Teachery vs. Teachable (2022) – The Winner is Obvious!

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Teachery and Teachable are two of the best online course creation platforms out there.

Teachery is very simple and easy to use and is meant for beginners. On the other hand, Teachable has some learning curve and is more feature rich. Teachable is suited for intermediate to advanced course creators.

When it comes to pricing, Teachery costs low and is very affordable compared to Teachable.

If you want to choose between Teachery and Teachable, it all depends on your business needs.

Let’s get started with the comparison and see how they differ in different aspects.

Here is a quick breakdown of the features to begin with.

FeaturesTeachery Teachable
TypePremium LMS platformFreemium LMS platform
Price$49/mo
$470/year
$39/mo
$3588/year
Transaction fees0%$1 + 10% on free plan
And 5% on the lowest premium plan
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Course templates available?Yes. It has 2 templates – A minimal and a sidebar template.Teachable provides 3 course page design templates. 
Course compliance featuresDrip scheduling
Content locking
Course expiration date
Enforce lecture order
Enforce video watching
Enforce quiz completion
Marketing featuresUpsells
Coupons
Course bundles
Memberships
Checkouts
Affiliates
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Upsells
Coupons
Course bundlesMembershipsOrder bumpsCheckouts
Affiliates

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Does it support advanced marketing features?No.

It lacks funnels (you need to use external funnel-building tools like ClickFunnels).

For automation, you need to use Zapier triggers. 
No.

It lacks funnels (you can use ClickFunnels).

For automation, use Zapier. 
Has built-in email marketing?Yes.

It just has a built-in email marketing tool that allows you to send –
➡Course welcome emails
➡Course completed email
➡Lesson unlocked emails
➡New affiliate email

If you need to send custom emails or want to create sequences, you need to integrate with tools like ConvertKit or Mailchimp.
Yes.

Its built-in email marketing tool supports student and admin email notifications.

For more advanced features, use Mailchimp or ConvertKit integrations. 
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What do we like about Teachery over Teachable?

  • Teachery’s course editor is highly flexible and it supports multi-languages. That means you can translate the course content into any of the local languages you want. Teachable as of now doesn’t support this feature.
  • Teachery has affordable pricing at $470/year ($40/mo) and it doesn’t charge any transactional fees. While Teachable costs are high and pricing starts at $39/mo (with a 5% transaction fee on every sale) and goes up to $299/mo. To access the advanced theme customization feature (which allows custom coding) you should go with its highest plan (at $299/mo which is very expensive).

What do we like about Teachable over Teachery?

  • Teachable offers excellent course compliance features like enforcing video completion, lecture order, and graded quizzes. This helps you increase the course completion rate and student engagement.
  • Unlike Teachery, Teachable supports built-in course completion certificates 🏅. If you are hosting academic courses, this feature is good to have. This feature motivates students to complete the courses.
  • Tecahable’s course player has built-in note-taking and subtitles features that encourage proactive learning. Teachery lacks this.
  • Teachable has built-in hosting and it supports unlimited bandwidth to host your audio/video files. While Teachery lacks this and you may use tools like Vimeo and Wistia for this.
  • Teachable has built-in comments and it supports multi-threading of responses for keeping the conversations organized and less messy. Teachery supports integration with Disqus to add the comments component.
  • Teachable provides video retention graphs and heatmaps for you to analyze how the students are engaging with your content and where they are dropping. These you don’t get in Teachery. You may need to rely on analytics provided by Vimeo or Wistia.
  • Teachable has an iOS app for students to consume the content on the go. But the app doesn’t support push notifications and mobile app checkouts. While Teachery doesn’t have any apps.
  • Teachable has a built-in EU/VAT tax handling system. This would be really helpful if your students are from Europe. In the case of Teachery, you need to handle this with third-party tools.
  • Teachable has its own payment gateways – Teachable Payments and Monthly Payment Gateway. Teachable even has a service called “Backoffice” to handle all the affiliate payouts and complex payments. These features are not for an extra cost. In the case of Teachery, it has direct integration with Stripe.

Upfront bottomline

I recommend you to go with Teachery if you are a beginner and you need a simple, easy-to-use tool, and the basic marketing features are enough for you.

Choose Teachable if you want inbuilt video hosting, and are an advanced course creator. Along with this, Teachable also has advanced course compliance features (for student accountability), and marketing features.

Also, Teachable is for you if you want to host academic courses and you are more concerned about your students learning. So, its graded quizzes, certificates, course compliance features, video retention graphs, and video heatmaps are very essential for you to analyze the course and the student’s progress.

Teachery vs Teachable: Courses

Teachery course templates

Teachery only supports courses while Teachable supports both courses and coaching. To begin with course creation, Teachery provides 2-course templates – minimal (is for simple courses) and sidebar (best suited for complex courses with more content) while Teachable has 3-course design templates.

Adding content to Teachery courses

Teachery’s course curriculum consists of lessons and sub-lessons. While Teachable’s consists of sections and lectures. Read my Teachable review post to explore further.

