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Seller Guide & FAQ

A Step-By-Step Roadmap To Success

Check out the videos below and get started.

A step by step process to get the most out of selling on Teacher PD marketplace.

Getting started.

How to sign up as a seller

How to set up your store profile and branding

Getting to know your Seller Product Dashboard

Uploading digital products.

How To Upload A Digital Resource

How to create a coupon

The Importance of Product Attributes

Instructor Guide

Online Course Builder and Dashboard

In your Instructor Dashboard you can view your overall course statistics. 

Upload or build a new course, edit existing courses, create lessons, topics, assignments, certificates and quizzes.

Course Page

The course page content area is where you add a course title, description and featured image for your course. This is what people will see before they enroll (or purchase) the course.

Your course will automatically display a course content table with a list of lessons, topics & quizzes associated with the course below your course description. Course page content is your own custom information that will be displayed as soon as the page is loaded, immediately underneath the “Course” tab.

 

Section Headings

Section headings provide a simple way to break your course into sections. They don’t contain any actual content, and are simply a text-only heading that can be placed between any two lessons. They work in a similar fashion to chapters in a book.

Lessons

Aside from section headings, lessons will likely be the first type of content you’ll want to add to your course. You can create brand new lessons directly from the course builder. Or create a lesson from the lesson section of your dashboard and allocate it to a course. Then drag and drop the order of your course.

 

Course Materials

Course materials are supplemental materials needed for your course. It is most common to include PDF files or other downloadable files in this area, but you can include anything you’d like (PDFs, images, downloadable audio files, links to other websites, etc.).

Please Note: Course materials from this section are shown to all users (even those not enrolled in the course)

Course Certificate

You may want to provide a certificate to users who complete a course. There are a few things to keep in mind:

You need to create a certificate first, before it will appear in this list.
The certificate will become available after the user has completed all steps (lessons, topics & quizzes) associated with the course.
Once available, a button will appear on the course page for the user to download their certificate.

Course Content

The course content setting determines who can see the list of lessons, topics & quizzes that make up your course.

This does not affect the content that you add to the  editor on the course page, course content section. That content will be displayed to everyone.

  • Always visible (default)
    Display list to everyone, whether or not they are enrolled in the course.
  • Only visible to enrollees
    Only display the list to users enrolled in the course.

NOTE
If you choose Always visible, and a non-enrolled user tries to access a lesson, topic or quiz, they will not be able to click on it, and will see a message that says, “You don’t currently have access to this content.”

Course Access Mode

Select ‘Closed’, the course will then link up to your course product on the ecommerce platform. 

Access mode is how you determine the way in which someone can gain access to a course (completely free, free with registration required, one-time payment, recurring subscription, etc.). 

Course Progression

As the course creator, it’s up to you how you want to let your users navigate through your course. You have two options:

  • Linear (default)
    Requires the user to progress through course steps in the order in which you’ve laid them out. They cannot jump around and skip lessons, topics or quizzes. Ex: A user must finish the first lesson before they can take the second one.
  • Free form
    Allows the user to freely move through the course steps and view the content. If there are any steps within a step ( such as Lesson -> Topic ) the topic under the lesson must be completed first before the lesson can be completed.
Share Course

Add another Instructor to your course to make them a co-author. The co-author then has access to the edit course content, enrolled users details, results, and more. Everything associated with that course are then shared with any co-author’s.

The Course Create Wizard allows you to easily create and publish courses using a YouTube Playlist, a Vimeo Showcase, or a Wistia Project URL.

Click My Courses then on the Create from Video Playlist button at the top right.

Enter the playlist URL, this can either be:

  • a YouTube Playlist URL
  • a Vimeo Showcase
  • a Wistia Project URL

Click the Load the playlist data button.

From here, you will be presented with options on the course access settings and the course progression.

Seller FAQ

When signing up for a seller/vendor new account, make sure you tick the Apply to Be a Seller box. You will be taken to the membership section of the Seller Dashboard for you to choose your Seller Membership.

Once you have chosen, go to the checkout page and process your membership.

If you already have an account, you can go to your My Account page and click Become a Seller. This will take you to the Membership page for you to choose your seller membership.

You are now ready to start setting up your store.

On your seller dashboard, click the Settings tab.

Here you can add your Store name. Make sure you complete the Store description and Seller info (the more you tell people about you, your passion for teaching, and the resources you love to create, the better. Let them get an idea of who you are and how you can make their teaching experience easier with your resources.

You can also edit your store icon and banner by clicking Settings and then clicking the Branding tab. You can make your store banner in Canva using the size 1584 x 300 pixels. Your store image needs to be square 1080 x 1080 pixels is a good quality size.

Here is a step by step guide to uploading a digital resource product.

