Co-Instructor(s) Relationships: Rules and Guidelines

A Web Mentorz Course(s) may have more than one Instructor(s) only for those accounts which are registered as an Institute as these Co-Instructor(s) or Teaching Assistant(s) plays a role in creating and managing the Course(s). This article is intended to guide Institute(s) considering this option toward positive use cases (e.g., co-developing a Course(s) can be a great way to add expertise and a fresh perspective).
We frequently see two main reasons why Institute(s) buddy-up on Web Mentorz:

  1. They’re looking for support with Course(s) creation, development and production
  2. They’re looking for help teaching or managing the Course(s) (e.g., responding to discussions etc.)


Web Mentorz Policy on Co-Instructor(s)

We’re always on the hunt for new ways to leverage our Institutes’ innovation by providing Institute(s) with creative freedom - whether it is to find new ways of creating great content or tapping into each other’s expertise to grow their business. As with all tools and features, the purpose is to use them to benefit both students and other fellow Instructors. However at times, these same tools are abused in order to circumvent open education platform policies on Course(s) Announcements and other tools we provide.

Here are a Few Quick Thumb Rules to Steer you in the Right Direction:

  • DO be involved as a  co-instructor(s) if each individual is bringing in unique expertise in the form of Course(s) creation, development, production, teaching or managing the Course(s).
  • DO make co-instructor(s) visible on the Course(s) if they’re the ones actually appearing in the Course(s) or engaging with students. At least one of the visible Instructor(s) of the Institute on the Course(s), should be the person students are learning from and interacting with.
  • DON’T be co-instructor(s) with the primary goal of exploiting Web Mentorz’s marketing tools or sharing each other’s student base.
    • For example, if an instructor wants to pair up with you after you’ve published your Course(s) just to market to one another’s students, this is against Web Mentorz policies. Remember, if you’re actually interested in marketing each other’s Course(s), you can do so by becoming an Affiliate.
    • If on the other hand, you want to co-develop or co-manage a Course(s) together right from the beginning, that’s exactly why we enable Course(s) to have multiple Instructor(s) from a particular Institute(s), and is totally fine.


When we see instances where an Institute is clearly going against the spirit of Web Mentorz policies in an attempt to violate the terms and conditions and spoil the system or if we see a severe negative impact on the student experience (high unsubscriber rates or refund rates due to instructor or co-instructor behavior) it will be considered a violation of our policies.

Everyone makes mistakes, so most first violations will result in a warning. Subsequent violations may result in loss of access to product features (e.g., Course(s) Announcements), account suspension, or in rare cases, account termination.

Remember, if you are planning to add a co-instructor to your Course(s) in your Institute(s), we recommend that it be someone whom you know and trust and the conduct of the said co-instructor shall be entirely your liability. Please take extra care and consideration if you are splitting revenue with or giving editing rights to a co-instructor. Keep in mind that Web Mentorz’s contractual relationship is strictly between Web Mentorz and each of the Institute(s). Any co-instructor(s) business agreements related to a Course(s) remains exclusively between the co-instructor(s) and the Institute(s) and Web Mentorz will not be responsible for any such contract entered by you.