Teachable supported course formats

Both these tools support text, image, files, audio, and video content types. Teachable excels here and it even supports quizzes, upsells (think of offering 1-hour coaching sessions as an upsell), and custom codes (HTML/CSS/Javascript). Both of these don’t support SCORM files, Adobe Captivate & Articulate Storyline files, unlike tools like LearnWorlds.

Teachable bulk course actions

Let’s take a look at some of the important features that Teachable supports but not Teachery.

  • Teachable supports bulk uploading of PDFs, videos, images, etc (available on only paid plans). This would come in handy if you have long courses with more content to add. Who likes adding the files one by one?
  • Teachable supports bulk operations (these save you tons of time) like making the lectures –
    • Free preview
    • Make them downloadable ⬇
    • Bulk publish
    • Bulk delete the lectures
  • It supports cloud uploading from Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc. So you can add the files from anywhere, any time on the go.
  • It has graded quizzes (available only on the Professional plan & up) you can use to assess the students learning. Offer discounts to students who pass the quiz, give them free access to other courses, send them congratulations emails, and offer free consultations.

Sales and marketing 💰 features compared

Both these LMS tools support marketing features like coupons, course bundles (to sell memberships you need to use course bundles), and upsells. Both these don’t support bulk coupon codes, unlike tools like Kajabi.

Course pre launching in Teachable
Order bumps in Teachable

Along with these, Teachable also supports order bumps (to increase the average order value of the cart), free previews (best for lead magnets), and course pre-selling (helps you analyze the demand for your content).

When it comes to checkouts, both tools have their own checkout pages.

Affiliates:

Teachable and Teachery both support the affiliates feature. You can motivate your students to promote your courses and earn rewards for them. Teachable’s native payment gateways and Stripe integration with Teachery handle all the affiliate payouts.

Email marketing 📩 and automation

Teachable email marketing
Teachery course emails

Both tools have basic email marketing solutions. With Teachery you can send only notification emails to students while Teachable also supports admin notifications.

If you want to send custom emails and email sequences, and need features like tags, lists, and CRM, you need to use Mailchimp and ConvertKit (both have direct integrations with these).

Automations:

Teachery and Zapier actions and triggers
Teachable and Zapier actions and triggers

Unlike Kajabi, these don’t come with automations. If you need to automate the tasks within these tools, you can make use of Zapier triggers and connect with any third-party tools.

Analytics and reporting 📊

Teachable reports are really in-depth and it provides more metrics than Teachery.

Teachable student breakdown reports
Teachable lecture progress reports

It provides student-level reports, course-level reports, and also video analytics.

Student reports will give you the data on –

  • Lecture progress
  • Video heatmaps
  • Quiz scores reports
Teachable video stats reports

The video stats report gives analytics like –

  • Engagement
  • Play rate
  • Loads
  • Visitors
  • Plays
  • Hours watched
Teachable video analytics
Teachable video heatmaps

Above are the video retention graphs and the heatmaps that Teachable provides. If you want to know how your video content is performing these reports are super beneficial.

Teachery course analytics

Teachery just provides basic courses and customer analytics. You will get metrics like average course progress and time spent in courses. Refer to the above screenshot to know more about this.

Integrations

Teachery provides native integrations with these –

  • Stripe
  • Google Analytics
  • Facebook Pixels
  • ConvertKit
  • Mailchimp

While Teachable has native integrations with –

  • ConvertKit
  • Mailchimp
  • Circle.so
  • Facebook Pixel
  • Google Analytics
  • Sumo
  • Segment

To connect with other third-party tools you need to use Zapier. This we have already discussed under automations. You can refer above.

Teachery vs Teachable: Pricing and discount

Teachery pricing
Teachable pricing

Teachery costs $49/mo while Teachable’s lowest pricing starts at $39/mo. It costs $3588 annually. So, if you need an affordable LMS solution look no further than Teachery.

As Teachery has only one pricing option, there are feature restrictions to the higher plans. This is not the case in Teachable. Its affiliates, advanced reports, live chat, and API features are available in its Pro plan which costs $119/mo, and if you need advanced theme customization (access to power editor) you need to spend $299/mo.

Teachable discount:

Teachable discount

Teachery doesn’t offer any discounts on its pricing while Teachable provides a 25% discount on its annual subscriptions. With this, you can save $600/year with Teachable.

Teachery vs Teachable: Conclusion

The final choice of choosing Teachery or Teachable depends on your business needs.

Teachery is best if you –

  • Want a simple course creation platform.
  • The basic marketing features like discounts, coupons, and upsells, are enough for you.
  • You are ready to spend money on external integrations like funnel-building tools or automation tools in case needed.
  • You are not hosting academic courses so features like certificates, graded quizzes, assignments, and course compliance features are not important to you.

Teachable is best if you need –

  • Advanced marketing features like power editor, power editor, order bumps, etc.
  • Excellent course compliance features to make sure your students are going through the courses.
  • Built-in EU/VAT tax handling.
  • Coachings to further incentivize the income.
  • Native payment gateway integrations.
  • Excellent student & course progress reports with video retention graphs and heatmaps.
  • You need a power editor to customize the website and the theme the way you want.

I hope you found this post on Teachery vs Teachable helpful.

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