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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Appsembler Academy?

The Appsembler Academy is the home of publicly available learning content at Appsembler. We’ll be providing courses about a huge range of topics over time, from being an Open edX engineer to designing great online courses, as well as a few special subjects of our own.

What is Appsembler?

Appsembler is a company that provides cutting-edge learning technology software. That’s the short version, but we’re so much more. To learn more about who we are and what we’re about, head over to

Why does the Appsembler Academy exist?

There’s an old saying that you should never trust a skinny chef. The implication being that if their cooking was good, they’d be eating it all the time. Whether this is true or not is debatable, but our intention is definitely to get fat on our own food. Just as we provide a solution for our customers to deliver top-notch online learning, our goal is to provide that to you using our own tools. The benefits of this are huge for everyone, including:

  • Maintaining our hands-on perspective of our own products to better serve our customers
  • Making the on-ramp into the Open edX community smoother to help train a new wave of skilled course developers and software engineers
  • Training our own team behind the scenes (you may never see that side of our course catalog, but it’s there!)
  • Help our customers grow and improve their own courses by serving as a gold standard example

We can’t wait to grow and expand our catalog, and it’s great to see you here to join us!

How much does it cost?

The core of our content is and always will be totally free. As our catalog and capacity grows, we’ll almost certainly start providing premium content and content that is specially available only for Appsembler customers, but there will always be new free content available for everyone and anyone — that’s just how we work. So go sign up and don’t expect us to badger you for payment later. What you can see right now is all freely available!

I’m having trouble signing in or with some other part of the platform.

That’s not really a question as it’s more of a statement, but never fear, the big question mark button is there to help down in the bottom right. With that, you can send us an email, and we’ll respond within the next week. We’d love to respond sooner, and if we can we will, but we can only talk to so many people at once!