  1. Go to your Seller Dashboard from your profile menu or from your My Account
  2. Click Add Product.
  3. Complete all of the fields including product name, product description and product short description. Write as much information as you can about the benefits of your product and what is included in the product.
  4. Tick the categories or subjects that your product fits within.
  5. Add your product feature image. You can also add additional images so prospective purchasers can get a better idea of what they are buying.
  6. Tick the Virtual and Downloadable boxes so buyers don’t get charged for shipping.
  7. Add your downloadable file. Name your file the same as your product name. Be sure to add it as a zip file so it is easier for your buyers to find and download your product.
  8. Click the Attributes tab to add extra information like the year level, formats, resource type etc. Attributes are used for the search filters on the website. Select an attribute category from the list then start typing in the Values field or select from the dropdown menu of options.
  9. Once you’ve finished adding all of the information you need, click Add Product.

Product attributes are extremely important to get right for each product you upload to sell on the Teacher PD marketplace. 

An attribute enables users to browse through the search filters on the website to narrow down specific products they are looking for. 

Attributes can be added during uploading or editing a product in your seller dashboard. You will find it under the product type section and then click the Attribute tab. There you can add the attributes that are relevant to your product from the lists provided. 

To create a coupon for your store, head to your Seller Dashboard. At the top of the dashboard, select the Add Coupon button.  

  • Coupon code: the code the user will input when entering the coupon.
  • Coupon description: a brief explanation of the coupon (spring sale, 30% off for attendees of ***).
  • Discount type:
    • Percentage discount (a percentage off e.g., 5%, 20%).
    • Fixed discount (a specific amount off the item e.g., $10 off – price goes from $20 to $10).
  • Coupon amount: input the coupon amount (if percentage, type 10 for 10%. If for a fixed discount, enter 10 for $10).
  • Coupon expiry date: when the coupon will expire (please be aware, this is 00:00 of the date you input).

Usage restrictions:

  • Minimum spend: this allows a minimum total to use the coupon.
  • Maximum spend: the maximum total allowed to use the coupon.
  • Individual use only: cannot be used in conjunction with other coupons.
  • Exclude sale items: if your items are on sale, this coupon will not be applied to those products.
  • Products: products that the coupon will be applied to.
  • Exclude products: products that the coupon cannot be applied to.
  • Email restrictions: email address specific e.g., if you enter @sampleemail.com, only teachers with a @sampleemail.com email address when checking out can apply the coupon.

Usage limits:

  • Usage limit per coupon: how many times a coupon can be used before invalid (e.g., if you only want the offer to work for the first 20 customers, enter 20.
  • Usage limit to x items: how many items in the cart the coupon can apply to before being invalid (e.g., if you enter 3, the coupon will only be applied to 3 items in each cart).
  • Usage limit per user: how many times one user can use the coupon before being invalid for that customer.

Once you have completed the three pages, select Add Coupon and share the coupon as you please. Please note: the coupon will only be valid for the products in your store and cannot be applied to the cart as a whole.

You can make the coupon for your whole store or for specific products only. On your Seller Dashboard, click the Add coupon button to get started. 

Payouts are processed in the first week of every quarter. Please ensure your Paypal details are correct to receive your payments each quarter. 

The money you earn from sales on Teacher PD qualifies as income. Therefore, please speak to a qualified accountant about your tax obligations. 

On your Teacher PD Seller Dashboard, you can set dates to see your recent orders, commission due and commissions paid. The default date is set to three months.

From your dashboard, you can edit your products, branding, SEO, socials, payment details, store policies and view your seller membership.

Intellectual property infringement is something we take very seriously. It is essential to us that our Teacher PD members abide by our rules and respect the intellectual property rights of others.

As a Teacher PD Seller, everything you upload on Teacher PD should be either:

  • An original resource that contains only content that you have created yourself. This includes; text, video, images and everything else.
  • An original resource where you have the authority or a commercial licence to use content that you did not create.

If we are informed that a seller has violated this rule by uploading a resource that infringes on someone else’s intellectual property rights, we will remove that resource from our site and that seller will risk having their Teacher PD account closed.

Automatic copyright

Once you create and complete your resource or original piece of work, you are the author and the owner of that work. Your copyright protections apply automatically and you are the only person that can duplicate, distribute, post and share your work. 

Protecting your materials

A way to remind people that your work is legally protected by copyright is by adding a copyright symbol, the year you completed the work and the name of the copyright owner.

For example:

  • Copyright symbol: ©
  • The year you completed your resource: 2020
  • The copyright owner of your work: Teacher Professional Development

Then, at the bottom of your work, you can display your copyright like this: © 2020 Teacher Professional Development.

Notice of copyright or trademark infringement

If you believe that your work has been used in a way that constitutes copyright or trademark infringement in resources found on our website, please submit an email to info@tpd.edu.au with these details:

  1. Subject: Copyright or trademark infringement.
  2. Your contact information, including your full name, contact number, address and email address.
  3. Where on the Teacher PD website you have identified the material. The page URL is ideal.
  4. An explanation of how the discovered material is infringing on your intellectual property.
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