us to have fun in this 30-minute class!
After a few months of teaching your popular story time class, you decide to change things up. Here’s your new listing:
Welcome to Story Circle Time! This class, designed for learners ages 3 to 6, is a great way to promote the development of critical thinking and collaboration skills for younger students. Each week we will work together to explore a new age-appropriate story, tackle a relevant “question of the day,” and play “show and tell” with our favorite objects. Join us to have fun in this 45 minute class!
For this class listing, you’re all set! You edited the time, made a minor change to the age range, and altered one section of the class experience while remaining within the existing scope of your class.
We hope these examples have helped provide insight into when and why you need to re-submit a class after making some changes to the listing. We strongly encourage you to explore Outschool’s full policy on changing class listings for your own understanding. If you ever have questions about whether your updates require a re-submission, don’t hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: The examples we have shared above are not real class descriptions. They have been created to help clarify Outschool policies.