Why Tribe.so Is Not An Ideal Course Creation Platform For You

October 19, 2021

A couple of months ago I attended an event where course creators and community leaders were in attendance. Everyone had a program they had pitched to their target audience. One of the most important arguments that raged in each circle was whether live classes were better than recordings.

It seemed to me like an obvious fact that live classes were superior to recordings in every way. Consider it this way; recorded material allows the student to go through the material at their own pace, however it takes a persevering group to find the motivation required to finish the course completely.

Live lessons, as well as providing the possibility of dialogue between the instructor and the student creates a sense of responsibility. When you're an instructor who has students in a group I'm not going to speak to you about declining participation rates in mid-point of CBC.

Learning is, and always was an experience that is social and taking the aspect of live classes is like eating the cheese pizza with no cheese, which isn't right?

I recall during a live class online, my virtual benchmate and I would play amusing remarks regarding the teacher. There is nothing like the satisfaction of having your questions answered right when you're having a nagging doubt in your mind. These elements form the basis of any online learning experience. In other words, without live instruction your online course will not be complete.

This brings me to the question of how anyone claims to offer an all-in-one online platform even though they're not lacking the most important element of a course in 2021, live classes. There is no built-in option to offer online classes via Tribe.so; the only alternative is to integrate the services of your Zoom with Tribe.so which , again, comes with the additional cost for a Zoom subscription.

It's true that Tribe.so has great features for organising and conducting your course . And if you're searching for a platform to upload your videos that you already have I wouldn't even resist you. But , recordings of lectures have gone to the past!

Live lecture demand has steadily increased over time and many coursemakers have already adjusted to this trend by blending their online courses by incorporating recordings of lectures, as well as live Q&A sessions on a weekly basis. This isn't an exaggeration however, these coursemakers have seen significant increases in revenue (upto 10x) when they incorporate live lectures into their curriculum offerings.

The most important thing to remember is that if you do not adjust to the demands of the EdTech user base it is likely that you will be lost. To stay ahead, you need an application that includes all the features needed into one platform; that's something Tribe.so clearly fails at.

In the process of assessing the current EdTech game in advance we created Scenes which is a complete platform for hosting your online courses as well as its community. Let me present some quick details about the differences that are available between Tribe.so and Scenes and you have a review.

Comparison Table

Feature Tribe Scenes
Live Audio Stage
Live Video Stage
Video Streaming
Group Chat
Forums
Media, Resources and Newsletters
Event Calendar
Spatial Channel
Shop Channel (India payments) Coming Soon
Push Notifications
Role Customization
Public/Private Channels
In-App Coin System
User Profile Customization
User Interactions (Follows, etc)
Moderation Tools (Kick, Ban, etc)
Whitelabelling/Custom Domain Coming Soon
Analytics Coming Soon
Member Limit Unlimited Unlimited
Pricing $28 - $98 Free


A platform for online course hosting which doesn't have Live Audio and Video features, which cost $100 per month is absurd. I'm sure I'm not being fair however it's a bit absurd. You're probably contemplating it.

Scenes was developed by a group of creators and course makers. We're aware of the challenges faced by course makers from other courses. We're always looking for ways to improve the course in the future.

If you're looking for an easy-to-use platform at no cost that provides excellent customer service and a simple user experience to conduct classes online or managing your personal brand community, then look at Scenes.

Call any of us Community Doctors for an appointment for a free consultation. We'll help you understand how to begin. We also provide migration services for your current group or your existing community.